Keukenhof: World famous flower gardens in Lisse 

The Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam 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 romance in flowers

The special theme for Keukenhof for 2019 will be 'Flower Power'. Since its opening in 1857 during the peak of the Romantic period, the historic park has played host to thousands of marriage proposals and secret meeting between lovers. The flower shows this year will all be linked by romance and love, while the rose show will be bigger than ever with hundreds of red roses. Look out for a special tulip mosaic featuring around 50,000 bulbs, as well as an array of brilliant exhibitions and events.

Events at the Keukenhof

The 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 2018 included:

• 24/25 March: Hello Spring!
• 28 March: Fairy Tale Festival
• 6-8 April: Keukenhof Flower Market
• 12-15 April: Romantic Roses Festival
• 21 April: Flower Parade
• 28-29 April: All You Need is Love
• 12/13 May: Romance at Keukenhof

In 2019, Keukenhof Gardens will be open from March 21 to May 12, daily between 08:00 and 19:30.

For the latest programme information and inspiration, visit the official website for the Keukenhof Gardens.