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Keukenhof Gardens 2017 – Holland

February 17, 2017
Keukenhof Gardens 2017 - Holland

Best time to visit Keukenhof gardens 2017-Holland

Keukenhof meaning “Kitchen Garden” also known as Garden of Europe, has a glorious history. It spreads over 200 hectares. From Ottoman Empire, the tulips bulbs and seeds were distributed to Amsterdam from Vienna by the Sultan of Turkey. As the history goes, a Tulip mania was a period of Dutch Golden Age.

Keukenhof opens annually from mid-March to mid-May every year.

Did you know “Tulip mania” was the first ever economic bubble in the history of humankind? Or at least I think so, don’t quote me on that.

Daffodils in Keukenhof

Daffodils – Keukenhof

The year of 2016 was the 67th edition of  Keukenhof, with the Golden Age theme.  It was mesmerizing to be around all prettiness everywhere. Though 2016 spring was unusually cold, the tulip gardens were not in its prime, at the time of my visit. But the much I saw was just enough to steal my heart.

 "Liquid Pearl" - Shakespeare

“Liquid Pearl” – Shakespeare

Things you can do at Keukenhof Tulip Gardens

You can discover the surrounding areas by walking, renting a bike or taking a gondola ride. Enjoy the spectacular view of tulip fields and the garden from the windmill tower. The beautiful colors of nature on the planet earth.

Keukenhof flower gardens have a cafeteria and restroom along with wifi. If you are vegetarian, there isn’t much of an option and especially if you are traveling with kids, be sure to carry some vegetarian munchies.

Funny note: I learned at the end of my trip, that there is a provision of cell subscriber which can work throughout Europe! Your best option is to get a Vodafone or any other service provider card from the airport by sharing your travel plans so they can guide you with the best calling card and usage type.

Daffodils and Wild-type Hyacinthus

Daffodils and Wild-type Hyacinthus

How to get to Keukenhof Gardens?

  • By car.
  • By public transit.
  • By related tour companies.
  • By taxi.

I opted for the garden tour by the company. Keukenhof located near the village of Lisse, you can also travel via Hague as it is in between Amsterdam and Hague.

tulip fields netherland

Tulip fields

Johann Strauss Kaufmanniana Tulip

Johann Strauss Kaufmanniana Tulip

Hyacinthus - A fragrant flowering plant

Hyacinthus – A fragrant flowering plant

Bed of Tulips in the field

Bed of Tulips in the field

Violet hues of tulips

Violet hues of tulips

Washington Triumph Tulip (Yellow) and Oriental Beauty Kaufmanniana Tulip (Red)

Washington Triumph Tulip (Yellow) and Oriental Beauty Kaufmanniana Tulip (Red)

"The earth laughs in flowers" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The earth laughs in flowers” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keukenhof garden in netherland

Keukenhof

Washington Triumph Tulip

Washington Triumph Tulip

"I must have flowers, always, and always"- Claude Monet

“I must have flowers, always, and always”- Claude Monet

"I fall in love with Keukenhof in a heartbeat" - Nidhi Patel

“I fall in love with Keukenhof in a heartbeat” – Nidhi Patel

tulips garden in amsterdam holland

Tulips garden

Discovering the park

Discovering the park

Claudia Lily Flowering Tulip and Sky High Scarlet Single Late Tulip

Claudia Lily Flowering Tulip and Sky High Scarlet Single Late Tulip

Toronto Bunch Flowering Tulip

Toronto Bunch Flowering Tulip

Sapporo Lily Flowering Tulip and Toronto Bunch Flowering Tulip

Sapporo Lily Flowering Tulip and Toronto Bunch Flowering Tulip

daffodils flowers

Daffodils

Activities - Kids Chessboard

Activities – Kids Chessboard

Beautiful setup of flowers back in old days

Beautiful setup of flowers back in old days

Boxes of daffodils

Boxes of daffodils

Daffodils and tulips

Daffodils and tulips

View from the top of the windmill

View from the top of the windmill

Windmill tower; You can climb to the top

Windmill tower; You can climb to the top

Orchids exhibit and the Princess

Orchids exhibit and Princess

orchids flower keukenhof gardens

Orchids

Orchids exhibit

Orchids exhibit

Orchids with a jeans cover

Orchids

White orchids

White orchids

Bed of hyacinth tulips

Tulips

Tulips field in holland

Tulips field

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xo,

Nidhi

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