Keukenhof

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Keukenhof: Tours & Tickets


Keukenhof: Our most recommended tours and activities

Keukenhof: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entrance

1. Keukenhof: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entrance

Escape the stress of daily life and take a walk around Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world. Enjoy a stress-free trip to this 32-hectare park by pre-booking your skip-the-ticket-line entrance. Experience the spring garden's vibrant colors and fragrances and admire over 7 million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. Visit 30 alternating flower and plant shows at the pavilions. Discover the latest trends in gardening, get new ideas from the seven inspirational gardens, and take part in activities for all ages. While admiring the garden’s beauty, steep yourself in the park’s rich history that dates back to its time as a hunting ground in the 15th century. Learn about how Keukenhof got its name from supplying herbs for the kitchen of Countess Jacoba van Beieren's castle. Admire the landscape garden’s Romantic period design from 1857 and the beds of tulips, introduced in when the spring park first opened to the public in 1950.

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Skip-the-Line Ticket and Transfer

2. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Skip-the-Line Ticket and Transfer

Enjoy hassle-free and efficient transportation from central Amsterdam to Keukenhof Gardens, and journey by comfortable bus at a time to suit you. Arrive at the world's largest spring garden in just 55 minutes, benefit from fast track entry on arrival, and stay for as long as you please. Buses to Keukenhof Gardens depart daily from the 'This is Holland' experience, opposite Central Station. Simply take the free ferry from Amsterdam Central Station to the opposite side of the IJ, where 'This is Holland' is a mere 2-minute walk away.   Board the bus, and then admire the Dutch landscape en route to Keukenhof Gardens. Watch a video presentation about Dutch history, the colorful landscape and interesting information on why Holland is so famous for its flowers. Upon arrival at Keukenhof Gardens, skip the long lines and explore the floral displays of the spring garden at your own pace. Marvel at up to 7 million bulbs in bloom, and see vibrant flower beds and fragrant floral displays. Enjoy the Keukenhof Gardens at your leisure, and benefit from frequent departures with guaranteed seating on a luxury coach back to Amsterdam between 1 PM and 6:30 PM. Get a free copy of the Amsterdam city map to help you find your way around the city as a bonus.

Skip-the-line Keukenhof Ticket and Transport from Amsterdam

3. Skip-the-line Keukenhof Ticket and Transport from Amsterdam

This 5-hour tour departs from Central Station Amsterdam to Holland’s colorful Keukenhof Park. Travel by air-conditioned bus through an area with endless tulip fields, one of the country’s most photographed and iconic landscapes. At Keukenhof, simply skip the line and enter one of the largest flower parks in the world with ease. The Keukenhof park contains over 7 million flower bulbs including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Dozens of gardeners work for months to get the park in shape. During the planting, the bulbs are arranged according to a different theme every year. Enjoy approximately 3.5 hours to explore the park on your own before the return trip to Amsterdam. Choose from either a 1-hour live guided tour inside the Keukenhof or walk at your own pace without a guide.

Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof Gardens with Spring Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof Gardens with Spring Cruise

Be inspired by the sights and smells of more than seven million bulbs in bloom at Keukenhof! Benefit from flexible and direct travel by bus to Keukenhof from Amsterdam. Upon arrival, avoid the long queues and enjoy fast-track entry to this wonderful floral garden. Prior to your leisurely visit to Keukenhof Gardens, enjoy a relaxing and comfortable boat tour with spectacular views of the passing scenery, including colorful bulb fields, traditional windmills and authentic villages. The tour departs from the 'Ringvaart' Canal and takes you to the Amsterdam Kager lakes, which include ten unique islands. While travelling through narrower passages between the islands, marvel at amazing historical mansions. This 60-minute tour offers a unique experience right in the heart of the bulb fields. After your boat tour, a shuttle bus will take you to Keukenhof Gardens within 5 minutes. You can then explore the gardens at your own leisure.

Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

5. Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

Begin your day with a pickup from one of the pickup points in central Amsterdam. As you leave Amsterdam, gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside, which are awash with colorful crocuses, tulips, and daffodil. These blooming fields are remarkably beautiful, and as you admire them you can listen to your guide reveal more about the history of this region. Depending on the time, you might also stop to take photographs of this stunning landscape. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, step off the bus and embark on a guided tour of the grounds. Covering an area of more than 79 acres (32 hectares), these magnificent gardens are home to innumerable blooming bulbs, all meticulously landscaped into aesthetically pleasing patterns. The gardens are filled with delicate blossoms of all sorts of colors and textures, which emanate a gently perfumed fragrance. After soaking up the garden vistas, continue to Zaanse Schans. The windmill village of Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that has a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. These buildings were brought there from 1961 onward, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region. The prosperity of the 18th and 19th century can be seen in the Zaanse Schans windmill village in several ways. Alongside windmills, barns, and other buildings, you will see beautiful houses that were originally built as homes to rich windmill owners and merchants. These houses have attractive facades and have been painted in traditional colors such as green, beige, and light blue. Upon arrival to the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour. You will visit the clog museum and annex wooden shoemaker shop, and will also get to taste Dutch farmer cheese in the cheese farm. It is then time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off to discover Zaanse Schans, your guide will provide you with further information on the unique character of Zaanse Schans, teach you the local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about what to do and where to go.

Amsterdam: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25 Attractions

6. Amsterdam: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25 Attractions

Enjoy unlimited access to over 25 of Amsterdam's hottest attractions with a city pass for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. Go on guided tours of Rotterdam and The Hague, discover world-famous collections of historic art, and admire the city from the canals on a cruise. Easily display your pass on your phone and use the digital guide to help you plan your itinerary and make reservations when necessary. There is something for everyone to see with over 25 attractions including the Heineken Experience and Keukenhof. Attractions: Heineken Experience (reservations required)RijksmuseumThis Is HollandMoco MuseumA'DAM LookoutKeukenhof with boat cruise (reservations required)100 Highlights CruiseRotterdam, Delft, and The Hague guided tourTour de BonTonRoyal Experience - Royal Coster DiamondsKeukenhof tourJohan Cruijff Stadium tourZaanse Schans tour (reservations required)Keukenhof bus tour (reservations required)1-Hour pedal boatMacBike bike rentalHouseboat MuseumMuiderslot CastleDiamond Museum AmsterdamPancakes AmsterdamJewish Cultural QuarterAmsterdam Pipe MuseumHouse of Bols cocktail experienceAmsterdam Tulip MuseumVolendam, Edam, and windmills bus excursion (reservations required)Tony Chocolonely Superstore

Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans + 1 Free Attraction

7. Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans + 1 Free Attraction

Begin your day with a pickup from the meeting point in central Amsterdam. From there, you can get comfortable in your seat aboard a single-decker coach as you gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside. Awash with colorful crocuses, tulips, and daffodils, these blooming fields are remarkably beautiful. As you admire them, you can listen to your guide to reveal more about the history of this region. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, step off the bus and embark on a guided tour of the grounds. Covering an area of more than 79 acres (32 hectares), these magnificent gardens are home to innumerable blooming bulbs, all meticulously landscaped into aesthetically pleasing patterns. The gardens are filled with delicate blossoms of all sorts of colors and textures, which emanate a gently perfumed fragrance. Next, continue to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans - an open-air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. All buildings were brought here from 1961 on, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region. Upon arrival at the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the town. Visit the clog museum, annex wooden shoemaker shop, and get to taste Dutch farmer cheese in the cheese farm. Following this, have time to further explore the village on your own. Finally, finish your day with a choice of 2 attractions. Either enjoy the Amsterdam 100 Highlights Cruise which passes all of Amsterdam's famous attractions. Encounter canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, and Anne Frank's house. Alternatively, 'This is Holland' is a unique 5D flight experience. Watch astonishing special effects projected on a huge, domed screen, and feel like you’re soaring over the must-sees sites of the Netherlands.

Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

8. Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

Explore the extraordinary phenomenon of Keukenhof from up close. Keukenhof is a place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers in the spring. This beautiful spring garden offers a unique scent and color experience, over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, and exciting events. Surrounding Keukenhof lie the famous bulb fields. From the windmill you take in spectacular views of some of the bulb fields, with a visit to Keukenhof guaranteeing beautiful photographs. There are activities for all ages, allowing you to stimulate your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family with children being able to enjoy themselves in the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and go on a scavenger hunt. Your tour will continue to visit the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore the fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Experience the scenery on a leisurely trip through the canals. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.

Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Keukenhof

9. Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Keukenhof

Following pickup from your accommodation, take part in a short meet and greet with your driver before starting your journey to the Keukenhof. The Keukenhof is a flower park in Lisse, 45 minutes from Amsterdam. The park has an area of 32 hectares, and attracts more then 1 million people each year with its millions of flowers. Beside the flowers, the Keukenhof also has exhibitions of special flowers with a new flower each week. Some examples of these themes are roses, orchids, and chrysanthemums. Whilst at the site it is also possible to take a boat trip, which sees you sailing between the bollenvelden (bulb fields). These boat trips are referred to as fluistertochten (whisper trips), due to the boat's electric motors. At the conclusion of your day out with the flowers, your driver returns you back to Amsterdam.

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Full-Day Trip with Tulip Farm

10. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Full-Day Trip with Tulip Farm

Encounter the gorgeous colors of Keukenhof, the famous Dutch flower garden. Enjoy return transportation from Amsterdam, and stop for pictures in the colorful tulip fields. Meet your guide opposite Amsterdam's iconic Central Station and get ready for your full-day flower experience. Head to the Keukenhof and explore the colorful atmosphere at your own pace. Next, enjoy a spring cruise through authentic and picturesque Dutch villages. Stop at an original windmill and meet the miller. Then, visit a tulip farm and meet and greet with the family. Learn all about how these flowers are grown and take some pictures in the colorful fields. Complete your day with return transportation back to Amsterdam.

Frequently asked questions about Keukenhof

How can I visit Keukenhof?

Possible ways to visit the Keukenhof:

To enter Keukenhof, you need to have a ticket or be part of a guided tour.

Planning Your Visit

  • When should I go?

    Keukenhof is only open from March until May, so visiting times are very limited - check in advance for the exact dates, as this changes each year.

  • What times of day is it open?

    8:00AM to 7:30PM, although do note that the ticket office closes at 6:00PM.

  • How much does it cost?

    Adult admission is €16, and you may be able to get a special price for groups of more than 20 people.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Keukenhof is only open from March 24th to May 16th, 8:00AM to 7:30PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    An adult ticket costs just €16.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It can't hurt!
  • How to get there
    Keukenhof is just a short drive from Amsterdam, off the A4 or A44 motorways. Tours from Amsterdam are also available.
  • Additional information

    • Exact March to May dates vary by year, so double check online before you plan your visit!

    • Dogs are allowed, as long as they are on a leash, and free lockers and Wifi are provided!

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What people are saying about Keukenhof

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,498 reviews

We did have some trouble without ticket not being labeled with a green dot so we were unaware that we needed to get off the cruise at the windmill. We were instructed to return to the boat and we were then let off at the mill and given a one to one tour. Then we were taken immediately by bus to the gardens. We are thankful for the quick response by management to secure the remaining of our tour.

Muy bonito el recorrido. Juliete una excelente anfitriona, muy amable, atenta y simpática. El viaje fue muy agradable tanto en la conducción del bus, la temática y la guía ofrecida.

Remember to book tickets for everything, including museums, it was full everywhere. We were in AMS from 19/22, in the middle of the flowering.

Efficient. Punctually to the minute. Very good travel conditions. Eva the guide, speaking in 3 languages, polite, patient, smiling.

Our experience from start to finish was seamless and very enjoyable.