The Keukenhof in Lisse attracts around 800,000 visitors annually from around the world. Flower-lovers can come and revel at the sight of seven million flowering crocuses, tulips, lilies and hyacinths between 23 March and 21 May 2017. Why not visit the Keukenhof while staying at our hotel in Sassenheim, which has an extensive Keukenhof Package with a shuttle service.
The event takes its name from Keukenhof Castle whose breathtaking gardens were laid out in the 15th century for countess Jacoba of Bavaria. Herbs and other ingredients for her kitchen (‘keuken’ in Dutch) were grown there, and so it was called the ‘Keukenhof’. In 1950 the garden was the setting for the first bulb exhibition, an event which has since become so popular that the Keukenhof is now world-famous for its numerous varieties of flowering bulbs.
In the Keukenhof you can enjoy the famous pavilions which are named after members of the Dutch royal family: Oranje Nassau Pavilion, Willem Alexander Pavilion, Juliana Pavilion and the Beatrix Pavilion.
More things to do
As well as wandering through the beautiful flower park and visiting the pavilions, you can also go on a boot trip, view exhibitions or go on a guided tour around the Keukenhof with one of the guides whose knowledge of the enormous diversity of the bulbs will astound you. You can also admire the typical Dutch bulb fields outside the Keukenhof.
Book a Keukenhof Package
Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim is situated close to Lisse and forms the ideal base from which to explore the Keukenhof. Take a look at our complete Keukenhof Package.