Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens with more than 7 million bulbs in bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips! It is situated in Holland and is only open for a short period of the year during spring. We were so lucky to coincidentally be in Holland before they close on 21 May 2017.
Tulips are one of my favourite flowers and I always adore the colour and the shape of the flower. Before visiting Keukenhof, I had no ideas that there are so many varieties of tulips and each have their own unique look! I was actually hesitant to go because I suffer from hay fever. Surprisingly, I was alright throughout the visit! I didn’t even take any anti-allergy medicine before going either.
Before we visited the gardens, we did some research on the location, thinking we could just get the tickets any time. But some of the ticket offices don’t open until 8am. We didn’t realise we could buy the combi tickets from our hotel. There are a lot of places selling it and I think it is best to buy the tickets a day before travel if possible.
From central Amsterdam where we stayed, we got to the airport via train. We bought our bus combi tickets for 24 euros from inside the airport and walked towards the end of exit A, near terminal 3 & 4. For us, the first bus started running from 8.39am and it has three buses every hour. We got to the bus stop at 8am and already there were about 20 people ahead of us. By the time, the first bus came, the queue was huge! We were lucky enough to be on the first bus but had to stand in the crowded bus for about 30 minutes. The good thing is there is free wifi on the bus! Hooray!
Once we arrived, we were greeted by spectacular flower displays and there were tulips everywhere! There were so many varieties on show and the colours were gorgeous. Everyone was simply speechless looking at these gorgeous flowers!
Watch this vendless varieties of tulips video at Keukenhof!
I was totally captivate by these beautiful flowers and would definitely recommend everyone to visit during spring time. However, beware of the crowds! It gets very busy even though it was a weekday when we went. Also make sure you get your tickets early.