Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Paesi Bassi
Keukenhof Gardens are the most beautiful spring garden in the world.If you arrive in spring, you'll be luckier. You can enjoy huge fields of flowers in the great outdoors, and--even better--you'll almost inevitably spend half a day touring the Keukenhof International Flower Exhibition, a 70-acre showcase for the Dutch flower industry. For nine weeks every spring, these famous gardens draw more than three quarters of a million visitors to see a changing display of more than 7 million flowers--including some 1,000 varieties of tulips alone.As Dutch history goes, Keukenhof is young. Situated on the grounds of a long-razed castle, inhabited during the fifteenth century by a countess whose four husbands (one at a time) included a dauphin of France and a Duke of Gloucester, it was opened a few years after the end of World War II by a group of bulb-growers intent on exhibiting the splendor of Dutch flowers.