The Garden of Europe: Postcards from the Gorgeous Keukenhof
I love flowers. So much so, in fact, that if I were to make a list of the five top sights in the Netherlands, at least two would involve flowers: the tulip fields (read more about them here) and the Keukenhof gardens.
In case you’re not familiar with Keukenhof, it’s an annual flower show that runs from mid-March until mid-May. Located in Lisse, some 35 km south of Amsterdam and easily reached by public transport, your own bike, or the combination of two (we prefer we latter option!), it attracted some 1,4 million visitors last year. You can see why when you visit: it’s gorgeous.
Keukenhof is also known as the Garden of Europe, so what would be a better day to post about it than today, on the Day of Europe? Today would also have been a good day to visit, but we were there a bit earlier, on Sunday. The weather was perfect and, as we only got there some two hours before the closing time, it was not too crowded either.
The show has a different theme each year, and the theme for this year is romance. I was definitely feeling it, particularly as my boyfriend is not a huge fan of gardens himself and only agreed to visit because he knows how much I like Keukenhof. That’s some romance for you right there, haha! 🙂
In the end, he said that he had actually had a great time: the flowers and the whole area are so magically beautiful that it would be hard not to enjoy them.
If you want to experience the magic for yourself, hurry up: the 2018 season ends next Sunday. If not, don’t forget to check out my Instagram page for more gorgeous flowers!