Trip to Keukenkof Gardens

Red Tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens

One place I’ve wanted to visit since we moved to this beautiful country is the famous Keukenhof Gardens. Not only have I seen some gorgeous pictures, but every Dutch person would tell you that this is one of the most famous attractions in Holland. Keukenhof Gardens are located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse near Leiden. The gardens are open once a year from March 24 to May 16. The Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in Europe with more than 7 million bulbs and over 800 varieties of tulips. There’s no need to tell you that this place is a dream for me. Tulips are my favorite flowers, and you can probably tell that by the name of the blog 😀

Be ready to do lots of walking, we arrived at 10 am and when we left at 5 pm we were all exhausted. There’s plenty of little restaurants and cafes to sit down, relax, and grab something to eat or drink. Best of all, it’s a family-friendly place with plenty of entertainment for the little ones. My daughter enjoyed playing in the petting zoo, kids’ playground, and running through its garden maze. If you follow me on Snapchat (@teacupsntulips) you’ve probably seen how much fun we had running through its twists and turns. Also, there’s free wi-fi throughout the park. I would recommend not going at the beginning of the season when it first opens but later towards mid-season when the flowers are in full bloom. The park is also dog-friendly, so you can take your dog with you, but you have to keep it on a leash.

Every year the park has a different theme and the theme for 2016 is “The Golden Age”, a time when Holland became wealthy through its worldwide trade. You can find out the opening times, a map of the park and everything else you need to plan your visit to the Keukenhof gardens here.

Keukenhof Gardens entrance

trip to Keukenhof


Pop corn and cotton candy

Keukenhof Netherlands

Keukenhof 2016

Keukenhof Holland 2016

Keukenhof Gardens

Windmill at Keukenhof

Keukenhof flowers

Flower Garden

Flower Gardens

Tulips at Keukenhof Gardens

Yellow Tulips

Pink Tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof 2016


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  1. thefashionfolks wrote:

    Lovely pictures! So lovely with all the flowers and colors! Xx

    Posted 4.22.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      Thank you, it was a truly beautiful place. x

      Posted 4.27.16 Reply
  2. Brooke wrote:

    Oh my goodness everything is just beautiful, I have absolutely loved living through your photos. Looks like I have a new place to add to my bucket list!

    Posted 4.22.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos, the place is absolutely beautiful and very colorful, it’s worth adding it to your bucket list, especially if you’re into flowers 🙂

      Posted 4.27.16 Reply
  3. Siffat Haider wrote:

    I wish I’d had more time in Amsterdam to be able to visit Keukenhof Gardens – it looks absolutely beautiful!

    Posted 4.23.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      I hope you’ll be able to see it on your next trip 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful time in Amsterdam!

      Posted 4.27.16 Reply
  4. Gorgeous, I’m sure this place was so fragrant ✨?


    Posted 4.24.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      It was amazing filled with many beautiful flower gardens. I’m so glad we went 🙂

      Posted 4.27.16 Reply
  5. Beautiful flowers! <3

    xo Vanessa |

    Posted 4.26.16 Reply
  6. Lauren Scorzafava wrote:

    This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    Posted 4.27.16 Reply
  7. Meghan wrote:

    GORGEOUS PHOTOS! I need to visit here one day!!

    Meghan |

    Posted 4.27.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      Thank you, I hope you will, it’s a lovely place. 🙂

      Posted 5.2.16 Reply
  8. Dara wrote:

    This is so lovely! Your photos are AMAZING! Love this. We have similar gardens here in Washington, DC and they are by far my favorite places to visit.

    – Dara //

    Posted 4.28.16 Reply
    • Desimira wrote:

      Thank you, it was really beautiful and luckily for us, the weather was warm and sunny all day.

      Posted 5.2.16 Reply
  9. Tamara wrote:

    Wow! these photos are so beautiful… Spring is always the best!


    Tamara –

    Posted 4.29.16 Reply