I can’t remember a time that we had such a late springtime. This afternoon I was for a quick visit in Keukenhof. Even for me it is not so much fun to walk around and see the empty flowerbeds. The temperature feels like winter instead of springtime. And today it was snowing again! (see my youtube video here )
At Keukenhof the indoor exhibitions are the place to be. They are warm and nice. The Fresia exhibition looks and smells wonderful and the tulip / daffodil exhibition is crowed with people taking at least some pictures of how it suppose to look outside.
In the area around Keukenhof I counted only some slightly yellow daffodil fields in the surrounding of Keukenhof. That’s it. For the people dreaming of fields full with flowers please be flexible and travel later. There are no beautiful fields yet.
Forecast for Easter weekend and next week
If the weather doesn’t change the flowers at the Keukenhof and on the fields doesn’t change very much. The weather forecast tells a rise in temperature from Wednesday so we have to see if this will happen.
Will it be worth to visit Keukenhof next week?
Please decide for yourself after seeing all the photos. The same advice as last week: if I had traveled from far I would be disappointed to see no flower fields and very less flowers inside the Keukenhof. But some people still enjoy it.
For all people with the question: Will the tulips/flowers bloom at date X ?
I am sorry we still can’t tell. Due to the extreme cold it is difficult to make a precise forecast this year. The weather is an important factor in this. Just follow the weekly updates and decide for yourself if it is worthwhile to travel to the Keukenhof area. Normally around this time the first fields are over their peak already. Now they are not even blooming.
Next flower update will be next weekend around the 7th of April.