Keukenhof Local Customs

  • Pink Floyd Tulip
    Pink Floyd Tulip
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    Tourists in Dutch clogs
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    Former herb garden

    by Helga67 Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Lovely little white flowers

    Maybe you are wondering why this park is called "Keukenhof" (kitchen garden)?

    The area where the Keukenhof is located now used to be the garden of Jacoba van Beieren, a countess who lived here from 1401 to 1436.
    She used a part of her garden as a herb garden. She was very fond of herbs and liked it when her KITCHEN was always stocked with fresh herbs.

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    Royal purveyors

    by Helga67 Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Where are all the flowers coming from?

    Walking around the park, you will notice some nameplates near the flowerbeds. These are the names of growers and exporters who are giving their best bulbs to the Keukenhof, and this already since 1949. There are more than 90 royal purveyors.

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    When to visit?

    by Helga67 Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Daffodils

    The park is only open during spring time between the end of March and May. Have a look at the Keukenhof's website for the exact dates.

    Opening hours: every day from 8.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

    Admission: 12 EUR for adults and 5.50 EUR for children between 4 and 11 years.

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    Photograph yourself

    by ATLC Written Apr 23, 2008

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    Tourists in Dutch clogs
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    Keukenhof has an enormous attraction to foreigners. I suppose that what we find normal (tulips and other flowers) is quite special.
    Another thing that we Dutch find quite common are our wooden shoes. But of course, if you're from Japan, then they are very special, and you'll want to have a photo of yourself wearing them!
    (Pavilion Oranje Nassau)

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    A blue tip

    by ATLC Written Apr 24, 2008

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    I so enjoyed the many blue flowers that come in the guide as Bellevalia or Muscari. In Dutch we know them as 'blauwe druifjes' or 'little blue grapes'.
    When I was a 6-year old girl, my mother let me cut some of these to make a bunch to take to my grandmother who was in hospital. She died some days later. I remember being so proud of my little posy. I've loved them since.

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    Walk of fame

    by ATLC Written Apr 23, 2008

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    Pink Floyd Tulip

    One lane at Keukenhof park is dedicated to tulips that bear the name of a famous person or group. Growers like to name newly developed tulips after well known people. So if you're really someone in Dutch society, then a tulip will most probably be named after you!

    The Walk of Fame has different tulips on display. In this photo it's the Pink Floyd Tulip.
    The tulip is... well, pink of course!

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    Traditions are changing

    by irisbe Updated May 11, 2004

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    wishing well

    Indeed traditions are changing!
    Nowadays you sit on the wishing well
    and you throw you money in the toilet.



    It is 0,25 Euro to make you feel more comfortable.



    There is only 1 wishing well but thank goodness there are much more toilets!



    good advice: If you have to pay anyway... then pay with a smile and say hello to the guy from Ghana `-) who collects your coins
    Despite he looks very serious I garantee you get a smile in return.
    He speaks many languages and of some a few words. Hey he even learned us some Japanese... I think it was related to people not paying `-)

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    Draai orgel

    by martin_nl Written Sep 30, 2003

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    Draai orgel

    I personally hate these machines, but older people and tourists like them. Luckily for you, when you missed to see one in Amsterdam or another city, you can be pretty sure it's here in the Keukenhof!!

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    Visit and relax in the flower garden of Europe

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 22, 2008

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    Free style relaxation
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    Adore the flower parks, have a siesta or train your brains by playing chess.
    Rent a bike and just relax

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