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Lisse Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 126 photos

Where The Keukenhof Is Located

The name "Lisse" will probably sound quite unfamiliar to you. How about "Keukenhof" -- "Oh you mean that famous Dutch flower garden where all those tulips and bulbs are on display!?!!" -- Exactly: Lisse is the town where the Keukenhof is located. It is situated some 20 kilometers south-west of Amsterdam, not far from the famous North Sea resort of Nordwijk aan Zee.

Is Visiting the Keukenhof Really Necessary

This is not a rhetorical question at all. I found the large carpets of flowers around Lisse much more interesting than the Keukenhof itself. Of course, you have a landscaped garden, you have exhibition pavillions where rare and special breeds are on display. But walking through the fields is totally free. There are many lovely walks along the numerous waterways. Think about it! As it was still very early in the year, the picture can only give you a hint of how the landscape must look like when the fields are in full bloom.

The Coast Is Near!

Visitors to Lisse and the Keukenhof should not forget paying a visit to the beach. Noordwijk, one of the most famous Dutch coastal resorts, is only 10 km away.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely Place, Close to Amsterdam, Close to the Sea
  • Cons:Everybody goes to the Keukenhof
  • Last visit to Lisse: Apr 2005
  • Intro Written Apr 4, 2005
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2007 at 5:57 AM

    Looks nice, I'm heading there despite the crowds! I'll actually be in Belgium also for a time but I'm not sure where your home town is.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2006 at 3:19 AM

    nice photos from lisse. i was there a few years back and camped on the local football ground, so i guess you had better accomodation there than i did :O)

  • la_beba's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2006 at 11:23 AM

    Yeah, I think that the 2,800,000 square kilometers that makes Argentina occupy the eighth place in the world should be long enough to not cross path with a tall guy with big glasses cursing all the time!!! hahaha

  • Apr 5, 2005 at 10:48 AM

    Your flower fotos are fabulous Win! (I hope you DIDn't starve to death in Amsterdam btw :))))

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