Keukenhof garden also known as the Garden of Europe, is known to be the largest flower garden in the world.
Spanning over an area of 32 Hectares (79 acres), this garden has over 7 million flowers with around 800 different species of tulips.
Though Keukenhof is open to the public only 60 days every year, this garden attracts more than 1.5 million visitors annually.
A trip to Amsterdam is incomplete without paying a visit to the Keukenhof Garden.
What to expect at Keukenhof Garden
The Keukenhof Garden, the garden of Europe, is a must-see site to visit in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Though the Keukenhof garden is famous for its wide variety of tulips, the garden is also home to other different species of flowers including hyacinths, daffodils, lilies, roses, carnations, and irises.
Apart from the acres and acres of land blooming with beautiful flowers, visitors can also witness and be a part of amazing flower shows, inspirational gardens, unique artworks, and wonderful events.
The Keukenhof garden follows a new unique theme every year to display its exquisite collection of flowers.
This year, the year 2023, the flower park will not get dedicated to just one theme, but a set of multiple ones.
Keukenhof Garden tickets
There are different types of Keukenhof Garden tickets available with different experiences.
However, the basic skip-the-line tickets for Keukenhof Garden are available for €45.
These tickets are available both online and offline.
Booking tickets online are much preferable as they come with several benefits.
- Booking tickets online cost you cheaper than getting a ticket from the offline counter.
- If you book your tickets online, you won’t have to waste hours of your precious time standing in the queue at the ticket counter.
- You won’t have to take printouts of the online ticket. You can show them directly off your phone and walk straight into the museum.
- Booking tickets online saves you from any last-minute disappointments.
Adults (14 to 99 years): €45
Children (up to 14 years): €45
Keukenhof Garden opening hours
In 2023, the Keukenhof Garden will open from 23 March to 14 May from 8 am to 7.30 pm.
This year visitors will have 53 days to soak in the beauty of the Keukenhof garden.
Best time to visit Keukenhof Garden
As we now know, that Keukenhof garden will only be accepting visitors for just 53 days.
So, it’s obvious that there will be a huge number of visitors willing to pay their visit to the Garden of Europe.
However, if you want to visit the attraction in a less crowded environment, you must take your chances as soon as they start accepting visitors.
No matter the time of visit, the eternal beauty of Keukenhof Garden will linger around your memory for the rest of your life.
How long does the Keukenhof Garden take
You can spend your whole day walking around the lanes of the Keukenhof garden, and even that wouldn’t get you over the beauty of the blossoming flowers.
However, most of the visitors tend to spend around 2 to 4 hours admiring the beauty of the garden.
We recommend you upgrade your garden tour with a visit to the flower field as well.
A tour of the flower field will also take around 2 to 4 hours.
How to reach Keukenhof Garden?
The Keukenhof garden is located at Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands.
Getting to Keukenhof garden is really easy, thanks to the well-developed transport circuit of the city.
The best way to get to the Keukenhof garden is by taking a bus to reach the attraction.
The Keukenhof Express Bus (Bus No. 858) is the best bus that can take you to the Keukenhof garden.
The nearest station where you can get the Keukenhof express is the Schiphol airport.
The Keukenhof garden is not directly accessible by any train or metro running through the city.
You need to take the metro line M52 from Amsterdam towards RAI Amsterdam and exit at the Europaplein metro stop.
From the Europaplein metro stop, make your way to the bus station to board Keukenhof Express (Bus 852) to reach the gardens directly.
Or you can also take a train from Amsterdam Centraal to reach Haarlem station, and switch to bus line 50 to reach the gardens.
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