After weeks of what might have been a more shivering winter-like weather than Christmas, don’t we all deserve to relish the glorious sunny days ahead of us?
Imagine flowers and colors, the sweet-smelling fragrance of gardens, and a walk under the sun!
If that is not enticing enough, it is probably about time that you visit the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands! Well, before you miss the awakening season of 7 million bulbs of daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips (and a lot more) in the world’s largest and beautiful spring garden, covering 32 hectares of parkland.
Before it’s too late, let’s plan your trip!
Best Time to visit Keukenhof
For this year, the gardens are open from the 24th of March until the 16th of May. Opening hours: 8:00am-7:30pm.
Things to Do
Cycling in the Area
You can explore the surrounding fields by bike. You can rent bikes in the car park next to the entrance. More information here.
Whisper Boat Trips
You can take electrically-propelled whisper boat and join a 45-minute tour of Keukenhof. Tickets are sold at the mill in the park.
There are numerous restaurants and snack houses around the gardens where you can buy your food. Although, I would recommend that you bring your own food and drinks, and have picnic with your family and or friends in select areas.
For the Kids
Keukenhof is place to enjoy for kids as well. They have playground, petting farm, and an exciting scavenger hunt! Read more here.
Walking around the Garden
You will have to allot a minimum of four hours to enjoy Keukenhof and the surrounding fields.
Admission prices for 2016
Adults (incl.65+) 16 euros
Children (aged 4-11) 8 euros
Groups (20-200) 13.50 euros
Park Guide 5 euros
Parking Cars 6 euros
Children aged 0-3 can enter for free
You can buy tickets here.
By Tour Company
If you are coming from Amsterdam, you can easily arrange your excursion by booking here. But ff you are coming from Gent, Brussels and Antwerp you can join tours operated by the See EU.
By Public Transport
Keukenhof can be reached easily by public transport. From Amsterdam, Schipol, Hague and Leiden, you can take a bus that will bring you directly to Keukenhof. You can buy Combi tickets for the bus and entrance passes at the official website of Keukenhof.
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