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Keukenhof Gardens, Open from 24 March - 16 May 2016

From 24 March to 16 May 2016, the Keukenhof Gardens will burst into a kaleidoscope of colours as the gently rolling grounds are carpeted with blooming flowers. With themed pavilions, floral mosaics, a treasure hunt for kids and much more, there’s plenty on offer for visitors of all ages. And be sure to check the events schedule for the Traditional Costume Show, the fabulous annual Flower Parade and plenty of special events during the period The Keukenhof theme for 2016 is “The Golden Age“, the era when Holland became rich through worldwide trade. The highlight of the theme year is the flower bulb mosaic beside the Oranje Nassau Pavilion. This shows a Delft Blue tile on which the trade across the seas and the rich canal-side houses of Amsterdam are depicted. The mosaic covers an area of 250m2. There are 100.000 flower bulbs used; tulips, grape hyacinths (muscari) and crocuses. The Golden Age provides the inspiration for the flower mosaic and for many of the flower shows in the Oranje Nassau Pavilion. New in 2016 are a Golden Age inspirational garden and a Delft Blue garden. Keukenhof is also one big party for children. They will have a blast with the treasure hunt, petting farm, maze and the playground. A great day out for the whole family.