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Beautiful Keukenhof Garden

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Posted December 11, 2012 by travel kiddo in Destinations

Keukenhof Garrden is the largest flower garden in the world. Can you guess how many flower in Keukenhof, Kiddos? Approximately 7 million flowers bulb are planted annually in the area of two hectares full with fragrance and color.

Keukenhof-Gardens-Netherlands

Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the “Dune and Bulb Region” (Duin- en Bollenstreek).

Keukenhof Garden

Keukenhof is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.

Keukenhof Garden Netherlands

The Keukenhof doesn’t contain the long fields of tulips many visitors expect! The Garden will display variety of flowers grown in different fashion but all in small arena. However, there are tulip fields outside the Garden (mostly privately owned). These fields may have restricted access; they are not included as part of the Keukenhof ticket that visitors need to purchase.

Keukenhof Garden Netherlands

Exploring Keukenhof by Bike

Keukenhof itself may only be explored on foot therefore cycling in the park is not permitted. But the breath-taking, colorful surroundings however can be explored by bicycle.

Keukenhof Bike

Keukenhof offers bicycles for hire at the Main Entrance parking. Bicycle hire costs €10,00 per day, including a cycle route. In total there are four signposted and marked routes, ranging from 5km to 25 km long. For the real fanatic, there is also a longer ‘Bulb Route’ of 35 km long.

keukenhof bike

Sail Around Keukenhof

You can sail around Keukenhof through the bulb fields in the so-called ‘whisper boats’. These boats are driven by electric engines, are environmentally friendly and are almost silent as they sail through the beautiful surrounding Dutch landscape. The boats that are used are perfectly suitable for sailing through the often shallow water. They are, in fact, old boats that used to be used by gardeners, growers and farmers for all types of work.

The boat trip lasts 45 minutes and guarantees you nice photographs.
There are no possibilities for wheelchairs. If people have difficulty walking, but can stand and walk a little, they can go on board on one of the boats. (This is mostly related to entry and exit of the boats). During bad weather, the whisper boat tours are canceled.

Keukenhof by boat

Sources: en.wikipedia.org, keukenhof.nl

Images credit: en.wikipedia.org, gambar.co, Dot.d.y, BiLK-Thorn, Tony Escuder, bric72, miguelitosql, ednl


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