Keukenhof virtually open - the prettiest flowers are coming to you!
Updated: Apr 12, 2020
Because you cannot discover Keukenhof and the amazing flower bulb region of Lisse yourself this season, Visit Keukenhof has decided to bring all the flowers to you! In the upcoming weeks they will show you the most beautiful places of the park, so keep on eye on their website and social media platforms.
Thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and crocuses and more than a million of visitors every year. Keukenhof will soon see the multi-colored flowers come to bloom, but this floral prettiness will not be witnessed live because of the difficult times we are going through now. Luckily, they are tracking all the flower bulbs very cautiously and releasing footage on a daily basis so we don't have to miss out on anything!
Over 7 million bulbs will bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. A sight that is supposed to be a unique, unforgettable experience! You can now visit the garden virtually through their Facebook page: Are you ready for 32 hectares of flowers, surprising inspirational gardens and unique art?
The history of Keukenhof dates back to the 15th century. Countess Jacoba van Beieren [Jacqueline of Bavaria] (1401-1436) gathered fruit and vegetables from the Keukenduin [kitchen dunes] for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641 and the estate grew to encompass an area of over 200 hectares. Landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher, who also designed Amsterdam's Vondelpark, redesigned the castle gardens in 1857. That park, in the English landscape style, still constitutes the basis of Keukenhof. In 1949 a group of 20 leading flower bulb growers and exporters came up with the plan to use the estate to exhibit spring-flowering bulbs, signaling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. The park opened its gates to the public in 1950 and was an instant success, with 236,000 visitors in the first year alone. 2020 will be the 71th edition of Keukenhof, with A World Of Colours as its theme. During the past 70 years Keukenhof has developed into a world-famous attraction.
Throwback to last year, visiting the flower fields around Keukenhof (with guidance).