Keukenhof is a paradise for flower lovers and especially for those ones who are into tulips. Keukenhof is located in province of South Holland in Netherlands in town of Lisse. One of the reasons people spend money and travel here from all around the world is a blooming season of tulips.

I actually learnt a few interesting facts about tulips here. Like the origin of tulips comes from South Caucasus. And of course I practiced my photography skills here. 

In short: Keukenhof is the most beautiful spring garden in the world. More than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill over 32 hectares with color and fragrance. Read more: www.keukenhof.nl/en or read more about Keukenhof at the end of this photo post.

In total I made about 1000 photos here, I would love to add them all to blog, but just 136 survived to you. I believe this is the largest (longest) photo story I have ever created (yet)

Parking lot at Keukenhof

Parking lot at Keukenhof

It wouldn't be a Holland if there were no cyclists, right? 

Keukenhof Holland

Keukenhof Holland

You may notice a portrait of all time great painter there of Vincent Van Gogh, this year (2015) it was a year of Vincent Van Gogh at Keukenhof

Parking at Keukenhof

Parking at Keukenhof

Price per parking EUR 6.00 and is valid for all your stay at Keukenhof

Entrance at Keukenhof

Entrance at Keukenhof

Ticket price per adult - EUR 16.00

Tulips and other flowers at Keukenhof garden

Tulips and other flowers at Keukenhof garden

I must admit I'm not a flower expert at all. I was more into improving my photography skills back there taking this photo. Now looking to those lovely flowers not a piece looks like a tulip for me, those yellow one at the left side looks more a daffodils for me.

Tulips at Keukenhof

Tulips at Keukenhof

According to the plates attached here - these are tulips 'Cool Crystal' and 'Gold Dust'

At Keukenhof

At Keukenhof

My flower knoweledge ends here - Have no idea what those blue ones are - if you have an idea, please leave me a comment.

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

Tulips at Keukenhof garden

Tulips at Keukenhof garden

This garden at Keukenhof is a paradise for macro photographers

Tourist trying to take a photo

Tourist trying to take a photo

Some fire tulips

Some 'fire' tulips

At Keukenhof's Flower garden

At Keukenhof's Flower garden

Did find a nice perspective with...  trees

Macro of a tulip

Macro of a tulip

Plenty of visitors at Keukenhof

Plenty of visitors at Keukenhof

This year Keukenhof's flower gardens were opened to public from March 20 - May 17 (2015), during our visit here at the end of April it all bloomed and florished that's why there were so many tourists

Flower garden

Flower garden

Tulips and other flowers

Tulips and other flowers

Tulips and other flowers

Tulips and other flowers

Did you know that tulips oringaly were imported to Netherlands from Southern parts of Turkey? Probably from Caucasus? I learnt this on site here at Keukenhof.

Love room at one of the expo halls

Love room at one of the expo halls

Each year they are changing exposition here at Keukenhof, this year a new thing was introduced - a selfie room giving a name of Loe room. So people were making zillions of selfies here.

Love Room at Keukenhof

Love Room at Keukenhof

Manakin at Love room

Manakin at Love room

Heart at Love room

Heart at Love room

A lot of flowers

A lot of flowers

They are actualy inserted in the mirror box, so they are mirroring back

Flowers at Keukenhof's Love Room

Flowers at Keukenhof's Love Room

Dutch wooded shoes

Dutch wooded shoes

Another Dutch thing - wooden shoes

Blooming tree at Keukenhof

Blooming tree at Keukenhof

A cafeteria located in Keukenhof's garden

A cafeteria located in Keukenhof's garden

Well I believe this one is a lovely photo

A naked woman

A naked woman

Could be some relict back from Dutch colonoliasm times. Do not know for sure.

Blooming tree's and a channel

Blooming tree's and a channel

Windmills

Windmills

Just another Dutch thing

Tulips and those... blue ones

Tulips and those... blue ones

Tulips and daffodils

Tulips and daffodils 

At Keukenhof's flower garden

At Keukenhof's flower garden

Channel and a tulip field

Channel and a tulip field

In total there are 32 HA of tulip fields in Keukenhof's flower garden

Some installation at garden

Some installation at garden

Multi colour tulips

Multi colour tulips

Pink blooming tulips

Pink blooming tulips

Red and Yellow tulips

Red and Yellow tulips

Those one probably could be the "Gold Dust"

Some installation at park

Some installation at park

Some other installation at park

Some other installation at park

Willem Alexander expo at this garden

Willem Alexander expo at this garden

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

At least so I believe they are called a Hydrangeas - this is a new word I just learnt in English

