Keukenhof 2023: plan your visit!
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 (8 – 10 April), King’s Day (27 April) and Liberation Day (5 May).
Entrance tickets to Keukenhof 2023 are available online. Book your tickets >>
Tip! Book your Keukenhof tickets with direct transfer from the center of Amsterdam (Overhoeksplein 51). Ticket price (€ 42,50) includes the park entrance + round-trip from Amsterdam by shuttle bus.
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Keukenhof Travel and Visit Guide 2023
- Keukenhof in the 2023 season
- Keukenhof tickets prices in 2023
- How to travel to Keukenhof from Amsterdam?
- From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by public transport: bus
- From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by public transport: train
- From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by direct transfer bus
- From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by car
- From Amsterdam to Keukenhof: guided tours
- How to travel to Keukenhof from Schiphol airport?
- BLOEMENCORSO Flower Parade 2023
- What is the best time to see tulips in the Netherlands?
- Visiting Keukenhof: where to stay
- Places for lunch around Keukenhof: where to eat?
- FAQ about visiting Keukenhof 2023
- FAQ about the Keukenhof Express bus
Still have questions? Please ask in comments!
Keukenhof in the 2023 season
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. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Keukenhof tickets prices in 2023:
- adults – € 19,50
- children (aged 0 to 3) – free
- children (aged 4 to 11) – € 9
- entrance + direct transfer from Amsterdam – € 42,50.
For group reservations (more than 9 people) please make a request online.
Keukenhof combi-tickets (entrance + return bus ticket) in 2023 cost:
- € 36 if you travel from Amsterdam RAI
- € 31 if you travel from Schiphol
- € 31 from Leiden
- € 31 from from Haarlem, Heemstede, Hillegom
- € 17,50 tickets for children (4-17).
In 2023 you have to book tickets to Keukenhof online. 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 €51), a combi-ticket which includes:
- Keukenhof entrance ticket
- Amsterdam & Region Travel ticket for 1 – 3 days (you can also use it in public transport in Amsterdam and for travelling to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Haarlem and many other places around Amsterdam)
Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket map in 2023. Open the image in a new window to enlarge it.
- 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.
Book the Tulip Festival Card online >>
Keukenhof opening hours: 08.00 – 19.30.
The gardens are open every day during the season, including King’s Day and Easter weekend.
Keukenhof & tulip fields tours
You can also book a Keukenhof tour from Amsterdam:
Prior booking is required. Book now >>
How to travel to Keukenhof from Amsterdam?
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 2023. Source: Keukenhof.nl
You can buy Keukenhof combi-tickets (entrance + return bus ticket) for €36 if you travel from Amsterdam, and €31 if you travel from Schiphol, Leiden or Haarlem. Please note that in 2023 buses have a fixed departure time.
Book combi-tickets to Keukenhof >>
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.
Keukenhof Express bus schedule and travel times
You can easily plan your trip with the 9292.nl online travel planner. You will immediately receive travel advice (timetable and the route options) from your departure location.
– bus line 852 from Amsterdam RAI. Travel time 35 minutes.
– bus line 858 from Schiphol. Travel time 35 minutes.
– bus line 854 from Leiden. Travel time 25 minutes.
– bus line 50 from Haarlem. Travel time 40-50 minutes + 10 minutes walk.
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 € 22,20 in 2023 – you can buy it online with a €1 discount) 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. The price (€ 39,50) includes the entrance ticket to Keukenhof. Book tickets online >>
The bus departing from the “This is Holland” experience (). 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. The price (€ 42,50) includes entrance to Keukenhof. Book tickets 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).
Planning to go to the gardens directly from Schiphol? Check it out how to get to Keukenhof from the airport >>
Are you staying in Rotterdam or the Hague? You can book a tour to Keukenhof with transfer from these two cities >>
BLOEMENCORSO Flower Parade 2023
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:
20:55 Haarlem check for more things to do in Haarlem!
On 23 April 2023 the flower compositions will remain in Haarlem. The Flower Parade is an unforgettable show. Don’t miss it!
On Friday 21 April 2023 you can visit the Night Flower parade at Noordwijkerhout and view it in a different light. At 21:00 illuminated floats with thousands of lights will drive through the charming village of Noordwijkerhout. You can book an arrangement, which includes Keukenhof visit, night flower parade visit and transfer from Amsterdam for €84,50.
Do I need to buy tickets for the Flower Parade?
No, you can enjoy the show free of charge. You only need to pay if you want to book a seat at tribunes in Sassenheim, Lisse or Hillegom. Prices start from €25,95 and these tickets get sold out very quickly.
You can also book a VIP arrangement which includes a tulip farm visit, lunch, transfer from/to Amsterdam and VIP seats during the Bollenstreek Flower Parade on 22 April 2023.
What is the best time to see tulips in the Netherlands?
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.
Questions about visiting Keukenhof 2023?
Please check our Keukenhof FAQ or ask in comments!
Keukenhof official website: http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/
Looking for a place to stay during your visit to Keukenhof?
Booking.com has 1000+ accommodations to offer! Tip: if you find Amsterdam hotel’s prices too high, check hotels in Leiden, Haarlem or Noordwijk, and find a cosy room at an affordable price.
This article is also available in German: Keukenhof 2023: Planen Sie jetzt Ihren Besuch!
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