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 2024 Keukenhof will be open from 21 March to 12 May, including the Easter weekend, King’s Day (27 April) and Liberation Day (5 May).
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.
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.
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.
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 Glimble app. You will immediately receive travel advice (timetable and the route options) from your departure location.
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.
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. The price (from € 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).
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.
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.