Tulips bloom in the Keukenhof

With over 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens is a must for any gardening fan and the perfect river cruise excursion...

The beautiful Keukenhof Gardens

A riot of colour doesn’t even begin to do justice the glorious annual spring resurgence of blooms at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands.

Keukenhof Gardens, in the small Dutch town of Lisse, is home to no fewer than 800 different types of tulip. No, we had no idea there were that many varieties either.

In the flower world, Keukenhof is a place where such superlatives count. Spring sees some seven million bulbs emerging in all their colourful pomp, across a vast 32-hectare space devoted to stunning floral displays and a joyful, relaxing – and properly photo-friendly and family-friendly - experience for all.

Themed flower shows

Keukenhof also plays hosts to themed flower shows in its pavilions during the spring months, with its series of gardens varying stylistically from the English landscape style to classical Japanese style and more, to name but two.

And it’s not all about the tulips, mind you: uplifting displays of daffodils and hyacinths, too, vie prominently for the days in the sun on the Keukenhof.