Visit Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam
What’s the best, QUICKEST & CHEAPEST way to visit Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam including an entrance ticket?

What is the Keukenhof Garden?

Keukenhof, the best day out among the flowers! There are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom this spring garden, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. An unique and unforgettable experience! Keukenhof Garden is the most beautiful spring garden in the world.

2015 is the special “Van Gogh year” in Keukenhof Gardens. Van Gogh formed the inspiration for the flower shows and the new selfie garden. This year you can find a spectacular flower bulb mosaic of a ‘self-portrait’ of Vincent van Gogh made up of thousands of tulips.

Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol or with a direct transfer from Amsterdam City Center. Keukenhof is located in an area called the “Dune and Bulb Region” (Duin- en Bollenstreek).

The Keukenhof Gardens are open from 20 March – 17 May 2015. Mid-April is the best time to visit the Keukenhof. All the flowers are in full bloom. Opening times: from 08.00 – 19.30. The ticket office is open from 08.00 – 18.00.

There are different options to visit Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam. We selected some of the best options to experience the world-famous spring garden.

The CHEAPEST way to get out to the Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam

Option 1) EUR 23.50 from Schiphol Airport
The cheapest way to visit Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is on your own with a special combi-ticket. Take the direct bus from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Arriva bus organization offers a “Combi Ticket” from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof (Special “Keukenhof Express” bus line 858) that includes a 40-minute bus ride plus the entrance fee to the Keukenhof, which totals € 23.50
Price: EUR 23.50
Total travel time from Schiphol Airport: 0:40 hrs.

Option 2) EUR 28,50 from Amsterdam City Centre
This is the cheapest option to visit Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam. Take the bus line 197, this is operated by the Connexxion bus company. You will find bus stops at several locations including the Leidseplein, the Rijksmuseum and the Museumplein in Amsterdam City Centre. Ticket € 5 (one way).
At Schiphol you transfer over to the Keukenhof Express bus line 858 which takes you to the Keukenhof gardens. This price includes an entrance ticket.
Total Price: EUR 28.50 (EUR 5 + EUR 23,50)
Total travel time: 1.25 hrs

The QUICKEST way to get out to the Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam

The quickets way to visit Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam is with the Keukenhof Express. The Keukenhof Express departs from Damrak 26 in Amsterdam, 5 times daily. Within 50 minutes, the Tours & Tickets Keukenhof Express takes you per luxury touring car to this world famous park. Your maximum stay at the Keukenhof is 3 hours. This is more than sufficient to be able to enjoy this unique attraction with more than 7 million flowers.

The cheapest way to get on the Tours & Tickets Keukenhof Express is to buy an Amsterdam Holland Discount Card. This City Pass for Amsterdam offers great deals in The Netherlands. There are three different Packages: Small, Medium or Large. If you buy the small package (EUR 42) you can go with the Keukenhof Express to the Keukehof (Save EUR 8) and you get even a FREE ticket for a canal tour or the Hop On Hop Of Bus in Amsterdam!

Price: Ticket EUR 50, Children 4-12 EUR 25 –online tickets here– or EUR 42 if you buy an Amsterdam Holland Pass
Travel time from Amsterdam: 50 minutes

Private Transfer to Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam

Travel from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof Gardens in a luxury car. With your very own private vehicle – stop to take photos of the gorgeous tulip fields along the way and enjoy the flexibility of exploring at your own pace.

The private transfer guarantees hotel pick up, entrance tickets and your own vehicle for 4 hours! Book now and rest assured your Keukenhof Gardens experience will be pre-booked and pre-paid, for a fast, hassle-free day out! More information, click here

Price EUR 78 – Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

Practical Information

Opening Times
The park Keukenhof is open from 20 March – 17 May 2015 from 08.00 – 19.30. The ticket office is open from 08.00 – 18.00.

Free Wi-Fi is available across the whole park.

Discover the most beautiful spots at Keukenhof! A free map is available from the ticket office, information desk or entrance. In our park you will also find signs with maps clearly indicating your current location. Would you like to start exploring the park at home? Simply click on the map to enlarge.

For small children, we have a limited number of sturdy pushchairs available free of charge. When you arrive, simply ask our ticket inspectors if a pushchair is available. There is no possibility to make a reservation beforehand.

Need to store your luggage? Free lockers are available at the main entrance.

Dogs at the park
Dogs are permitted at Keukenhof, providing that they are kept on a leash. Dogs are not permitted to enter the pavilions and restaurants, except for guide dogs. Dog waste bags are available free of charge from our ticket inspectors.

Disabled visitors
Everyone is welcome at Keukenhof! Keukenhof Gardens offers excellent access for wheelchairs and has plenty of disabled toilet facilities. The use of a wheelchair is free of charge. The charge for using a mobility scooter is €10,00 per day. For both the weelchair and scooter, we ask security deposit of €20,00 in cash. This will be refunded when you return the wheelchair and/or mobility scooter.
You can reserve a wheelchair or a mobile scooter via or through our reception desk at +31(0)252-465555.

  1. Keukenhof express :
    We will be staying at Quentin,Amsterdam hotel how far is that from Damrak 26. We would like your service on April 8 in the morning. What is the rate for two adults for the ride to the park round trip and the entrance fee?
    When can we buy the combo tickets?
    Thank you for your prompt reply.
    Shel Weissman

  2. We will be touring the Gardens with Trafalgar Tours but want to stay longer than the time allocated by the tour company. Is there a one-way return to Amsterdam as we will arrive with the tour company. Everything I find shows round trip/entrance fee tickets.

    Thank you.

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