History of Keukenhof
The Tulips Extravaganza at Keukenhof
Inhabitants of Keukenhof
Keukenhof Exhibition Centre
A special mention to the flower pavilion in the park. I found some amazing flower arrangements and arches of lily whilst here. This corner has some artist floral arrangements. Almost felt like a princess here – surrounded by floral scents and sights.
And while Keukenhof is known as a tulip garden, it is not just one. There are rows and rows of other flowers including Wordsworth’s daffodils, hydrangeas, gerberas and freesia. Those exotic fragrances that we use but have possibly only seen pictures of the flowers on the net – right there in front of you in different colors. Why would you not feel like Royalty?
My daughter and me had an amazing time playing “Color Color- which color do you want?” for practically, every possible shade and color were around in the garden by way of the flowers. And yes, even black – as you can see below. I mean – How creative can nature really get?
Getting to Keukenhof:
- The best way to travel to this garden is to take the express buses from Amsterdam. There are buses available from the Amsterdam city center (Line 197) or the Schinphol airport are regular intervals to take you directly to Keukenhof.
- You can purchase a combination ticket of the bus fare and the entrance tickets to Keukenhof, whilst traveling these express buses.
- You can opt for an Amsterdam Holland Pass for some better deals. This pass includes some deals for other attractions like museums in Amsterdam as well.
- Here is the official site of the Keukenhof Gardens. You can buy tickets online as well. The price of the tickets for adults is 16 Euros while that of kids below 11 years is 8 Euros. Kids below 3 years are admitted free of charge.
- Remember to grab the map as in the pic above, at the entrance for an easy guide to the gardens.
- As I mentioned earlier in my post, Keukenhof is open only 2 months of a year- from end of March to the mid of May. Make sure your trip is planned well in advance. Try to go as early as possible so that you can enjoy a complete bloom of tulips.
- There are a few cafes and restaurants at the entrance of the park.
- The park is open from 8:00am to 7:30pm. Remember the sun in Netherlands in this season generally shines bright even at 7 pm. So you can really enjoy the park during this time.
- Check out the website for some interesting events that are planned at the park.
- Short cycling routes are charted out around the park. These routes are not inside the park. Cycles are available on rent at the entrance of the park.
- There are small boat rides available for additional price at the Windmill in the Keukenhof park. This is a beautiful 1 hour ride that takes you along the fields of tulips.
- Keukenhof park is very well developed with good pathways and facilities for easy navigation of prams for kids. There is free wi-fi also, available at the park.
- The curios store is great for buying some memories of Netherlands. The prices are fixed and if you request them, they pack the curios really well for a journey across the world.