Sponsors of Keukenhof 2017
The Keukenhof theme for 2017 is “Dutch Design”. Dutch Design is characterised by Dutch sobriety combined with innovative solutions.
Famous artists and designers such as Mondriaan and Rietveld, have laid the foundations for Dutch design. Even today, Dutch designers are appreciated worldwide for their industry-leading designs in fashion, graphic design, architecture and furniture design. They are the source of inspiration for the theme of the next Keukenhof season.
Dutch design is incorporated in the flower bulb mosaic, one of the highlights of this years theme. In addition, the flower shows in the Oranje Nassau Pavilion are entirely in the style of Dutch Design. Two of the inspirational gardens are also dedicated to the theme: the Mondriaan Garden with its primary square colour patches will be a great attraction to the international public.
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 23rd of March to 21st of May 2017. Naturally Bakker will again be one of the top suppliers.