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Opening Keukenhof 2024

29 March, 2024 in Blog by Floris

With the start of spring, Keukenhof 2024 opens her doors to visitors from around the world; this year, the opening will be from the 21st of March till the 12th of May 2024. In 2023, over 1,4 million visitors purchased a Keukenhof ticket. You can imagine that with such a large number of visitors, Keukenhof limits the availability of tickets. Tickets for Keukenhof are always dated and also have a timeslot. This way, Keukenhof tries to ensure all visitors have a comfortable visit. Especially on the weekends, timeslots tend to sell out. Therefore, we strongly recommend buying tickets in advance online! If you want to avoid the biggest crowds, we recommend you book either very early or late on the day and try to avoid the weekend.

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Keukenhof 2024 dates

Keukenhof Tulip Festival will occur from the 21st of March till the 12th of May 2024. Keukenhof is also open on the following national holidays;

  • Easter – 31st of March and 1st of April
  • Kings Day – 27th of April
  • Liberation Day – 5th of May

It is strongly recommended that you book your tickets on time, especially on the holidays mentioned above. Timeslots must be chosen to spread visitors during the day. We recommend booking your desired time slot with our partners or

Keukenhof opening hours 2024

Keukenhof Gardens can be visited from 8:00 in the morning till 19:30 in the evening. The latest admittance to the tulip festival is 90 minutes before closing at 18:00. On average, people spend 2-4 hours in order to see all of the tulips, hyacinths, and narcissus. So, if you have the last timeslot, you will have to rush a bit or will not get to explore the entire park.

Keukenhof 2019 - miniature windmill
A miniature Dutch windmill in the middle of a pond in the colourful Keukenhof

Best time to visit Keukenhof gardens

The best time to visit Keukenhof Gardens is mid-April to early May. At this time of the year, the flowers are blooming and have the brightest colours. With a little bit of luck, you might also catch a little bit of sunshine, which ensures the best pictures. It’s the peak of the spring season, and it shows. On another note, everyone knows it’s the best time to visit Keukenhof Gardens, and it can be crowded. Luckily, the park is big enough for everyone to enjoy the tulips.

The best time of day to visit Keukenhof, if you want to avoid the crowds, is either early morning, 8:00 a.m., right after opening, or alternatively after 14:00. The busiest moment in the park is between 10 a.m. and 13:00. Especially weekends and during holidays, these are the peak hours.

Keukenhof park map 2024

If you’re going to Keukenhof, bringing a map of the park might be handy so you don’t have to miss out on anything. The park is quite big, and you don’t want to get lost or miss your favourite spot. Click on the image below to enlarge it, or download the PDF version of the map here.

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Keukenhof theme for 2024

This year, in contrary to previous editions, Keukenhof is not dedicated to a specific theme. However, since it’s the 75th anniversary of the park, it will definitely be a festive edition. In one of the pavilions, you can visit an exhibition with a peak behind the scenes, nostalgic artefacts and videos about the history of Keukenhof from 1949 till today.

Public transport bus to Keukenhof

Also in 2024, a direct public transport connection to Keukenhof will be available, operated by the bus company Arriva. It’s advisable to purchase the tickets for the bus and entrance to Keukenhof online in advance, especially on the weekends and holidays. It’s also an excellent way to get there if you’ve bought entrance tickets without transport upfront. The public bus service departs from Amsterdam RAI (Europaplein) and directly from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Europaplein or Amsterdam RAI can best be reached by subway (line 52), but also by several other tram, subway, and bus lines. A separate return ticket for the Keukenhof Express bus costs €17,- per person.

The so-called Keukenhof Express buses will depart from the following bus stops directly to Keukenhof:

  • RAI Amsterdam (terminal: Europaplein, bus number 852)
  • Schiphol (terminal: Schiphol Airport, bus number 858)
  • Leiden Central Station (terminal: Leiden Centraal, bus number 854)
  • Haarlem Central Station (terminal: Haarlem Centraal, bus number 50 & 850)

Keukenhof Arriva Tulp bus

Discounted Keukenhof skip-the-line tickets

Need your Keukenhof Tickets for 2024? Use one of the blue buttons below to purchase your skip-the-line tickets through one of our trusted ticket partners. Tours & Tickets is also offering a discounted combination ticket with Keukenhof admission and a canal cruise in Amsterdam. For this product you won’t need a discount code, there’s already a 15% discount included in the price of both products.

Day tours to Keukenhof and “Bollenstreek”

As one of the most popular and famous flower gardens in the world, the Keukenhof parks are highly appreciated. However, the region where it’s situated, “De Bollenstreek,” or flower bulb area, also seems to appeal to many visitors. In the region, you’ll find around 600 different flower farms that produce flowers that are exported worldwide. Therefore, it can be a thrillingly colourful experience to explore this area by bike, for instance. Below, we’ve listed some tours that visit Keukenhof and some surrounding areas.

