Keukenhof Castle Amsterdam

Discover the beauty of Keukenhof Castle Gardens near Amsterdam

The world-famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is part of the Keukenhof Castle Gardens in Lisse. The tulip park is only open during the flowering period from the end of March till mid May. The Keukenhof Castle Gardens are open all year around and has lots to offer. These include various events and the annual Keukenhof Summer Flower Garden during the Dahlia Festival from mid-August to mid-October.

Walking around the Keukenhof Castle Gardens

The Keukenhof Castle Gardens are unique in Holland. You can enjoy the various monuments, gardens and of course flowers. It is perfect for a nice walk. Even in spring most visitors don’t know that the Castle Gardens are just 500 meters away from the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. Escape the busy Amsterdam in the beautiful gardens of this estate.

Keukenhof Summer Flower Gardens

Dahlia garden at Keukenhof Castle

From 10 Augustus till 13 October 2024 you can enjoy the beautiful Summer Flowers & Dahlia Gardens at Keukenhof Castle during the Dahlia Festival. You will be amazed by the many shapes and colors of the Dahlia flower. During the Dahlia Festival, several tours a week go from Amsterdam to Keukenhof Castle Gardens. On these tours, you will also get a tour of a flower farm and a cruise along Dutch windmills. Please check availability of this summer flower tour below:

Guided Castle Tour

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Keukenhof Castle in summer season

The attic of the castle is being restored. During this restoration it is not possible to visit the castle. Once the work has been completed, guided tours of Kasteel Keukenhof will be organized again. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook!  Tours take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. (Dutch Only)

Prices for guided tour

  • Adults € 10,-
  • Kids (from 4 till 17 year) € 5,-
  • Book your tour (Dutch)

Keukenhof Petting Zoo

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Keukenhof petting zoo – Summer at Keukenhof

Part of the area is a nice petting zoo. Young and old can enjoy real Dutch farm animals. There is a horse, cow, several peacocks, rabbits, chickens and much more. There is also a nice playground.

Map of the estate of Keukenhof Castle

The park around Keukenhof Castle is bigger than the area that is used for the world famous flower garden. Below you see the map of the Castle and the gardens around it.

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Keukenhof Castle map – Summer

Entrance fee Keukenhof Castle

Best of all is that the estate of Keukenhof Castle is free to enter. You will not have to buy a ticket. Only during special events this estate is not open for free.

Summer tours from Amsterdam

During Dahlia Festival there are some great tours from Amsterdam visiting the Dahlia flowers. Information on this tours can be found at Dahlia Festival.

Opening hours Keukenhof Castle Gardens

The Estate of Keukenhof is open every day of the week. The gardens are closed if there is an event.

  • Monday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Events at Keukenhof Castle

The park is a popular location for events and festivals. During a event the entrance of the park is limited. Below some events at the estate of Keukenhof Castle.

Close to windmills, cheese and the beach

Did you know that Keukenhof is close to some great windmills, cheese farms and the best part of the Dutch beaches? Well now you know. Just 7 km west from the park you will find the best beaches and beachclubs of The Netherlands. And 7 km east from the park you will find nice cheese farms and windmills.

Hotels near Keukenhof Castle

If you love the countryside of Amsterdam and specially the area around Keukenhof flower garden it’s the perfect place to discover the Netherlands at it’s best. If you want to stay nearby you can choose between lot’s of hotels and bed & breakfast locations.

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