Where Keukenhof is situated now, was hunting ground in the 15th century. This site served as a herb garden for Jacoba of Bavaria castle’s kitchen (keuken), hence the name Keukenhof.
The current park is part of the extensive estate of Lock Teylingen, with beautiful prestine woods and dunes. After the death of Jacoba of Bavaria the Keukenhof fell into the hands of wealthy merchant families. Baron and Baroness Van Pallandt invited landscape architects J.D. and L.P. Zocher (designers of the Amsterdam Vondelpark), to design the garden around the castle. This design, in the English landscape style, still provides the basis of Keukenhof.
The current park is 32 hectares large and has 15 kilometers of footpaths. The Keukenhof is amazing for young and old, it provides a unique experience so don’t forget your camera. The park is full of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring bulbs. You can gain inspiration and unwind in a beautiful surroundings!
From Hotel Leeuwenbrug to the Keukenhof
Stationsweg 166a, Lisse