Timing is everything when it comes to visiting the world’s largest bulb garden. Keukenhof is only open for 2 months a year, from the end of March until the end of May. It is worth a trip from anywhere in the world. It is one of a kind garden. It is the most uniquely breathtaking garden I’ve ever seen!
Within the park there are acres upon acres of formal flower gardens, a manmade lake and meandering streams. The park is awash with the sight and scent of blossoming flowers. Charming little paths and bridges add to the beautiful flower displays. There are more than 7 million spring bulbs with 800 different varieties of tulips spread over the 79 acres. In addition to tulips there are many other bulbs planted such as the narciss, hyacinth, crocus, anemone and more.
There are also four indoor pavilions which stand on the grounds of Keukenhof. They are each named for members of the Dutch Royal Family. Each pavilion is dedicated to special types of seasonal flower displays. Throughout the park’s eight week opening, the indoor exhibitions change weekly. Top bulb growers from across the Netherlands display their flowers in a competition. Prizes are awarded for a wide range of categories from presentation to flower quality.
The thirty horticulturalists employed at the park are constantly weeding, trimming and maintaining the gardens. They begin planting in October.
Touring Keukenhof Gardens takes about five hours. Each year, nearly 1 million people from around the world flock to Keukenhof each year within the two months that they are open to see the most amazing bulb garden in the world.
Prices and Hours Updated: February 19, 2024
Posted: January 21, 2018
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices
2161 AM Lisse,
21 March – 12 May 2024,
8 AM – 7:30 PM
Adults: € 19.50
Children (4-17): € 9.00
Parking: € 8.00
Boat ride tickets and bike rentals can be purchased as well.
It is advisable to purchase tickets in advance. There is not always availability for walk-ins.