At Keukenhof's garden

At Keukenhof's garden

Fox tails

Fox tails

Hydrangea

Hydrangea 

At least I believe so

White and Yellow tulips

White and Yellow tulips

An Orchid

Looks like an orchid for me, but probably is just another variation of tulip

Blooming tulips at Keukenhof

Blooming tulips at Keukenhof

Pink tulips

Pink tulips

Another variation of a tulip

Another variation of a tulip

Another variation of a tulip

Another variation of a tulip

Blooming tulips at Keukenhof

Blooming tulips at Keukenhof

Tulips at Keukenhof

Tulips at Keukenhof

More tulips

More tulips

Yellow tulips with red stripes

Yellow tulips with red stripes

Tulips at indoor hall at Keukenhof

Tulips at indoor hall at Keukenhof

Tulips at indoor hall at Keukenhof

Tulips at indoor hall at Keukenhof

Yellow and Pink tulips

Yellow and Pink tulips

Another variation of tulips

Another variation of tulips

Colourful tulips

Colourful tulips

Pink tulips

Pink tulips

Gold Dust tulips

Gold Dust tulips

More tulips

More tulips

Blooming tulips

Blooming tulips

Yellow and Red tulips

Yellow and Red tulips

White tulips

White tulips

More tulips

More tulips

...and more

...and more

...and even more

...and even more

Yellow tulips with red stripes

Yellow tulips with red stripes

...

...

They all looks so great I just couldn't stop photographing them

Yellow tulips with red stripes at Keukenhof

Yellow tulips with red stripes at Keukenhof

Pink tulips with white edges

Pink tulips with white edges

Yellow tulips

Yellow tulips

More postcard style images

More postcard style images

Lets agree on following - tulips here at Keukenhof looks so good, that many of pictures I managed here looks like a postcards. At least for me.

Orchids at Keukenhof's garden

Orchids at Keukenhof's garden

Flower expo hall at Keukenhof

Flower expo hall at Keukenhof

Tulips

Tulips

A macro photographer at Keukenhof

A macro photographer at Keukenhof

Well.. as said Keukenhof is a paradise for macro photographers

Tulips at expo hall

Tulips at expo hall

Amaryllis at Keukenhof

Amaryllis at Keukenhof

Amaryllis at Keukenhof

Amaryllis at Keukenhof

Amaryllis at Keukenhof

Amaryllis at Keukenhof

Another macro photographer

Another macro photographer

Well I can agree on following - everyone was smiling back there in Keukenhof's garden

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Indoor cafeteria at Keukenhof

Indoor cafeteria at Keukenhof

Well thanks god they hae it here - after a few hour walk it wa my favorite place during our rest stay at Keukenhof's garden

Daffodil

Daffodil 

Daffodils

Daffodils 

Tulips

Tulips

Looks like a tea roses for me

Looks like a tea roses for me

Looks like a tea roses for me

Looks like a tea roses for me

Wooden tulips for sale at Keukenhof

Wooden tulips for sale at Keukenhof

Blooming tulips at trees at Keukenhof

Blooming tulips at trees at Keukenhof

A swan in a channel

A swan in a channel

Tulips and swans

Tulips and swans

Tulips and swans and Keukenhof

Tulips and swans and Keukenhof

Tulip garden

Tulip garden

Keukenhof's Park garden

Keukenhof's Park garden

Keukenhof's Park garden

Keukenhof's Park garden

Grandson and Granfather

Grandson and Granfather

Anther cafeteria at Keukenhof

Anther cafeteria at Keukenhof

At Keukenhof's park garden

At Keukenhof's park garden

Vincent's Van Gogh room

Vincent's Van Gogh room

At first I red: Share your love with Russia, instead of Rosa

Vincent's Van Gogh room

Vincent's Van Gogh room

Vincent's Van Gogh room

Vincent's Van Gogh room

Vincent Van Gogh room

Vincent Van Gogh room

Vincent Van Gogh room

Vincent Van Gogh room

Vincent Van Gogh room

Vincent Van Gogh room

Garden landscape at Keukenhof

Garden landscape at Keukenhof

Tulips

Tulips

A cow in Keukenhof's garden

A cow in Keukenhof's garden

Did find some similarities from Tbilisi Cheese Festival here

Landscape

Landscape

At garden

At garden

At garden

At garden

At garden

At garden

Couldn't resist to play with aperture here

At garden

At garden

At garden

At garden

Channel at Keukenhof's garden

Channel at Keukenhof's garden

River of Flowers at Keukenhof's garden

River of Flowers at Keukenhof's garden

River of Flowers at Keukenhof's garden

River of Flowers at Keukenhof's garden

River of flowers

River of flowers

River of flowers

River of flowers

Blooming trees

Blooming trees

At garden

At garden

Please don't walk on the grass sign

Please don't walk on the grass sign

Blooming tree

Blooming tree

Photo of trees

Photo of trees

Now, this is another experiment me trying to photo trees. Looks good for me. 

Tulips and a channel

Tulips and a channel

Tulips and a swan in background

Tulips and a swan in background

Keukenhof's garden

Keukenhof's garden

Swans at Keukenhof

Swans at Keukenhof

Tulips and a blooming tree

Tulips and a blooming tree

Another channel

Another channel

Did spent here some time to make a decent photo.

Paint tube installation

Paint tube installation

Keukenhof's garden plan

Keukenhof's garden plan

More tulips

More tulips

Author of this blog captured in action

Author of this blog captured in action

Ahh, this was a long photo post, I managed to add 136 pictures here... What else I can add to this? You must DEFIANTLY visit Keukenhof's tulip gardens at tulip blooming season to experience a real Holland (Netherlands).

About 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 vegetables 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, signaling 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.