Estates in the Dune and Flowerbulb Region

Castles, beautiful country estates and centuries-old manors with coach houses, orangeries and beautiful parks: these are wonderful places full of stories that give character to the landscape of the Dune and Flowerbulb Region. Nowadays, the countryside and life in the region look very different, but a noteworthy number of country estates and country houses have been preserved. The remarkable history can be felt everywhere.Not only in the beautiful houses and their period interiors, but also in the surrounding landscape gardens and park forests.  Discover these green havens where you can relax and let yourself be carried back in time.


Keukenhof Estate

The estate of Keukenhof Castle is the place to relax and enjoy historical heritage, beautiful gardens and fun activities. 

You can take wonderful strolls through the castle gardens and the adjacent woods, and there is a special gnome trail for the youngest visitors. A small playground and an extensive petting zoo make a visit to the estate even more worthwhile. 

Would you like to see the inside of Keukenhof Castle? The castle opens its doors several times a year. Drop by during Open Monuments Day or the Day of the Castle to see the castle from the inside.

Explore all activities

Cycling and hiking along historical sites

Enjoying panoramic views

85 steps lead you to the lookout point at a height of 14 metres. Are you at the top? Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view over the flourishing landscape of the Hoogeveen and Lageveense polder, the Zilkerpolder and  Keukenhof estate.

The public viewpoint is located on the mound of Tespelduyn in Nationaal Park Hollandse Duinen and on the regional walking and cycling network. At the look-out point, you will find a board full of information about this unique landscape.

Op avontuur in het bos

Have you already discovered the climbing forest? The exciting play and activity forest was conceived and designed by children for children.

In the forest, you will constantly come across obstacles where you can balance on tree trunks and footbridges, climb and clamber in the nets and swing on ropes. A wonderful place in the forest to play with your friends.

On the other side of the climbing forest, you can soak up some culture with your parents. At "De Spiegelvijver", you can cross the water on tree trunks and the challenge is to get across dry. Be sure to bring dry clothes!

Explore the climbing forest