Hola ERTSY fam! I know that you know about how I caught the Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2018 by its tail on my last visit to Amsterdam. Nope, not exaggerating, literally visited on the last day. Anyhow, the festival was nothing short of amazing and has truly become one of my most memorable visits in the year so far! So, like the great, friendly blogger I am, I compiled this travel diary for all of you nature and beauty enthusiasts.
I know the festival is over this year, but since there’s always the next time, use this travel diary to know everything you must to plan your visit in 2019. Of course, start with beautiful floral and/or flair outfits to get those ‘gram shots, but that’s not all this festival is about.
Keukenhof or the (Kitchen) Garden of Europe, is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. It is situated in Lisse, South Holland, Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares.
It is especially famous for its Annual Tulip Festival which pans over 2 months in April and May but really depends on when the Tulips have started to bloom. Keukenhof makes for picturesque, colorful views and is a must visit for all nature lovers. The park is big and makes for one the most surreal hikes with all the mini landscapes.
A good idea is to check the official website for immediate planning and their blog with weekly updates on the status of the tulips. (Not kidding)
Keukenhof is in Lisse, which is a town about 1-1 and half hours from Amsterdam. Getting to Lisse is easy from Amsterdam using public transport. During the Tulip Festival, there’re several dedicated services that function to help travelers. I recommend taking the Festival+transport combi ticket to save time and money, both.
Keep one full day for your visit to the town so you can see Keukenhof as well as some other country attractions in Lisse.
The festival usually happens in the month of April and May. However, since you can never vouch for the variance of weather in the Netherlands, you can see the Tulips as early as January, in some years. I visited in the last days of the festival and many tulips were already worn out and past their better days. So, I recommend going earlier than later.
If you can visit on the weekdays instead of weekends to avoid heavy crowds.
So, that’s all you got to know about the Keukenhof Tulip Festival. Do you think I should include something else here? What was your experience of Keukenhof? Share in the comments below, like NOW!
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