The garden was established in 1949 by the then-mayor of Lisse. The idea was
a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could show
off their hybrids – and help the Netherlands export industry (it is the world's largest exporter
of flowers). Keukenhof has been the world's largest flower garden for over fifty years.
Keukenhof is open annually from the last week in March to mid-May.
The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.
Our delicious mid-breakfast treat with waffle and trimmings -- yummy!