An international attraction near Amsterdam – The Keukenhof Gardens provide visitors with a feast for the senses! As 7 million flower bulbs bloom over 32 hectares, the park is awash with the sight and scent of blossoming flowers. See the flower shows, experience this year’s theme pavilion and delight in the statues dotted around the park. Take the kids on a treasure hunt or explore the playground, petting zoo or hedge maze. Leave some time to explore the surrounding area with its fields of flowers by hiring a bike or taking a boat cruise.
Experience the Golden Age – The special theme for the Keukenhof in 2016 is ‘The Golden Age’. This is the 17th century period in which the Netherlands went through a flourishing era in the fields of trade, arts and sciences. It was also the period in which the tulip trade thrived, making it a perfect fit for these special gardens. Look out for special flower presentations inspired by the Golden Age, as well as exhibitions and events.
Events at the Keukenhof
The musical entertainment and beautifully decorated floats at the flower parade are one of the highlights of the Keukenhof events calendar, but there’s always plenty more in store. Throughout the flower season you’ll find a host of special activities, shows and performances – especially on the weekend or public holidays. And be sure to check the events schedule for the traditional costume show, the fabulous annual flower parade and plenty of special events during the Easter weekend.
Keukenhof highlights for 2016 include:
- 1-3 April 2016: Holland Heritage Weekend
- 23 April 2016: Flower Parade
- 7 & 8 May 2016: Romance at Keukenhof
For the latest programme information and inspiration, visit the official website for the Keukenhof Gardens.