Sponsor of Keukenhof 2019: the theme is Flower Power
This year’s theme at the Keukenhof is Flower PowerThink bright colours, hippies, music, peace and love: Flower Power was the slogan for the mood at the start of the 1970s. This gorgeous, vibrant theme is the perfect way to ring in the Keukenhof’s 70th anniversary. Flower Power: a botanical force to be reckoned with!
History of the KeukenhofThe name Keukenhof (kitchen garden) was first used in the 15th century when the kitchen staff of Countess Jacoba van Beieren gathered their herbs on this country estate.
At a later stage the Keukenhof became part of the large estate of Castle Teylingen. Landscape gardeners J.D. Zocher and L.P. Zocher, who were also the designers of the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, were asked to design the garden around the castle. Their design in the English country garden style still forms the basis for the Keukenhof today.
In 1949 the first open air flower exhibition was organised at the initiative of the Mayor of Lisse and a number of leading bulb growers and exporters. The Keukenhof opened its doors for the first time!
Over the last 60 years the Keukenhof has evolved into one of the most popular attractions in the Netherlands. More than 44 million people have visited this magnificent park.
Facts about the Keukenhof
- The most highly rated attraction in Europe
- The largest flower garden in the world
- 32 hectares of land
- 4.5 million tulips in 100 varieties
- 15 kilometres of footpaths
- Largest statue garden in the Netherlands
- Over 2,500 trees in 87 varieties
- ‘Walk of fame’ with tulips named after celebrities
You can admire all the magnificent flowering bulbs at the Keukenhof from 21 March to 19 May 2019. Naturally Bakker will again be one of the top suppliers.