Keukenhof: A Must-Visit Destination for Flower Lovers

Keukenhof is the world’s most extensive flower garden in Lisse, Netherlands. If you are a big fan of stunning floral displays, vibrant colours, and natural beauty, then Keukenhof is the perfect destination for you. With over 7 million flowers in bloom, Keukenhof is a paradise for flower lovers and a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else. So, let’s get started and explore the beauty of Keukenhof together!

Purple sea of muscari

Practical information

Address: Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse

Opening hours for 2024

  • 21 March – 12 May
  • Every day from 08:00 to 19:30

How to get there

  • Car: The garden is easily reached by car and has its own car park. However, purchasing the tickets in advance is advised as the space is limited.
  • Public transport: Take the train to Leiden and continue by bus 854
  • Keukenhof Express Bus: A special bus that leaves from Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Haarlem and Leiden train stations
  • Organised tours from Amsterdam or other cities


The best way is to buy the tickets well in advance on the official Keukenhof web page here. It is possible to buy the tickets at the entrance to the garden, however they are usually sold extremely fast.

Map of the garden

Keukenhof map

Keukenhof Garden

When I arrived at Keukenhof, I was greeted by over 7 million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and other flowers. The garden covers an area of 32 hectares, so there was plenty to explore. I took a stroll along the many pathways through the stunning fields of flowers. The gardeners at Keukenhof work hard to create unique and beautiful displays that change from year to year, so there’s always something new to see. However, I wasn’t lucky enough to see the resident peacocks wandering around the park.

The garden is divided into different sections, each with its own theme and selection of flowers. For example, the Willem-Alexander Pavilion houses a vast indoor display of tulips, while the Oranje Nassau Pavilion is home to various lilies and other cut flowers. The Beatrix Pavilion features orchids and other exotic plants, while the Juliana Pavilion showcases displays of dahlias and gladioli.

Keukenhof hyacinths
Keukenhof hyacinths

All in all, Keukenhof is a destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you’re a nature lover, a culture buff, or just looking for a unique experience, Keukenhof has something for everyone. Another experience you’ll never forget is Brussel’s Flower Carpet.

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