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Keukenhof

Feast your eyes on the stunning floral displays of the world's largest spring garden.

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Keukenhof: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Amsterdam: Fast-Track Keukenhof Ticket and Transfer

1. From Amsterdam: Fast-Track Keukenhof Ticket and Transfer

Enjoy hassle-free and efficient transportation from central Amsterdam to Keukenhof Gardens, and journey by comfortable bus at a time to suit you. Arrive at the world's largest spring garden in just 55 minutes, and benefit from fast track entry on arrival. Buses to Keukenhof Gardens depart daily from the 'This is Holland' experience, opposite Central Station. Simply take the free ferry from Amsterdam Central Station to the opposite side of the IJ, where 'This is Holland' is a mere 2-minute walk away.   Board the bus, and then admire the Dutch landscape en route to Keukenhof Gardens. Watch a video presentation about Dutch history, the colorful landscape and interesting information on why Holland is so famous for its flowers. Upon arrival at Keukenhof Gardens, skip the long lines and explore the floral displays of the spring garden at your own pace. Marvel at up to 7 million bulbs in bloom, and see vibrant flower beds and fragrant floral displays. Enjoy the Keukenhof Gardens at your leisure, and benefit from frequent departures with guaranteed seating on a luxury coach back to Amsterdam between 1 PM and 6:30 PM. Get a free copy of the Amsterdam city map to help you find your way around the city as a bonus.

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Keukenhof: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entrance

2. Keukenhof: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entrance

Escape the stress of daily life and take a walk around Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world. Enjoy a stress-free trip to this 32-hectare park by pre-booking your skip-the-ticket-line entrance. Experience the spring garden's vibrant colors and fragrances and admire over 7 million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. Visit 30 alternating flower and plant shows at the pavilions. Discover the latest trends in gardening, get new ideas from the seven inspirational gardens, and take part in activities for all ages. While admiring the garden’s beauty, steep yourself in the park’s rich history that dates back to its time as a hunting ground in the 15th century. Learn about how Keukenhof got its name from supplying herbs for the kitchen of Countess Jacoba van Beieren's castle. Admire the landscape garden’s Romantic period design from 1857 and the beds of tulips, introduced in when the spring park first opened to the public in 1950.

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Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof Gardens with Spring Cruise

3. Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof Gardens with Spring Cruise

Be inspired by the sights and smells of more than seven million bulbs in bloom at Keukenhof! Benefit from flexible and direct travel by bus to Keukenhof from Amsterdam. Upon arrival, avoid the long queues and enjoy fast-track entry to this wonderful floral garden. Prior to your leisurely visit to Keukenhof Gardens, enjoy a relaxing and comfortable boat tour with spectacular views of the passing scenery, including colorful bulb fields, traditional windmills and authentic villages. The tour departs from the 'Ringvaart' Canal and takes you to the Amsterdam Kager lakes, which include ten unique islands. While travelling through narrower passages between the islands, marvel at amazing historical mansions. This 60-minute tour offers a unique experience right in the heart of the bulb fields. After your boat tour, a shuttle bus will take you to Keukenhof Gardens within 5 minutes. You can then explore the gardens at your own leisure.

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Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

4. Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

Explore the extraordinary phenomenon of Keukenhof from up close. Keukenhof is a place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers in the spring. This beautiful spring garden offers a unique scent and color experience, over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, and exciting events. Surrounding Keukenhof lie the famous bulb fields. From the windmill you take in spectacular views of some of the bulb fields, with a visit to Keukenhof guaranteeing beautiful photographs. There are activities for all ages, allowing you to stimulate your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family with children being able to enjoy themselves in the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and go on a scavenger hunt. Your tour will continue to visit the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore the fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Experience the scenery on a leisurely trip through the canals. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.

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Guided Half-Day Tour to Keukenhof from Amsterdam

5. Guided Half-Day Tour to Keukenhof from Amsterdam

After a short ride from Amsterdam to the bulbflower area around Lisse, start your tour by making a scenic ride in this area. Depending upon the season you may see a landscape with colourful bulbflower carpets in almost any color you can imagine. Stop to take some pictures.  Then continue to the true highlight of this tour, the park Keukenhof. Once a mere kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, the Keukenhof - smack dab in the middle of South Holland’s tulip region - now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting some 800,000 visitors per year. This guided tour will take you through the 15 kilometers of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where millions of bulbs are planted each year. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring bulbs of a variety of vibrant colors carpet the grounds. Stroll through the English landscape garden, the Japanese country garden, and the historical garden. Take in the flower sculpture, based on an annual theme. Just don’t forget to bring your camera - this is an experience you won’t want to forget!

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Kagerplassen: Spring Cruise & Keukenhof Gardens Entry Ticket

6. Kagerplassen: Spring Cruise & Keukenhof Gardens Entry Ticket

Combine a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens with a beautiful spring cruise lasting approximately 1.5 hours on one of the great ships of Rederij van Huls. Journey along the beautiful 'Kagerplassen', also known as the 'Amsterdam Lakes' During the cruise you can enjoy the beautiful views, historic windmills, and typical Dutch villages in the famous bulb region. The boat is covered and offers an open deck as well, providing great photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera. After the cruise, go to the Keukenhof Gardens which are located only 10 minutes (by car) from the cruise departing point. With the Keukenhof ticket you will have direct access to the gardens where you'll see plenty of blooming tulips.

