Spring in the Garden of Europe

Tiếng Việt

Spring is returning to the northern hemisphere. The greyness of winter is gradually replaced by the colours of spring. Across Europe, multicoloured flowers wake up after a long winter sleep and reveal its beauty. And one perfect place to enjoy this transient beauty of flowers is the Keukenhof Garden.


With over seven millions of bulb flowers, it is not exaggerated to call Keukenhof the “Garden of Europe”. Operating from middle March to middle May, Keukenhof attracts around 800,000 visitors annually and it is one of the Netherlands’ top attractions. The garden spills across 28 hectares of wooded parkland and is designed to demonstrate the art and skill of Dutch bulb growers.Keukeunhof-3 Keukeunhof-2 Located in the Netherlands’ southern province Lisse, Keukenhof is the largest flower garden in the world. The area was once used as the hunting ground and a great source of herbs for the kitchen of Jacqueline, the Countess of Hainaut’s Castle in the 15th century. Thus, it earned the name Keukenhof, which means “Kitchen Garden”. Keukeunhof-4 Keukeunhof-5 In this garden, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and narcissi in various size and colours are proudly presented align the walking path that winds around ponds, a windmill and greenhouse pavilions holding the indoor display. But it isn’t just the bed of blooms that make the eyes popped, the dense flower fields stretching to the horizon just outside the garden will surely take your breath away. Keukeunhof Keukeunhof-6

Practical Information

  • Keukenhof is stone’s throw away from Leiden Centraal Station. There are special buses that connect Keukenhof with the train station and Amsterdam Schipol’s Airport. The bus stop is just outside the station. For the airport, take a look here.
  • A combi ticket is highly recommended because it covers the train, the bus ride and the entrance to Keukenhof. Purchasing the ticket online to avoid the huge queue at the box office.
  • In order to really enjoy the garden, you should start early. The garden opens at 8:00. In the course of the day, it is getting very crowded and the flowers look not so fresh anymore.
  • Consider taking the time to visit the flower fields outside the Keukenhof. Tulips can be directly bought from the farmers as well.

Mùa xuân trên khu vườn Keukenhof

Khi bầu trời mùa đông xám xịt dần được thay thế bởi một bầu trời trong xanh và đầy nắng ấm, bạn biết mùa xuân đã quay trở lại. Trên khắp châu Âu, các loài hoa như tulip, thủy tiên bừng tỉnh sau một giấc ngủ đông dài và đua nhau khoe sắc. Mùa xuân là mùa người dân Châu Âu đưa nhau đi ngắm hoa và một trong những địa điểm nổi tiếng nhất là khu vườn Keukenhof ở Hà Lan. Keukeunhof-3 Keukeunhof-2 Với khoảng 7 triệu đóa hoa, Keukenhof được mệnh danh là khu vườn của châu Âu. Nó là một trong những địa điểm du lịch hấp dẫn nhất Hà Làn và được đánh giá là khu vườn đẹp nhất hành tinh. Mở cửa từ giữa tháng 3 đến giữa tháng 5, Keukenhof thu hút khoảng 800.000 du khách mỗi năm. Keukeunhof-4 Keukeunhof-5 Khu vườn rộng khoảng 28 héc-ta và được thiết kế cực công phu với những luống hoa dọc theo lối đi, thảm hoa xung quanh hồ nước và cả một cối xay gió. Ở bên ngoài khu vườn, những cánh đồng hoa tulip trải dài đến tận chân trời chắc chắn sẽ làm mãn nhãn những người yêu hoa. Keukeunhof


Một số thông tin cần biết

  • Bus chạy giữa Keukenhof và Leiden Centraal, hoặc giữa Keukenhof và Amsterdam Schipol. Để tiện lợi bạn nên sử dụng combi-ticket. Combi-ticket có 2 loại:
    • Loại 1: Vé xe bus và vé vào Keukenhof
    • Loại 2: Vé xe lửa, xe bus và vé vào Keukenhof.
  • Nên mua  vé trước online để tránh phải xếp hàng mua vé ở cửa. Chi tiết thêm về các loại vé có thể đọc ở đây.


  1. Mel & Suan

    And if one manages to rent a bike, go outside of the gardens. Just around the corner barely 10 minutes’ ride one will be hit with all the flower fields. In fact, you can see it from the gardens itself. But the best experience is to walk the real fields!

    1. Len Kagami

      It must be great! I can imagine. Actually, Keukenhof also offers boat trips to the tulip fields. But for some reasons, we didn’t do that 🙂

    1. Len Kagami

      Unfortunately, I do not know any field around Amsterdam. But the area around Keukenhof is full of tulip fields. Lisse is what the town is called. Maybe the tourist office there can give you some advice. Keukenhof also offers a boat tour to tulip fields. I think the tour takes around 45 to 60 min.

    1. Len Kagami

      Thanks a lot for your compliment, Nano! I guess I had a lucky day. The weather was totally in my favor and there were not so many people that jumped in front of my camera 🙂

  2. Jolene

    You are making me very very jealous and very very upset that I will not be able to see it this year 😭 I’ve always loved gardens and greenery…

    1. Len Kagami

      I think the theme for this year is Dutch Design. Not so sure 🙂 I remember the theme because there were a pavilion that displayed the blue-white porcelain from Delft.

    1. Len Kagami

      The garden is opening till May. So you still have time to plan a weekend trip 😉 I am sure you can make some wonderful photos of the garden.

  3. SpringToMyMind

    This place looks so beautiful! every time I see pictures of Keukenhof, I ask myself why I didn’t go there yet 😀 In real life the garden must be even more amazing))

    1. Len Kagami

      Your words made my day. Thanks a lot, Vinneve! 🙂 Spring is coming so we are going to see more colour. I am getting tired of the greyness and whiteness of winter haha.

  4. Robert

    Such a exquisite display of floral beauty! Nature has so much for us to behold and we need to take time before the seasons change again!

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