keukenhof 2018

Opening Keukenhof 2018 announced


Keukenhof tulip garden announced the opening dates for 2018. In contrary to last year the number of days to visit the Keukenhof have been limited. In 2018 Keukenhof will be open from the 22nd of March till the 13th of May. This comes down to a total of 53 days to visit, compared to 60 last year. So you’ll have one week less to visit the spectacle of 320.0000 square meters full of flowers. So if you want to witness the beauty of the tulip gardens first hand, make sure to plan your visit in advance.

During the limited amount of days, Keukenhof is open, over a million visitors are expected. You can imagine the waiting line with these amounts of visitors. Save yourself that hassle and make sure to buy tickets online! The opening hours for 2018 have now been announced; Keukenhof can be visited from 8:00 in the morning till 19:30 in the evening. On average people spent 3-5 hours in order to see all of the tulips, hyacinths, and narcissus.

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Keukenhof park map 2018

If you’re going to Keukenhof, it might be handy to bring a map of the park, 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 favorite spot. Click on the image below to enlarge the image or download the PDF version of the map here.

Keukenhof 2018 map

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Keukenhof theme for 2018

Each year Keukenhof is dedicated to a certain theme. The 2018 theme for the tulip gardens, is perfect for lovers; Romance in flowers. Thus, this year there will be extra space for roses especially red roses, the symbol of love. Don’t worry, you won’t have to miss out on tulips, as there are over 7 million flower bulbs planted. However, expect to find a lot more red and white colors than in themed places like Cupid Garden and Love Paradise. So prepare for a good dose of romance if you plan to visit this the biggest spring flower park this year! From the 22nd of March till the 13th of may 2018 you’ll be able to wander through the following flourishing gardens:

  • Cupid’s Garden
  • Holiday Romance Garden
  • Rob’s Oriental Romance
  • Rebel Garden
  • Delft Blue Garden
  • Hipster Garden
  • Tea Garden
  • Health Garden
  • Cupid’s Garden
  • Holiday Romance Garden
  • Rob’s Oriental Romance
  • Rebel Garden
  • Delft Blue Garden
  • Hipster Garden
  • Tea Garden
  • Health Garden

Photos of this year Keukenhof

The pictures below are taken just after the opening of the Keukenhof. In the greenhouses, all flowers were in full bloom. However, because of the cold winter, most tulips outside are still waiting to bloom. Thus, the best time to visit the Keukenhof in 2018 will be a bit later than usual. This week, temperatures will be rising, which will trigger the flowers to bloom. We expect the Keukenhof to be at 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 the 2018 theme “Romance in flowers”


keukenhof 2018 swan

One of the inhabitants of the gardens


keukenhof 2018 tulips waiting to flower

Coming weeks the tulips will start to bloom and Keukenhof will be at it’s prettiest – photo taken 24th of March


keukenhof 2018 tulips in greenhouse

In the greenhouses, flowers are already in bloom

Special thanks to Amsterdamcitizen for the photoghraphy!

FAQ concerning Keukenhof opening

Why is a popular attraction only open 53 days per year?

The flowering time of the tulips and other flowers is limited. Nobody wants to visit the gardens if there are no flowers. That’s why it’s limited.

What has changed compared to 2017?

In 2017 the Keukenhof was open to public 60 days; from the 23rd of March till the 21st of May. The dates for this year have been narrowed. This year you only have 53 days to visit the Keukenhof; from the 22nd of March till the 13th of May.

What are the opening hours for the Keukenhof?

The opening hours have not been announced yet, but last year it was from the 8 in the morning till 7 in the evening. Expect them to be somewhere in that range.

How much time do I need?

If you want to see all that the Keukenhof has to offer you need at least three hours. Most people spend up to 5 hours in the park.

How much time do I need to get to the Keukenhof from Amsterdam?

The best way to get to the Keukenhof is via Schiphol Airport. From any station in Amsterdam to Schiphol will cost you 15-25 minutes by train. From Schiphol, you can take a direct bus that will take around 30 minutes to get to the Keukenhof.

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