Unfortunately, all tulip events were canceled in 2020 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the tulip season in Holland is now over. Nevertheless, there is also good news because many activities in Amsterdam are slowly starting up again. If you had to postpone your visit to Amsterdam until later in 2020, you can see below which activities have been opened with which extra measures.
Unfortunately, the real tulips can only be admired in the spring, but there is so much to do in Amsterdam that you certainly won’t get bored. From 15 June the borders will open up for many European countries.
Later in 2020 we will also give more information about the extra measures for Tulip Festival 2021.
As we mentioned earlier, Amsterdam is slowly reopening. Restaurants, attractions, museums and tours can all start cautiously from 1 June. Of course, additional measures apply, such as booking your visit in advance at various activities. In the Netherlands, people must always keep a distance of 1.5 meters and that face masks are only mandatory in public transport.
Attractions in / near Amsterdam
Most attractions in Amsterdam are opening but with a much lower capacity. You will have to buy your tickets online and reserve your visit in advance.
All museums in Amsterdam can receive guests from 1 June. The capacity has been adjusted to take social distacing into account. A visit to the museum must therefore be reserved in advance.
Daytrips and tours
Most daytrips and tours are starting from the beginning of June. Again with limited capacity so book your tour on time.
Follow the general hygiene regulations
- Social distancing: Always keep 1.5 meters between you and other people.
- Wash your hands regularly;
- Cough and sneeze in the inside of your elbow;
- Use paper tissues;
- Avoid contact with people with respiratory complaints (cough, cold, etc.);
- Prefer to greet each other verbally.
FAQ’s about COVID-19 and Tulip activities in 2021
Will Keukenhof Gardens open in 2021?
Yes, Keukenhof Gardens wil open in 2021. The tulip park has taken various measures to comply with the guidelines of the Dutch government. The Tulip Festival 2021 will start on Saturday 20 March until Sunday 9 May.
What measures have been taken in Keukenhof in connection with Covid-19
The flower park is spacious and for the most part outside. Social distancing is therefore easy to handle within the park. To avoid crowds at the entrance, entrance tickets are only for sale with a specific date and time slot before arrival at Keukenhof. The number of visitors per day is maximized. If you want to visit Keukenhof on a certain day, you must reserve your ticket on time. More info about Keukenhof tickets
Is it mandatory to wear a face mask in Keukenhof
No, face masks are not required, only face masks are required in public transport.
Will the Flower Parade be held in 2021
Yes, the Flower Parade will run on April 17. The parade is outside and the route is over 40 kilometers long. Additional measures may be necessary. We hope to know this around October 2020.
More information about the coronavirus
Are you planning to visit the best (flower) activities in Holland? Make sure to check out the most populair activities:
- Everything you want to know about Keukenhof Gardens
- Check out our information about the Flower Parade in Holland
- Our top sightseeing tours for exploring the flower fields
- Stay informed about the blooming of the flowers in Holland with our free Flower Forecast
- Want to experience the real thing? Visit a tulip farm in Holland
- See the best flower events during your visit to Holland? Check it out in our events calendar
- This flower attractions are open all year
- Our tips for the most populair tours in Amsterdam during your stay in Holland
- Get the most out of your visit with our tips for visiting Amsterdam
- Read more about the Tulip Festival Card