Willem van Gogh, a relative of Vincent van Gogh, officially opened the 66th edition of Keukenhof. This year is the Van Gogh year at Keukenhof. The most beautiful spring garden in the world is open from Friday 20 March up to and including Sunday 17 May. Keukenhof is already in full bloom.
2015 is exactly 125 years since the death of Vincent van Gogh. This moment was seized by Keukenhof to honour the famous Dutch artist.
This season there is a great deal that links Van Gogh and Keukenhof.
The highlight of the Van Gogh year is a flower bulb mosaic of Vincent van Gogh covering an area of 250m² and made up of thousands of tulips. The flower shows display wonderful combinations of thousands of tulips and his paintings. In 2015 there is a lovely new Selfie garden inspired by the self-portraits of Van Gogh in a modern setting.
Even 125 years after his death Van Gogh is still inspiring plenty of people. Willem van Gogh, as a relative, is very proud that so many tourists and Dutch visitors find inspiration at Keukenhof and from the work of Vincent van Gogh.
In his welcoming speech Bart Siemerink, the director of Keukenhof, talked about the new additions to the park. The Tulpomania exhibition showing the history of the tulip is new this year. Eight new inspirational gardens have been laid, and a new maze has been created especially for children.
Keukenhof is expecting 800,000 visitors from 100 countries this year. The park is open to the public from Friday 20 March up to and including Sunday 17 May 2015.