The world's largest garden (32-hectares), also often said to be the most beautiful spring garden in the world, bursts with colour during the eight week spring season. More than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill the extensive grounds with colour and fragrance, attracting some 800,000 visitors to its flowery ramparts every year. Keukenhof is divided into themed gardens, sculpture routes and a children's exhibition known as Clever Clogs. There are numerous pavilions featuring flower and plant shows for keen gardeners and flower arrangers and many cafes and restaurants for refreshments. There are souvenir stands and flower shops selling bulbs and seeds. It is also wonderful to take a cycling excursion or a boat trip from Keukenhof to explore the bulb fields surrounding the garden. The Keukenhof is one of the best reasons to visit the Netherlands in spring and one of the country's greatest attractions. It is best to allow at least a few hours to explore the park and enjoy the many events, displays and performances on offer. Don't forget the camera! The garden is open daily from 8am to 7.30pm (the ticket office closes at 6pm).
Venue: The Keukenhof is located in the bulb-growing area between Amsterdam and The Hague
Date: 20 March to 18 May 2014