Did you know that the largest flower garden in the world is in the Netherlands? Situated in Lisse, not far from Amsterdam, is Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe. Each year, 7 millions flower bulbs are planted in the park, which results in more than 800 types of tulips. Recently, my mom and I decided to spend a weekend in Holland just to visit Keukenhof, as the park is only opened 8 weeks a year, from mid-March to mid-May. People say that April is the best month to go, but it’s also the busiest one. It took us 3 hours to get to the park! We spent 2 hours queuing, but in the end it was worth it! Keukenhof is one of the most beautiful and colourful places we’ve ever visited!
On the 21st of April, we took a train from Amsterdam Central Station to Schiphol Airport, where we queued to get the bus 858 to Keukenhof. It takes approximately 1 hour to get to the park. As expected, the place was packed, but we could comfortably walk around and take loads of pictures. Check them out:
It’s definitely a good idea to rent a car and save a couple of hours of your day, as you won’t need to queue for the bus. Also, the car allows you to stop and admire the tulip fields that you’ll see on the way to Keukenhof. If you are planning to visit the park, I recommend you to book tickets in advance on the official website.
Has anyone else visited the Garden of Europe?