Travel Netherlands: Keukenhof Spring Gardens (Holland Tulips)

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Keukenhof Flower Spring Garden is a famous floral display with tulips, crocuses, hyacinths, and daffodils during Holland spring season. A major tourist attraction in Netherlands.

Travel netherlands: Keukenhof Spring Gardens (Holland Tulips)

Netherlands commonly known as “Holland” is the home of beautiful tulips, and has been the largest exporter of flowers for many years. Tulips has its roots from Asia and Mediterranean until it was introduced to Holland during 17th century by Charles de L’Ecluse (Carolus Clusius), a famous biologist. He then became the head botanist from the Dutch University of Leiden, and made a large contribution in the development of tulip bulbs experimenting different color variants in Tulips. Tulips bulbs naturally grow in moderate climates planted typically 10 to 24 cm deep, but for other warmer areas, these are planted up to 12 inches deep to protect from the heat.

It became popular during late 1636 to February 1637, and created a “Tulip mania” during the Dutch Golden era. The Dutch tulip market soared, and demands for tulips had increased as people begun to discover the beauty of these flower. During this period, the prices of tulips are high that it became the symbol of status to those who can afford.

Keukenhof Flower Spring Garden is a famous floral display with tulips, crocuses, hyacinths, and daffodils during Holland spring season. Established in 1949, Keukenhof is located on a small town of Lisse just southwest of Amsterdam. A 32 hectare garden is considered as “Garden of Europe”, and the world’s largest garden with 4.5 million tulips in 100 varieties, 15 kilometers of footpaths, 7 million flowers planted by hand, and more than 2,500 trees in 87 varieties.

Keukenhof Flower display is an annual event which usually begins last week of March until May.
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author avatar Sam Bralley
7th Oct 2011 (#)

I love tulips. This is a very good read and I liked the pic as well. Thanks...

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Oct 2011 (#)

I remember taking a train from Brussels to Amsterdam back in 1970 and being astounded to see fields and fields of endless tulips. You took me back there. Great post.

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author avatar Gary St. Peter
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Spring 2012

Spring 2013

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