See Holland’s Famous Tulips in Bloom on This Virtual Tour of the Keukenhof Gardens

updated Apr 15, 2020
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Rows of pink and orange tulips in the Keukenhof Gardens
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Spring has sprung, and so have the breathtaking tulips in the Keukenhof Gardens of Holland. Even though no one can physically visit the vibrant blooms as the park is closed, locals and tourists alike can virtually roam the grounds whenever they please.

The flower garden of Keukenhof—also known as the Garden of Europe—has virtually opened its doors on their YouTube channel. In addition to showcasing the tulips that the grounds are famous for, they give a glimpse of vibrant daffodils, hyacinths, and other species that make up the landscape. It’s not just a one-time tour, either: Keunkenhof Gardens is rolling out additional videos that spotlight their experts and continue to show the flowers bloom throughout the season.

The history of the grounds goes back to the 15th century, when Countess Jacoba van Beieren picked fruit and vegetables from the garden. Keunkenhof Castle was built in 1641, and the gardens were redesigned in 1857 that reflected an English landscape style. It wasn’t until 1949 when spring-flowering bulbs took the spotlight, thanks to 20 leading flower bulb growers who stepped in to establish the spring park reputation that Keunkenhof Gardens is known for today.

Almost a century later, you can see that the bulbs at Keunkenhof Gardens are just as lively as ever before. In addition to showcasing flowers, the property’ has also uploaded videos of their gardeners giving virtual tours of different parts of the garden. For example, Michael walked viewers through the Willem-Alexander Pavilion, and Daan gave a glimpse of one of the onsite inspirational areas called Beach Garden

There’s plenty more where that came from, too, as Keunkenhof Gardens will continue to post virtual tours of different parts of the property. So keep checking their YouTube for new videos so the flowers can continue to bring spring into your home, wherever you are.