Flower kingdom on earth – Keukenhof

„Cheerful and fragrant springtime…Thousands of flowers blooming around the globe, their king is tulip – perfect and fragile at the same time!“ K.P.

If you like – spring, beauty, nature and colourful flowers – you must go there…to the KEUKENHOF! This place is called “Garden of Europe“ is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. The park from 19th century is situated in Holland (approximately 1hour by car or bus from Amsterdam) open only from March to May!

SOME INTERESTING FACTS

  • the visitors can see amazing and colourful collection of Dutch spring flowers as are Tulips, Daffodils, Crocuses, Hyacinths…
  • there are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom with a total of 800 varieties of tulips in 32 hectares…
  • this area is really unique and breathtaking for everybody with special events – flower shows or live traditional music, cheese demonstration…
  • there are also many activities for children – petting ZOO, large playground…
  • do not miss 3 special places – ORANJE NASSAU PAVILION (differnet cut flower show every week – we saw collection freesia), BEATRIX PAVILION (amazing permanent Orchid and Anthurium show), WILLEM-ALEXANDER PAVILION (Tulips and differnet flowers and plants)

MY TIP – I can also recommend wonderful and spectacular boat trip trough the bulb fields!

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Theme for 2016 is the GOLDEN AGE – is the era (16th – 17th Century) when Dutch trade, science and art were among the well – known in the world!
  • HISTORY of TULIPS – elegant and delicate flower was original a wild flower growing in the Central Asia (for instance the Daffodils are from Spain and Portugal). Tulips were cultivated by Turks and came to the Holland in the 17th Century –during the Golden Age!

The day was amazing and full of scents, colours and impressions. We enjoyed every minutes. Have a NICE SPRING!

Update: From now on, I will also produce photography compilations on Youtube, you can check out the stunning Keukenhof tulips here.

93 Comments

  1. Canuck Carl

    Even though I have never been there, when I often hear of flowers (particularly tulips) I think of Holland.

    The pictures are absolutely amazing Kamila. How cool it would be to take a boat trip through those bulb fields.

    The daffodils are just now poking through, and soon to be flowering here in Canada. Spring is such a wonderful time of year.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    ~Carl~

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  2. Iris@poetsmith

    Your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for visiting and appreciate your interest. The Keukenhof is such a pretty and interesting place and I really enjoyed my trip to Amsterdam a couple of years back. Nice to meet you and have a lovely weekend! 🙂

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  3. Dalo 2013

    I do not know how the Dutch do it ~ but this is just another amazing piece of their history that is brilliant and almost beyond belief. Great photography, Kamila, you’ve captured the scenes so well, I can almost smell these great fragrances. Cheers to a great week ahead.

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  4. Boomdeeadda

    Simply spectacular ! Thanks for sharing your visit to Keukenhof. My husband and I ask in fact planning a small vessel cruise for next spring and one of the destinations is Keukenhof. We can fly direct to Amsterdam from our city in Canada. My gosh, look at those orchids too! I’ve never seen so many together. Thank you for visiting my blog as well. I’ve been too busy to post this month but still love to visit others. Cheers!

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  5. Mrs. P

    Love bulbs…flowers and plants in general! ❤ Very interesting history on tulips being wild and daffodils coming from Spain and Portugal…I'd never thought of bulb migration before, though many plants have been introduced to other countries.

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