Keukenhof 2016 -The Golden Age

Keukenhof 2016 – The Golden Age

Executive Taxi Amsterdam provides transportation to the Keukenhof 2016 – The Golden Age for small and large groups.

 

History of Keukenhof

 

The history of Keukenhof, the name of meaning “kitchen garden”, goes back to the 15th century. Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria, Jacoba van Beieren (1401-1436) gathered fruit and vegtables from the woods and dunes her for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641, and the estate grew to an area of over 200 hectares. For 2016 the theme will be Keukenhof 2016 – The Golden Age.

Landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher, who also designed Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, redesigned the castle gardens in 1857. That park, in the English landscape style, still forms the basis of Keukenhof.

In 1949 a group of 20 flower bulb exporters came up with a plan to use the estate for a permanent exhibition of spring-flowering bulbs, signalling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. The park opened its gates tot he public in 1950 and was an instant success, with 236,000 visitors in the first year alone. In 2016 the 67th edition of Keukenhof is taking place, with Keukenhof 2016 – Golden Age as its theme. During the last 66 years Keukenhof has grown into a world-famous attraction.

Our mission and objectives

 

Keukenhof 2016 - The Golden Age

Flower gardens Keukenhof

Keukenhof is the international and independent showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. In the space of eight weeks Keukenhof shows what the Dutch floricultural sector has to offer. The focus in the park is on the 7 million spring-flowering bulbs, in which the 100 participating companies show their living catalogue. In more than 20 fower shows, 500 flower growers present an enormous variety of cut flowers and pot plants.

Keukenhof is the platform for the Dutch floricultural sector. For the exhibitors and participants in the flower shows, we provide a superb showcase for their bulbs, flowers and plants.

That’s what makes Keukenhof an excellent opportunity to network and meet business contacts. Trade events for growers are also organised regularly. Keukenhof has strong links with all of the relevant organisations in the floricultural and tourist sectors.

Royal Suppliers

 

Keukenhof has almost 100 royal suppliers. These are the exhibitors who supply their very best range of spring flowering bulbs for display in the park. Our garden designer creates a special design for each of our exhibitors, consulting with them to find out the colours, heights and flowering times of their bulbs. The exhibitors ensure that all their bulbs are delivered to the park in the autumn, ready for planting.

Keukenhof 2016 - The Golden Age

Flower corso parade in Lisse

 

Parc Regulations

 

In order to provide you, as a visitor to Keukenhof, with an unforgettable day, certain Keukenhof rules must also be observed. These rules are detailed in the Park Regulations.

History of Keukenhof

 

The history of Keukenhof, the name of meaning “kitchen garden”, goes back to the 15th century. Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria, Jacoba van Beieren (1401-1436) gathered fruit and vegtables from the woods and dunes her for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641, and the estate grew to an area of over 200 hectares.

Landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher, who also designed Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, redesigned the castle gardens in 1857. That park, in the English landscape style, still forms the basis of Keukenhof.

In 1949 a group of 20 flower bulb exporters came up with a plan to use the estate for a permanent exhibition of spring-flowering bulbs, signalling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. The park opened its gates tot he public in 1950 and was an instant success, with 236,000 visitors in the first year alone. In 2016 the 67th edition of Keukenhof is taking place, with Golden Age as its theme. During the last 66 years Keukenhof has grown into a world-famous attraction.

Keukenhof 2016 - The Golden Age

Flower fields Keukenhof

 

Our mission and objectives

 

Keukenhof is the international and independent showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. In the space of eight weeks Keukenhof shows what the Dutch floricultural sector has to offer. The focus in the park is on the 7 million spring-flowering bulbs, in which the 100 participating companies show their living catalogue. In more than 20 fower shows, 500 flower growers present an enormous variety of cut flowers and pot plants.

Keukenhof is the platform for the Dutch floricultural sector. For the exhibitors and participants in the flower shows, we provide a superb showcase for their bulbs, flowers and plants.

That’s what makes Keukenhof an excellent opportunity to network and meet business contacts. Trade events for growers are also organised regularly. Keukenhof has strong links with all of the relevant organisations in the floricultural and tourist sectors.

Royal Suppliers

 

Keukenhof has almost 100 royal suppliers. These are the exhibitors who supply their very best range of spring flowering bulbs for display in the park. Our garden designer creates a special design for each of our exhibitors, consulting with them to find out the colours, heights and flowering times of their bulbs. The exhibitors ensure that all their bulbs are delivered to the park in the autumn, ready for planting.

Parc Regulations

 

In order to provide you, as a visitor to Keukenhof, with an unforgettable day, certain Keukenhof rules must also be observed. These rules are detailed in the Park Regulations.

I f you have any questions regarding your transportation to the Keukenhof in Lisse CLICK HERE and we are more than happy to answer all your questions.

Open daily | 24 March – 16 May | 08:00 – 19:30