Keukenhof, the best day out among the flowers!
There are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. An unique and unforgettable experience!
Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique artwork and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulpomania exhibition in the Juliana Pavilion.
Keukenhof is also one big party for children. They will have a blast with the treasure hunt, petting farm, maze and the playground.A great day out for the whole family.
When in bloom, the stunning tulips and other flowers—the Oranje Nassau Pavilion features a different flower every weeks—amass to create a sea of vivid hues. Keukenhof Garden is the second largest flower garden on the planet, smaller only than the Dubai Miracle Garden.
Also known as the Garden of Europe, “Keukenhof,” meaning “kitchen courtyard” in Dutch, was named after its 15th century use as a place where people hunted and collected food for the castle of Jacoba van Beieren. Landscapers Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul redesigned the park in 1857, creating the basis for today’s English Landscape garden style. Unfortunately for visitors, Keukenhof Garden is only open in spring, when the park’s regular roster of employees jumps from about 50 to 750.
Whisper boat trips around Keukenhof
Relax as you enjoy the peace and quiet of the endless bulb fields around Keukenhof in an electrically-propelled whisper boat. These boats travel through the beautiful Dutch flower bulb landscape in virtual silence. The boat trip takes 45 minutes. Spectacular photos are guaranteed! Have problems walking? If you can get on board and off again with a little help, you are able to join the boat trip. Unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on the boats. At the mill in the park, you can buy tickets for boat trips on the day of purchase.
Cycling in the area
Explore the beautiful, colourful surrounding area by bicycle! In the car park next to the main entrance, Keukenhof hires out women’s, men’s and children’s bicycles and even tandems. We have prepared four different signposted routes for you, with distances ranging from 5 km to 25 km. Genuine cycling fanatics can even take the ‘Bollenstreek route’ covering a full 35 km.
At Keukenhof, there are five pavilions with stylish and colourful restaurants. Various stalls across the park also serve waffles, smoked hot dogs or delicious Dutch herring.
Buy flower bulbs
At our flower bulb sales outlets inside the park, you will find both information and inspiration. You can order next year’s spring bulbs in our flower bulb shops. The bulbs will be sent to you in the autumn.
The tale of the tulip is truly impressive. From bulbs worth their weight in gold, theft, and a mountain dweller that feels at home in the Dutch climate, to the story of the black tulip and famous people who gave their name to new varieties. All these stories are told in the Tulpomania exhibition in the Juliana Pavilion.
Christen your own tulip, see how the tulips are cultivated, and get advice and tips from our experts about the use of flowerbulbs in your own garden.