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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: '' 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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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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Top destination around Keukenhof Flower Park - Leiden

During the Eighty Years’ War, starting from spring and until autumn 1574, the Spanish occupied Leiden. In order to defeat the invaders, local people, who were suffering from hunger, had to cut the dikes and flood their home city. The Spanish left Leiden. Ships with provisions could enter the settlement and save people from starvation death. The courage of local people impressed William I of Orange so much that he offered people to free them from taxes or establish a university in Leiden. Local people made their choice in favor of the university. This is how the first university opened in Leiden in the 17th century.

Would you like to see the oldest castle in the Netherlands? For this purpose, don’t forget to visit the Burcht van Leiden, a beautiful and old fortification that is still in good condition. The castle is built on a picturesque hill, in the place where two tributaries of the Rhine River meet. The Burcht van Leiden was built in the 11th century. After a series of excavations, archaeologists proved that the castle was wooden initially. Later, it was decided to strengthen the building with stones. With time, the territory of Burcht van Leiden was growing, and the castle got new walls. In the end, the wooden construction turned into a stone stronghold.
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