The 67th annual Dutch bulb visitor attraction event runs until 16 May.
The highlight of the theme year is a flower bulb mosaic covering an area of 250m2 and made of 100,000 tulips, grape-hyacinths (muscari) and crocuses. The flower shows portray combinations between tens of thousands of flowers and the 17th century paintings. New in 2016 are a Golden Age inspirational garden and a Delft Blue garden.
Every year 800,000 visitors come to Keukenhof from over 100 countries. Approximately 75 per cent of these visitors come from abroad.
In his welcoming speech Bart Siemerink, director of Keukenhof, talked about new events at the park such as the two cut tulip shows, the nature garden and the Flowers & Fashion exhibition in the orchid pavilion.