The Netherlands has a lot to offer people who love flowers, plants, and trees. The top ten Dutch gardens, which include botanical, Keukenhof tulip gardens, palace, and castle varieties, are listed below.
The Dutch tulips are well-known worldwide. Visit Holland in April or May if you want to see the tulip fields in full bloom. The largest flower park in the world, Keukenhof, opens its doors during this time.
Every year, more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted in the Keukenhof park. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies, and many other flowers are displayed in the gardens and four pavilions. A spectacle of hues and scents will overpower you. This is the most famous Dutch garden.
At Keukenhof, you might as well be floating in a sea of blossoms. The tulips and other flowers number in the millions and are spread across numerous gardens and pavilions. Every year, Keukenhof has a different theme, so it is never the same. Over a million people visit this park annually because it is unique in the entire world. The park is only open during this time because the tulips only bloom from mid-March to mid-May.
The Flower Bulb Region
Views of the various bulb fields that stretch from Leiden to Haarlem in North Holland and northern South Holland are very impressive. The region includes the Keukenhof flower garden, which is worth visiting and takes about 4 hours to explore.
De Haar castle Dutch gardens
The Netherlands’ central province of Utrecht has a history that is just as lengthy and rich as the country itself. Many of the country’s historic castles, which date from the 1200s to the 1600s, are found there. Kasteel De Haar in the community of Haarzuilens is one of them. The Netherlands’ largest remaining castle is this one. The estate is situated on 135 acres of land that has been beautifully landscaped with ponds, canals, bridges, rose gardens, and more.
Botanical Gardens Hortus Haren, Netherlands
One of the first botanical gardens in the Netherlands was founded in the 17th century and is called Hortus Haren. There are fifteen vibrant gardens spread across more than twenty acres. Discover Hortus Haren’s many fascinating attractions by going there.
In this tropical rainforest setting, coffee bushes, cinnamon trees, vanilla orchids, and bananas thrive. Wander through the wild plant garden or unwind in the Chinese garden, a recreation of a Ming Dynasty Feng Shui garden designed by a Chinese Mandarin. The Hortus Haren also features a heath, greenhouses, an apiary, English, Celtic, rock, and themed gardens. This is one of the most beautiful botanical garden in the Netherlands.
The Trompenburg Gardens in Rotterdam
The 20 acres of Trompenburg Gardens in Rotterdam were first developed in the early 1800s. It is situated close to the Erasmus University campus in the Kralingen neighborhood. An English garden, a forest garden, and more than 700 different rhododendron species bloom here in the late spring.
Gardens at Rosendael Castle
Kasteel Rosendael, which was built in the late 1500s, can be found in the municipality of Rozendaal in the province of Gelderland, close to the city of Arnhem. The estate, gardens, and park are quite magnificent with ponds, fountains, a shell gallery, a rose garden, an orangery, and more after centuries of renovations and restorations.
Japanese garden at Clingendael
The Japanese garden, which Baroness van Brienen, the estate’s then-owner, built in the early 1900s, is the crowning glory of The Hague’s Clingendael estate park. She visited Japan and the Orient on numerous occasions, returning with genuine artifacts like sculptures, water bridges, lanterns, a pavilion, plants, and cherry blossom trees. Free admission to the Japanese garden at Clingendael, but it is only open for four weeks twice a year (June-July and Sept-Oct).
The second-oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands is the Amsterdam Hortus, which was founded in 1638. It is close to ARTIS and situated to the east of the city’s core (Amsterdam Zoo). It provides a tranquil haven amidst the busy city life. A wide variety of plants, flowers, bushes, and trees can be found here, both outdoors and in greenhouses. This is one of the most popular Dutch garden.
Dutch Gardens at Sypesteyn Castle
In the North Holland province’s Loosdrecht town, close to Hilversum, is the location of Castle Sypesteyn. Despite the fact that the original castle is no longer standing, a replacement building was erected on the original 16th-century foundation in the 1920s. Henri van Sypesteyn, the property’s owner at the time, also transformed 15 acres of pasture land into a classic Dutch garden, complete with a castle garden, orchard, maze, forecourt, and park forest.
TWICKEL ESTATE GARDENS
The Twickel estate is situated close to the German border, close to the Overijssel province town of Hengelo. Throughout its five centuries of existence, the castle gardens have incorporated elements that reflect Renaissance, Baroque, formal, landscape, and even Japanese influences.