Ron van der Ploeg

Keukenhof is postponing the opening of the world’s largest spring garden

LISSE, Netherlands: It is with much regret that Keukenhof is delaying the opening of its flagship flower park, managing director Bart Siemerink said on Wednesday 10 March.

Keukenhof was set to welcome back guests on 20 March after being forced to postpone its 2020 event because of the coronavirus pandemic. While the Netherlands is still under a lockdown, preparations continued ahead of its planned date of 20 March- 9 May.

Siemerink said that all necessary Covid-19 outbreak-related safety measures and guidelines are in place. “During the past few weeks Keukenhof has made preparations to be able to open the park in a safe way. We have had many consultations with various authorities because we are convinced that the park can open safely to please many visitors.”

To date, the Netherlands is still under lockdown. A such Keukenhof’s board was reported yesterday that Keukenhof is not allowed to open the park for visitors on 20 March. “This is very disappointing for all those involved who have worked for a year preparing Keukenhof,” said Siemerink adding that ‘as soon as it is possible to open the park, Keukenhof will do so. We are ready to receive visitors in a responsible and safe manner in a beautiful flowering spring park. Of course you will see a lot of Keukenhof on TV and social media in the near future.”.

For more information www.keukenhof.nl

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