Blooming Beauty: Experience the Biggest Flower Garden in the World
Updated: May 23
Looking for nice activities around Amsterdam? You love flowers, gardens or simply beautiful landscapes? Check out Nathalie's blog about Keukenhof!
The Netherlands is famous for its florists and flower fields. Keukenhof is a botanical wonderland nestled in the heart of Holland. As the gates open, a symphony of vibrant hues greets you, captivating your senses and igniting a profound appreciation for nature's artistry. Fields of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and countless other flowers stretch as far as the eye can see, painting the landscape with a breathtaking palette of colours accompanied by an intoxicating fragrance.
Keukenhof's design is a masterpiece, meticulously crafted to showcase the magnificence of flowers in perfect harmony. The artful arrangements and precise placement of each bloom showcase the creativity and dedication that went into creating this floral haven. For photography enthusiasts, Keukenhof is a dream come true. Every angle presents an opportunity for a picture-perfect shot. Beyond the floral extravaganza, Keukenhof offers a glimpse into Dutch culture and traditions. Take a moment to appreciate the traditional windmills. Visiting Keukenhof is like stepping into a fairy tale, where nature unveils its most glorious creations.
However, Keukenhof is a highlight that attracts many visitors every year. Accordingly, the time of the visit should be well chosen. Weekends and vacation periods should be avoided, as the botanical garden is then very crowded. You need about one hour from the central station by public transport to get there. Alternatively, it is recommended to go there by bike or scooter, a ride of about 30 kilometres. This has the advantage that you drive along the vast flower fields outside the Keukenhof on the way there and back. In 2024, Keukenhof will open its gates from 21 March to 12 May. Entry costs 19 euros per person. If that's too expensive for you, you can enjoy the beautiful fields around Keukenhof, which is also absolutely worth the trip from Amsterdam!
Enjoy your trip,