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Keukenhof, the world’s best and biggest Tulip garden – A Paradise on Earth

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Last year in March end, we visited the city of canals, Amsterdam. The main reason to visit during the winters was to witness the beauty of the world’s biggest and most beautiful tulip gardens, Keukenhof. It is open only for two months from Mid March to Mid May every year.

Getting there:

After exploring the city on day 1, we woke up to a beautiful morning, it was cloudy and colder. We were quite excited to see the beautiful tulip fields and windmills. So, after having breakfast, we reached the Harlem station and boarded our bus to the tulip garden. We had already bought the tickets online which included the bus to and fro tickets and the entrance to the garden. The park has their own bus service and has pick and drop points at Leiden, Haarlem and Schipol Airport.

 

It was around an hour drive and we got to see the most beautiful side of the city on the way to the small town of Lisse where the massive park is located. After enjoying a long drive, finally, we were at Keukenhof. As we had the tickets, we entered in no time and the very first sight was breathtaking.

 

We got a park sitemap from a lady dressed up in traditional attire at the entrance flower stall. The park is spread over 32 hectares with 7 million bulbs planted every year. With more than 800 varieties of tulips, the huge park is divided into 7 sections namely:

Willem-Alexander Pavilion

which is spread in 6,000 square meters located in the center of the park and is the biggest section. Visitors can admire around 15,000 lilies, over 300 varieties. You can witness amaryllis, perennials, pot plants, lilies, and tulips.

  

The Beatrix Pavilion specifically for magnificent Orchids.

   

Tulpomania section showcases the history of tulips.

The Oranje Nassau Pavilion

Another section that demonstrates showcases the use of flower bulbs in different styles of interior design, from classic to modern. There is a different flower show every week.

The Juliana Pavilion is full of tulips in bloom.

  

The Castle Keukenhof is an ornamental garden of the park.

  

One section is where you will find the mesmerizing working Windmills.

As its huge, there are chances you get lost but for good, you will get to explore every nook and crannies of the heaven and end up in the lap of the daffodils, crown imperials and sweeps of hyacinths.

POINTS TO REMEMBER:

  • Carry a sitemap without fail.
  • Reserve a full day for this garden.
  • Don’t worry if you have luggage, as they have a locker right at the entrance.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Don’t forget to carry an umbrella as the weather is unpredictable.
  • Keep your camera handy with enough space all the time as you would not like to miss clicking on any part of the garden.
  • Buy tickets in advance.
  • Don’t miss to enter any of the indoor sections, they are an absolute delight to visit. They display flower shows, bulbs, cut flowers arrangement and much more. Every year there is a theme on which the decoration is done and this year it was RomanceThere was definitely love in the air.

Also, there are many cultural programs from time to time.

  • Give your kids an experience of a lifetime visiting the zoo within the park, a maze, and several playgrounds, a scavenger hunt.

  • Don’t miss to enjoy seeing a working windmill, it is one of the most spectacular sections of the park.
  • There is a scooter facility for disabled and old citizens.
  • Prefer visiting on a weekday, if possible, to avoid the rush.
  • The park is pram and wheelchair friendly.
  • There is a biking option too, you can bike through the garden and capture its beauty.

Amidst so much natural and scenic beauty, it was the best spent day and the most unforgettable experience of my life ever. I missed my family a lot during my visit to Keukenhof and wished they were with us. We bid goodbye to the park with the hope to visit again someday with my family.

Hope you liked the blog. Would love to hear from you.

 

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Vibhu Gaur
April 11, 2019 9:21 pm

Amazing pictures and beautiful presentation.

Sanjota Purohit
April 11, 2019 10:01 pm

Going to the Tulip garden is my lifetime dream. Colorful pictures. Your girls are cute :*

Sonia Chatterjee
April 12, 2019 4:14 am

Vartu, the pictures soothe the tired eyes. The post is well written as always but the gorgeous pictures made me stay on your page for a long time.

anupriya
April 12, 2019 6:00 am

While the pictures in the natural set are prestine, the indoor ones are infectious with your enthusiasm and happiness. God bless you.

Roshan Radhakrishnan
April 12, 2019 6:02 am

I never would have believed it if someone said reserve a full day for a garden but seriously, those flowers look amazing. I havent seen such vibrant tulips ever.

Meena
April 12, 2019 6:07 am

Beautiful flowers! Dil khush!

Cheers,
Meena
http://www.balconysunrise.wordpress.com

Maheshwaran Jothi
April 12, 2019 6:08 am

Beautiful… Love the colors… The garden is in my list for sometime. Hopefully gets this ticked soon.

Mayuri Nidigallu
April 12, 2019 6:08 am

The pics are so stunning, I can only imagine how gorgeous a sight it must have been in person! Thanks for the helpful tips, shall head those when I visit this beautiful place.

Priyanka Nair
Priyanka Nair
April 12, 2019 7:44 am

Wow Vartika, this place looks amazing beautiful 🙂

Noor Anand Chawla
Noor Anand Chawla
April 12, 2019 7:52 am

I really want to see the tulips in Amsterdam! I’ll plan my trip in the winter as you rightly recommended.

Suhasini
April 12, 2019 8:04 am

Thanks for refreshing my memory of my last visit to Keukenhof. Nice pics

Vidhya Thakkar
April 12, 2019 8:05 am

This place is like a heaven!! Loved the post and the purchase

Rashi Roy
April 12, 2019 8:09 am

Loved the pictures. You guys had a great time there.

Ujjwal mishra
April 12, 2019 8:14 am

Awesome. My mom was here last year and she has clicked maximum photographs here. I m not going to see it this year as its opens only from march to may and we are going in october.sigh.

Abhijit
April 12, 2019 8:31 am

Beautiful post. Nice photographs. Dutch are big on tulips. It is probably their national symbol. Even their sports jersey are in the color of tulips.

Shubhra Rastogi
April 12, 2019 9:35 am

Lovely pictures … full of flowers, colours and beautiful smiles.

Sitharaam Jayakumar
April 12, 2019 9:55 am

The images are breath-taking and I simply loved the beautiful flowers in the windmill section. Am I right? The images of the daffodils and hyacinths are from the huge section where you find the Windmill? Enjoyed this post thoroughly, Vartika.

Mann
April 12, 2019 12:37 pm

Wow…colors are eyepleasing. 💐
Cuties in shoes💕. This is very new for me…thanks for sharing it.I haven’t seen a tulip garden yet…🤔

Anahita Irani
April 12, 2019 2:06 pm

Wow Vartika, you have visited some truly amazing places. God bless you

Aditi Kapur
April 12, 2019 3:22 pm

Your travel diaries are making me Drool 😍

Radhika
April 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Reply to  Aditi Kapur

Drool is the right word!!

Harjeet Kaur
April 12, 2019 3:31 pm

Loved the post-Vartika…so many flowers, I could swoon. And u went with ur twins!! Whoa! Amazing. The name was a tongue twister but I looked it up 🙂

kushal
April 12, 2019 6:48 pm

Such a visually appealing post-Vartika. I loved the pics and flowers all around.. Quite interesting & Informative post.

Shilpa Garg
April 12, 2019 10:31 pm

This post is a visual treat. Such amazing colors and so much beauty everywhere. Working windmills sound so fascinating and love the pic of your kids in those clogs!

Radhika
April 14, 2019 5:24 pm

Beautiful. Everyrhing is beautiful – the place, the flowers, the pics and you too!!

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