Weekly Flower update 2019 – week 12
Thank you so much for all your lovely replies at social media last week. It was a beautiful start of spring season. In the past ten years I haven’t seen so many flowers in bloom at the start of season. Have a look at the current status….
Current status of the flowers
For the people who follow our social media account it isn’t a surprise. Some flower fields are in bloom and the Keukenhof has a lot of color too. I have shared some videos about the view of the windmill, view of the park and the indoor tulip show.
You can see a lot of crocus and daffodils in bloom. And there are some lovely early tulips to be seen around the garden. It is a joy to walk around the park even though we are not near peak blooming yet.
The indoor flower shows are a feast for the eye and the nose! The first steps in the Oranje Nassau Pavilion was covered by the strong fragrance of the hyacinths in all colors. Keukenhof made a wonderful show in theme of this year Flower Power. Did you know that Keukenhof celebrates its 70th birthday this year?
We have perfect spring like weather. Not too or too cold. It will be around the 5-13 C (or 41 – 55 F) with a moderate wind, clouds and some sunshine. If it starts to rain there are lovely tulip ponchos for sale in the souvenir shop at Keukenhof (I’ve been doubting to buy it myself without any rain in sight :-))
Are you wondering when the tulips are in bloom in the fields or when the best time is to visit Keukenhof? Have a look at this blogpost “when the tulips are in bloom in 2019“. Planning to visit but you don’t have a ticket yet? Have a look at our selection of tickets and tours here.
For all people traveling in the upcoming week, keep an eye to the pink hyacinth field next to the entrance of Keukenhof. It just need a couple of days with full sunlight before you can see the intense color come alive. In the park I expect to see more daffodils, crocus, hyacinths and tulips in the upcoming week.
For all people traveling at the end of April don’t worry. Many borders at Keukenhof are planted in layers aka lasagna style. This means that the first layer starts to bloom now, but the second and even third layer will bloom later during springtime. When planning your visit keep in mind that opening in the very beginning of spring or visiting at the very end of spring has different flowers. You won’t find many crocus or daffodils at the midst of May.
Even tulips are categorized in early, mid and late blooming varieties. So every moment has its own characteristics, every day during spring season has different blooming.
Flower field etiquette
A beautiful field in front of you with thousands of flowers in bloom, it is the dream of every visitor during springtime. Unfortunately many fields get damaged by tourist during spring season. Did you know it is considered extremely rude in the Netherlands when you enter a flower field that isn’t yours? How can you enjoy the flower fields and what is the flower field etiquette? And where can you very close to the tulips without damaging the bulbs? Read these practical tips here.
Flower shows and events 2019
Did you know that the Keukenhof organises several flower shows, activities and events? Have a look at the long list here
Have a look which show or activity is on on your traveldates. Which event are you most looking forward to?
Tickets & tours!
Visit Keukenhof on your own
- Keukenhof 2019 – Skip the line
- Bus + Skip the line entrance Keukenhof 2019 (also from the new added bus stations)
- Rent your bike (3hrs or full day) to see the flower fields around Keukenhof yourself
- Small Group Tour to Keukenhof flower fields, pancakes, Haarlem and windmill
- Coach tour to Keukenhof from Amsterdam
- Coach tour to Keukenhof and Flower farm from Amsterdam
- Coach tour to Keukenhof from Rotterdam
- Day Trip to Keukenhof & Flowerfields, Volendam & Windmills (Small Group Tour)
- Day Trip to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans including A’DAM Lookout
Thank you for reading along this week. Wishing you a beautiful week full with flowers.
See you next week!
Kind regards from Tulips in Holland,
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