Opening Keukenhof tulip gardens 2021
Keukenhof 2020 impression
Unfortunately, there was no Keukenhof in 2020. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been canceled. For the coming Keukenhof keep in mind that there will be fewer tickets available. In addition, you will need to select a time slot via our partner Tours-tickets.com, and they will ensure 1,5 meters in the park.
Keukenhof tulip garden announced the opening dates for 2021. In contrary to 2019 the number of days to visit the Keukenhof has been decreased. In 2021 Keukenhof will be open from the 20th of March till the 9th of May. This comes down to a total of 50 days to visit, compared to 59 in 2019. So you’ll have one week less 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, normally over a million visitors are expected. In 2019 more than 1,5 milion people purchased a Keukenhof ticket. You can imagine even in COVID-19-time the waiting line with these amounts of visitors. Save yourself that hassle and make sure to buy tickets online! The opening hours for 2021 have now been announced; Keukenhof can be visited from 8:00 in the morning till 19:30 in the evening. The latest admittance is 90 minutes before closing at 18:00. On average people spent 3-5 hours in order to see all of the tulips, hyacinths, and narcissus.
Early blooming period expected due to soft winter
In 2020, the blooming period was expected to start early, due to the relatively soft winter temperatures. In a press-statement, Keukenhof director Bart Siemerink said Keukenhof has increased the number of planted bulbs by 30% to seven million. The park has changed its planting scheme to include varieties that will bloom at different times, to ensure an optimal experience for visitors the whole season.
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Keukenhof 2019 pictures
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.
Hotels near Keukenhof
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.
Keukenhof theme for 2021
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. For 2021 the theme is unknown for now. 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 2021 have been narrowed. This year you only have 50 days to visit the Keukenhof; from the 20st of March till the 9th of May.
Why do the opening dates differ from year to year?
Every year, Keukehof evaluates the last season and determines the new opening dates. We post them as soon as they’re announced.
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 to see the entire park?
If you want to see all that the Keukenhof has to offer you need at least two hours. Most people spend up to 3-4 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!
Special thanks to Amsterdamcitizen for the photoghraphy!