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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 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. 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 for 6 euros per car.
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.
" Fantastic place to enjoy in peace and colours of flowers. This 'European garden' was founded in 1949 imagined as an exibition of different flowers not only tulips. Every year about 7 million flowers are planted here. Everyone who loves the beauty of nature should visit this place. It's amazing."
" It is a must visit! Tickets are available for purchase anywhere in Amsterdam. Buses are available for regular trips throughout the season. The park is perfectly maintained and hauntingly beautiful! I took my wife there on our honeymoon and she loved it. You may also purchase seeds/flowers but don't, you can find most of the things in the city for a cheap price. PS: Make sure you go up the mill!"
" Definite must do! This beautiful explosion of colorful flowers during March-May tulip season is wonderful. Everywhere you walk and look are flowers of every color. Near Schipol Airport, so if you have 5+ hour layover, it is a worthy excursion. There are direct shuttles between Keukenhof and the airport. Give yourself a bare minimum 1 hour to walk around. One can buy shuttle tickets at the airport (find an information booth to point the way) and tickets to Keukenhof can be bought online before you go or at the door."
" Keukenhof in Amsterdam is a beautiful garden of Tulips of all colours and some other flowers. You have to spend full day to enjoy the splendor of the beautiful view. It was really a big treat for the eyes. There are a few cafes and some gift shops there. You can drive down there or take their shuttle bus free from the airport."
" A must watch place if your in Holland in the month of May. Great place for photography and colorful treat welcomes you everywhere. Tulips everywhere and other flora as well. Don't miss the windmill area as well. A lot of walking to be done,but it's all worthy. Easily takes a whole day to cover. With good food options and resting place this keeps you going.Parking is huge and easy. Lots of timely public transport available from the nearest station. A souvenir shop exists and a buy would surely keep memories Intact."
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