Open gardens and pavilions demonstrate a fantastic collection of tulips, irises, lilies, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids and other flowers. In 2018 the Keukenhof gardens are open is open from 22 March untill 13 May. The 2018 theme is Romance.
Planning your visit to Keukenhof? Make sure you book a hotel well in advance as in April – mid-May Holland is extremely popular among tourists.
We advice 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.
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 going to Keukenhof from airport Schiphol (№858), Leiden (№854) and Haarlem (№50). You can get Keukenhof combi-tickets (entrance + return bus ticket) for € 29,50 if you travel from Amsterdam via Schiphol, and € 24,50 if you travel from Schiphol, Leiden or Haarlem. From Amsterdam to Schiphol you can get by regular bus №197 (travel price is included into combi-ticket).
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 Schiphol. The bus departs from Damrak no. 26 (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 21-22 April 2018. It will start on 21 April 2018 around 9.30 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 22 April 2018 the flower compositions will remain in Haarlem. The Flower Parade is an unforgettable show. Don’t miss it! You can download the Bloemencorso 2018 route map here >>