Castlefest Castle

2013-06-08 21:18 | Comments: 0

Castlefest is a large fantasy event in the Netherlands, held in the beautiful gardens of Keukenhof Castle near Lisse on the first weekend of August.

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Hi, the Castlefest is spread on a huge (several hectares large) area in the beautiful garden of Keukenhof between Lisse and Noordwijkerhout in the Netherlands.

The Entrance to Keukenhof Castle @ Castlefest

Welcome to the Fantasy Castle of the Castlefest :) Keukenhof Castle.

Keukenhof Castle @ Castlefest

The fantasy festival is usually held on the first weekend of August, starting with the opening concert on Thursday evening, and lasting till Sunday.

Sphinx Statue in front of Keukenhof Castle

The roofs of Keukenhof Castle

Despite it was midsummer, the 8th edition of the Castlefest was quite rainy and cold (it rained almost every day).

Keukenhof Castle @ Castlefest

The Keukenhof Castle was built in the 17th century and served as the residence of captain and governor Adriaen Maertensz Block.

Flowers Keukenhof Castle

Keukenhof, Dutch for "kitchen garden", was originally a source for herbs and is now also known as the Garden of Europe.

Pot Garden Statue @ Keukenhof

The garden in its current form was established in 1949 by the mayor of Lisse with the goal to build the world's largest flower garden.

Garden Statue @ Keukenhof

Flower @ Keukenhof

Large bubble in front of Keukenhof Castle @ Castlefest

The rainy weather was however compensated by the beautiful surroundings and amazing fantasy outfits.

Fantasy Outift Victorian Suit @ Castlefest

Fantasy Outift Girls @ Castlefest

Fantasy Outifts Butterfly Dresses @ Castlefest

Gothic Outfit with Black Umbrella @ Castlefest

Stay tuned for more outfit coverage coming soon on Viki Secrets.

Have you already been to the Castlefest or Elf Fantasy Fair in the Netherlands? Which one do you like better?

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