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All you need to know about Keukenhof


The Netherlands is beautiful throughout the entire year; each season has something special and different to offer our guests. Let’s explore the spring and Keukenhof, one of the largest flower exhibitions in the world. In this blogpost you’ll find frequently asked questions (FAQ) and their answers. Let’s go!

What is Keukenhof?

The Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower exhibitions and can be found in Lisse, the Netherlands. Lisse is a town on the border of the provinces North-Holland and South-Holland. During a small period in spring (end of March to second week of May) the gardens of Keukenhof castle turn into a giant park full of flowers. You’re able to see up to 7 million flowers and 800 different types of tulips. 

When is Keukenhof open in 2020?

This year the Keukenhof is open to the public from the 21st of March to the 10th of May. So mind you, there’s not a lot of time to enjoy the enormous fields full of flowers. Which makes sense, since most flowers only bloom for a little while during spring and makes these few weeks the best time to visit Keukenhof.

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What time does Keukenhof open?

You can visit the flower park from 8:00 in the morning (8AM) to 19:30 in the evening (7:30PM).

Where to buy tickets for Keukenhof in Amsterdam?

The easiest way to score a ticket for Keukenhof is online. Purchase a ticket for the flower park, including guided tour and bus ride or choose to go to the Keukenhof and also visit the windmill village (Zaanse Schans) in combination with a canal cruise.

If you’re more comfortable with buying a ticket in an actual shop, go to one of our many ticket shops in the city center of Amsterdam.

How to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam?

We offer a convenient way to get to the flower park from the city. Take the ferry to This Is Holland in Amsterdam Noord (Overhoeksplein 51) and you’ll be picked up by bus. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Keukenhof. You’ll be guided to and inside the park by a professional tour guide.

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What is this year’s theme?

The theme of the 2020 Keukenhof experience is World of colours, so expect an abundance of flowers from around the entire globe. Maybe even themed zones. Are you ready to discover the flower version of your home country?

What's the weather during Keukenhof like?

The springtime has been quite sunny the last few years. But hey, you’re still in The Netherlands, so opt for light layered clothing and bring an umbrella or rain coat just to be sure. And do not forget to check your favorite weather apps/website to check the forecast!

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What’s Castle Keukenhof?

The Keukenhof gardens are situated next to a castle where a former commander of the Dutch East India Company used to live in the 19th century. Nowadays you can visit the castle and even get married there. Check the website of the castle for availability of tours, since they’re sometimes renovating the old building.

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