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Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

7. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

Experience the enchanting and iconic tulip fields at their purest. You will enjoy a drive-it-yourself trip through the famous flower bulb region, taking in the colors and smells, and stopping as often as you want for a selfie among the tulip and flower fields. You will drive in a tough open-cab Twizy over a 20-kilometer rout among the colorful tulip and flower fields. The road will lead you through the the famous flower bulb region and through to an authentic flower bulb nursery. Throughout your tour, your audio guide will inform you of all the ins and outs of the area, whilst also sharing with you some cool tulip facts. You will cruise down country roads through the flowering tulips and park your Twizy beside the road to admire the sea of flowers up close. Driving a Renault Twizy is super easy and fun, and on the road you will be sure to attract a lot of attention.

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Amsterdam: Half-Day Flower Fields and Keukenhof Bicycle Tour

8. Amsterdam: Half-Day Flower Fields and Keukenhof Bicycle Tour

Meet your experienced guide at Amsterdam Central Station. Hop aboard the train together and head to the flower village of Hillegom, where your bicycle will be ready for you. Embark on a guided tour through the flower bulb region.  Cycle through the most beautiful fields filled with flowering tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, and discover the hidden spots of the region with the help of your guide. Hear all the ins and outs of the flower bulb-growing process and about why the flower bulb region is so unique. A visit to the Keukenhof follows. Enjoy free time within this most beautiful spring park in the world, rounding off a wonderful experience before returning to Amsterdam via train.

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Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Tour from Amsterdam

9. Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Tour from Amsterdam

Enjoy an unforgettable experience in one of the biggest flower gardens in the world! Besides visiting the spacious 32 hectares of flowers, you can enjoy spectacular flower shows, inspirational gardens, unique art and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion. Christen your own tulip, see how the tulips are cultivated, and get advice and tips from our experts about the use of flower bulbs in your own garden. Flower Power is Keukenhof’s 2019 theme. Flowers inspire. At Keukenhof flowers connect people from across the globe who come together to enjoy the tulips, smells and colours. Discover how tulips ended up in the Netherlands, design your own bulb mosaic, and become a true tulip expert. Take part in the treasure hunt through the park, climb and clamber on adventurous play equipment or glide through the air on the zip-line. The animals at the petting zoo love to cuddle. This Keukenhof flower garden tour is also fun for the children. They will have a blast with treasure hunts, a petting farm, a maze and the playground. Keukenhof is a fun day out for the whole family!  There is a possibility to store your luggage in one of the free lockers which are available near the park’s main entrance. Dogs are permitted at Keukenhof, providing that they are kept on a leash. Dogs are not permitted to enter the pavilions and restaurants, except for guide dogs. Dog waste bags are available free of charge from all ticket inspectors. The park offers excellent access for electric wheelchairs, and has plenty of disabled toilet facilities.

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Keukenhof Gardens 5-Hour Group Tour in Spanish or English

10. Keukenhof Gardens 5-Hour Group Tour in Spanish or English

Discover the most famous tulip gardens in the Netherlands on a half-day tour of Keukenhof. Transfer from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof Gardens, situated between the towns of Lisse and Hillegom. In 1840, various landscape painters were commissioned to design what would become the Keukenhof park. The designers drew heavily on the English style prevalent at the time, with flowers as an essential element. Upon arrival at Keukenhof (Dutch for “kitchen garden”), explore more than 32 hectares of parkland. See a vast collection of flowers and hybrids of different species around the old mills, lakes, fountains and wide promenades. Purchase some bulbs or seeds in the greenhouses. Wander the park’s 4 main areas, named after members of the Dutch royal family of Oranje. Discover different varieties and displays in the Oranje Nassau Pavilion, Willem Alexander Pavilion, Koningin Beatrix Pavilion, and Koningin Juliana Pavilion.

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Planning Your Visit

  • When should I go?

    Keukenhof is only open from March until May, so visiting times are very limited - check in advance for the exact dates, as this changes each year.

  • What times of day is it open?

    8:00AM to 7:30PM, although do note that the ticket office closes at 6:00PM.

  • How much does it cost?

    Adult admission is €16, and you may be able to get a special price for groups of more than 20 people.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Keukenhof is only open from March 24th to May 16th, 8:00AM to 7:30PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    An adult ticket costs just €16.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It can't hurt!
  • How to get there
    Keukenhof is just a short drive from Amsterdam, off the A4 or A44 motorways. Tours from Amsterdam are also available.
  • Additional information

    • Exact March to May dates vary by year, so double check online before you plan your visit!

    • Dogs are allowed, as long as they are on a leash, and free lockers and Wifi are provided!

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What people are saying about Keukenhof

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,959 reviews

It is really a good option to travel in amsterdam and its region. The only bad aspect of it is that you can not active it online and you must go to the centers to active it. So online sale is a joking.

Everything worked very well. It was very easy to pick up the tickets with the voucher from the automatic machines in the airport's baggage collection area.

Travel easily with any public transport. Highly recommended, as the infrastructure is great.

Easily and quickly anywhere in the city. And also quickly to the sea ...

Get on almost anywhere you want without worrying about a valid ticket