Keukenhof might be one of the largest tourist attractions in the Netherlands.
Sure, it is packed with tourists.
Sure, it is overly busy.
Sure, it might be pricey.
But… it is stunning.
The Keukenhof features the outside tulip gardens. These are of the finest gardens I have ever visited, complete with entirely landscaped parts, large ponds, a windmill, garden inspiration side “cubicles” and all sorts of vendors. Some of these vendors sell all sorts of plants, while others sell ice cream, waffles or bread with sausage. I had some poffertjes (small pancakes) there are they were very tasty.
The main roads in the Keukenhof connect some pavilions which all have their own theme. The tulip pavilion is probably the most impressive, but the pavilion with the orchids and the one with gerberas are also breathtakingly beautiful.
If ever you visit the Netherlands in spring, you definitely should go to the Keukenhof. It’s too pretty to miss out on it.