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Keukenhof Estate and Castle: Unveiling the History

March 6 @ 11:00 am - March 7 @ 3:00 pm

The Keukenhof Estate and Castle offer visitors a glimpse into Dutch history and natural beauty. The castle, surrounded by lush greenery and colorful flower beds, stands as a symbol of grandeur and elegance. Visitors wander through the picturesque gardens, admiring the meticulously manicured landscapes and vibrant floral displays. This enchanting scene captures the essence of the Keukenhof Estate and Castle, inviting guests to explore its rich heritage and scenic beauty.

Embark on a captivating journey through time as we delve into the illustrious history of Keukenhof Estate and Castle, guided by the knowledgeable Charlotte Ebers.

Echoes of Centuries Past

Nestled within the enchanting landscape of Lisse, the Keukenhof estate and its majestic castle stand as venerable witnesses to centuries of Dutch heritage. Rooted in the annals of time, this historic landmark holds tales of grandeur, resilience, and cultural significance dating back nearly four centuries.

Keukenhof Estate and Castle: A Heritage Enshrined in Nature

Tracing its origins to the Middle Ages, the land surrounding Keukenhof was once revered as the favored hunting grounds for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Known as “Keukenbos en Keukenduin” in Dutch, meaning “Kitchen Forest and Kitchen Dunes,” this pristine expanse of nature bore witness to the pursuits of nobility and the rhythms of daily life in ages past.

The Rise of Keukenhof

With the passage of time, the landscape evolved, and in the 17th century, the transformational vision of its owners saw the emergence of a splendid country estate. Aptly christened Keukenhof, meaning “Kitchen Garden,” the estate flourished as a testament to the Dutch penchant for horticultural excellence and aesthetic refinement.

A Glimpse Into the Past

Today, Landgoed Keukenhof stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of its founders. It remains one of the few estates in the Netherlands where not only the main building but also all ancillary structures have been meticulously preserved. Each edifice bears the indelible imprint of bygone eras, offering a window into the lives and legacies of its illustrious inhabitants.

Charlotte Ebers: A Custodian of History

At the helm of preserving and sharing the heritage of Keukenhof is Charlotte Ebers, a distinguished curator and conservator. Since assuming her role in 2014, Charlotte has dedicated herself to unraveling the mysteries and narratives woven into the fabric of the estate’s past. With her boundless enthusiasm and scholarly insights, she breathes life into the annals of history, bridging the chasm between the past and the present.

Keukenhof Estate and Castle: Journey Through Time

Following Charlotte’s illuminating lecture, attendees are invited to embark on a guided tour of Keukenhof Castle. Immerse yourself in the opulence of yesteryears as you traverse the halls adorned with exquisite tapestries, ornate furnishings, and timeless artifacts. Hear whispers of bygone eras echoing through the corridors, and marvel at the architectural splendor that has withstood the test of time.

Guided Tours of Keukenhof Estate and Castle

Following the lecture, attendees have the opportunity to sign up for a guided tour of Keukenhof Castle. Choose from the following time slots:

  • Wednesday, March 6th: 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 7th: 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM

Each tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, March 1st, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: €10.00 per person

Contact Keukenhof Estate and Castle

For reservations and inquiries, please contact:

Volksuniversiteit Lisse
Vuursteeglaan 9
2161 GD Lisse

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March 6 @ 11:00 am
March 7 @ 3:00 pm
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Volksuniversiteit Lisse
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Volksuniversiteit Lisse
Vuursteeglaan 9
Lisse, 2161 GD Netherlands
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