Opening Keukenhof tulip gardens 2020

11 December, 2019 in Blog by Floris

Keukenhof tulip garden announced the opening dates for 2020. In contrary to last year the number of days to visit the Keukenhof has been increased. In 2020 Keukenhof will be open from the 21st of March till the 10th of May. This comes down to a total of 50 days to visit, compared to 59 last year. So you’ll have one week extra to visit the spectacle of 320.0000 square meters full of flowers. 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. Last year more than 1,5 milion people purchased a Keukenhof ticket. 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 2020 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 2019 pictures

Want to get an impression of what Keukenhof currently looks like? 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 2019 - red and yellow tulips
Perfectly aligned red and yellow tulips in bloom

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

Keukenhof 2019 - flowers growing in car wreck
Flowers overgrowing a car wreck

Hotels near Keukenhof

Keukenhof is not located in Amsterdam, but in a beautiful rural area south of the Dutch capital. The tulip gardens are located in Lisse, which is in the “Bollenstreek”. This region is named after the many flower fields; “Bollen” is the Dutch word for bulbs and “streek” is Dutch for area. You’ll be amazed to see how different this area is, only 30 minutes from the busy city of Amsterdam. It’s quiet, easygoing and makes a great place for walks and bicycle rides. So if you plan on visiting Keukenhof, but the big city is not just for you, why not book a hotel there? Just make sure to be on time, as you won’t be the only one with this idea!

Keukenhof tulip gardens by drone

Keukenhof park map 2020

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 favourite spot. Click on the image below to enlarge the image or download the PDF version of the map here.

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Keukenhof theme for 2020

Each year Keukenhof is dedicated to a certain theme. The 2020 theme for the tulip gardens, is perfect for the diversity of the audience of the Keukenhof; A world of colours. The Keukenhof is well known for its international visitors. Flower are connecting, likewise the passion for impressive colours and smells. Enjoy the tulip fields together. The world-famous flower bulb fields of the Netherlands, are all of their own soil.  Don’t worry, you won’t have to miss out on tulips, as there are over 7 million flower bulbs planted. Celebrate this year’s theme together and get pumped up with the force of nature!

FAQ concerning Keukenhof opening

Why is a popular attraction only open 50 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 2019?

In 2019 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 50 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 this year are from the 8:00 in the morning till 19:30 in the evening. Ticket offices are open until 18:00 in the evening, so make sure to be on time!

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.

How far are the Keukenhof tulip gardens from Amsterdam?

The Keukenhof is situated in Lisse a town approximately 40 kilometres from Amsterdam. It’s easiest to reach by public transport, but if the weather allows it and you are an experienced cyclist you can also choose to go by bike. It’s a 2-hour bike ride from Amsterdam to Lisse.

How much time do I need for the Keukenhof?

You have quite some area to cover if you want to see all that the Keukenhof has to offer. Make sure that you have at least 2,5 hours, you don’t want to be rushing through the parks.  Make sure your to buy tickets online, so you can skip the line.

Is Keukenhof suitable for children?

Yes. In Keukenhof, you’ll also find playgrounds and a petting zoo, especially for the youngest family members.

Can I visit Keukenhof in a wheelchair?

Yes, the park is accessible by wheelchair. There are wheelchairs available at the entrance. Normal wheelchairs are free of charge, for electric wheelchairs there’s a €10 rental fee. For both the electric and regular wheelchairs there’s a €20,- deposit required. If you want to be sure that a wheelchair is available, make sure to make a reservation the day before via +31 (0)252 465 555 or online here. In the park, there are plenty of toilets for people with limited mobility.

Keukenhof on the map

Photos of previous years of 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 2020 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

Special thanks to Amsterdamcitizen for the photoghraphy!


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