Keukenhof Spring Gardens
Featuring millions of tulips and other bulbs, floral shows and the Netherlands' largest sculpture park within a former castle estate, the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland are one of the season's must-sees. Some of the most impressive Low Country cities - The Hague, Rotterdam and Antwerp - are just a short drive away.
The world's largest flower garden opens to the public only in spring, when its famous tulips and other bulb flowers are in full bloom. The idyllic 80-hectare site is also home to three pavilions hosting weekly-changing flower shows, seven themed 'inspiration gardens' displaying the latest garden trends - appealing to both traditional and modern tastes - and around 25 bronze statues by prominent artists.
Special events include a four-day Tulip Event, a Summer Bulb Weekend, the passing of the Flower Parade as it makes its way between Noordwijk and Haarlem, an Orchid Weekend and the largest Lily Show in the world.
NB. The 2017 dates are provisional and will be finalised closer to the time.