Opening Keukenhof 2019 announced


Keukenhof tulip garden announced the opening dates for 2019. In contrary to last year the number of days to visit the Keukenhof has been increased. In 2019 Keukenhof will be open from the 21st of March till the 19th of May. This comes down to a total of 59 days to visit, compared to 53 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 2019 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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ThingstoDo Tip:

We kindly advise you not to visit the Keukenhof or Lisse on the 13th of April 2019. On this date, the so-called Bloemencorso is held and will cause major crowds. We courage you to visit the Keukenhof or Lisse any other day from 22th of March during the 19th of May.

Keukenhof by drone

Keukenhof park map 2019

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 2019

Each year Keukenhof is dedicated to a certain theme. The 2019 theme for the tulip gardens, is perfect for lovers; Flower Power. The Keukenhof is well known for its international visitors. Flower are connecting, likewise the passion for impressive colors and smells. Enjoy the tulip fields together. The world-famous flower bulb fields of the Netherlands, are all of the own soil.  Don’t worry, you won’t have to miss out on tulips, as there are over 7 million flower bulbs planted. The early 70th’s will be remembered with the bright colors, people dressed as hippies, peace and musical atmosphere. Celebrate this year’s theme together and get pumped up with the force of nature!

Photos of last year Keukenhof

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 2019 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 2018 swan

One of the inhabitants of the gardens


keukenhof 2018 tulips waiting to flower

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


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 59 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 2018?

In 2018 the Keukenhof was open to public 59 days; from the 21st of March till the 19th of May. The dates for this year have been narrowed. This year you only have 59 days to visit the Keukenhof; from the 21st of March till the 19th 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 half-past 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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