Keukenhof Gardens 2016
Keukenhof Gardens is a great day out to see the flowers. It is one of the world’s largest gardens. There are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom, with around 800 varieties of tulips.
Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers, you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique artwork and wonderful events. For children there are amongst others a playground, a petting farm and a treasure hunt.
Theme ‘The Goden Age’
The Keukenhof theme for 2016 is ‘The Golden Age’. This is the period in which The Netherlands went through a flourishing period in the field of trade, arts and science. This was also the period in which the world was discovered and the tulip trade thrived.
Flower bulb mosaic
The new flower bulb mosaic shows a Delft Blue cadre in which trade, shipping and Amsterdam canal house are shown. The mosaic will measure 250 square meters and will be planted in two layers with 100.000 tulips, muscari and crocus.
Besides the flower bulb mosaic, the Golden Age also forms an inspiration for the numerous flower shows in the Oranje Nassau Pavillion. Get inspired for your own house and garden or have your picture taken with all those colourful flowers.
Prepare your visit
In 2015 a number of 1.175.000 persons have visited Keukenhof of which 75% are coming from abroad. We advise you to buy your tickets in advance through internet to avoid long waiting lines.
The best time to go is early in the morning before the big crowds enter the garden. Openinghours are from 8.00h in the morning until 19.30 in the evening. If you decide to visit in the afternoon, please be aware the ticket office closes at 18.00.
The Keukenhof is situated in Lisse, which is in the middle of the flower fields area. It opens from 24 March until 16 May, 2016. You can buy tickets and find more information on their website www.keukenhof.nl