Keukenhof, the Garden of Europe

Keukenhof, the Garden of Europe

Spring is in the air. The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming. Speaking of flowers, the best garden we've ever visited is Keukenhof, located in Lisse, Netherlands (about 30 minutes via public transportation from Amsterdam).

Keukenhof is only open to the public for 2 months in a year. This year the garden will be open from March 26 to May 16th, and the theme is “The Golden Age”; the period during which the world was being discovered and trade flourished. The highlight of the theme year is a flower bulb mosaic covering an area of 250m2 and made of a hundred thousand tulips, grape-hyacinths (muscari) and crocuses. The flower shows portray wonderful combinations between tens of thousands of flowers and the 17th century paintings. New in 2016 are a Golden Age inspirational garden and a Delft Blue garden.

Unfortunately we won't be there this year, but here are a few photos from a trip we made a couple years ago.

Have you been to Keukenhof?

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