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Keukenhof Holland is the largest flower garden in the world with seven million bulbous flowers that are planted every season. It is one of the most beautiful sights in the Netherlands, which attracts many Dutch and international tourists. Especially during Easter, Keukenhof can get very crowded. Keukenhof Holland attracts more than a million visitors every year! The impressive flower gardens of Keukenhof show colourful tulips and beautiful spring flowers in bloom such as crocuses, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and lilies.
The 15 km of walking trails through the Keukenhof gardens offer a spectacular view on the fragrant bulb gardens and flower greenhouses. During your walk you'll see unique weekly changing flower shows, ponds with fountains and various pavilions with restaurants and terraces. Also kids will have a good time at the Keukenhof playground and they can go for a fun treasure hunt through the flower park.
In addition to the huge flower gardens, Keukenhof also offers the Netherlands largest sculpture park, in which over 150 sculptures made by national and international artists are displayed.
The Keukenof flower park is an excellent opportunity to buy some classic Holland-souvenirs as a remembrance or as a gift. The Keukenhof gift shop offers any souvenir you could possibly think of, from Dutch wooden shoes to all kinds of flower bulbs.
Keukenhof Holland itself consists of walking trails only, but during a bicycle tour you can explore the extensive Dutch bulb flower region located around Keukenhof. Bike rental is available at the Keukenhof main entrance at € 10 a day. Another great way to enjoy the sea of flowers in this area is during a boat trip in a electrically powered boat. (€7,50)
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Keukenhof Holland by public transport
The Flower Park Keukenhof is located at Stationsweg 166a in Lisse, 60 km north of Rotterdam. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by train from Rotterdam Central Station to Leiden CS and change to Keukenhof express bus 854. As an alternative travel by train to Schiphol Airport and change to Keukenhof express bus 858. Total trip time is 80 minutes.
Bus tickets Keukenhof Holland
Keukenhof bus tickets can be purchased with the driver at €6. Return ticket €12. If you plan to visit Keukenhof by public transport, the combination ticket is the cheapest option. This combination ticket is for sale online at www.keukenhof.nl, at Leiden CS Visitor Centre or at Schiphol Plaza Tourist Information. For all other public transport in Holland you need a travel chip card. Plan your trip online on www.9292.nl.
Keukenhof Holland by car
From Rotterdam, take highway A13 direction Den Haag and A4 direction Amsterdam. Take exit 4 and follow main road N207 towards Lisse. In Lisse follow the signs to Keukenhof. You can park in front of the flower park for 6 euros per car.
Visit attractions in greater Rotterdam & The Hague on a Tourist Day Ticket
The Tourist Day Ticket is a disposable Transport-Debitcard, which entitles you to one day of unlimited travel by public transport (bus, tram, metro and Waterbus) within greater Rotterdam and The Hague. This cheap ticket is sold at the Tourist Information Offices of Rotterdam (Rotterdam.info), The Hague, Leiden, Ouddorp, Rockanje and Delft, at most railway stations and at many hotels in Rotterdam, The Hague and Scheveningen.
" I would best describe this place as the Disney world of gardens, if you’ve ever been you’ll know that it is packed with mods tourists, a lot to see, and lines of people trying to take pictures with all the flowers. If you are here during the season it’s a must see the designs and tulips are incredible. If your not into mobs of people hold off for a less busy day and time. It’s also a big plus they allow you to bring your dog and outside food!"
" Huge botanic garden. Beautiful tulips. Orchids etc. Lots of restaurants and fast food. You have a little farm, small maze, a old mill that still "works". All amazing but the fact that they try to charge you for car parking even when we got the car parking paid online when we bought the tickets, and the souvenirs are like 4 times what they should be. Other than that all amazing."
" One of the most amazing places to go to. I am sure you will remember this as one of the most greatest places that you have visited. I recommend that everyone goes there for the full day and try to go there early in the morning since it's a huge Garden so going there early would mean that you have enough time to sit around and have a chill maybe enjoy some lunch outside and grab some ice cream. The children will have the best time as well since they get closer to flowers the nature and enjoy its beauty. It's best to visit this Garden on a sunny day. I recommend that you buy tickets early if you're going going by public transport. If you are using the public transport recommend that you come out of the park earlier because the lines can be longer when you are exiting at the closing hours and then you might miss the bus. If you're driving your own car then you have a huge parking space as well. The garden is well designed for babies strollers and for handicapped use."
" I don't know if this needs to be said but you won't actually see those vast bulb fields within Keukenhof itself - it is a big garden with tulip displays. So if you are looking to take those panoramic Nat Geo kind of photos, give this a miss and go cycling in the bulb region instead. If this is your first time in Netherlands in Apr/May and you just want to take photos of beautiful flowers and even some cute goats or rabbits, don't miss Keukenhof. Just so you don't feel so shallow, there's also a brief but insightful introduction of the history of tulips in Netherlands at the Juliana pavilion inside. There's no need to join a tour, it's ridiculously easy to get here via public transport - you will get here from The Hague in an hour or less. I reached at 3pm and the light was gorgeous. Stayed till closing time (7pm) and it was so nice and peaceful."
" Absolutely stunning place. The garden is massive and you can easily spend whole day here. Parking is not an issue as parking lot is also very large. There might be queues at the entrance but it is worth every second you will spend there. I've seen so many types of tulips I haven't had an idea that does exist. Its really lovely, relaxing and colourful place worth every penny. Highly recommended."
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