Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is a treasure of floral beauty unlike any other, with flowers in all colors and shapes as far as the eye can see. In the spring, more than 7 million flower bulbs are in full bloom, among more than 800 different sorts of tulips, the flower that has made the Netherlands famous the world over. In addition to its 32 acres of flowers beds, Keukenhof also offers unique works of art, events, and flower shows.
This year's theme
This year, Keukenhof is totally dedicated to the theme of World of colours. The most beautiful spring park in the world with its sea of flowers in all shades of the rainbow will put you in a romantic and sunny spring mood.
History of Keukenhof
Historically, the park was designed as an ornamental garden for Castle Keukenhof at the height of the Romantic period in 1857. Since 1950, millions of tulips have flowered in the atmospheric garden surrounding the central pond with its gorgeous vistas and centuries-old beech trees, a sight that has proven an unforgettable experience for generations of visitors.
Countless generations have made memories for life here among the millions of flowers: with a secret rendezvous in the Love Paradise, a romantic stroll through the tulip garden, or even a proposal in the Cupid Garden. Very fitting, then, that the various flower shows also have romance as their central theme. Particularly the rose show will be bigger than ever and fully focus on the red rose, the age-old symbol of true love. Keukenhof even has a wonderful tulip mosaic planned in 2019, featuring 50,000 bulbs set up in spectacular patterns.
Keukenhof is also great for kids. Visitors find a children's farm, a maze, a playground, and a special treasure hunt that the youngest visitors can go on. Additionally, Keukenhof offers a range of educational and informative activities throughout the park.