How to travel to Keukenhof from Amsterdam?

The Keukenhof park is easily accessible from Amsterdam by bus, train and car. Here are all tips how to find your way to the Keukenhof gardens from Amsterdam. The route planner will help you plan yout trip to Keukenhof from any other location in the Netherlands by public transport.

Here you can buy tickets to the Keukenhof gardens online >>

Planning your visit to Keukenhof? Make sure you book a hotel well in advance as in April – May Holland is extremely popular among visitors. 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?

From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by bus

Up till 2018 there used to be one bus – Keukenhof Express №858 – connecting Amsterdam and Keukenhof and departing from Schiphol airport. From 2019 there are two extra bus lines to Keukenhof. You can take bus №852 from Amsterdam RAI or bus №859 from Hoofddorp.

How to get from Amsterdam to Keukenhof 2019

We recommend to book Keukenhof combi-tickets (entrance + return ticket valid in all busses mentioned on the scheme above) for € 32,50. It’s cheaper and more convenient than buying single tickets in every bus.


Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam Centraal station to Schiphol station (a return ticket costs € 10), and then change to the bus №858 (a combi-ticket from Schiphol costs € 27,50).

Approximate travel times by Keukenhof Express are:

  • line 852 form Amsterdam RAI – 35 minutes.
  • line 859 from Hoofddorp – 20-25 minutes.
  • line 858 from Schiphol – 30-35 minutes.

Check the Keukenhof Express FAQ here >>

From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by direct transfer bus

Taking a direct transfer bus from Amsterdam can be a good option if you don’t feel like travelling via Hoofddorp. The bus departs from the “This is Holland” experience (). Simply take the free ferry from Amsterdam Central Station to the opposite side of the IJ river, where “This is Holland” is a 2-minute walk away. Travel time to Keukenhof is around 55 minutes. Prior booking is required. Tickets (€ 39) are available online.


Tours from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof gardens

You can also order Keukenhof tours from Amsterdam:

Prior booking required for all Keukenhof tours. CHECK AVAILABILITY AND BOOK TOURS ONLINE >>

From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by train

Take a train to Leiden Centraal (a return ticket from Amsterdam costs € 19). At Leiden Centraal station change to the bus №854 (Leiden – Keukenhof express). Combi-ticket from Leiden (entrance + return transfer) in 2020 costs € 27,50.

You can buy train tickets from Amsterdam to Leiden online. An online ticket is valid on the selected day. You can take any local train from Amsterdam to Leiden on the chosen date, there will be no time stated on this ticket (even though the system will ask you to choose the time during the booking process).

From Amsterdam to Keukenhof 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. Parking costs € 6 a day. Parking tickets are available online.

Keukenhof Parking

From Schiphol to Keukenhof

Planning to go to the gardens directly from Schiphol? Check it out how to get to Keukenhof from the airport >>

Keukenhof gardens admission prices in 2020:

We advice you to buy tickets to Keukenhof online to avoid long waiting lines at the entrance.

In 2020 the Keukenhof gardens are open every day from 21 March untill 10 May. The 2019 theme is a World of Colours.


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