Keukenhof - Lisse
The history of Keukenhof Castle and Estate spans a few centuries from its foundation in the 15th century. Countess Jacoba van Beieren (1401-1436) got fruit and vegetables from the Keukenduin gardens to prepare meals at Teylingen Castle. Landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher signed up for the redesign of the castle gardens. In 1949 a group of leading bulb growers and exporters decided to showcase flowering bulbous plants at the estate. Today Keukenhof, near the castle, is one of the busiest attractions of Holland. It opens its doors from the end of March until mid May. Check its website www.keukenhof.nl for more information. The castle gardens can be visited year round.