The Kuekenhof is the worlds largest flower garden located in Lisse, Holland, about a 90 minute train/bus excursion from Amsterdam.
The Keukenhof is open only 7-8 weeks each year from late March to mid-May.
Each year, over 7 million bulbs are planted in the gardens.
The garden was established in 1949 by the then-mayor of Lisse.
The idea was to present a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could show off their hybrids – and help the Netherlands export industry.
The Netherlands is the world's largest exporter of flowers.
Keukenhof has been the world's largest flower garden for over fifty years
Each year, over 800,000 people visit the gardens during the short 8 week period, with an increasing majority coming from the US and Asia.
In addition to the outside gardens, there's also an indoor pavillion where you can see how plants and bulbs can be used in interior decoration.
Train station in Lisse.
As you go just about anywhere across the Netherlands in the spring, you can see the fields of tulips and other flowers for miles and miles.