Photo by Keukenhof.nl
March 23, 2020
Keukenhof will not open this year. To try to counter the coronavirus epidemic, the Dutch government has decided to cancel all events with more than 100 people until June 1st.
There could be no sadder news.
We can only hope that everything passes in the best way and as quickly as possible and that next year all lovers of nature, flowers and beauty of the world will come here to enjoy the beauty of this wonderful flower park again. Without any fear, but with the lightheartedness of a child.
The editorial staff
Update March 14, 2020
"Keukenhof won't open on March 21st."
This is what is confirmed today by the official sources of the Park following the new regulations issued by the Dutch government in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Events with more than 100 people are not allowed in the Netherlands at least until March 31st and, for this reason, the park cannot be open to the public at least until that date.
The flowers are blooming and the consequences on a commercial and personal level are really important but, as many could imagine, an event that attracts millions of people every year, at this moment cannot begin for obvious reasons related to a major health emergency entity.
We all hope that the park can be opened as soon as possible to still give the colors and beauty that characterize it.
Further updates coming soon...
The editorial staff
Following his achievements in the past years, reopens on March 21, the Keukenhof park, Lisse in the colorful garden, where every year thousands of tourists and flower lovers take the opportunity to admire and be inspired by the skilful Dutch gardeners projects here they come to show their skills by proposing various styles and garden creations and countless varieties of spring bulb flowers.
When to go to Keukenhof
Flowering at Keukenhof goes hand in hand with nature. Crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and the first tulips bloom at the beginning of the season. Other flowers bloom later in the season such as tulips (larger). The pavilions present captivating flower shows from the first to the last day of the season. If you want to visit Keukenhof in the most relaxing moments, keep in mind that the park is less busy before 11:00 and after 15:00. The morning and evening sunlight allows you to take beautiful photographs. It is also less crowded on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays than on other days of the week.
Keukenhof originally focused almost exclusively on flower bulbs, but now has much more to offer. The historic park, which dates back to 1857 and was designed in the English landscape garden style by Zocher, forms the perfect backdrop for flower bulbs. Visitors can learn about cut flowers, plants and nursery products.
Each year, forty gardeners plant 7 million bulbs in reserved places throughout the park. At the end of the season, these bulbs are collected and a new cycle of sowing, flowering and harvesting starts again in the autumn.
2020 events and program
°March 21-March 31, 2020: Hyacinths and tulip show at the Oranje Nassau Pavilion
°March 27-March 29, 2020: Discover 19th century Holland with music and costumes.
In various locations in the park you will find old Dutch bicycles, traditional costumes and living statues of Dutch historical figures.
°April 2-7, 2020: Fresia and Gerbera show in the Oranje Nassau pavilion
°April 9-14, 2020: Rose show in the Oranje Nassau pavilion
°April 16-20, 2020: Daffodils and special bulb show
°April 22-27, 2020: Alstroemeria and Lisianthus show
°April 25, 2020: On April 25, the 73rd edition of the Bollenstreek Bloemencorso will follow a 40 km route from Noordwijk to Haarlem. The flower parade will pass Keukenhof along the road on the side of the main parking lot which will have been renamed the Keukenhofboulevard. You can see the bloemencorso along the road that passes the main entrance of Keukenhof. After that you can continue your visit to Keukenhof.
Note that there will be a lot of traffic in Keukenhof and in the surrounding area the roads will be closed from 13:00 to 17:30 approximately. During this period you will not be able to access or leave the Keukenhof car park. We recommend that you arrive at Keukenhof before 11am.
More information on the Bloemencorso on www.bloemencorso-bollenstreek.nl
°April 29-May 4, 2020: calla lilies and chrysanthemums show
In this edition, the public will be able to get inspired and admire different types of very particular gardens, created on the basis of different and unique motifs:
°Garden of bulbs and bicycles: on the bike among the fields of blooming flowers, it is a Dutch tradition. Bulbs & Bikes Garden is the ideal place for a typical Dutch selfie.
°Reconnection Garden: sustainable materials and return to nature are the fundamental values of the Reconnection Garden. This garden is created in collaboration with NL Greenlabel.
°Tropical beach garden: holidays, blue skies and a tropical atmosphere under the palm trees, among the rustling flower beds, the sand, a boat and hammocks. Come relax in this Tropical Beach Garden.
°Garden of culture: over a million people from all countries and cultures meet in Keukenhof. Flowers and colors belong to celebrations and rituals all over the world, in every culture in its own way. Discover the power of colors in the Garden of Culture.
°Green tea garden: each garden or balcony offers space to grow something. One of the simplest options is a tea garden. There is a large selection of herbs that you can grow including mint, lemon balm, chamomile, chocolate mint, anise and many, many other tasty plants. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the conservatory.
°Cottage garden: after a busy week in the city. In this Garden Cottage with its robust combinations of indigenous wild plants and flower bulbs it offers nothing but fun. The cottage is the perfect place to meet, tell stories, eat and listen to music after a day outdoors.
°Mystical garden: conscious gardening, movement, yoga, meditation: awareness is healthy. The combination of serene beauty and calm calms the body and mind. Get in touch with nature in the mystical garden.
°Red Romance Garden: You will find the most romantic place in Keukenhof in the "wedding lane"! Share your love with each other, fellow travelers and the rest of the world from the Red Romance garden
Where, how, when
Keukenhof is open every day from 08:00 to 19:30 from 21 March to 10 May 2020, including Sundays and holidays.
Keukenhof park can be reached by public transport from Schiphol airport, from Leiden, Haarlem and many neighboring towns.
You can consult the timetables on 9292.nl
For all other info www.Keukenhof.nl
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