The 2019 edition of the Keukenhof flower extravaganza was a successful one with visitors giving the show exhibition an impressive 9 out of 10 score. 1.5 million people visited the park over the 8 weeks it was open. Visitors came from 100 countries. Most of them originated from the Netherlands (20%), followed by Germany, America, France, the UK and China. The number of Chinese visitors has decreased slightly.
The average number of visitors per day was comparable to last year. An increasing number of children visited Keukenhof however. Just like last year, there were four occasions on which we received over 45,000 visitors a day. The visitors were welcomed in a structured, smooth manner.
The combination of wonderful blooming at the park, the flowering bulb fields in the surrounding area and the sunny weather ensured Keukenhof was extremely busy over Easter. However, thanks to the low temperatures, the park stayed beautifully colourful right the way through to the end.
The busy Easter led to heavy traffic at and around Keukenhof. Improvements will be worked on over the coming period in conjunction with the responsible authorities.
Increasing numbers of visitors are opting for public transport to Keukenhof. Over 300,000 Keukenhof visitors used the Keukenhof Express this year. New boarding locations for this direct bus service were added in Amsterdam RAI and Hoofddorp augmenting the existing stops at Schiphol and in Leiden.
Keukenhof 2020’s theme will be ‘A World of Colours’. Well over a million people from every country and culture meet at Keukenhof to enjoy the spectacular Dutch flowers.
In 2020, Keukenhof will be open from 21 March - 10 May.
images courtesy of Keukenhof official FB page