World’s Largest Flower Garden

Posted by: Donna Smith, Special Contributor on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:15:00 am

Prepare to be amazed if you get the opportunity to visit Keukenhof Gardens! This flower garden park in the Netherlands is a perfect day trip from Amsterdam.

I like flowers as much as the next person and appreciate beautiful landscaping, but was astounded by the many flower varieties in every imaginable color. 

Decorative windmill in Keukenhof park, Netherlands. Blossom field of tulip flowersEach year nearly 7-million flower bulbs are planted on the meticulous grounds of the 80-acre park. Depending on the time of year you might see hyacinths, crocuses, daffodils and Japanese cherry blossoms and over 800 varieties of tulips. Tulips are the pride and joy of the Dutch and they certainly know how to grow them! Tulips are also one of the most significant exports of Holland.

Keukenhof has been a permanent exhibition for 67 years. It greeted over 236,000 visitors at the 1950 park opening and has been growing ever since.

Many notable figures have visited the gardens. They include Queen Elizabeth, President Bill Clinton, and the Dutch Royal Family.

Field of multi colored tulips.Flower bed of colorful tulips in spring. Keukenhof park Netherlands.Keukenhof Gardens is the most popular tourist attraction in Holland and one of the most photographed places in Europe. The grounds include the gardens, exhibitions, shopping, and restaurants.  A full-scale windmill and playgrounds for the little ones are there as well.

Many flower shows are held there along with flower demonstrations.

One thing of utmost importance when visiting Keukenhof Gardens is to not forget your camera!


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