12 Facts about Keukenhof Garden and its Tulips

Colourful Tulips

It's almost time to visit one of the most beautiful places on earth, Keukenhof garden in Netherlands is open to the public for the next few weeks. You may have known of this flower garden across the Internet and social media, but do you know the interesting facts of Keukenhof and its famous tulips? Read on and let them surprise you!

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1. What does Keukenhof Means in Dutch?

One of the translation of Keukenhof can be a garden of kitchen in Dutch, which refers to the place where people store their herbs and leave in the ancient time.

2. Keukenhof has Opened since the Late 40s

The first flower exhibition in Keukenhof was organised by the mayor of Lisse in 1949 and opens to the public since 1950.

3. The Largest Flower Garden in the World

One of the largest flower garden in the world, Keukenhof, the Garden of Europe, is home to approximately 7 million bulbs of flowers with more than 800 varieties of their best-known tulips, carnations, hyacinths, lilies, orchids and roses.

4. Keukenhof is Only Open Eight Weeks Each Year

From mid March to mid May, Keukenhof welcomes approximately 1 million visitors from around the world within eight weeks each year, every year.

5. Keukenhof Gardeners Plant the Bulbs Manually

They spent almost 3 months each autumn to plant the flower bulbs in a new design to fit the theme manually every year.

6. There is no Long Fields of Tulips in Keukenhof