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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.
" Really beautiful place and major tourist attraction in Netherlands. Try and visit in the first week of May to get best pictures and views. Later in the month they start harvesting. Must visit without a doubt."
" Marvellous place! The parking place is big and coordinated by the staff. There are options for lunch and a good coffee shop in front of lake where can ride in a gondola. The flower fields and gardens are beautiful. It is a obligatory place to go when you travel around there."
" Only the best garden I have seen! Definitely want to come back. FYI, it is only open for 3 months in a year, only in Spring season. Good to visit for the whole day even, they have food plazas, shops and restrooms. Usually a crowded place, tourists from all over the world can be seen here. Maybe visiting at earlier times would have less people."
" Its not just tulips, theres 100s of different kinds of flowers. Very busy as it is a very popular tourist spot and its only seasonal, Feb to may I believe... But worth it. Just impressive how many there are and its beautiful with all the colours"
" It is a place you see and love it. It is huge, but you can't only admire the tulips and other fine flowers, but you can buy them also. Not like you can take it instantly! They will be delivered to you when the time is right. Also you can find everything what you need for a family program. Restaurant, resting pavilons, playgrounds, some animals petting zoo."
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