Keukenhof Flower Park
GORGEOUS FLORAL DISPLAYS AT THE GARDEN OF EUROPE
Take in magnificent views of the colorful art made from flowers that cover the 34 hectares of Keukenhof Flower Park. A team of highly committed gardeners plants over 7 million bulbs each fall, and in spring, the results are stunning. The Garden of Europe is open from March to April, welcoming over 800,000 visitors each year.
Of the many floral species on display, the tulips steal the show. The flowerbeds and lawns lie nestled among mature trees, glistening lakes, fountains and the occasional windmill, another Dutch treasure. This must-visit attraction is just 15 kilometers from the Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol.
Stunning tulip fields
Next to the main park, more tulips grow in rows of splendid fields. Visit the fields by renting a bicycle at Keukenhof or taking a canal boat ride through the beautiful Dutch landscape. The most intriguing way to view these beautiful fields is from the air. Climb up 450 meters in a Dakota DC-3 airplane and enjoy stunning views over Keukenhof — an experience you’ll never forget.
Keukenhof hosts events each weekend the park is open, including music, heritage and culinary events. Many events pay homage to the park’s annual theme. Each season, over 30 flower shows are held, each dedicated to different flowers and shrubs. The main event each year is the flower parade, which runs a 40-kilometer route through Noordwijk and Haarlem. Each float is created primarily from fresh flowers.
The Dutch are floral experts, with fresh picks available on every corner, so to see these beautiful bulbs on display at the Keukenhof Park is a real treat. Only a 20-minute trip from the hotel, the park provides an ideal way to spend your time during a stopover.
For more information, please visit the Keukenhof website.