Keukenhof gardens in Lisse come alive with blooming tulips in every color of the rainbow in spring. Located 35kms south of Amsterdam, the Keukenhof gardens are world’s largest flower gardens and have almost 7 million flower bulbs planted every year. Open to visit between March and May, the tulips of Keukenhof gardens attract tourists from across the world. It is believed that over 1.4 million tourists visit Keukenhof every year. Encounter the beautiful experience of the first blooms burst through the soil and unfurl into a carpet of blossoms.
The tourists see the tulip in full bloom in spring, but the season actually starts much earlier. The Tulip season in Amsterdam gets underway on the third Saturday of January on National Tulip Day when Dutch plant 200,000 tulips in a special garden on Dam Square as a prelude to the tulip season in the Netherlands. The garden is open to the public at 1 pm when visitors can pick 20 tulips and make a tulip bouquet of their choice and take home for free. The garden remains open till all the tulips are picked. The tulips don’t last too long, so don’t wait, join the queue, and pick your own bunch of spring happiness.
What are the opening hours of Keukenhof gardens?
The garden is open from 8:00 am in the morning until 19:30 pm in the evening. Offices issue tickets until 18:00 pm, so be sure to get to the counter before that.
How much time is needed to cover Keukenhof gardens?
It takes easily a minimum of 3 hours to see what Keukenhof has to offer. Most people spend about 5 hours to cover Keukenhof.
How do I get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam?
The best way to reach Keukenhof would be to take a bus from Schiphol airport. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the gardens. From Amsterdam, take any train to Schiphol, it takes about 15 - 20 minutes travel time.
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