World’s Tulip Capital: Keukenhof

Posted on 26. Feb, 2010 by in Travel

Everybody knows about Dutch tulips in spring, how colorful and popular they are. A great place to see it in its natural environment is at the world’s largest garden: Keukenhof, located in Lisse, South Holland. More than 7 million bulbs are planted each year.

Keukenhof Garden

It’s an easy daytrip from Amsterdam and a great activity. For photo lovers, make sure to bring your macro lense to get some good upclose shots of flowers.

The garden is very interesting as it’s not just a plain exhibition of tulips. The way hues are positioned,  the textures of the flowers, the proximity of it all… makes a visit to Keukenhof an unforgettable experience. Especially if you’ve been travelling in large cities for awhile, it’s truly refreshing to spend some time in nature.

Plan around 6 hours to wrap this activity, transportation included. If you’re an avid cyclist, it’s very easy to get there by bike.

  • Transportation: Get to Schiphol airport by city bus and then hop on bus #58. It is well identified which bus goes to Keukenhof.
  • Money: €21 per person, including bus fare from and to Schiphol.
  • Schedule: open from mid-March to mid-May. Best to go in mid-April.


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