Keukenhof
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Keukenhof is the independent, international showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. In the space of 8 weeks Keukenhof demonstrates what the Dutch floricultural sector has to offer. The focus in the park is on the 7 million spring flowering bulbs. 100 flower bulb companies display their products and 500 growers present an enormous variety of cut flowers and pot plants at more than 20 flower shows.
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  • Heather D
    Nevada City, California84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible flower extravaganza, for a limited time each year.
    The gardens are incredible! I think the best time would be mid to late April. By early May some of the flowers are done. The buildings are full of more flowers and it's a feast for the senses. I would definitely return if I was in the area.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • alicespake
    Southampton, United Kingdom71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see in Europe
    Visited during the 2023 tulip festival and had the best time. Friendly, helpful staff and the most stunning gardens. We had delicious coffee upon arrival. Would visit again as it's so huge I feel like we only saw a quarter of it - what an experience!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Optimus Prime t
    London, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only if you like flowers!
    Nice concept. Additional charges for boat ride and other experiences. Worth a visit. Very well kept. Maybe more indication and signage would be helpful. Coffee shops get very full and difficult to find seating. Souvenir shops overpriced. The fields on the outside look like good photo shoot spots. Booked tickets on get your guide and also included the 3 day unlimited travel tickets. Was well worth it!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 March 2024
  • MJGJG
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great gardens poor food
    Beautiful gardens well worth a visit to see the spring flowers. The only thing that let's them down is the food. Without doubt the worst food we have experienced in the Netherlands and way over priced. Wished we had brought our own food, they must know the poor offering they are serving to their guests!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2024
  • dsigala03
    London, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beyond my Expectations
    Exciting City. I went for opening day a Keukenhof Gardens. I spent 8 hours and 1000 plus photos. It was beyond My expectations. I am.a horticulturist and Event Floral Designer and Event Concierge. It was cold today and no sun but that did not stop the beauty. I have bryter
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Robyn K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see and experience Keukenhof Gardens!
    We visited Keukenhof Gardens on the first day they were open in March 2024. We bought tickets, parking and booklet prior to arrival. They were extremely organized with parking and entry was a breeze. The flowers and scenery were gorgeous. They also had performances that were entertaining. This is a must see if you are in the Netherlands and lucky enough to be visiting during tulip season.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 March 2024
  • savonarie
    23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booking ticket and bus combo from the Keukenhof website
    Very nice time to visit, there are even cherry blossoms! High recommended! Just some soundbites about the bus... I booked the ticket and bus combo from the Keukenhof website and had to select a bus timing. Rushed to the bus boarding location to get there on time. However, discovered the time you booked the bus does not matter!? Everyone joins a long queue and takes the next bus that is available... hmmh. Also, while the bus trip is not that long, the seats are quickly taken up and if you prefer not to stand on the bus, just wait for the next bus. Note, where you are waiting to board the bus (I boarded from RAI) and also when you are waiting for the return bus at Keukenhof, there is no shelter.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 March 2024
  • Linda M
    Guildford, United Kingdom221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous visit.
    Fabulous place to visit. We went on the 21st March & we managed to get about 3 seasons of weather in the one day. We boarded the ferry to catch the coach, very easy but when we got off the ferry it was hailstones. We had a break from those as they only lasted a very short while then we had rain & if you blinked you may have missed the sun. It was so cold we went to the shop & bought a hat & gloves. The flowers were beautiful & the undercover displays were very colourful & looked gorgeous. The cafe wasn’t too busy & cake & coffee very nice. Already getting organised to book next year but will leave it a couple of weeks later so hopefully it won’t be so cold. Been twice before but can’t help but to keep re visiting. Everyone should go if they can.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
  • blally
    Chicago, Illinois35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Stunning
    The best garden we have ever seen. Ignore anyone that tells you this is not worth seeing. Was it cold, yes. Was it crowded, yes. Was it worth it, absolutely! Recommend getting to the park early to avoid the midday crowds. We arrived at 8am and had the place to ourselves for the first hour. Even though it was early in the season, much was still in blooom. It took use around 3 hours to make it around the entire grounds but we were blown away. If you are considering going, just do it.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 March 2024
  • Just my opinion!
    London, United Kingdom142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but busy!
    A lovely experience with many tulips (and other flowers) in bloom even though we went early in the season. The only negative was the queue for the bus…even though we were pre-booked and given a departure time, it seemed a free for all once you got to the pick up point. Apart from that, and having to stand on the overcrowded bus both there and back, it was great.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My wife and I planned our visit to the Netherlands around a visit to Keukenhof Gardens. We chose to visit in mid-April when the tulips would be at their best. We purchased a combination ticket in advance and took the express bus from Amsterdam RAI to Lisse. We arrived with very high expectations given that this was one of the highlights of our visit. And, at the end of the day, we left feeling that our expectations had been met and exceeded. First, the gardens are beautifully designed and immaculately maintained. The blossoms are planned (as much as mother nature will allow) so that there is always something in bloom throughout the Spring months. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better exhibit of spring blooms in the world. I was also very impressed with the transportation to the gardens. The buses were clean and comfortable and there were enough of them to handle the crowds. So, despite there being a long line to get the bus, we did not have to wait long. I also thought the combination ticket was a great value. To make the most of your experience, I recommend that you arrive early in the day to avoid some of the crowds. Also, if possible, avoid coming on a weekend or holiday. Even as the gardens became more crowded throughout the day, the park is so large that it was never difficult to get some good pictures of the displays.
Written 15 April 2022
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quiet_wave
Wakefield, MA612 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
May is the perfect time to see tulips in Amsterdam and I definitely recommend visiting Keukenhof (it's about 45 minutes from Amsterdam with tons of buses and tour companies going there all day long, every day). I would rate this as the best place I've visited on a trip. It was amazing. And beautiful. And oh so many tulips. Even if you don't love tulips, you'll wander around this place in absolute awe at their beauty and the variety of colors.

