Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands
Keukenhof Gardens, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's largest flower garden. Located in South Holland between the towns of Hillegom and Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam, it is ablaze in the Spring with millions of tulips, narcissi, daffodils, hyacinths, bluebells, crocuses, lilies and amaryllis. This 70 acre wooded green park is planted by the bulb growers of Holland. The flower garden was the brainchild of the mayor of Lisse in 1949. The idea was to have a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could show off their hybrids and help the Netherlands as the world's largest exporter of flowers. Keukenhof has been the world's largest flower garden for over fifty years. Keukenhof is open annually from the last week of March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather. The following 3 cruises call at Keukenhof Gardens. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.