Spring Has Arrived; Holland In Full Bloom
Her Royal Highness Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will officially open the Floriade 2012 on 04 April. Staged only once every ten years at a changing location in Holland, the Floriade World Horticultural Expo will open its doors to the public on 05 April 2012, exactly one month from today. Expect to see some of the most exquisite and exceptional flowers, plants, trees, fruit and vegetables of the world on show. If you want to make the most of your visit to Holland make sure you fit in a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens. This colourful park near Amsterdam offers the best of traditional tulips and other spring flowers.
Floriade 2012 - a unique experience
The Floriade World Horticultural Expo is held in Holland every ten years since 1960 and always at a different location in Holland. From 5 April until 7 October 2012, the sixth edition of Floriade will be organised in Venlo in central-eastern Holland. The central theme of Floriade 2012, 'Be part of the theatre in nature, get closer to the quality of life', has been translated into five core sub-themes, which will be portrayed via five themed zones on the park. The five core sub-themes at Floriade will cover the different aspects of the relationship between the consumer and the horticultural sector.
It will be open to the public daily from 10.00-19.00. The entrance fee starts from €25.00 for adults and €12.50 (4-12 years). Expected attendance of Floriade 2012 is 2 million visitors. The site is easily accessible by road, rail and air, offering many different routes from the UK. It has ample parking facilities for both cars and coaches. The site is only a short distance from the main Venlo railway station. The region is home to a variety of excellent authentic hotels.
Colourful flower displays at Keukenhof
From 22 March-20 May 2012, one of Holland's most popular attractions will open its doors again. The Keukenhof gardeners have planted over 7 million bulbs during the winter to guarantee that the flower gardens can be experienced in all its glory throughout the spring. In 2012, the park's theme will be paying a colourful tribute to Poland with its theme: "Poland - Heart of Europe".
The Keukenhof is open to the public from 22 March to 20 May 2012 daily from 08:00 to 19:30 (ticket office open until 18:00). The entrance fee is €14,50 for adults and €7,00 for children (4-11 years). The Keukenhof can be reached by car or by train and bus/ Combination tickets are available when travelling by bus from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
For further information on Floriade 2012 and/or Keukenhof visit www.holland.com