Discover Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring garden in the world! Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world's largest flower gardens, situated in the town of Lisse, in the Netherlands. According to the official website, Keukenhof Park covers an area of 32 hectares (79 acres) and approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted in the gardens annually. Keukenhof is widely known for its tulips, it also features numerous other flowers, including hyacinths, daffodils, lilies, roses, carnations and irises.

Keukenhof is located in the province of South Holland, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam in the area called the "Dune and Bulb Region" (Duin- en Bollenstreek). It is accessible by bus from Haarlem and Leiden train stations as well as Schiphol.

Keukenhof opens for 8 weeks from mid-March to mid-May, with peak viewing for tulips arriving near mid-April, depending on growing season weather, which varies annually. In 2019, 1.5 million people visited Keukenhof. By comparison, the Rijksmuseum receives an average of 8000 visitors per day, the Efteling receives 14,000 visitors per day but Keukenhof receives 26,000 visitors per day.

The year 2020 is ‘special’. Keukenhof is closed, for the first time in 71 years. But that doesn’t mean there are no flowers. On the contrary; the flowers look incredible and get as much attention and care as always. All the passionate gardeners do their work as they’re used to. Because even without people, nature and the show of the garden goes on.

Story according to the photographer who took the pictures in April 2020 during the CVID-19 luckdown:

"I’ve been photographing the tulips since forever, mostly in the countryside. I photographed them from all angles you can possibly imagine, but there was one thing that I still wanted to capture one time in my life: Keukenhof without any other people. This seemed impossible, until this year’s April 2020. With the COVID-19 virus keeping everyone at home and tourists away, I knew this was my only chance of making this happen. I contacted Keukenhof explaining what I had in mind and they were so kind to let me photograph the garden for a day.

When I visited the park it looked at its best. Interestingly enough, we have experienced the sunniest April EVER in the Netherlands, making all the flowers pop very fast. Photographing in broad daylight with the strong sun was a challenge. But forget about the photography for a moment: walking around there all alone, with only the sounds of birds and the incredible smell of all these flowers, is an experience by itself. I sometimes just sat next to the flowers and the water, enjoying nature for 30 minutes long. It was just a magical experience. Having no people in the park allowed me to photograph paths and angles in a certain way that you normally don’t get to see because of the crowds.

This photo series is an initiative from myself in collaboration with Keukenhof. We aim to show the beauty of the park through these images."

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World

Keukenhof: The Most Beautiful Flower Garden In The World



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