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Which would be the best time to visit - second week of April or second week of May.
All depends on the weather but while Keukenhof is open, the planters have made sure that there will be blooms always. So it doesn't really matter.
Certainly May will be warmer, but you may want to take a look at the events planned on the different dates to help you decide.
The second week of April would be best.
Then you will have the change to see most flowers in bloom. But all depends on the weather....
See the website: keukenhof.nl/index.php?LAN_I...
Not only in the Keukenhof you can find flowers in the Netherlands. There is a large flower area in the northpart of Noord-Holland and also in de Noordoostpolder (mainy tulips).
Travel Organization Holland has some special flower tours in springtime. www.holland-is.com
I would say second week of April, but try to avoid the crowded Easter weekend.
I actually posted this on another forum, and I put in on my page too.
I went to Keukenhof in mid April 2007 (15-18 Apr) and the flowers were simply beautiful, all were in full bloom.
See the pictures I took here.
There are tulip fields near Keukenhof actually and most were blooming, and even on the way there we could see tulips and tulips and tulips.
I can't predict how it'll be for you but maybe my information has helped you a bit?
Good luck! You'll love the gardens.