Spend time in one of the world’s largest flower gardens with your Keukenhof Gardens tickets. The natural beauty of the Garden of Europe provides the most stunning photo ops! Soak in the beauty of the blooming Dutch tulips and other flowers indigenous to Holland. You can also combine an Amsterdam city tour with a Keukenhof Gardens tickets by picking up one of our saver combo packages. Or try pairing an Amsterdam Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with a visit to the picturesque gardens. Finally, you can go all out by picking up a Holland Pass, which includes entry to Keukenhof Gardens, the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Heineken Museum, Madame Tussauds, and much more!
Early Birds & Johnnies-Come-Lately. If you’d like to avoid the massive crowds during peak season, you should arrive either when the gates open or a couple hours before closing.
Run for Cover: Should you be so unfortunate to experience rain; you might want to step inside one of the 5 indoor exhibits. They’re nice and dry!
All about the Flowers? While the tulips take center stage, there’s plenty more to see. Make sure you stop to enjoy Keukenhof Castle and the beautiful statues seen throughout the garden.
Good to know
Best time to visit
The garden usually opens in mid-March and closes in mid-May. So, there’s a very small window of opportunity to visit the garden.
If you want to see the tulips at their most beautiful, try to book your Keukenhof tickets for the last week of April or the first week of May.
Most of the tulips are in full bloom during this time; but, you should be aware that most visitors are aware of this, too. So, you can expect crowds.
If you’d like to take the bus, take the 858 bus from Schiphol Airport and you’ll arrive in about 30 minutes. Consider picking up the combo ticket, which will save you a little money on round-trip transportation. If you are coming from Leiden or Haarlem, then take the 854 or 50 Bus, respectively.
The most luxurious way of getting to Keukenhof is by taxi, which could cost upwards of 100 Euros. Taking a bicycle is a nice way to see the countryside.
And, finally, you can drive from Amsterdam to Keukenhof by taking the A4 South to N207 North and turning left on N208. At the traffic circle, take the first exit, which is Zwartelaan, and drive about a kilometre before turning left on Loosterweg Noord, which dead-ends at the garden.
Money saving tips
Short on cash? That’s ok! Should you wish to visit Keukenhof multiple times during the tulip season, you might want to consider buying a Spring Pass. It allows unlimited entry during the season.
Did you know?
Impress your friends with these fun facts!
Keukenhof can be translated to mean kitchen garden, a reference to the herbs grown here while the castle was used as a residence.
Keukenhof represents the largest flower garden in the world. You’ll find almost 7,000,000 bulbs and 800 different varieties of tulips spread over nearly 80 acres.
Although a trip to the gardens promises plenty of tulips, the garden is also home to the largest lily show on Earth.
It takes about 30 full-time gardeners to keep the gorgeous garden looking its best and producing the most beautiful tulips in the world!