Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is open from March 23 till 14 May 2023. It’s the best day out among the tulips near Amsterdam! Every year, more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted by hand in the autumn to flower in spring. There is a variety of 800 different tulips. A unique and unforgettable experience for everyone. Keukenhof Gardens in Holland
The flower park has 32 hectares full of flowers. There are also spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique artworks and wonderful events. Wanna know everything about the Dutch tulips? Visit the Tulpomania exhibition in the Juliana Pavilion in the park.
Every year the flower park is dedicated to a specific theme. The inspiration gardens, events and artworks are adjusted accordingly. The theme for 2023 will be announced in October. It will reflect on the fact that flowers have been part of our lives for centuries. Flowers are used as classical symbols in art, architecture and design. The rose for love and the tulip for the new spring! In Keukenhof we bring these classics together; with the tulip as the radiant centre!
From the 10 miles (15 km) hiking trails of Keukenhof you will have a spectacular view of the flower gardens. During your walk you will see unique, weekly changing flower shows, beautiful ponds and various pavilions with various restaurants and terraces. It is your chance to make the most beautiful selfie and flowers photos. In addition to the huge flower garden, the flower park is also the largest statue garden of the Netherlands. You can admire many statues made by national and international artist.
Keukenhof is also very nice for children. They can enjoy the treasure hunt, the petting zoo, the maze and the playground. For the little ones, there is also a Miffy playground. A visit to the flower park is a nice day out for the whole family.
A free map of the park is available at the ticket office at the entrance of the park. You will also find signs and maps in the park.
If you want to know more about the beautiful flower park, order the park guide book when you buy your Keukenhof tickets. This beautifully designed book gives you a glimpse behind the scenes of Keukenhof and it is also a nice souvenir of your visit. You can pick up the Keukenhof park guide on the day of your visit at the entrance upon presentation of your online ticket. The park guide costs only € 5.00 and can be ordered when buying your Keukenhof tickets.
A question we get very often is when is the best time to visit the tulip park. Because the flower bulbs are planted in different layers in the park, the flower park is great every day during the season. In 2023, the season starts on Thursday 23 March and the last day is Sunday 14 May. There are three different flowering periods.
First period – From the opening the park will have lots of blooming flowers. There are some great indoor flower shows with many blooming tulips. Outside there are daffodils and crocuses in bloom.
Second period – After the daffodils and crocuses it’s time for the hyacinths and the early tulips to bloom in the outdoor gardens. The indoor flower shows are still amazing with great colors.
Third period – In the last period the tulips will bloom in the outdoor gardens. The trees will be green and the indoor flower shows are still showing amazing flowers.