How to travel to Keukenhof from Amsterdam?

The Keukenhof park is 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.

Keukenhof is closed. But you can still explore the flower fields by bike or small electric Renault Twizy car.

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. Check out our tips: Visiting Keukenhof: where to stay?

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 hop on & go. The bus departs from De Ruijterkade, 34 (the opposite side of the Central train station of Amsterdam). Travel time is around 45 minutes. Departure every 30 minutes from 09:00 till 14:30. Prior booking is required. Open ticket price: € 37.50 Guaranteed seat price: € 45. The price includes skip-the-line entrance to Keukenhof. Tickets are available online.

Tours & Tickets, Direct bus from Amsterdam to Keukenhof

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 around 45 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.

This is Holland, direct transfer from Amsterdam to Keukenhof


From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by bus (public transport)

Up till 2018 there used to be one bus – Keukenhof Express №858 – connecting Amsterdam and Keukenhof and departing from Schiphol airport. In 2020 there are two extra bus lines to Keukenhof. You can take bus №852 from Amsterdam RAI or bus №859 from Hoofddorp.

You can easily plan your trip with the online travel planner. You will immediately receive travel advice (timetable and the route options) from your departure location.

How to get from Amsterdam to Keukenhof 2019

You can 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 >>
Tours from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof gardens

You can also order Keukenhof tours from Amsterdam:

Prior booking required for all Keukenhof tours.


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 airport 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 2020 theme is a World of Colours.


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