Keukenhof, Amsterdam

In our recent trip overseas, we had the good fortune of visiting Keukenhof Park on their last day of exhibiting  for 2013.

The park is set on 32 hectares and there were over 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in bloom. In the 15th century the area belonged to Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria who lived at Teylingen Castle. In the castle courtyard,  herbs were collected for the kitchen and this is how the site got its name Keukenhof meaning Kitchen Courtyard. It was landscape architect William van der Lee who transformed it into a pleasure garden in 1949 and over the years it has become the world’s most beautiful spring garden.

The gardens offer seven inspirational gardens to highlight the changing trends of our daily living environment. They are the Kitchen Garden, the Seuvenir Garden, the Quiet Garden, the Easy Garden, the Design Garden, the Camping Garden and Bob’s Dream Garden (Netherland‘s famous gardener Bob Venlinden).

Every year the park has a different theme and this year it was United Kingdom.

Due to time constrains, we were only there for part of a day and would recommend that if you’re in the area, to allow about two days to really enjoy the gardens. It’s beautiful meandering along and it’s a feast for all the senses. So now,  let me show you something of what we saw.

I hope you like it

Forever Orange Tulips, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Forever Orange Tulips, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Keukenhof Park & Fountain, The Netherlands

Keukenhof Park & Fountain, The Netherlands

London Bridge - part of the United Kingdom Theme, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

London Bridge – part of the United Kingdom Theme, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Orange and Yellow Tulips, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Orange and Yellow Tulips, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Orange Orchids, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Orange Orchids

Outburst of Colour, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Outburst of Colour, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Prink Frilled Tulips, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Prink Frilled Tulips, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Tulips and Muscari, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Tulips and Muscari, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Tulips Kaleidoscope, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Tulips Kaleidoscope, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Yellow and Pink Tulips, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

Yellow and Pink Tulips, Keukenhof, The Netherlands

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