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Keukenhof flower garden Address: Stationsweg 166A 2161 AM Lisse More information: Prices (2016): adult/child €16 / €8   Opening hours: Keukenhof is open from 24 March 2016 up to 16 May 2016 8am - 7:30pm  
Keukenhof – Spring Garden April 11, 2016 Today we will visit the Keukenhof, after an hour drive we arrive, we have visited the Keukenhof before and we know more or less what to expect but every time, the enormous sea of flowers give us a sense of wonder. Please enjoy our third blog.  The Keukenhof is the most famous Spring Garden in the world. It is located close to Amsterdam – Schiphol nearby the town of Lisse (province of South- Holland).
keukenhof Lisse Tulips at Keukenhof Spring Garden
Dutch Bulb fields Annual spectacle which can be seen in the months March until May. The bulb fields can be found in particular in the following towns Rijnsburg, Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, De Zilk, Lisse, Hillegom, Oegstgeest, Katwijk, Warmond and Voorhout (province South-Holland) and Zijpe, Callantsoog, Texel  and Anna Paulowna (province North-Holland).
Dutch Bulbfields
April 22 and May 2, 2016 On April 22 we made a tour by car through the province of South- Holland to visit and enjoy the bulb fields. On May 2, 2016 we made a second tour through the top of the province of North-Holland to visit and enjoy the bulb fields there. To give you a good impression we uploaded the most beautiful photos, we have made during both trips. History of the Dutch bulb fields Why do one find so many bulb fields in the coastal area of the Netherlands? The reason is that by digging away the older dunes, they came across the ground water level and the sandy calcareous soil, which was mixed with manure coming from other parts of the Netherlands, so the soil conditions became excellent for the bulb industry.
Bulbfield Holland
On the bulb fields you can find the following flowers: 1. Tulips 2. Lilies 3. Daffodils 4. Hyacinths 5. Gladioli 6. Dahlias Bulbs are an important export product for the Netherlands, it all started in 1657 by superb infrastructural possibilities, the manure and bulbs could be transported through the canals, seas and lakes by boats and ships. The funny thing is that the first Dutch bulbs were imported from the area we now know as Turkey, by a man named Charles de l’Escluse, who lived in the 16th century. After all this (historical)information, we recommend to start the engine of your car or step on your rental bike to make a pleasant tour to enjoy the Dutch bulb fields and do not forget to stop every now and then to make some beautiful photos or enjoy a koffie met appelgebak en slagroom.
Tulips bulb field Buld field white tulips
Dutch bulb fields information: How to get there: Bulb fields can be best explored by (rental)bike or by car because of the widespread of the different bulb fields. When: March until May
           Lisse
           De Zijpe
           Noordwijkerhout
           Rijnsburg
           Hillegom
           Callantsoog
           De Zilk
           Noordwijk
           Oegstgeest
           Katwijk
           Warmond
           Voorhout
           Texel
           Anna Paulowna
Tulips close-up at keukenhof spring garden
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Keukenhof and Bulb fields
History of the Keukenhof When you walk through the Keukenhof, you walk in fact on a part of the estate of the Castle Keukenhof. This castle was built in 1642, the name Keukenhof (Kitchen courtyard) takes its name from the fact that it proceeded products from the dunes like herbs, small animals and berries etc., these were used for the kitchen/household of the Castle Teylingen. In 1949, the then mayor Mr. Lambooy together with a number of prominent bulb growers took the initiative to start a flower show, also to show to their customers, their new flowers (bulbs). The first opening took place in 1950. The flower show was an instant success, in 2015 the Keukenhof welcomed nearly 2 million visitors (most foreigners).  What is there to see, 500 flower growers, present 7 million spring flower bulbs, cut flowers and pot plants. So it is a 32 hectares oasis of flowers and plants. In the Keukenhof you will also find some restaurants, where you can buy typical Dutch food, like herring, ice cream, waffles with strawberries etc. Our photos and video will give you a good impression but for the real experience, we advise you to come and explore it for yourself.