Keukenhof Bollenstreek area bike tours

Visit the beautiful surrounding area of Keukenhof by bike. These tours will take you away from the somewhat crowded Keukenhof Park and take you into the rural surrounding areas, where you can shoot some of the most magnificent photos. A live tour guide will take you by the hand and show you some of the prettiest flower fields. You can use the formerly mentioned buses to get to Keukenhof and make your way to the meeting point, where you will be equipped with a comfortable bicycle.

Keukenhof Bollenstreek area car adventures

If you’d like to explore the bulb area but you’re not really into cycling, don’t worry! There are car tours available. This way, you’ll still get to see and experience the pretty flower fields, but instead of cycling, you’ll enjoy it comfortably from your car.

Keukenhof Gardens by drone 2023

Hotels in the “Bollenstreek”

Would you like to explore the “Bollenstreek” (Bulb area) for a bit longer? Consider booking a hotel in the area. Apart from the park Keukenhof, the area is scattered with flower farms and tulip fields! Rent a bike to explore the area and enjoy the flowers to the fullest.

Keukenhof on the map

Keukenhof: photos of previous years

The pictures below are taken just after the opening of the Keukenhof 2018. In the greenhouses, all flowers were in full bloom. However, because of the cold winter, most tulips outside are still waiting to bloom. Depending on the early warm weather, the best time to visit the Keukenhof in 2024 will be probably 2 or 3 weeks after the opening. The rising temperatures will be rising will definitely influence the flowers to bloom. Our expectations are that the Keukenhof is going to be its prettiest from the 11th of April till the first week of May, close to the end of the season. However, also after the first week of May till the end of the season, you’ll have more than enough flowers to see!

keukenhof 2018 tulips
Red tulips really fit into last years 2018 theme “Romance in flowers”

Keukenhof 2019 - red and yellow tulips
Perfectly aligned red and yellow tulips in bloom

keukenhof 2018 swan
One of the inhabitants of the gardens

keukenhof 2018 tulips waiting to flower
The photo was taken 24th March 2018 – the tulips were almost about to start blooming and Keukenhof will be at it’s prettiest

These photos were taken Saturday the 13th of April 2019. Most of the flowers are already in full bloom and will get even better coming weeks.

Flowers in full bloom near a pond
White, blue and yellow flowers in full bloom near a pond

keukenhof store
This picture is taken in one of the Keukenhof greenhouses. As you can tell the theme was peace and love.

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9 Comments on "Opening Keukenhof 2024"

  • Sonali Jan 14, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    Hi, many thanks for providing this space to ask questions. My friend and I are planning to visit the Keukenhof garden around the last weekend of April from Ireland. I was wondering,
    1.) if that time is too late for seeing the full bloom, as the flowers might have spent blooming? Or is it ok?
    2.) Which is the best place to stay? We will be flying from Dublin to Schifol.
    Is there any good two day itinerary to make the most of our trip?
    Many thanks in advance.

    • Dani Jan 15, 2024 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Sonali,

      1.) That’s difficult to say at the moment. The exact moment most flowers are in bloom depends on the development of temperatures the coming months. The earlier temperatures go up, the earlier flowers will bloom. However, Keukenhof plants the flower bulbs in such a way that during the entire duration of their opening, there will be more than enough flowers in bloom.
      2.) That depends on your personal preferences. You can stay in the “flower bulb region” if you like a more laid-back rural stay, but you can also stay in Amsterdam or The Hague for instance. There will be more livelihood there and you can plan some nice activities besides Keukenhof. As the Netherlands is fairly compact, the distance won’t be an issue.

      I hope this helps, enjoy your stay!

  • Margarita Jan 8, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    Do I need to reserve / buy in advance bus ticket from Haarlem central station to Keukenhof?

    • Dani Jan 9, 2024 at 11:16 am

      I don’t believe it’s strictly necessary, but it might be good for your peace of mind, especially if it’s a busy time slot.

  • Catherine Jan 7, 2024 at 3:25 pm

    Are there wheelchairs for rent in the park?

  • Elgene Henry May 9, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    We just visited the beautiful gardens and did not get to purchase all the gifts and souvenirs that we wanted. We live the USA in Texas. Is there a a place we can order gifts from?
    Thank you
    Elgene Henry

    • Dani May 9, 2023 at 4:51 pm

      There are some shops that sell similar products at the airport. Depending on what you’re exactly looking for, you can probably also find some sellers online.

  • Lilly Mar 17, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    I’m coming in April to experience this amazing park

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