We arrived on a weekday around 11am and it wasn't too busy. They provide maps as there is a lot to see. I think we spent about 4.5 hours total and saw everything on the map. Aside from the gorgeous tulip displays, there's other stuff like cool art mixed in, a windmill that you can climb up into and see up close, a scenic boat ride (10 euro for that), shops that sell a lot of tulip trinkets and seeds scattered around each area of the park, and places to eat. We went to one self service kiosk area that was great - plenty of seating, interesting food choices. The traditional apple cake is definitely worth trying! There were also places set up to showcase the history of Keukenhof over the years (it was the 75th anniversary when we visited) and one building dedicated to orchids. There's even a fun pond that you can "walk" across on stones that was quite popular.

The place definitely filled up the longer we stayed. It seemed like many people were there specifically for photo shoots and some of the displays and attractions were quite crowded and hard to look at, much less get up close. I recommend going early in the morning and leaving by early afternoon if you want to avoid the crowds. Also, while the gift stores were awesome and everywhere, the items were definitely pricey. You could find many of the same things for half the price at the Schipol airport and likely at other tourist shops around Amsterdam. Whether a tulip lover or not, it's so worth checking out!
Written 12 May 2024
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Holland_Fanatic
Monroe, LA127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I have visited the Keukenhof a number of times over the years. Just a few quick, to the point tips for everyone. If you are a photographer, you need to plan to spend a week here, visiting the Keukenhof and surrounding bulb fields. Second, if you are planning on multiple visits to the Keukenhof, then purchase a season pass. It allows for unlimited entries and exits during the season. Third, the best time to visit Keukenhof is after 3 PM. The light is much more flattering and allows for much better photos. Fourth, wear comfortable shoes because you'll walk miles each day! The best time to visit is 15 April through 30 April when there is an average winter. Some years and colder and some are warmer, but the planners and gardeners at the Keukenhof always ensure something is blooming. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away! Finally, the Keukenhof is closed for the 2020 season due to the restriction placed into effect to diminish the spread of COVID-19. See you at the Keukenhof in 2021!!!!
Written 22 April 2020
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KingBillie
Suffolk, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
First visit in over 20 years still awesome!

Very easy to buy tickets onine and book a timeslot however as we were early we could have purchased tickets on the day that said if very busy you might end up queueing.

Whilst the park is probably 2 weeks away from being at its best it was still very worthwhile. The displays are glorious, so much spectacular colour, we spent about 2 hours walking arounds, took hundreds of pics. The display of orchids was surreal, I am not a flower buff but it was simply stunning!

