How to travel to Keukenhof Gardens?

Want to travel to the tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in Holland? The gardens are located in the middle of the famous Dutch flower fields close to cities like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague, and Rotterdam. The flower region of the Netherlands is called ‘Bollenstreek‘. If you want to travel to Keukenhof Gardens you will have to choose which way you would like to travel. Below you will find the most populair options for traveling to the flower park and the flower fields.

Travel to Keukenhof with a (guided) tour from Amsterdam

Keukenhof tour from Amsterdam
Day trip to the tulips at Keukenhof

Do you want to enjoy the flowers in Holland in a luxurious way? Then book a (guided) tour from Amsterdam. From the starting point you travel by luxury touring bus directly to Keukenhof. Often there is also a (digital)guide who can tell you a lot about the flowers of Holland. Some tours even combine Keukenhof with other great attractions like a visiting a tulip farm or windmill village Zaanse Schans, which also saves you money.

Visit the world-famous Dutch flower parade with the unique Flower Parade tours from Amsterdam. There are unique Flower Parade tours from Amsterdam to the illuminated flower parade on Friday night (19 April), the grand parade with grandstand seating on Saturday (20 April) and to the exhibition of the floats on Sunday in Haarlem (21 April). More about the Flower Parade tours.

Keukenhof tours from Amsterdam

Several luxury coaches depart from Amsterdam for Keukenhof and the tulip fields. The departure location of the tour buses is always near Amsterdam Central Station (max. 5-minute walk). Below is an overview of the different tours available during the tulip season in 2024:

Tours from AmsterdamPrice
Shuttle Service to the tulip fields
Departs every (half)hour between 8.00 am – 3.00 pm
+ Reserved seat on outward journey
+ Stay as long as you like
– Keukenhof ticket not included
Last bus back is at 6.30 pm
€ 25.00Book now
Shuttle Service + Keukenhof
Departs every (half)hour between 8.00 am – 3.00 pm
+ Reserved seat on outward journey
+ Keukenhof ticket
+ Stay as long as you like
Last bus back is at 6.30 pm
€ 42.50Book now
Shuttle Service + Keukenhof + Cruise
Departs 8.30 am, 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am
+ Reserved seat on outward journey
+ Keukenhof ticket
+ 1,5 hour countryside windmill cruise
+ Stay as long as you like
Last bus back is at 6.30 pm
€ 52.50Book now
Full Day Tour Keukenhof + Tulip Farm
Departs daily at 9.00 am
+ Reserved seat
+ Keukenhof ticket
+ Live guide
+ tulip farm visit
+ 8.5 hour tour
€ 87.50Book now
Full Day Tour Keukenhof + Windmill village Zaanse Schans
Departs daily at 8.30 am, 10.00 am, 11.00 am
+ Reserved seat
+ Keukenhof ticket
+ visit Windmill village Zaanse Schans
+ 8 hour tour
€69.50Book now

Keukenhof tours from Rotterdam

Unfortunately, there will be no tour buses from Rotterdam to Keukenhof and the tulip fields during the 2024 tulip season. Fortunately, it is easy to travel to the flower region in other ways. Check out the options to travel to Keukenhof and the tulip fields from Rotterdam here.

Keukenhof tours from The Hague

Unfortunately, there will be no tour buses from The Hague to Keukenhof and the tulip fields during the 2024 tulip season. Fortunately, it is easy to travel to the flower region in other ways. Check out the options to travel from The Hague to Keukenhof and the tulip fields here.

Travel to Keukenhof with the Keukenhof Express Bus (Public Transport)

The Keukenhof Express Bus is a popular option for traveling to Keukenhof Gardens. The Keukenhof bus departs from various train stations in the Netherlands and takes you to the flower park quickly and cheaply. With the special combi ticket you save money on your transport and access to the flower park. The price of a combi ticket depends from the departure location and included a round trip busticket and a skip the line Keukenhof ticket.

TIP | Travelling more by public transport in Amsterdam and Haarlem? Then the Tulip Festival Card is a cheap and easy choice. You get a Keukenhof ticket and travel for free by bus, train, metro, tram and ferry in Amsterdam and the surrounding area. You travel for free with the Keukenhof bus 852, 858 and 850/50 but also to windmill village De Zaanse Schans, Zandvoort Beach, Schiphol Airport and many other fun destinations in and around Amsterdam. More information about the Tulip Festival Card.

Train stationBus numberPrice
Tulip Festival Card852, 858, 850, 50€ 51.00Book now
Amsterdam RAI Station852€ 36.00Book now
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol858€ 31.00Book now
Haarlem Station850, 50€ 31.00Book now
Leiden Station854€ 31.00Book now

Travel to Keukenhof with a Tulip Festival Taxi Transfer

taxi transfer Keukenhof tulip fields
Taxi Transfer Keukenhof Tulip Fields

The most easy option is to go to Keukenhof Gardens by taxi. You do not have to wait for other travelers and you can quickly get to the tulips. With the Tulip Festival Taxi Transfer you pay a low taxi price. You can book your transfer in advance. The driver will pick you up at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Pick up locationPrice
At arrival hal at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol € 59.00Book now
At your hotel in Amsterdam€ 95.00Book now

Travel to Keukenhof by (rental) car

An other popular way of traveling to Keukenhof is by car. The flower park is easily accessible by car from Amsterdam and many large cities in the Netherlands. Located between Amsterdam and The Hague and it is easily reached via the A4 (exit Nieuw-Vennep) and the A44 (exit 3 Lisse). Follow the signs ‘Keukenhof’. At the entrance you will find a large parking lot where you can park your car for only € 6.00 a day.

In 2023 you must reserve your entrance and parking tickets online to avoid waiting lines. If you do not have a car, it is also an option to rent a car at, for example, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Rental cars are available for around € 45,00 a day. Check out the best deals for a rental car here.

Walking or biking to Keukenhof Gardens

Our favorite way to go to the flower park is biking or walking. On the way you will enjoy the flower fields. For this you obviously need to stay in a hotel or bed & breakfast near the gardens. An additional advantage is that you can visit the park in the early morning or late afternoon when it is still quiet and you can make the most beautiful photos. Check out out list of hotels near Keukenhof.

Check our flower map to see some recommend hotels near Keukenhof and the Bollenstreek. The flower map will be updated with the blooming of the fields from March. Subscribe to our free Flower Forecasts to stay up to date.

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