This thread is for all the updates about the spring flowers, blooming, tulip updates and related questions for the year 2014. If you are interested in the latest flower update please click the last page of this thread and read upwards.
Before you post any questions please read the general information first.
During Keukenhof season I will write a weekly update with the present blooming status and the predictions for the next week. Updates will be marked “Flower update #”
If you have general questions about visiting and transport to the Keukenhof please read the Top Questions about the Keukenhof. tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g188553-c132284/The-Ne… In the search box you can find a lot of interesting information about the Keukenhof, the flower parade, best tips, etc.
About the timing of the blooming: We can’t predict the blooming status a couple of weeks in advance. Normally the best time to visit the tulip fields is last 2 weeks in April and first week of May. Around the 30th of April a lot of tulip fields are headed (to grow the bulbs). The Keukenhof will look beautiful until the end of season.
At this moment we have a very mild winter. This can cause the fields blooming earlier than normal. All depends on the weather and nature in the next couple of weeks. Read the weekly update and see the photo blogs to see the current status and decide for your self if it is worthwhile to travel.
#1: Will the tulips bloom on date xx-yy-2014? – We don’t know! Flowers follow the rules of nature and all depends on the weather in the next weeks. Read the weekly flower update.
#2: I am traveling after 18 May 2014, can I still see tulips in the fields? – No unfortunately there is a time limit to spring flowers and tulip fields. Please visit earlier.
#3: How to travel from my hotel to the Keukenhof? – Read the Top Questions visitors guide for a detailed instruction and see the public transport link www.9292.nl/en for door-to-door instructions. (Make sure you put in the right dates – the Keukenhof busses only ride when the Keukenhof is open)
#4: I am planning to visit on Easter weekend or Parade weekend will it be busy? – Yes those are the busiest days of Keukenhof season. Make sure you travel early (arrive before 10 am, pref. earlier) to avoid long traffic jams for cars, busses, public transport and taxis.
#5: Is it possible to ride a bike, boat around or fly over Keukenhof? – Yes that is possible. See www.keukenhof.nl/en and click on the activities menu.
#6: What will the weather be like? - See wunderground.com/weather-forecast/NL/Amsterd…
Have a look at the photo pages to have an impression about the blooming in the last couple of years.
Flower photos of CorTT: https:/…117794954613548281731
Flower photos of me: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nring23/sets
If you have any questions please let us know.