Scattered over the park, there are some flower shops where you can buy bulbs. They also have a big catalog to choose from when you are looking for a special flower that they do not have in the shop.
What to buy: I was disappointed, though, that it was not possible to buy some fresh cut flowers like tulips or daffodils.
But when driving home, we found some flower stands along the road from the Keukenhof to the highway. Here, I bought some lovely tulips (50 tulips for 9 EUR).
This spring Keukenhof was presenting a exhibition of glass art in the Queen Juliana Pavilion, called "Glow of Glass. It was an exhibition featuring the natural decor of light captured in glass. Twelve prominent modern Dutch glass artists will exhibit their work from 21 March till 18 May 2003: glass objects that reflect light, space and colour in a unique form created by the artists.The artists contributing to the exhibition are Bibi Smit, Bernard Heesen, Jan Verschoor, Louis La Rooy, Meza Rijsdijk, Ming Hou Chen, Peter Huntelaar, Peter Bremers, Richard Price, Siem van de Marel, Sabine Lintzen and Winnie Teschmacher.The exhibition also features a broad overview of glassware series and unique pieces by Royal Leerdam.
What to buy: If you have enough money you can buy some of these pieces of glass art. But for that price you sure have something unique!
In a small cottage in the center of the gardens several women were handpainting aprons, tablecloths, vases and other housewares.
What to buy: Bulbs and other plants are available to purchase at several stands throughout the park.
There is also a gift shop which sells Keukenhof souveneirs as well as other Dutch trinkets.
I purchased a hair clip with a Vermeer painting on it.
There are 6 souvenir shops located at the pavilions and entrances of Keukenhof.
What to buy: You'll find a lot of general Dutch stuff: Delft blue souvenirs, t-shirts, postcards, cheese, 'stroopwafels', pens, keyhangers and little stuff.
Popular stuff, the shops were all very busy.
There are also stamps, umbrellas and batteries on sale. Stuff you need for your visit to Keukenhof.
What to pay: Prices can be a bit higher than what you would pay elsewhere. But heck, you want a souvenir or not?!
Picture 1 : Very popular is the typical dutch clog or wooden shoe. Lisse is located near the famous city "Delft" - so why not in the typical "Delfts Blue colors"
Picture 2 : In the House of Flowers ' located opposite of the chinese garden, you can learn how to make a bouquet of season related flowers. It was quite interesting, and the best souvenir of my visit to "Keukenhof"
What to buy: It's your choice
The flowers in the shop are as nice as the flowers at the exhibition. And if you have seen a tuli you really like, you can ask for it in the flower shops.
From 21 - 23 Oktober 2005 there will be a large bulb sale in the Keukenhof
What to buy: Bulbs and flowers
It's a real tourist shop, but the sell some nice souvenirs. Like these wooden shoes; for Sunday use.
The Dutch word for wooden shoes is 'klompen'.
What to buy: Wooden shoes
What to pay: It's not the cheapest place to buy wooden shoes, but they have some nice models.
You can not leave this great event without getting your very own pair of wooden shoes but remember that dutch law says you have to wear them home on the airplane.
(not really but I though my Dutch friends would like to see that one)
There are also flower bulbs and bouquets for sale in the park. I'm sorry but I didn't pay much attention to that. Flower bulbs and bouquets are abundantly available all over The Netherlands.
In the four pavilions, you will find a souvenir shop.
What to buy: Postcards from the Keukenhof and typical Dutch items like clogs.
At a couple of cottages you can order tulips to plant.
tip still under construction!
Outside these shops show what you can expect in Spring if you buy here `-)