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If you are a flower lover and haven’t visited Kuekenhof garden yet, then you are missing something valuable. As these gardens are so beautiful and attractive, that even those people who are not much interested in floristic matter also gets easily attracted towards it. A spring travel to the Amsterdam is incomplete without the excursion to the Keukenhof garden. Keukenhof garden is one of the largest flower attraction gardens in Netherlands and top attraction of Holland. The largest display of the bulbs in the world can be observed here. This garden attracts a large number of tourists every year and for the localites it’s the time for the celebration. A variety of flowers could be found in these gardens. The beauty of these wonderful bulb flowers can not be confined in the pictures. The full bloomed flowers fill the atmosphere with their sweet fragrance.
The Garden is so big that one could easily spend more than one day enjoying here. Also the walking is not tiring but flat and easy. The outdoor gardens, number of greenhouses – full of delicate orchids and various exhibits are the attractive features. One can see the long rows of various flowers spreading their beauty all over. The vast strips look like bright ribbons that wrap the entire ground. Small river cruise lining the tulip cruises is the special feature. The number of blooming flower is not limited to spring flowers only but it extends to Daffodils, Hyacinths, tulips, narcissi and the gorgeous trees. One who is not fond of flower also gets overwhelmed by such atmosphere. Besides this the exquisite pieces of sculpture amidst the flowers add to the beauty of the place along with the other art work. A large windmill has been placed at one end of the Garden as a landmark.
Keukenhof garden literally means ‘Kitchen garden’ and is located between the towns of Hillegom and Lisse near Amsterdam. It was developed in 1949. The idea of developing Keukenhof garden came while working out with many of the Dutch bulb growers and experts. It was basically developed as an open – air flower exhibition to facilitate the consumers and the visitors to see and buy the flowers of desired quality. Latest hybrid variety could be seen here. Many of them are developed by the expert growers.
It is opened for the visitors from late March and the last week of May when the bulb flowers are on the full bloom. These Keukenhof gardens are at the peak of its beauty for about two months only in spring. Visitor can travel Amsterdam in this period to enjoy the scented surrounding. Although the best time to visit here is in mid April but the time may differ according to the weather. Some of these bulbs remain bloom for the whole season. There are several cafes and snack bars to satisfy your appetite while roaming and watching this flower world.
In the spring time the garden seems to be fully packed with a huge crowd of visitors. So it is quite obvious to wait in the line for gift shops and eateries. The sight of colorful flowers generates a thrill. You can buy a variety of books from the growers who are available there. As the flowers displayed here are tagged with the name and the name of the grower so the desired variety could be purchased from the grower’s tent.
Many of the visitors arrive here every year to enjoy the spring in Amsterdam with these beautiful flowers. Several restaurants are located within the park. You can even enjoy your picnic lunch at the benches present there and at other picnic spots. You can reach here easily by train, bus or with an easy drive. Tickets for this excursion could also be obtained from The Amsterdam Tourist Office also. Even many of the hotels at which you are residing also make possible the arrangements. Don’t forget to carry your camera with you while visiting these one of the most photographed sites to capture the picture of the memorable moments spent here.
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