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Keukenhof Flower Park, Netherlands

From series “Top 16 most unusual and original parks and gardens”
Year: 1950.

One of the most beautiful flower parks in the world, Keukenhof, is in the Netherlands. Here, more than a hundred varieties of tulips are planted every spring on the territory of ​​32 hectares. The park is accessible for public only during the period from March to May. Most experienced tourists tend to visit the Keukenhof in April. This time of year, the park is a venue for the annual parade of flowers. The first park on this site was founded in the mid-19th century. In the 15th century, this area was occupied with dense forests, which for hundreds of years served as a source of wild game, mushrooms, and healing berries.

Keukenhof Flower Park, Netherlands In the 40s of the last century, manufacturers and exporters of flowers had an idea to create an original theme park that would serve as a visual exposition of the offered goods. The official opening of the park took place in 1950. For many years, hyacinths, daffodils and even Japanese sakura were planted there in addition to tulips. The lush open-air exhibition of flowers has become a tradition. Over the years, the scale of the park gradually increased, and its structure became more amazing and diverse.

Currently, the park area occupies ​​32 hectares. Each year, about 7 million flowers are planted on its territory. In addition, the park features more than 90 species of trees, as well as artificial lakes, ponds, canals, and streams. Keukenhof is made for walking, so the length of all its footpaths is around 15 km. Romantic natures will be able to travel around the lakes and canals by boat. Fans of art will love the park too, as it has a rich collection of sculptures of different eras. The youngest guests are sure to enjoy an entertainment complex, as well as a farm with animals. Next - Parque Francisco Alvarado


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ATM bankomat: 'ABN AMRO' located in 0.26 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'GoGoCar.nl' is located in 2.94 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Total Tankstation' in 0.81 km
Supermarket: 'D'vino' in 0.97 km
Parking: 'De Madelief' in 1.19 km
Apotheek: 'Service Apotheek Van der Vliet' in 1.53 km
Police station: 'Barbara Neidhöfer' in 1.6 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Kasteel Keukenhof' in 0.37 km
Railway station: 'Hillegom' in 3.92 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Valkenburg Airport LID - in 14 km
 »  Schiphol Airport AMS - in 15 km
 »  Rotterdam Airport RTM - in 35 km
 »  Soesterberg Airport UTC - in 52 km
 »  Lelystad Airport LEY - in 70 km
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Van Luik

Located in 1 km from Keukenhof Park
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A refrigerator, seating area and tea/coffee making equipment is available in the room at Van Luik Apartment. It also includes access to bathroom with … More: photo, rates and booking
Holiday Home Sollasi Noordwijkerhout I

Located in 3 km from Keukenhof Park
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Holiday Home Stern Noordwijk

Located in 4 km from Keukenhof Park
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Zeester

Located in 5 km from Keukenhof Park
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The property is 1.4 km from Noordwijkse Golfclub and 3.3 km from Lighthouse Noordwijk. It offers kitchen, living/bedroom, bedroom, bathroom, balcony … More: photo, rates and booking

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