Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands
Covering an area of 32 hectares, Keukenhof is one of the world's largest flower gardens and probably Europe's best-known destination for fans of all things floral. The garden is located in the small town of Lisse, just south-west of Amsterdam. Seven million bulbs are planted here each year, blooming just in time to create a spectacular Technicolor carpet of colours for the two-month flower festival held here each Spring.
This being Holland, it's not surprising that most of the flowers are tulips, but there are also plenty of crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths. This Spring, the flower festival will be on for seven weeks: from 21 March to 10 May 2020. Book your ticket in advance online so you don't have to wait in the long entrance queues.
Keukenhof is an easy day trip from Amsterdam and convenient to get to via the Keukenhof Express. This bus service departs from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam RAI Station, Haarlem, Hoofddorp and Leiden.