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Keukenhof, Tulips and More!

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Active 40+ Socializing Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 19 Apr 15:01 - Sun 21 Apr 16:01

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The history of Keukenhof dates back to the 15th century. Countess Jacoba van Beieren [Jacqueline of Bavaria] ( Protected content ) gathered fruit and vegetables from the Keukenduin [kitchen dunes] for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in Protected content the estate grew to encompass an area of over Protected content .

Landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher, who also designed Amsterdam's Vondelpark, redesigned the castle gardens in Protected content . That park, in the English landscape style, still constitutes the basis of Keukenhof.
In Protected content group of 20 leading flower bulb growers and exporters came up with the plan to use the estate to exhibit spring-flowering bulbs, signaling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. The park opened its gates to the public in Protected content was an instant success, with 236,000 visitors in the first year alone. Protected content be the 74th edition of Keukenhof. During the past 73 years Keukenhof developed into a world-famous attraction.

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