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Keukenhof is the independent, international showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. In the space of 8 weeks Keukenhof demonstrates what the Dutch floricultural sector has to offer. The focus in the park is on the 7 million spring flowering bulbs. 100 flower bulb companies display their products and 500 growers present an enormous variety of cut flowers and pot plants at more than 20 flower shows.
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Quintin S
London, England, United Kingdom151 contributions
Its a bit of a bucketlist item.

We visited on the day the flower parade was on. The bus journey from Amsterdam is supposed to be 45 minutes long, took more like 1hr 30 due to the sheer volume of people.

We got the earliest bus too.

Keukenoff is a flower garden tulip disney land. The crowds do take the edge of the wow factor off quite a bit. I was expecting a big crowd , but even this was on a scale of a football stadium / music concert capacity and moving like it was the end of the event.

Food is very highly priced , +- 22 euros for a very basic chicken and chips. The food quality is very mediocre. and not easy to find seating early on. There are a number of restaurants /diners and they all have the same problem early morning.

After 14h30 the crowds drop off and you breathe a bit . The windmill , view of the fields, indoor displays are very well put together. By that time the crowds have worn you out.

The stepping stones submerged under water is a very nice feature, best left until the afternoon .

The ques to get out and get back on the bus are very long . we waited for more than an hour , +- 17h30.

Be prepared to do alot of walking . The entire park can be done in a day , but would recommend 2 days to take your time through it , instead having to push through it in one day.

It is superb , but you may very well not want to see a tulip for a few days thereafter.
Written May 23, 2022
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washington_wahine
Seattle, WA2,586 contributions
Couples
Absolutely stunning, but here are some tips.

We purchased the Keukenhof bus and entry combo from the Keukenhof website. Arrived at Europaplein on the metro (stop is Rokin) around 7:30 for an 8:30 departure. There was already quite a line for the bus. Bus arrives around 8:15 - they pack the people on, there’s very little seating room so the majority of passengers are standing cheek to cheek for the duration of the transit (40 minutes during morning rush). There was no air circulation and it was very hot- combined with some unfortunate odors this made for a very painful trip. The ride home was empty and more comfortable.

Early in the morning it was spectacular, the flower combinations are amazing, the variety left us speechless. We didn’t realize you cannot see the fields much from the gardens, and we wish we would’ve booked a separate bike ride or tour of the flower fields. The boat tour line was hours long so we were unable to do that either.
Written April 20, 2022
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jlanza29
Miami, FL653 contributions
I must say, this was a pretty cool experience.

We bought a bus & entrance combo ticket on the website and I must say its super easy. Once you reach the Europaplain metro station in Amsterdam you go up the stairs and the bus stop is literally 50 feet away.

The only confusion was that there is only one queue for the bus and to buy tickets from the agent so the queue goes really slow.

It takes about 30 minutes to reach the gardens, and since we had our tickets we entered in a matter of seconds

Once inside ... the gardens are huge. But you can see the entire thing in a bout 2/3 hours without rushing.

Inside we also took a 45 minutes boat ride that cost 9 euros each.

The main attraction of course is the tulips and boy they are beautiful.

One of the highlights of our trip to Holland.
Written April 10, 2022
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ551 contributions
My wife and I planned our visit to the Netherlands around a visit to Keukenhof Gardens. We chose to visit in mid-April when the tulips would be at their best. We purchased a combination ticket in advance and took the express bus from Amsterdam RAI to Lisse. We arrived with very high expectations given that this was one of the highlights of our visit. And, at the end of the day, we left feeling that our expectations had been met and exceeded. First, the gardens are beautifully designed and immaculately maintained. The blossoms are planned (as much as mother nature will allow) so that there is always something in bloom throughout the Spring months. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better exhibit of spring blooms in the world. I was also very impressed with the transportation to the gardens. The buses were clean and comfortable and there were enough of them to handle the crowds. So, despite there being a long line to get the bus, we did not have to wait long. I also thought the combination ticket was a great value. To make the most of your experience, I recommend that you arrive early in the day to avoid some of the crowds. Also, if possible, avoid coming on a weekend or holiday. Even as the gardens became more crowded throughout the day, the park is so large that it was never difficult to get some good pictures of the displays.
Written April 15, 2022
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KingBillie
Suffolk, UK137 contributions
First visit in over 20 years still awesome!

Very easy to buy tickets onine and book a timeslot however as we were early we could have purchased tickets on the day that said if very busy you might end up queueing.

Whilst the park is probably 2 weeks away from being at its best it was still very worthwhile. The displays are glorious, so much spectacular colour, we spent about 2 hours walking arounds, took hundreds of pics. The display of orchids was surreal, I am not a flower buff but it was simply stunning!

If you get the chance - go! It is about an hour's drive from the hook of holland
Written April 8, 2022
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Incihan O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
Family
I had combination ticket from Amsterdam by bus and the enterence tickets. While coming back even there was too many people waiting for the bus, it took min 15min for 1 bus to come and pick the people up, it was around 19:00. It was a bit annoying while waiting outside with little kids. It was very windy.. and in the bus too many people was also standing, travelled knee to knee with people there wasn't any care about COVID 19 safety. After enterence you see the amazing well organized flowers everywhere which is super cool. It would be handy to bring your own drink I think, 1 bottle of water is more than 3Euro. WCs are not clean enough and baby Changing bed was very dirty. You should set your Hygiene expectations very low.
Written April 16, 2022
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Zuzka
Velke Mezirici, Czech Republic13 contributions
I had traveled to Keukenhof with my mother before COVID even existed and the gardens was beautifull. I love spring plants and have never seen so much of them. There was several issues - the whole place is tourist attraction and crowded, which is reflected everywhere (Parking, gates...) except toilets. They have tiny gas station toilets and that leads to really long lines, so I recommend to go way earlier than necessary. We went by bus, which I dont recommend, because it took really long time and you leave the bus after two hours of sleep and whole night of travel and are supposed to go for long activity, which is exhausting and certainly sours your mood. Also, you have exactly nine hour to next destinatin because thats drivers neccesary break
Written July 25, 2022
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marelte
Bucharest, Romania84 contributions
We visited the gardens on the day of the Flower Parade.
It was a personal option and we have been aware of the fact that it will be very crowded.
Eventhough the visit was very pleasant, due to the very well organized staff, with smooth parking, easy access, and good visit. However, the line for the boat ride was huge, but either than that everything was OK.
Be sure you have a card with you, since no cash is accepted.
The gardens are still open till mid May, so I strongly recommend a visit!
Written April 30, 2022
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Whitney Luebbers
Illinois55 contributions
We went April 1, the day after a crazy spring snow. A lot of the flowers were down because of the storm but it was still absolutely beautiful! The greenhouses with the tulips, orchids, etc are like nothing I've ever seen before. Would recommend going a few hours before closing as it clears out and you can get great photos and see the tulips up close.
Written April 11, 2022
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CathyBirmingham
Birmingham29 contributions
Walking around the extensive ground admiring all the beautiful colours and different Tulips never seen so many Tulips in one area the Orchid house was outstanding could have spent a full day in there.
The big disappointment was I purchased a six bags of bulbs at 12 € + they were not cheap, they were meant to be large with double heads the bulbs have flowered and they are only single headed miniature flowers Not what I was expecting certainly not what I was told by a member of staff.
I have emailed Keukenhof to explain the problem with no acknowledgment so far so if you are going there be careful what you purchase as I feel I have been ripped off.
Written May 5, 2022
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