Address: Bezoekadres, Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse (about 22 km or 13 miles from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport)
Phone: +31(0)252-465555 (info@keukenhof.nl)
Hours: March – May every year, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Check Keukenhof website for actual opening dates.
Admission: Adults: € 16. Children (4 to 11): € 8.
Free Wifi: Available in the entire park

Thanks to my cousin and her husband and their friends for driving me to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. I was so happy to be back to Europe. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay there for a few more days. This was only a weekend trip.

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Keukenhof has been dubbed as the most beautiful garden in the world. Not having been to every garden on the planet, I am no in position to confirm that statement. But this is definitely the best one I have ever visited. The map above tells you how big it is.

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Everything in Keukenhof is well planned. I have planted tulips in my front yard and backyard, and I know they don’t last for more than a week. So I’m guessing that the plant variety (and the timing of the planting) is carefully considered to allow visitors to see spring flowers for two long months.

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How I wish my front yard and backyard look like this…

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Yes, Keukenhof wasn’t just about one tulip variety. I saw lots of varieties, and almost every color was represented.

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I haven’t been to Paradise. In my mind, this is a close enough approximation.

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Windmills are used for a variety of reasons. They are a great way of converting energy generated by the wind into something useful. I didn’t get the chance to find out why there’s a windmill in the garden.

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I did approach the windmill to see if there was something different about it.

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I walked past the windmill, and before me lay a vast field of countless flowers. The scenery reminded me of how gorgeous Earth can be.

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I was impressed that even as I left the gate, there were still tulips everywhere! The tulips below were planted on huge bins outside the gate.

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