You can take a virtual tour of the famous Dutch tulip fields

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If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting the Netherlands during springtime to view the bright and beautiful tulip fields, this is not the best time to take a trip. However, it could be the ideal moment to take a tour.

Keukenhof is a botanical garden in the town of Lisse in the Netherlands. Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. More than 7 million bulbs are currently in bloom, including 800 varieties of tulips.

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But while Keukenhof is typically a gorgeous and entertaining place that both children and adults enjoy thanks to its flower shows, art, petting farm, playground and more, it is currently closed to the public. In a public statement, the garden announced that it would not open for the 2020 season due to the Dutch government tightening measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Bringing The Flowers To You

Since visitors cannot stroll through the twisting and turning paths of the garden, the Dutch flower park has decided to bring Keukenhof to anyone who wants to enjoy the stunning grounds. Every few days, the park is posting new video tours of Keukenhof, making it possible to take in the colors, texture and designs only nature and master gardeners could create.

They’ve even created a 360-degree video tour you can view on YouTube, allowing you to control what you’re looking at as they walk you through the gardens:

The garden posts on many social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, as you can see in this welcoming video presented by the managing director of Keukenhof. Although videos are recorded in Dutch, English subtitles make it easy to learn more about this breathtaking place.

Keukenhof, which translates to “Kitchen Garden” in English, dates back to the 15th century, when Countess Jacoba van Beieren used the grounds for fruit and vegetables to use in the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641 and the garden was redesigned in 1857. Gardeners began planting flower bulbs in 1949 and the park was opened to the public in 1950.

Follow Keukenhof on your favorite social media platforms or visit to check out the latest photos and videos.


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