May 19, 2017

Just Back: Keukenhof

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamSpring at the Keukenhof in Holland is an explosion of vibrant color.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamMore than seven million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other flowers fill this renowned 79-acre (32-hectare) garden outside Amsterdam.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamWe recently returned from a visit to the Keukenhof at peak bloom, and it was a sight to behold.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamPatchworks of pink and purple, fields of flaming orange and cascades of crimson flowers glowed in the bright sunshine.

Amsterdam toursWell-tended lawns and shrubs provided a backdrop to the riot of bold colors, and trees created shadows to enhance the dramatic lighting on the flowers.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamMeandering paths and watercourses guide visitors into the different areas of the Keukenhof.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamSeveral buildings contain exhibitions of flower arrangements.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamThere’s also a small show about the tulip mania that swept Holland in the 17th century.

Keukenhof tours Amsterdam

A windmill in the garden adds an unmistakable Dutch accent, as do small stands selling typical Dutch foods such as pickled herring, waffles and fries.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamAdditional restaurants offer other types of cuisine, as well as broad terraces and covered areas for enjoying a meal or a drink.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamAn area of sand dunes and pine trees gives an idea of the natural landscape of the region and also offers views over the tulip fields surrounding the Keukenhof.

Keukenhof toursOther options at Keukenhof include a petting zoo, a hedge maze and boat rides through the tulip fields.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamKeukenhof is open mid-March through mid-May.

Keukenhof tours AmsterdamContact us to start planning a private Amsterdam tour, including a visit to this unforgettable annual flower show.

Keukenhof tours

Destinations:  Europe, Holland, Netherlands

Tags:  Amsterdam, flowers, gardens, Holland, Keukenhof