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Keukenhof and Dutch bulb fields
Keukenhof flowergarden Address: Stationsweg 166A 2161 AM Lisse More information: Prices (2016): adult/child €16 / €8   Opening hours: Keukenhof is open from 24 March 2016 up to 16 May 2016 8am - 7:30pm  
map keukenhof
Keukenhof – Spring Garden April 11, 2016 Today we will visit the Keukenhof, after an hour drive we arrive, we have visited the Keukenhof before and we know more or less what to expect but every time, the enormous sea of flowers give us a sense of wonder. Please enjoy our third blog.  The Keukenhof is the most famous Spring Garden in the world. It is located close to Amsterdam – Schiphol nearby the town of Lisse (province of South-Holland). History of the Keukenhof When you walk through the Keukenhof, you walk in fact on a part of the estate of the Castle Keukenhof. This castle was built in 1642, the name Keukenhof (Kitchen courtyard) takes its name from the fact that it proceeded products from the dunes like herbs, small animals and berries etc., these were used for the kitchen/household of the Castle Teylingen. In 1949, the then mayor Mr. Lambooy together with a number of prominent bulb growers took the initiative to start a flower show, also to show to their customers, their new flowers (bulbs). The first opening took place in 1950. The flower show was an instant success, in 2015 the Keukenhof welcomed nearly 2 million visitors (most foreigners).  What is there to see, 500 flower growers, present 7 million spring flower bulbs, cut flowers and pot plants. So it is a 32 hectares oasis of flowers and plants. In the Keukenhof you will also find some restaurants, where you can buy typical Dutch food, like herring, ice cream, waffles with strawberries etc. Our photos and video will give you a good impression but for the real experience, we advise you to come and explore it for yourself.
keukenhof Lisse Keukenhof spring garden Lisse Holland Tulips at Keukenhof Spring Garden
Dutch bulb fields How to get there: Bulb fields can be best explored by (rental)bike or by car because of the widespread of the different bulb fields. When: March until May
Dutch bulb fields Annual spectacle which can be seen in the months March until May. The bulb fields can be found in particular in the following towns Rijnsburg, Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, De Zilk, Lisse, Hillegom, Oegstgeest, Katwijk, Warmond and Voorhout (province South-Holland) and Zijpe, Callantsoog, Texel  and Anna Paulowna (province North-Holland).
Dutch Bulbfields Buld field white tulips
April 22 and May 2, 2016 On April 22 we made a tour by car through the province of South-Holland to visit and enjoy the bulb fields. On May 2, 2016 we made a second tour through the top of the province of North- Holland to visit and enjoy the bulb fields there. To give you a good impression we uploaded the most beautiful photos, we have made during both trips. History of te Dutch bulb fields Why do one find so many bulb fields in the coastal area of the Netherlands? The reason is that by digging away the older dunes, they came across the ground water level and the sandy calcareous soil, which was mixed with manure coming from other parts of the Netherlands, so the soil conditions became excellent for the bulb industry.
Tulips close-up Bulbfield Holland
On the bulb fields you can find the following flowers: 1. Tulips 2. Lilies 3. Daffodils 4. Hyacinths 5. Gladioli 6. Dahlias Bulbs are an important export product for the Netherlands, it all started in 1657 by superb infrastructural possibilities, the manure and bulbs could be transported through the canals, seas and lakes by boats and ships. The funny thing is that the first Dutch bulbs were imported from the area we now know as Turkey, by a man named Charles de l’Escluse, who lived in the 16th century. After all this (historical)information, we recommend to start the engine of your car or step on your rental bike to make a pleasant tour to enjoy the Dutch bulb fields and do not forget to stop every now and then to make some beautiful photos or enjoy a koffie met appelgebak en slagroom.
           Lisse
           De Zijpe
           Noordwijkerhout
           Rijnsburg
           Hillegom
           Callantsoog
           De Zilk
           Noordwijk
           Oegstgeest
           Katwijk
           Voorhout
           Texel
           Anna Paulowna
           Warmond
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