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“The tulips were out!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Keukenhof

Stationsweg 166, 2161 Lisse, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 252 465 555
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Lisse
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Keukenhof? That’s the place to see spring blossom. The park is unique, world famous, and has been one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands for sixty years now. Haven’t seen Keukenhof? Then you haven’t seen the Netherlands. You won’t find such an abundance of colours and fragrances anywhere else. More than seven million flowers form a glorious decor for the most beautiful photos. Come to Keukenhof and enjoy the ultimate spring feeling, the wonderful works of art, the surprising insipration gardens and the many flower shows.
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“The tulips were out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We headed to Keukenhof Gardens with some trepidation as many reviews said there was nothing to see. We were, thankfully not disappointed as we had already put our trip back.
There was plenty to see and most of the flowers were out, the indoor exhibitions were impressive. The gardens are very well laid out and easy to get round with plenty of stopping places. If possible give yourself plenty of time 2 - 3 hours. Round the corner from the gardens there is a row of market stalls selling a great variety of bulbs -really good value.

Visited April 2013
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“Not enough tulips to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I know it was cold and the weather had an impact but the flowers in the fields were not enough, the exhibitions was awesome and fantastic.

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“Spectacular Field of Dreams”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Well, I read about others comment mostly not a perfect day for them but for us especially with my wife & I who celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary Week in Europe ... That Saturday was a perfect , beautiful day for us knowingly that the weather forecast will be raining that day but I'm telling you that day was awesome, we came there very early not to much people around that's why we enjoyed every moment of it especially for my wife because she truly loves Tulips... and this trip was a surprise gift to her... I would really recommend to visit the garden when you are in The Netherlands whether any season of the year.. Of course the best months would be last week of April thru 2nd week of May...Thank you so much for the flowers field of dreams that makes me & my wife so amused & enjoyed every minute of it , very memorable & unforgettable experience for both of us...!

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Littleton, Colorado
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“Gorgeous Day at Keukenhof”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We are so glad we included Keukenhof in our Netherlands itinerary. We daytripped easily from Amsterdam, taking the train to Leiden, then walking out of the train station to the tourism office to buy a bus/entrance combo ticket, then rode the bus to the garden. There were plenty of food stands all over the park and lots of great photo opportunities. We were there with our infant and it was easy to take him around with the stoller/buggy. There were also changing tables in the restrooms, which was a nice service. I don't think our Netherlands trip would have been complete without a visit. Please feel free to browse our photos from our visit at http://www.lifewithzachary.com/2013/04/15/tulips/

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“Overcrowded, overpriced.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The gardens were admittedly beautiful, but for us it was impossible to enjoy what with all of the other visitors. Battling the traffic to get the area should have served as a warning to us: it'll be just as crowded inside the park itself. We did go on a day with beautiful weather so perhaps that was the reason for the unexpectedly large swarm of other visitors, but if the Keukenhof is always that crowded I would definitely not recommend going. Why fight a crowd of tourists to visit a landscaped garden when you can bike or drive through the Bollenstreek yourself, exploring the tulip fields themselves? That's exactly what we did after spending approximately thirty minutes inside the park--escaped to the tulip fields and took a visit to the beach near Noordwijk. Recommended: buy your tickets online and skip the line at the main entrance, come with the train to save yourself the traffic headache if possible. Be prepared to pay extra for a map of the park (which you won't need, by the way, unless you're the kind of person who can't find your way out of a wet paper bag). If you don't mind dealing with a swarm of other tourists, this is the place for you---surely a great place to walk through on a rainy or cold day! But don't go if it's warm and sunny--explore the area around the park instead!

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