Known as the Garden of Europe – Keukenhof, situated in Lisse (southwest of Amsterdam), is one of the most photographed flower gardens in the whole world. Each year over 1 million people visit the Keukenhof gardens during the eight weeks opening time.
That’s a lot of flower-lovers! 🙂 Many of them are international tourists, who combine the visit with a trip to Amsterdam.
Some people say that Keukenhof is the most beautiful spring garden in the world. It’s a mecca for tulip bloom enthusiasts!
Do you agree?
Gosia does, as she loves tulips 🙂
If you are like Gosia, seeing tulips bloom in Keukenhof should be a must-have on your list! But when is the best time to visit Keukenhof?
What is the best time of year to see the tulips in Holland?
Every year this is the most frequently asked question amongst tulip-lovers, who would like to see millions of tulips in bloom. 🙂
And you can’t blame all those people for searching the answer to this question! In fact, you are one of them, right?! 😉
So, we rush to answer the question – What is the best time to visit Keukenhof? 🙂
Tulips bloom when temperatures during the day start to exceed 15° C. But not all species bloom at the same time, so precise dates can’t be really given.
The best time to visit Keukenhof and see millions of Tulips in bloom is the second half of April.
How to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam?
The town of Lisse is the tulip centre of the Netherlands. In the local museum “De Zwarte Tulp” you will learn everything about the Dutch cultivation of tulips.
But is Keukenhof far from Amsterdam? Not really – it takes just under 40 min by car from Amsterdam. (There are many car hire companies at the airport). There are also many buses from the city and also directly from the airport.
Every year, Keukenhof opens its doors for eight weeks, during which you can enjoy discovering various varieties of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths planted on 32 hectares of land. There are even reports published on the internet about flower flowering – so you can plan the visit as best as possible.
Yes! There are many people who are crazy about the tulips! 🙂
Is it worth to visit Keukenhof tulip garden?
Pink, yellow or even black – you can buy tulip bulbs as a great souvenir from Keukenhof gardens! For only €18 you can spend a whole day discovering 100s different types of tulips – many of them you have probably never seen before in your life 🙂
Over 7 million bulbs will bloom in early spring, making your trip to Keukenhof a unique and unforgettable experience. From mid-March to the end of May, the tulips transform big parts of Holland into a colorful patchwork quilt – YES! it really looks like that 🙂
If you are planning to travel to Holland – and seeing tulips bloom is on your bucket list – make sure you visit the Netherlands in April. Keukenhof is the best place to see tulips in Holland. You will discover endless, colorful fields filled with gorgeous tulips everywhere – you will love it!
Where to stay around Keukenhof garden?
There are a few great places to stay during your holiday in Holland. Please see below some of the TOP hotels we have selected for you:
“Located in the centre of Lisse, Boutique Suites Lisse is 900 yards from Keukenhof. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has city views and free WiFi. There is a restaurant serving French cuisine.”
“Located in Lisse and with Keukenhof reachable within a 12-minute walk, Hotel de Lis provides a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge.”
Need more inspiration? Browse the map to find a hotel in around Keukenhof garden:
Ready to book your trip to Keukenhof gardens in April?
Best time to visit Keukenhof? Don’t look for the answer any further! Just book a trip to Keukenhof gardens during the best time to visit – in APRIL 🙂
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