An international attraction near AmsterdamThe Keukenhof Gardens provide visitors with a feast for the senses! As 7 million flower bulbs bloom over 32 hectares, the park is awash with the sight and scent of blossoming flowers. See the flower shows, experience this year’s theme pavilion and delight in the statues dotted around the park. Take the kids on a treasure hunt or explore the playground, petting zoo or hedge maze. Leave some time to explore the surrounding area with its fields of flowers by hiring a bike or taking a boat cruise.
Experience Dutch DesignThe special theme for the Keukenhof in 2017 is Dutch Design. With groundwork laid by artists such as Mondrian and Rietveld, Dutch design including fashion, interior and graphic design is world-renowned and famous for its combination of minimalism, or even sobriety, and innovation. Look out for special flower presentations inspired by aspects of Dutch design, such as the Mondrian garden in primary colours, as well as exhibitions and events.
Events at the KeukenhofThe musical entertainment and beautifully decorated floats at the flower parade are one of the highlights of the Keukenhof events calendar, but there's always plenty more in store. Throughout the flower season you'll find a host of special activities, shows and performances – especially on the weekend or public holidays. And be sure to check the events schedule for the traditional costume show, the fabulous annual flower parade and plenty of special events during the Easter weekend.
Keukenhof highlights for 2017 include:
- 25/26 March: Keukenhof Music
- 31 March: Holland Heritage Weekend
- 7-9 April: Keukenhof Flower Market
- 14-17 April: Fun for Kids
- 22 April: Flower Parade
24-30 April: Keukenhof Dutch Design Week
6/7 May: Food & Flower Festival
13/14 May: Romance at Keukenhof
20/21 May: Flowers & Fashion Festival
- In 2017, Keukenhof Gardens are open from 23 March to 21 May, daily between 08:00 and 19:30.
- For the latest programme information and inspiration, visit the official website for the Keukenhof Gardens.