Keukenhof picture
1 of 3
JacobH/Getty Images

Key Info

Stationsweg 166A

Price & Hours

18 euros (about $20) for adults; 8 euros (around $9) for kids 7-17; free for kids 3 and younger
8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily March-May


Parks and Gardens Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
  • 3.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Originally used by Dutch royalty to grow fruits and vegetables, Keukenhof now welcomes travelers in search of Holland's famous tulips. Every year between late March and mid-May, the 79-acre park – which sits about 25 miles southwest of Amsterdam in Lisse – turns vivid shades of pink, red, purple, yellow, white and orange as more than 7 million tulip bulbs bloom. The park also offers kid-friendly amenities like a playground, a maze and a petting zoo.

Travelers use words like "amazing," "fantastic" and "beautiful" to describe the park and its blooming flowers. To do the property due diligence, plan on spending at least a few hours here. Several past travelers suggest arriving early for more elbow room, while others recommend paying extra for a boat ride through the tulip fields that surround the park. Boat ride tickets cost 4 to 8 euros (about $4.50 to $9) per person and can be purchased at the on-site windmill.

Admission to Keukenhof costs 18 euros (roughly $20) for adults and 8 euros (approximately $9) for children ages 7 to 17. There is no charge for kids 3 and younger, and reduced rates are available for those who buy tickets online in advance. Combo tickets that include transfers to and from the airport or downtown Amsterdam are available as well. Or, travelers can drive and park on-site for 6 euros (less than $7) per vehicle. Visitors can purchase a pamphlet with more information about the park for 5 euros (about $5.50) at the ticket office and in the gift shop.

All ticketholders have access to the park's gardens, plus several eateries serving Dutch, Italian and Asian dishes. The property is open seasonally from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For additional details, visit Keukenhof's website.

See all Hotels in Amsterdam »

More Best Things To Do in Amsterdam

Time to Spend
1 of 24
#1 Vondelpark

Located southwest of the city center, the 116-acre Vondelpark is the favorite leafy retreat of just about everyone. Not only is it the largest city park in Amsterdam, it's also one of the most revered in all of the Netherlands. Most recent travelers said they enjoyed people-watching and picnicking at the park, but other reviewers recommend avoiding a late-night visit as the park can be a little frightening once the sun sets. During the day, though, the park is filled with couples, families and friends, and is definitely worth a visit.

Ponds, fields and playgrounds are connected by winding paths, which also run by an open-air theater, a rollerblade rental, a rose garden, several cafes and a range of statues and sculptures. Open dawn to dusk, you can take trams 1, 2 or 5 to the Leidseplein, and you'll have just a quick two-minute walk to reach the park's entrance. The park is free to visit.

Read more
Nick Brundle Photography/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Amsterdam »

Explore More of Amsterdam


10 Amazing Montana Vacations

Breathtaking landscapes and year-round outdoor adventures will inspire you to visit Big Sky Country.

Gwen PratesiMay 20, 2019

The 13 Best Savannah Tours

Experience real southern hospitality when visiting Savannah with these top tours.

John RodwanMay 16, 2019

The 15 Best Boston Tours

Get to know one of America's most historic cities with these tours.

Kim Foley MacKinnonMay 14, 2019

The 18 Best New Orleans Tours

With so much to see and do in New Orleans, these tours will help you maximize your time in the Big Easy.

Claire LawtonMay 10, 2019

The 7 Best Chicago Boat Tours

These low-key tours offer unique views of a city famed for its skyline.

Holly JohnsonMay 9, 2019

30 Cheap Weekend Getaways in the USA

From beach destinations to amusement parks, these vacations are perfect for an affordable and quick trip.

Holly JohnsonMay 9, 2019

The 15 Best Chicago Tours

Foodies, boat enthusiasts and historians alike will appreciate any one of these tours of the Windy City.

John RodwanMay 8, 2019

16 Incredible Midwest Vacations

See which outstanding escapes showcase some of Middle America's top destinations.

Lyn MettlerApril 29, 2019

The 21 Most Beautiful Waterfalls to See Around the World

Discover which stunning falls offer once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.

Kyle McCarthyApril 25, 2019

The 20 Best Michigan State Parks

Two peninsulas, four Great Lakes and innumerable natural highlights elevate Michigan's state parks.

Zach WatsonApril 18, 2019