History of KeukenhofLike Royal Coster Diamonds's history, the one of de Keukenhof goes way back. In 1641, the castle Keukenhof was built. The adjoining land had a surface of over 200 hectare. In 1857, the gardens of the castle were redesigned by the landscape architects who would later on design the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam. The gardens around the castle are today still the basis for the Keukenhof. Since 1949, there have been exhibitions of prominent bulb flower growers and exporters. This made Keukenhof the spring park of the Netherlands. One year later, the park opened its doors for visitors for the first time. Nearly a quarter of a million people came to visit the park. Today, almost 70 years later, almost a 100 purveyors joined forces to create the most beautiful flower exhibitions in the world. Thanks to this, the Keukenhof receives about one million visitors a year.
Theme Keukenhof 2019: Flower Power2019's Keukenhof is 'Flower Power'. "Flowers inspire. At Keukenhof flowers connect people from across the globe who come together to enjoy the tulips, smells andcolours. The Netherlands is famous for its bulb fields and the many flowers cultivated there. Bright colours, hippies, peace & music. Flower Power has that early 1970s vibe. A great theme for celebrating the 70th Keukenhof. Flower Power, the strength of flowers!" (Keukenhof, 2019) Visit the Keukenhof between March 21st and May 19th in Lisse.
Previous themesEvery year, the Keukenhof embraces a different theme. Last year's theme was Romance in flowers.
2018: Romance in Flowers
You can probably imagine why. Flowers and romance are - like diamonds and romance - inextricably connected. Visiting the Keukenhof was unbelievably romantic. The spectacular Rose Show was bigger than ever and classical music played between the tulips. All to create a wonderfully romantic atmosphere. It was possible to propose to your loved one in the romantic Tulip Garden or visit Cupid's Garden for a private rendezvous.