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Keukenhof Holland is the largest flower garden in the world with seven million bulbous flowers that are planted every season. It is one of the most beautiful sights in the Netherlands, which attracts many Dutch and international tourists. Especially during Easter, Keukenhof can get very crowded. Keukenhof Holland attracts more than a million visitors every year! The impressive flower gardens of Keukenhof show colourful tulips and beautiful spring flowers in bloom such as crocuses, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and lilies. The 2015 exhibition theme at Keukenhof is Vincent Van Gogh, 125 years after his death.
The 15 km of walking trails through the Keukenhof gardens offer a spectacular view on the fragrant bulb gardens and flower greenhouses. During your walk you'll see unique weekly changing flower shows, ponds with fountains and various pavilions with restaurants and terraces. Also kids will have a good time at the Keukenhof playground and they can go for a fun treasure hunt through the flower park.
In addition to the huge flower gardens, Keukenhof also offers the Netherlands largest sculpture park, in which over 150 sculptures made by national and international artists are displayed.
The Keukenof flower park is an excellent opportunity to buy some classic Holland-souvenirs as a remembrance or as a gift. The Keukenhof gift shop offers any souvenir you could possibly think of, from Dutch wooden shoes to all kinds of flower bulbs.
Keukenhof Holland itself consists of walking trails only, but during a bicycle tour you can explore the extensive Dutch bulb flower region located around Keukenhof. Bicycle rental. Bike rental is available at the Keukenhof main entrance at € 10 a day. Another great way to enjoy the sea of flowers in this area is during a boat trip in a electrically powered boat. (€7,50)
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Keukenhof Holland by public transport
The Flower Park Keukenhof is located at Stationsweg 166a in Lisse, 60 km north of Rotterdam. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by train from Rotterdam Central Station to Leiden CS and change to Keukenhof express bus 854. As an alternative travel by train to Schiphol Airport and change to Keukenhof express bus 858. Total trip time is 80 minutes.
Bus tickets Keukenhof Holland
Keukenhof bus tickets can be purchased with the driver at €6. Return ticket €12. If you plan to visit Keukenhof by public transport, the combination ticket is the cheapest option. This combination ticket is for sale online at www.keukenhof.nl, at Leiden CS Visitor Centre or at Schiphol Plaza Tourist Information. For all other public transport in Holland you need a travel chip card. Plan your trip online on www.9292.nl.
Keukenhof Holland by car
From Rotterdam, take highway A13 direction Den Haag and A4 direction Amsterdam. Take exit 4 and follow main road N207 towards Lisse. In Lisse follow the signs to Keukenhof. You can park in front of the flower park.
Visit attractions in greater Rotterdam & The Hague on a Tourist Day Ticket
The Tourist Day Ticket is a disposable Transport-Debitcard, which entitles you to one day of unlimited travel by public transport (bus, tram, metro and Waterbus) within greater Rotterdam and The Hague. This cheap ticket is sold at the Tourist Information Offices of Rotterdam (Rotterdam.info), The Hague, Leiden, Ouddorp, Rockanje and Delft, at most railway stations and at many hotels in Rotterdam, The Hague and Scheveningen.
" This place was so beautiful. I went a few weeks before the peak blooming season. I was able to catch the bus from the Amsterdam Airport and enjoy the scenery along the way. Even if I didn't stop and rest anywhere, this place took the better part of five hours to walk through. There's so much to see and enjoy! The plants aren't you just beautiful but the landscaping is also thoughtful and beautiful for the off seasons. Additionally they make a point to plant not just tulips but other plant varieties so they bloom at different times. Would definitely go back!"
" This is a great place to go in the spring and especially if the sun is out. Tulip and flower gardens are very impressive, creative, and well maintained. You can easily spend hours without even realizing it. The bus from the airport is very convenient and you can get park tickets there as well. You should look into it when you arrive in Amsterdam at the airport. It is worth planning into your schedule for a unique Dutch experience. "
" If you are buying the ticket to the Gardens, expecting to see long stretch of beautiful Tulips, PLEASE DO NOT BUY THEM.. the long stretch of tulips are outside the garden, in the farm and is FREE for visitors.. I felt the tulips farm was much more beautiful than the gardens.. But the gardens have varieties of tulips, and cool photo-worthy places. The beautiful lake (or pond) inside makes the garden even more beautiful"
" The garden is huge and beautiful but the best part was renting bikes and riding through the fields where they harvest the tulips. Just rows and rows of beautiful bright colors as far as the eye can see! It also allows you to see some of Amsterdam outside of the city which is full of lush green forests and charming picture perfect houses"
" Fantastic landscaped gardens covering 32 hectares. Not just Tulips - although that is most definitely the main focus - the gardens range from Japanese style woodland plots and modern and art influenced installations, to classic formal and park garden styles with a huge decorative lake in the middle. A great visit, but best to turn up early even late into the season."
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