Visiting the Garden Paradise of Keukenhof in the Netherlands

If you love plants and flowers, this is the perfect time to visit Keukenhof. This place is like heaven to me and it is indeed a paradise. Since I love flowers and gardening, in which I can also say, I am a gardener myself, that visit we had in Keukenhof was really a great experience for me. Simply awesome!

It was an adventure we had in in Netherlands that time. My  very courageous good friend drove from Bavaria, Germany to the different destinations there. Oh well, it was not really a direct  driving because we also had a stop-over in Cologne for sightseeing. After that, we proceeded to our friend in Bochum to have an overnight. The next day,  we drove to Keukenhof  but had a short stop-over in Xanten, Germany to tank the car.  We also visited Amsterdam and   Solingen that time. Thanks to my lovely travel buddies who were with me in that trip. It was a lot of fun, indeed!

Here are some things you need to know about Keukenhof:

  • It is the world’s largest flowers garden, also known as the Garden of Europe.
  • It is located in Lisse, in the Netherlands.
  • Keukenhof is open annually from mid-March to mid-May.
  • The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.
  • The Keukenhof features a variety of different gardens and garden styles.
  • There are these so-called inspiration gardens in Keukenhof.  They are the Love Garden, Cookery Garden, Family Garden, Bee Happy Garden, Healthy Garden, Dutch Cow Garden and the Recycling Garden.


Opening times

Keukenhof is scheduled to be open from 20 March to 18 May 2014.[6] The Flower Parade will be held on Saturday, 3 May 2014.

I was speechless seeing lots or I would say millions of flowers especially tulips, hyacinhts, narcissus and other spring flowers  in Keukenhof. Finally, that dream of visiting this “Garden Paradise” did came true. If I have the chance to visit it again, I will surely do! Enjoy the photographs I took during my last visit in spring 2013 with friends.


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