Spring is in the air in Europe, especially in the Amsterdam area. It’s not just because winter is almost over and the weather is getting milder by the day. It’s because you can almost smell the fresh flowers of the world’s largest flower garden: Keukenhof. 2018 will be the 69th edition of the Keukenhof flower garden. The theme this year is Romance in Flowers. We have all the info you need to plan a trip to the biggest flower garden ever.
From 22 March to 13 May 2018 this amazing flower exposition will be open daily… And there are soooo many flowers to see at Keukenhof. More than 7 million flower bulbs were planted, covering 800 varieties. It’s by far the most colourful attraction in the Amsterdam area. No make that the most colourful attraction in Holland. Keukenhof is a unique must-see in the Netherlands.
Each year more than 800,000 visitors from all over the world visit this amazing flower garden. Keukenhof simply has to be on your to-do list if you’re travelling to Holland between March and May. It’s easy to combine with a (long) weekend in cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague. Holland is a small country so it’s easy to get around.
Planning your trip to Keukenhof 2018
Keukenhof is close to Amsterdam, The Hague, and Schiphol Airport. It’s even so close to Schiphol airport that you can make it a day trip when you have a layover at Schiphol. So first make sure you have your travel to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport sorted.
How to get tickets
As Keukenhof is such a popular attraction, it’s best to order your tickets online. You can buy Keukenhof tickets on the official ticket website. Adult tickets for Keukenhof will cost you €17 this year.
- Dates: 22 March – 13 May 2018
- Opening hours: from 8.00am to 7.30pm (7 days a week)
Getting to the flower show
As soon as you’re in Holland it’s easy to get to the Keukenhof flower gardens.
- Bus from Schiphol Airport: bus service 858 (35 minutes journey)
- Bus from Leiden railway station: bus service 854 (25 minutes journey)
- Hire car: can take longer due to traffic jams on busy days
- Or… See more options for getting to the event (from other directions).
Hotels close to Keukenhof
Whether you’re travelling to Holland just to visit Keukenhof or to see more of Amsterdam and other Dutch cities, staying close to the event is easy and it doesn’t have to cost that much.
Have a look at these hotel, hostel and B&B deals in the area. It’ll super easy to get to the biggest flower garden and you can see more of Dutch cities like Amsterdam.
Sneak preview of Keukenhof (photos)
All photos below were taken by us during previous editions. It’ll show you how much fun a visit to Keukenhof is. Even though the flower show will be different each year. Another reason why you should visit this amazing event not just once.