Keukenhof, Netherlands. Probably the place, where flowers have been invented.
The Keukenhof is a gigantic garden, filled with all different kind of flowers, mostly tulips. It’s a fantastic place to go with your camera - All over the place you will see people with cameras, and those who don’t have one with them, take out their smartphones.
It’s like finding the flower picture you have been searching for a long time, just that it’s not one picture but a full SD card full of brilliant pictures - Have a look
In the beginning I was focusing on single flower pictures, but you will soon realize, the place is just amaizing and you won’t get far - everywhere there are different flowers, one more beautiful than the previous one. And one picture after another ….
There’s nothing wrong with that, but at some point it’s worth raising your eyes and also to have a look at the beautiful compositions, the experts in gardening create there.
After every corner there’s a new composition and they do a really good job in keep feeding you nice sceneries. The contrasts are absolutely brilliant, composing a piece of art with different flowers of different colors, types, and heights … Spectacular!If you have an eye for aesthetics and enjoy a day in a gigantic garden, you’re definitely going to enjoyKeukenhof.
The (obligatory) windmill when you are in the Netherlands. Yes, it’s in the background, because I focused on the flowers.
What to bring when you go Keukenhof
First, have a look at https://keukenhof.nl/ especially at https://keukenhof.nl/en/plan-your-visit/practical-information/. They give you lots of informations about the park itself.
Apart from the official informations, here some recommendations from my side.
First: Plan your trip. Keukenhof needs a day, and you want to have a sunny day for that. Since the Netherlands have quiet a lot of cloudy and rainy weather, you might consider planning two or three days as options, so that you can skip a rainy day. The pre-purchase tickets allow that.
Second: There are busses provided and you should use them, because they bring you directly to Keukenhof.
But in order to go to the bus stops where the busses leave, you should use the public transport. Have already a OV-Chipcard? It’s a rechargeable card that is valid in almost any kind of public transportation in the Netherlands. Yes, (almost) every - it’s valid for the trains, as well as for the inner-city transport in very city. Now, that’s something I consider awesome!
Third: Take your time and enjoy 🙂
Keukenhof is amazing, take your time there. You and the artistic composition deserve it 🙂
Some of my pictures
I’ve uploaded some pictures about our trip to Keukenhof. Two of them I considered worth putting also on unsplash.
Have a safe trip!