Keukenhof is the world’s most beautiful spring flower garden. More than 7 million flower bulbs are planted in Keukenhof every year. It’s definitely a must-see place in Holland! Open gardens and pavilions demonstrate a fantastic collection of tulips, irises, lilies, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids and other flowers.
In 2020 the Keukenhof gardens are open from 21 March to 10 May, including Easter weekend, King’s Day (27 April) and Liberation Day (5 May).
The Keukenhof theme for 2020 is A World of Colours.
Planning your visit to Keukenhof? Make sure you book a hotel well in advance as in April – May Holland is extremely popular among tourists. In spring 2020 the Netherlands will also host the Eurovision song contest and the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix, so millions of people will visit the country during this season. Check out our tips: Visiting Keukenhof: where to stay?
We advise you to buy tickets to Keukenhof online to avoid long waiting lines at the entrance. The tickets have an open date, which means you can choose any date during the Keukenhof season for your visit.
You can also order Keukenhof tours from Amsterdam:
by public transport: bus. Use 9292.nl route planner to find the shortest and the fastest way to get to Keukenhof by public transport. Note that during Keukenhof opening season there are special direct buses (Keukenhof Express) going to the gardens from airport Schiphol (№858), Leiden (№854), Hoofddorp (№859), Amsterdam RAI (№852) and Haarlem (№50). You can get Keukenhof combi-tickets (entrance + return bus ticket) for € 30 if you travel from Amsterdam, and € 25 if you travel from Schiphol, Leiden, Hoofddorp or Haarlem.
From Amsterdam you can take bus line №397 from Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum and Museumplein or bus №341 from Amsterdam Zuid Station. Both buses stop at station Hoofddorp and there you will change to bus №859 which goes to Keukenhof. When you depart from station Amsterdam RAI you take bus №852 which will take you directly to Keukenhof.
Please not that travel times can vary depending on the road situation.
by public transport: train. Please note there is no train station near the Keukenhof gardens. If you decide to travel by train, you will first need to go to Leiden Centraal station (train tickets are available online) and switch to the bus №854.
by transfer bus. Taking a direct bus from Amsterdam can be a good option if you don’t feel like travelling via Hoofddorp. The bus departs from De Ruijterkade, 34 (near the Central Train station of Amsterdam). Travel time is around 45 minutes. Prior booking is required. Tickets (€ 39) are available online.
by car. The Keukenhof gardens are located between Amsterdam and Leiden. To plan your route use Keukenhof’s address in your navigation: Stationsweg 166A, Lisse. It will take you approx. 40 minutes (sometimes more depending on the traffic) to drive from Amsterdam to Keukenhof. You can park your car near the park for € 6 (you can pay for the parking online).
The Flower Parade will take place on 25 – 26 April 2020. It will start on 25 April 2020 around 9:15 in Noordwijk. Approximately at 15.00 the beautiful cars decorated with flowers will process to Keukenhof and around 21:30 will arrive to Haarlem. On 26 April 2020 the flower compositions will remain in Haarlem. The Flower Parade is an unforgettable show. Don’t miss it!
Tulip season runs from the end of March until mid May. Exact blooming times depend on the weather, but tulips are usually at their best in mid April – beginning of May. If you want to see tulip fields in bloom, we recommend to travel to Holland in mid April. Later most flowers are cut, even before they are done blooming, as the farmers mostly grow tulips for the bulbs, not for flowers.
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