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NL: Keukenhof welcomes 1.4 million visitors in 2024

Keukenhof successfully concludes its anniversary season 2024, welcoming over 1.4 million visitors between March 21 and May 12, 2024.

Princess Margriet inaugurated the 75th-anniversary edition of the Keukenhof Flower Exhibition on March 19. Thanks to the dedication of generations of passionate individuals, Keukenhof has grown into an international phenomenon over 75 years. With this year's anniversary festivities, Keukenhof aims to express gratitude and pride. Post NL (a Dutch postal and parcel service) issued an international stamp, a jubilee exhibition was on display at Keukenhof, RTL broadcasted the documentary 'Keukenhof 75 years', and last week, the Metropole Orchestra provided an open-air concert with a musical journey through time. The documentary can be rewatched via Videoland, and the Keukenhof Concert will be broadcast on NPO 1 on Whit Monday, May 20, and Sunday, June 16.

The majority of visitors were from the Netherlands (20%), followed by Germany, the United States, Great Britain, and France. Visitors from Asia have returned, though not in the numbers seen before the pandemic. In total, the park welcomed visitors from over 100 different countries.

Keukenhof has effectively managed the average number of daily visitors by utilizing time slots. This has optimized the logistics to and from the park and the experience within the flower park. Keukenhof continues to pay close attention to this.

Keukenhof was sold out for several weekends. This season, many campers were parked in the Keukenhof parking lot.

Many Keukenhof visitors used the direct Keukenhof Express from Schiphol, Leiden, Amsterdam RAI, or Haarlem. Shuttle buses from tour operators in Amsterdam to Keukenhof were also in operation.

Keukenhof operates year-round with 40 permanent staff members, scaling up to 1000 employees during the season. "We celebrated a festive season. The love for flowers remains clearly visible among our visitors. This was my first season, and I am proud of how all colleagues and others involved have dedicated themselves with so much passion for the flowers and the guests," says Sandra Bechtholt, General Manager of Keukenhof.

The combination of early blooming in the park and the flowering bulb fields in the Bollenstreek attracted many visitors again. Due to low nighttime temperatures, the park remained beautifully colored for a long time. However, due to rain, the bloom in the park was less intense in the last week. Late-blooming varieties were in bloom, while other flower beds had faded and were deadheaded. Until the last day, the garden team optimized the park, replanting tulips and other flowers in several places.

Keukenhof will be open from March 20 to May 11, 2025.

Source: Keukenhof

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