If you get the chance - go! It is about an hour's drive from the hook of holland
Written 8 April 2022
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Incihan O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
I had combination ticket from Amsterdam by bus and the enterence tickets. While coming back even there was too many people waiting for the bus, it took min 15min for 1 bus to come and pick the people up, it was around 19:00. It was a bit annoying while waiting outside with little kids. It was very windy.. and in the bus too many people was also standing, travelled knee to knee with people there wasn't any care about COVID 19 safety. After enterence you see the amazing well organized flowers everywhere which is super cool. It would be handy to bring your own drink I think, 1 bottle of water is more than 3Euro. WCs are not clean enough and baby Changing bed was very dirty. You should set your Hygiene expectations very low.
Written 16 April 2022
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marelte
Bucharest, Romania86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We visited the gardens on the day of the Flower Parade.
It was a personal option and we have been aware of the fact that it will be very crowded.
Eventhough the visit was very pleasant, due to the very well organized staff, with smooth parking, easy access, and good visit. However, the line for the boat ride was huge, but either than that everything was OK.
Be sure you have a card with you, since no cash is accepted.
The gardens are still open till mid May, so I strongly recommend a visit!
Written 30 April 2022
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Whitney Luebbers
Illinois114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We went April 1, the day after a crazy spring snow. A lot of the flowers were down because of the storm but it was still absolutely beautiful! The greenhouses with the tulips, orchids, etc are like nothing I've ever seen before. Would recommend going a few hours before closing as it clears out and you can get great photos and see the tulips up close.
Written 11 April 2022
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Tangoj63
Leighton Buzzard, UK991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We decided to visit a couple of days before as the weather was going to be sunny and dry. We booked our timeslot and parking on line on their website saving a few euros. It is a massive sight but the parking was very well handled. There was a bit of a queue to get in and show our prebooked but it only took about 5-10 mins. Free maps provided on entry and free toilets in good order before entry and lots dotted around the grounds. It was very busy but in certain area the crowd thinned out. It was a Monday when we visited so I don’t know what it would be like on a really busy day like our Easter.
It was sunny and dry but coolish during our visit but there are a few pavilions around the grounds where you can see lots of displays and they are indoors.

We were there over 4 hours and spent most of that time in the grounds. If you really wanted to get your moneys worth you could get there early and stay later and really see the place in detail.
Written 4 April 2023
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SwimmerSJ
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Visiting Keukenhof is one of the best things I've ever done! The gardens were much bigger than I expected and the tulips were truly unbelievable - I had no idea there were so many varieties. It's just spectacular!

We went on a cold, wet morning and booked for the 8am bus from Europaplein. I had contemplated changing our booking to the afternoon when the weather was due to improve but I am so glad I didn't! Arriving early in the morning, there weren't many people about and it was easy to get great photos, there were no queues for the coffee shops or for the lovely souvenir shops. The rain was intermittent but there's good cover in the park as well as a couple of large halls where you can duck into so really don't worry too much if the weather forecast is grim.

You're allowed to take food and drink in and there are loads of benches all over the park where you can sit and eat.

We didn't experience any crazy bus queues as mentioned in previous comments; perhaps because we went early. However there is no bus specifically designated for each time slot ie. there is no 8am bus - you just arrive on time and stand in line until the bus arrives but they are frequent.

We spent about 4hrs there and I think the cost of the ticket (€37) which included the return bus trip, was great value.

There was nothing I didn't like about Keukenhof.
Written 29 April 2024
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Travelbunnydevon
Torquay40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The gardens are lovely - along the lines of a large immaculately manicured park. It was a little early for the tulips but plenty of other bulbs in flower and you can see the tulips at the indoor pavilion. We arrived in the morning which was just as well since by lunchtime it was very busy in part I expect due to the good weather after much rain. I do wonder about the experience there in the main season when the car parks are full. As it was we did have to shuffle along many of the paths and fight our way in to view the indoor flower displays which were spectacular. There are a few places to eat, but you would be lucky to find a seat and I think I would recommend taking a sandwich as well to be on the safe side and to maximise time in the gardens. I am glad to have seen the Keukenhof at last, but a bit disappointed that the experience was not quite as tranquil as I had expected.
Written 5 April 2023
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