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 the Netherlands! Open gardens and pavilions demonstrate a fantastic collection of tulips, irises, lilies, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids and other flowers.
In 2023 Keukenhof will be open from 23 March to 14 May, including the Easter weekend, King’s Day (27 April) and Liberation Day (5 May).
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In 2023 a maximum number of visitors will be allowed per day. The Keukenhof tickets will have fixed time slots per day. Some days and time slots can be sold out quickly. It makes sense to book tickets in advance. Tickets to Keukenhof 2023 are already available online.
In 2023 you have to book tickets to Keukenhof online. In 2023 Keukenhof works with timeslots. You have to select the date and time of your visit during the booking process. Check if your preferred date and time are still available:
The time you choose during the booking process is based on the departure of the bus. All buses departing 30 minutes before and 60 minutes after the chosen timeslot can be taken.
If you want to have a flexible departure time, we recommend to order the Tulip Festival Card (from €50), a combi-ticket which includes:
Two audio tours, including the guide for cycling through the flower fields near Keukenhof
10% discount on your next booking (you can use it to book museum tickets).
This card includes everything you need to enjoy Keukenhof and the flower fields. It also includes transportation to the Keukenhof without timeslots, which gives you extra flexibility while planning your trip.
From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by public transport: bus
Use 9292.nl route planner to find the shortest and the fastest way to get to Keukenhof by public transport. During the Keukenhof opening season there are special direct buses (Keukenhof Express) going to the gardens from airport Schiphol (line 858), Leiden (line 854), Amsterdam RAI (line 852) and Haarlem (line 50).
Keukenhof travel options in 2022. Source: Keukenhof.nl
You can buy Keukenhof combi-tickets (entrance + return bus ticket) for € 33,50 if you travel from Amsterdam, and € 29,50 if you travel from Schiphol, Leiden or Haarlem. Please note that in 2022 buses have a fixed departure time.
The time you choose during the booking process is based on the departure of the bus. All buses departing 30 minutes before and 60 minutes after the chosen timeslot can be taken. For the buses back there are no timeslots. You can take any bus you want.
There are two ways to get to Keukenhof by Keukenhof Express buses:
Via Schiphol. From Amsterdam center you can take bus line line 397 from Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum and Museumplein to Schiphol. At the airport you change to bus line 858 which goes to Keukenhof. Book tickets for € 33,50 >>
Travel times can vary depending on the road situation.
From Amsterdam to Keukenhof 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 (return train ticket costs € 21,20 in 2022) and switch to the bus line 854 (combi-tickets from Leiden are available here).
From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by direct transfer bus
Taking a transfer bus from Amsterdam can be a good option if you want to travel to Keukenhof directly. There are two different direct transfers operating between Amsterdam and Keukenhof.
Tours & Tickets bus from Amsterdam. The bus departs from De Ruijterkade, 34 (the opposite side of the Central train station of Amsterdam). Travel time is about 45 minutes. Departure every 30 minutes from 09:00 till 14:30. Prior booking is required. Open ticket price: € 39. The price includes the entrance ticket to Keukenhof. Tickets are available online.
The bus departing from the “This is Holland” experience (Overhoeksplein 51). Simply take the free ferry from Amsterdam Central Station to the opposite side of the IJ, where “This is Holland” is a 2-minute walk away. Travel time is about 55 minutes. Departure every 30 minutes from 09:00 till 14:30. Prior booking is required. The price includes skip-the-line entrance to Keukenhof. Tickets (€ 39) are available online.
From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by car
The Keukenhof tulip gardens are located between Amsterdam and Leiden. To plan your route use Keukenhof 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 22 – 23 April 2022. It will start on 22 April 2023 around 9:15 in Noordwijk. Approximately at 14:45 the beautiful cars decorated with flowers will process to Keukenhof and around 20:55 will arrive to Haarlem.
Bloemencorso route and schedule in 2023:
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On 23 April 2023 the flower compositions will remain in Haarlem. The Flower Parade is an unforgettable show. Don’t miss it!
Floriade Expo 2022 horticultural exhibition will take place from 14 April to 9 October 2022 in Almere, the Netherlands. The theme of Floriade Expo is Growing Green Cities. Visit the exhibition and discover Dutch and international innovations that make the world greener, happier and more fun!
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 the Netherlands 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.