What is Keukenhof?
Known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof is located in the town of Lisse in the Netherlands.
Just 30 minutes south west of Amsterdam, Keukenhof covers an area of 32 hectares and is one of the largest flower gardens in the world.
Possibly most known for the famous Dutch tulips, there is also a spectacle of colours, perfumes and displays from hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many other flowers.
When is Keukenhof open?
Typically Keukenhof is open from March to May to coincide with the most beautiful pageantry of flowering that earns Keukenhof the reputation of being …
“The most beautiful spring garden in the world.”
Keukenhof was scheduled to open from 21 March to 19 May 2020, however due to the corona virus the Keukenhof Flower Exhibition is unable to open in 2020.
Don’t be sad though, we have exciting news.
Visit Keukenhof from your very own home!
The beauty of nature and the uplifting joy that you get from beautiful blooms is undeniable. Keukenhof may not be open for visitors, however we want to help you enjoy the Keukenhof celebration of flowers right now from your very own home.
Each one of the beautiful videos below explores a different area of Keukenhof.
We will keep sharing, so please keep checking in to see what is new at Keukenhof 2020 as we keep updating this page – enjoy!
Join The Keukenhof Virtual Tour 2020!
The Best Keukenhof Photo Spots
Normally around 1500 journalists from all around the world visit Keukenhof looking for the perfect picture for their newspaper or television program.
In this video, PR Manager Marlies, shows us the best Keukenhof Photo Spots.
Keukenhof has over a hundred prunus trees that flower for weeks and paths deliberately wind through flowering blooms so you can take the perfect selfie.
When you visit you will probably also like a photo with the Keukenhof windmill.
Designing a Keukenhof Garden
24 April 2020 – Take a stroll with Frans Beijk, gardener and designer at Keukenhof and first time royal supplier to Keukenhof, Jan van der Slot from van der Slot Tulips.
In this garden Frans has used 7 different tulip colours and a combination of early and late flowering varieties, to create the flower patterns nestled in the Birch Forest.
The Keukenhof Blue River
Wow! Every year 85,000 bulbs are planted by 6 gardeners to create The Keukenhof Blue River.
Yellow daffodils or red tulips are planted on the side to create depth for the great swathes of muscari.
Planted in among the oak trees the flowers make marvellous reflections in the water.
Keukenhof Spring Flowering
More incredibly colourful Keukenhof spring flower vistas 21 April 2020.
360° Keukenhof Virtual Garden Tour
Click and drag on this video for 360° discoveries.
Traditional Gardens Tour
16 April 2020 – Heavenly hyacinths, daffodils, red tulips and more!
Gardener Huseyin takes you to his favourite spot amongst the blooms where he takes his family photo each year.
Come and enjoy the Keukenhof Virtual Garden Tour, 14 April 2020.
Spring has sprung! Tulips the colours of the rainbow and so much more!
Daffodils – The Traditional Easter Flower
André’ has been a gardener at Keukenhof for 34 years and says the daffodil is his favourite flower. He says it is so versatile “you can place them anywhere; in the forest, under shrubs, in a beautiful flowerbed, it does not matter to the daffodil. Hyacinths they prefer to be in the foreground and the tulip wants to stand slightly neat, but the daffodil it does not care; no fuss, nice and cheerful”.
Do you agree? I do, daffodils are one of my favourite flowers.
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Gardener André about the daffodil – Keukenhof Virtually Open Enjoy our new video with gardener André! In this video he will tell you everything about the traditional Easter flower the daffodil. We wish you all a happy Easter!🐣 #visitkeukenhof #keukenhof #spring #sunny #keukenhofvirtuallyopen #tulips #spring #lisse #nature #ThisWeekOnInstagram #hellofrom
Early April Flowering Keukenhof 2020
Enjoy this look around the gardens of Keukenhof on 7 April 2020.
What do 7 Million Bulbs look like?
At Keukenhof they plant about 7 million bulbs each year. Owen, Keukenhof gardener of 32 years, takes us on a journey to see the beautiful flowering hyacinths in the park. It’s breathtaking to see the magnificent array of colours, we’ll just have to use our imagination for the fragrance.
Beautiful Tulips provide the first colour of red in the Keukenhof Gardens.
Watch the variety of flowers coming alive 2 April 2020 in the gardens of Keukenhof.
Gardener André takes you to his favorite place in Keukenhof – the famous old trees, fine grass that is sown each year and tulips bring together the peaceful and tranquil Lake Garden.
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Gardener André takes you to his favorite place in Keukenhof: the lake garden. Everything comes together there: ancient trees, a big lake and beautiful tulips!🌷#keukenhof #keukenhofgardens #spring #netherlands #tulips #tulips #keukenhofvirtuallyopen #ThisWeekOnInstagram #Hellofrom
All About Tulips
So you think you know about tulips? For the past 400 years tulips have been a rich part of the Netherlands history and growers have been working to create more and more varieties.
Keukenhof’s Managing Director Bart Siemerink takes us on a journey to discover the history and gives us a taste of the many different types of tulips that you can see at Keukenhof.
Keukenhof By Air
One of the ways to appreciate the vast magnitude and different areas that make up the 32 hectares of Keukenhof is by air.
Come on this flyover of Keukenhof – The World’s Biggest Flower Garden.
Flowering has finished now at Keukenhof 2020.
We hope you have enjoyed the Dutch floral splendour that has been brought to your home by the passionate gardeners and staff of Keukenhof.
If you get a chance to go to Keukenhof you can get to the park from Amsterdam by bus, train or car in only 30 minutes. Take a look at these transport and tour options.
5 Fun Facts – Keukenhof
1. Keukenhof first opened in 1950 and in 2019 more than 1.5 million people from 100 countries visited over the eight week season.
2. Keukenhof has up to 1300 employees with 30 gardeners working all year round. Each autumn the gardeners spend 3 months meticulously planting the bulbs by hand in a completely new design. The bulbs are selected to bloom throughout the eight weeks that the park is open.
3. The 7 million bulbs that are planted each year, are supplied free by bulb growers as an opportunity to showcase their products. At the end of the season the gardeners remove the bulbs and they are destroyed, most are used for livestock.
4. The bright green grass that is very distinctive in Keukenhof is sown every year. It is a special fast growing variety that showcases and highlights the beautiful colours and forms of the blooms.
5. In addition to the tulip gardens, Keukenhof also hosts a Japanese garden, an English landscape garden, a spring meadow, a natural garden, a historic garden, a garden maze, and seven inspiration gardens that are different each year.
In these times of uncertainty, we hope this touch of nature and the peace, tranquility and beauty of Keukenhof raises your spirits and makes you smile.