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  • First sight inside Keukenhof
    First sight inside Keukenhof
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  • First sight inside Keukenhof
    First sight inside Keukenhof
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  • Keukenhof accessible for wheelchairs
    Keukenhof accessible for wheelchairs
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    Buying your Admission Ticket for Keukenhof

    by balhannah Written Jul 4, 2009

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    Tulips @ Keukenhof

    Favorite thing: One thing you should do before visiting Keukenhof, is buy your admission ticket before you arrive. This avoids the long queues. Even when I was there, there were long queues, and this was at the end of the season. When you have your ticket, you virtually walk straight in. This can be done online at www.keukenhof.nl If you do it this way, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO VISIT, because you don't want to be stuck there on a wet day. I bought a Return bus ticket which included the admission at the Leiden Train Station. (tip on my Leiden page) This is another good way to do it.

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    Hat exhibition

    by Helga67 Written Apr 12, 2004

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    Hat exhibition

    Fondest memory: During our visit, there was a hat exhibition in the Royal Orange pavilion. The Netherlands Hat Association had organized an international hat competition with flowers as its theme and the best hats were exhibited in the Keukenhof.

    I saw some lovely hats, but the one called "field of tulips" is surely not the one that I want to have on my head. Notice all the needles (pic left under).

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    Tulip Mania

    by ATLC Updated Apr 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: In the Sports tips you find a book recommendation about the mania that surrounded tulips in the 17th century.
    The Semper Augustus tulip bulb was sold for 6000 guilders, which in the 17th century was the same price as a Amsterdam town mansion.

    Google for Tulipmania and you'll find plenty of information about this baffling historical period.

    Fondest memory: Pieter de Hondt, a poet from Leiden wrote in 1621 :

    Dat men in Nederland,
    Sooveel sotten bij der hant
    Vinden can, die in haer hoven
    Deze bloem alleene loven
    Om een weke, drye, of vier,
    In haer hof gheen enckel sier,
    Dan de tulpen aen te schouwen,
    Om de tulpen maer alleen;
    Sotten die haer hoven bouwen,
    Voor één bloeme en anders gheen

    My translation:

    That one in Holland
    so many fools at hand
    can find, who in their courts
    only this flower praise.
    For three or four weeks
    no other than tulips
    do their garden grace.
    For the tulips but only, the fools bother
    to build their courts, for this one flower
    and none other.

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    Find the different kinds of flowers

    by irisbe Updated May 18, 2003

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    hyacinths

    Favorite thing: Over seven million bulbs: bulbs of tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, lilies, gerberas and orchids.
    The crème de la crème of what the flower industry has to offer is unfolded here under your very eyes. Spread over 32 hectares, the park offers you delightful colourful flowerbeds, often in very unexpected colour combinations.

    Fondest memory: If you pass a flowerbed of hyacinths, then the scent is overwhelming! Really!
    Be careful however should you be allergic!

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    find the differenet kinds of flowers: tulips

    by irisbe Updated May 18, 2003

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    Tulips at Keukenhof

    Favorite thing: Over seven million bulbs: bulbs of tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, lilies, gerberas and orchids.
    The crème de la crème of what the flower industry has to offer is unfolded here under your very eyes. Spread over 32 hectares, the park offers you delightful colourful flowerbeds, often in very unexpected colour combinations.

    Fondest memory: Discover all the different flowers and discover that a tulip is not just a tulip, but comes in different breath taking varieties.
    Every time you turn you head another direction you get that WOOWW feeling over you! Magnificient!

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    A palette of colours!

    by irisbe Updated May 18, 2003

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    colourful Keukenhof

    Favorite thing: Over seven million bulbs: bulbs of tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, lilies, gerberas and orchids.
    The crème de la crème of what the flower industry has to offer is unfolded here under your very eyes. Spread over 32 hectares, the park offers you delightful colourful flowerbeds, often in very unexpected colour combinations.

    Fondest memory: Every time you turn you head another direction you get that WOOWW feeling over you! Magnificient!

    Discover all the different flowers, you can name them?

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    Find the different types of flowers!

    by irisbe Updated May 18, 2003

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    Hyacinths and  daisy

    Favorite thing: Over seven million bulbs: bulbs of tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, lilies, gerberas and orchids.
    The crème de la crème of what the flower industry has to offer is unfolded here under your very eyes. Spread over 32 hectares, the park offers you delightful colourful flowerbeds.

