WHERE: Lisse, Netherlands
WHEN: from 23 March to 14 May 2023
Holland, a land of charm and great traditions. Of great places and beautiful landscapes. From March to May, for almost two months, spring is celebrated in an explosion of perfumes and colors. Keukenhof awaits you with the most beautiful spring garden in the world.
At least, this is what the organizers say. According to the opinions of the visitors of the last editions, we can bet that what has been stated is not far from the truth.
The wonderful botanical park, is hosted in the town of Lisse, not surprisingly, known as the city of flowers.
Waiting for you, over 32 hectares of flowers and a total of 800 varieties of tulips. A truly incredible and sensational experience. A unique and wonderful place, between magic and colors. In addition to admiring the beautiful floral varieties, you can witness fantastic shows, events, exhibitions and artistic creations, such as the mosaic of tulips. All inspired by the magic of flowers.
But Keukenhof is also a time for the family and children. There are really many initiatives dedicated to the little ones. From the treasure hunt, to games, passing through the farm. And, of course, the inevitable playground. You can spend a fantastic day together, full of fun.
The town of Lisse, which hosts the Festival, is about 35 kilometers from Amsterdam. The latter is an excellent basis for reaching the Festival. From the international airport of Amsterdam-Schiphol, in fact, the shuttle leaves which, in less than half an hour, takes you directly to Keukenhof. The ticket can be purchased online on the official website at a cost of €31 and includes the round trip and entrance to the Park.
Alternatively, you can use the bus from Amsterdam RAI. the cost is 36€.
The Oranje Nassau pavilion hosts the “Flower Show“, an extraordinary exhibition in which Dutch growers give vent to their creativity with extraordinary floral arrangements. Each week there will be a different flower show. It starts on the 23rd with hyacinths and tulips. Followed by freesias and chrysanthemums, roses, and more.
On April 22, around 1.00 pm, the spectacular parade of floral floats will stop at the Bloemencorso park. One of the most awaited and followed moments. All roads around the park will be closed between 12:50 and 17:50, so it is recommended that you arrive before 11:00.
Red Romance is a romantic garden dedicated to lovers. The Cottage Garden, on the other hand, represents the perfect place to get together, tell stories, eat and listen to music after a day outdoors. Available to visitors a large selection of herbs that you can grow including mint, lemon balm, chamomile, chocolate mint, anise seed and many, many other tasty plants.
Keukenhof is also a moment for family and children. There are so many initiatives dedicated to the little ones. The fun treasure hunt, the games, the farm with the animals. And, of course, creative workshops for the little ones and playground areas.
The admission ticket allows access to the Keukenhof Festival for a whole day. The adult ticket costs €19 online on the official website, or €21.50 at the ticket office. Children aged between 4 and 17 pay the reduced rate of €7.00. Free for children under the age of 4.
Parking your car costs €6.00 for the whole day.
Do not miss the suggestive boat trips. You can admire the show of the Keukenhof Festival, from the most romantic and evocative side.
The fare per adult is €10. Reduced, for children from 4 to 11 years, €5. Free for children up to 4 years of age. The ticket office is located at the Mill in the park.
From 09:30 to 19:00, you can rent a bike to explore Keukenhof and the surrounding area. The price is €11 for 3 hours, or €16 for the whole day. You will receive a free map with a list of cycle paths.
The wifi line is available free of charge for all visitors. At the entrance are available, on request, lockers for storing small items.
Dogs can enter the limit of one per person. Animals are not allowed to enter the pavilions. The area is accessible for people with reduced mobility. At a cost of €5 it will be possible to rent a wheelchair (manual only) for those who need it
Although the accommodation offer is not comparable to Amsterdam, if you book a little early from the date of arrival, you will find excellent solutions to Lisse.
Boutique Suites Lisse is our recommended facility, just 800 meters from Keukenhof, in an area renowned for cycling. The property offers 4-style accommodations with city views, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving French cuisine.
All rooms feature a desk, a flat-screen TV, a wardrobe and a private bathroom with a shower. Some also have a balcony. Info and reservations from this link.
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