21st March - 20th May 2013
Tulips from Holland are world famous. If you want to see the Dutch tulip fields in bloom, you should visit Holland in April and May. This is the same period in which the biggest flower park in the world, Keukenhof, opens its doors.
Keukenhof is a park where more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted every year. Gardens and four pavilions show a fantastic collection of: tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many other flowers. You will be overwhelmed by a spectacle of colors and perfumes.
Tulips in Holland
Keukenhof includes many gardens and four grand pavilions that show the most magnificent flowers you can imagine. Every year, Keukenhof creates a complete new look according to a central theme. Everywhere you look are tulips and other flowers. Though the park is only opened 8 weeks a year it attracts around 800.000 visitors each year. It is without a doubt the best place to see tulips in Holland.
Holland and Flowers
Keukenhof is unique in the world and an unforgettable experiences for people of all ages. Unfortunately, the park is only open 8 weeks a year. You can reach Keukenhof within half an hour from The Hague, Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and Amsterdam. However, traffic is problematic around Keukenhof during the opening weeks. A great alternative is to stay in Zandvoort, Noordwijk or Leiden and reach Keukenhof by bike. You will cycle along the tulip fields and enjoy the unique Dutch landscape.
Two more tips! If you want to have a really flowery day out, you should combine a visit to the Keukenhof with the Flower Parade in April. Save time and money and order your tickets ahead online.