    Fondest memory: Discover all the different flowers, you can name them?

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    Find the different types of flowers

    by irisbe Updated May 18, 2003

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    what flower is this?

    Favorite thing: Over seven million bulbs: bulbs of tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, lilies, gerberas and orchids.
    The crème de la crème of what the flower industry has to offer is unfolded here under your very eyes. Spread over 32 hectares.

    Fondest memory: Discover all the different flowers, you can name them?
    If I only knew how this ones are called in English!

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    Find the different types of flowers: narcissi

    by irisbe Updated May 18, 2003

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    Narcissi at Keukenhof

    Favorite thing: Over seven million bulbs: bulbs of tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, lilies, gerberas and orchids.
    The crème de la crème of what the flower industry has to offer is unfolded here under your very eyes. Spread over 32 hectares, the park offers you delightful colourful flowerbe

    Fondest memory: Don't you think you will only be spoiled with tulips! The narcissi were adorable.

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    Garden designs

    by irisbe Updated May 18, 2003

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    garden design

    Favorite thing: Over seven million bulbs: bulbs of tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, lilies, gerberas and orchids.
    The crème de la crème of what the flower industry has to offer is unfolded here under your very eyes. Spread over 32 hectares, the park offers you delightful colourful flowerbeds, often in very unexpected colour combinations.

    Fondest memory: Have an eye for the design of the paths, the flowerbeds. Sometimes they are really geometric designs; sometimes they appear to be incidental.

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    Buy your ticket in advance

    by ATLC Written Apr 21, 2008

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    First sight inside Keukenhof
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    Favorite thing: If you can, buy your ticket in advance at the Keukenhof website. It saves you standing in lines at the cashiers, you can walk straight on to a special entrance for E-tickets.

    If you're coming by car, also buy your parking ticket online.

    The website is in various languages, full versions.

    Fondest memory: Walking past the lines, straight to the entrance!

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    Keukenhof general

    by ATLC Written Apr 24, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Keukenhof attracts about a million visitors each year, in those mere 6 or 7 weeks of the year that it is open to the public. They stroll along 15 kms of footpath on 32 hectares and shows about 100 tulip varieties and many other flowers. It is easily one of the most photographed places on earth! It's also the largest sculpture park in The Netherlands and 93 bulb growers participate in what is on show.

    Fondest memory: The most amazing colours. Some flowers almost look surreal, or even fake. The red tulips on the photo in this tip seem to be of silk or even plastic, given their shine. But they're real.
    How about the upside down tulip?! They came in yellow and orange varieties.

    Do enjoy the 5 photos in this tip!

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    Keukenhof is where you should be...

    by Xinta Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Keukenhof

    Favorite thing: Keukenhof is one of the best place that I think anyone and everyone should go when visiting this country. Even though it's the largest garden in the world, your legs will never get tired as it is an awesome place and you'll never regret it.

    Fondest memory: Visiting Keukenhof was the first thing that I did when I was in the Netherlands, and it gives such a wonderful memories. Since that day onwards, I planted a very good memory and impression of this country, that is the beauty that lies within this lil country.

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    A Grand Exhibit

    by jenn_d Written Jan 2, 2003

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    Favorite thing: A short train ride from Amsterdam in the town of Lisse is Keukenhof-the world's largest flower gardens.

    Keukenhof sits on 32 acres of immaculately cared for land. The colors of the flowers are some of the boldest and brightest that you may ever see. Even if you are not a flower enthusiast, Kuekenhof still warrants a visit.

    The gardens are least crowded in the afternoon. If you choose to go later in the day be sure to allow enough time to wonder aimlessly.

    Fondest memory: A kiss from a Dutchman on a secluded pathway :-)

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    Well laid out for disabled people

    by ATLC Written Apr 21, 2008

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    Keukenhof accessible for wheelchairs

    Favorite thing: The Keukenhof is very popular with older people, and you'll see many people in wheelchairs being pushed around by their friends and family.
    Most of the terrain is flat, and the pavilions are all easily accessible. There are toilets for disabled people as well.

    Fondest memory: As I've pushed wheelchairs before, I can appreciate the dedication of those that do. We sneaked a photo of a man lying on one of the gigantic cushions, wheelchair by his side, enjoying the sun...

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