The Keukenhof is a park that exhibits the floral beauty of springtime in the Netherlands. Its name literally translates to ‘Kitchen Garden’, dating back to the 15th century during which the garden, belonging to Teylingen Castle, supplied fresh ingredients for the castle’s kitchen. In the year 1950 the garden officially became the public exhibition of springtime flowers we know today.

The theme of this year (2019) will be: Flower Power!
Bright colours, hippies, peace & music. The theme of the early 70s!

Plan Your Visit
This year, the Keukenhof opens its doors to flower-enthusiasts between March 21 and May 19, with opening times between 08:00 and 19:30 every day. The park is located in Lisse, at a 30-minute distance from Amsterdam, easily accessible by public transport. From the centre of Amsterdam you can take metro 52 from Rokin, Vijzelgracht, De Pijp, Noorderpark or Central Station towards Europaplein (RAI) Amsterdam. From there on you can take bus number 852 to Keukenhof.
You could also decide to take a train from Amsterdam Central Station towards Schiphol airport. At Schiphol you can take the Keukenhof Express (bus 858), which brings you to the Keukenhof.

Tickets
The Keukenhof offers a variety of tickets that can be purchased online, or at the entrance of Keukenhof.
Prices depend upon the type of ticket:

Regular Admission:
Adult (18+):                 €17,00
Child (4-17):                €8,00
Child (0-3):                  Free of Charge
Parking ticket              €6,00

Combi Ticket (including transportation to and from Amsterdam):
Adult (18+):                 €30,00
Child (4-17):                €13,50
Child (0-3):                  Free of Charge

Combi Ticket (including transportation to and from Haarlem, Hoofddorp, Schiphol or Leiden):
Adult (18+):                 €25,00
Child (4-17):                €13,50
Child (0-3):                  Free of Charge

 

(picture by paulusma.nl)