Annually, hundreds and thousands of visitors flock to Keukenhof to experience what one might say is the best spring in this world. Initially, I, who was never a fan of flowers, remained skeptical about my Holland trip. But after seeing with my own eyes the 7 million tulips that spread over a magnificent 32 hectares in Keukenhof, I changed!
There is something about the tulips in Keukenhof that are utterly hypnotizing. Whether it is the colour combinations, the floral fragrances or the sheer quantity of flowers being presented, you will be amazed. All in all, for now, it is my top recommendation for fellow readers who want to visit The Netherlands. Keukenhof normally opens its door to the public from mid-March to mid-May. Do secure your air ticket to arrive during mid-April for the peak of the bloom, where you would be able to experience the most picture perfect tulips!
Apart from the enclosed part of the garden, I would highly recommend to cycle around Keukenhof. For just EUR 10, you can rent a bicycle for one day. Personally, I feel you would miss half of the fun with just walking inside the garden. The magnificent view of Keukenhof is definitely worth more than EUR 10! After 3 hours of cycling and a few stops of photo taking, I hope my album would do Keukenhof justice! If you are reluctant to do some exercise, you can opt for a 45 minutes boat trip around the park. But still, I would recommend cycling to fully immerse in the beauty of Keukenhof.
To make Keukenhof more accessible, there are now hourly buses to cater to visitors from Schiphol, Leiden or Haarlem. And the good news is there is free Wi-Fi inside the garden, although with weak connectivity. But really, with such an enchanting sea of flowers embracing you, WiFi is probably the last thing on your mind.