If you are privileged enough to visit the Netherlands in spring time, The Keukenhof is definitly worth a visit! The tulip gardens near Amsterdam attract well over a million visitors in the short period of time that the gardens are open to public. On average the visitors rate the park with an astonishing 8,7! The park dedicated to Holland’s most iconic flower, the tulip, covers over 79 acres. This makes the tulip gardens of The Keukenhof one of the biggest flower parks in the world. As the flowering time of the tulips under two months, you have to be a bit lucky to witness the beauty of The Keukenhof. These two months are annually from late March till half May. The Keukenhof is situated in the a small town called Lisse near Amsterdam.
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Opening hours Keukenhof
As said before the Keukenhof is only open to public in spring, when the tulips are flowering. The rest of the year the tulip gardens can not be visited. In 2017 the Keukenhof can be visited from the 23th of March till the 21th of May.
|23-04 till 21-05:||daily 8:00 till 19:30 – entrance closes 18:00|
Tickets and prices
Entrance tickets to the tulip gardens of The keukenhof can be acquired from the entrance. But as the queue can be long, we advise to book your tickets online upfront. You can also choose to buy a complete trip including busride. This is both cheaper and easier as the bus takes you straight to The Keukenhof. By public transport the trip will cost you around €18, and you have to switch between train and bus.
|Children between 4-11||€ 8,-|
As the Keukenhof tulip gardens cover quite some area, you want to make sure not to get lost. Check out the map below or download the map of the Keukenhof here as PDF file. The map below is a JPG file, click to enlarge.
What is the best time to visit the Keukenhof tulip gardens?
The best time to visit the Keukenhof is from half April till the first week of May. That is the period that the tulips are the prettiest.
Can I visit the 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. In the park there are plenty of toilets for people with disabilities.
Is there a waiting line for the Keukenhof?
Yes, usually there is. The Keukenhof drew over a million visitors in 2016 in only 8 weeks, so you get the picture. Make sure you buy “skip the line tickets” online.
How far are the Keukenhof tulip gardens from Amsterdam?
The Keukenhof is situated in Lisse a town approximately 40 kilometres from Amsterdam.
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 to buy your tickets online, so you can skip the line.
Is the Keukenhof suitable for children?
Yes. In the Keukenhof you’ll also find playgrounds and a petting zoo specially for the youngest family members.
How many weeks per year is the Keukenhof open to public?
The Keukenhof is open 8 weeks per year. This is in spring from late March till late May, when the tulips are flourishing.
Address, contact information and route to the gardens
The Keukenhof tulip gardens are situated in Lisse to the south of Amsterdam. There’s a decent connection to Amsterdam Central station and the airport.
2161 AM Lisse
+31 (0)252 465 555
Tulip Gardens near Amsterdam
If you rather choose to go by public transport (which we don’t recommend as it is more expensive and takes longer than a combiticket) then you have to travel to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and take the bus from there.
From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport:
Bus 854 and 858 to Keukenhof
With the widget on the right you can find accurate advice for the real-time travel times based on your current location. This application will help you when you are not sure which bus or tram you can take from your location.
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