Discover the heart of the Dutch flower-growing region, famously known as the "Garden of Europe". Transport yourself to the picturesque settings of the Keukenhof and the Bollenstreek area. With resplendent tulips and other vibrant flowers in bloom, it is the perfect escape to experience the serenity the Dutch countryside has to offer.

All You Need to Know About Visiting Keukenhof from Amsterdam

Renowned as the most stunning spring garden worldwide, Keukenhof is located just a short journey south of Amsterdam. The world’s largest flower garden, famed for its enchanting sea of tulips! Tucked away in Lisse, the heart of the Dutch flower region, this 79-acres of floral spectacle hosts around 7 million blooming flowers annually, offering visitors a kaleidoscope of colours. Established in 1950 as a showground for growers from the Netherlands and Europe, Keukenhof, which translates to ‘Kitchen Garden,’ is a testament to centuries-loved Dutch tulip-farming heritage. It takes place only from mid-March to mid-May, impressively offering 800 varieties of tulips.

Not just tulips, you’ll be mesmerized by daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, and many other blooms artistically arrayed in pavilions, water gardens, and wooded areas. Beyond flower-watching, you’ll experience exciting attractions such as windmill climbing, boat tours in the flower region, and photography competitions. The park also offers special exhibitions, inspirational gardens, and unique art pieces. Children can enjoy petting the farm animals, navigating a maze, and embarking on a treasure hunt. With lots to do and see, Keukenhof is a sure treat for the senses and an unforgettable adventure! Craft your memories amidst the captivating beauty of Keukenhof, truly a paradise for flower lovers!

Experience the breathtaking bloom of millions of flowers at the grand Flower Parades around the Keukenhof area. Located in the heart of the Netherlands in Lisse, this enchanting annual event is a celebration of the country’s famous floriculture industry, dating back to the 19th century. Featuring vibrant floats adorned with an array of fresh flowers, it’s a spectacle that stretches across several towns, including Keukenhof, Haarlem, and Noordwijk.

Driven by a different theme each year, the parade unravels a kaleidoscope of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring bulbs grown in the region, designed by local artists. The parade begins at Noordwijk and passes through Keukenhof towards Haarlem in a day-long fiesta of color and creativity. The rich scent of blooming flowers and the sight of these floating gardens leave spectators spellbound.

Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the Dutch traditions, and witness the legendary Keukenhof Flower Parade. It’s not just a flower parade, it’s an explosion of color, culture, and cheer that’s sure to enchant nature-lovers and beauty-appreciators alike. Book your trip today to join in the jubilance of this floral extravaganza!

For the specific dates and times of the flower parades see the options below

Exploring the unparalleled beauty of Keukenhof from Amsterdam is a journey that’s as simple as it is scenic. Amsterdam, being the vibrant heart of the Netherlands, offers a spectrum of efficient transport services to the iconic Keukenhof gardens.

Among these services is the highly rated Hop-on Hop-off Holland, commencing its journey from ‘this is Holland’, a popular attraction nestled behind central station. You can select from several package options:

1. All-inclusive tickets, providing both entry to Keukenhof and a roundtrip shuttle service.
2. Bundled tickets, offering Keukenhof admission, windmill cruise, and a round-trip shuttle.
3. Comprehensive packages, granting an entry ticket, a fascinating Tulip tour, and transport from Amsterdam.

For those preferring flexibility and independence in travel, there’s the Amsterdam & region travel ticket. This handy pass offers unlimited journeys by train, bus, tram, and metro across Amsterdam and surrounding areas. It includes specific lines leading to Keukenhof, ensuring your travel during the garden’s open season is stress-free.

Your expedition to the ‘Garden of Europe’, Keukenhof, from Amsterdam promises not only lush floral landscapes but also an effortless, enjoyable journey.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the Keukenhof 2024, running from March 21st until May 12th. Prepare to be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of Holland’s most spectacular treasure. It’s an unmissable event that brings together flower lovers and Dutch culture enthusiasts from all over the world.