It's impossible to visit the Netherlands without discovering its famous tulips! But for that, you need to plan your road trip in the spring to visit one of the country's most bucolic parks: Keukenhof! A real wonder that must be seen once in a lifetime! I give you my tips to discover this enchantment!
The Good Season: Spring
It was in this wooded area where a 17th century castle was built that the Keukenhof gardens were created in 1949 to showcase the precious work of horticulturists.
In the spring, you can admire the magnificent blooming of Dutch tulips in this 32-hectare park. Keukenhof Park is the best known in the country. It is ideally located: just 30 minutes by car from The Hague, Haarlem, Leiden, Delft, and Amsterdam. Since it's not far from Amsterdam, it's perfect for a day trip!
Each year, you can see over 7 million bulb flowers in this park, including over 800 varieties of tulips. The staging is splendid and very varied, making the walk very interesting! They are planted in various gardens and in four pavilions: tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies, and many others adorn themselves in their finest colors to delight your eyes!
My Tips for Visiting
The park is open every day from late March to mid-May. For the year 2023, Keukenhof is open from March 23 to May 14.
To visit the park under the best conditions, it is imperative to avoid the weekend, holidays and holidays as the crowds can be impressive! The best time to visit Keukenhof Park is early in the morning, so take tickets for the first hour. The ideal is to take accommodation (hotel or B&B) nearby.
To take your tickets, it's simple: go to their website and book them online, preferably a few weeks in advance to be sure to have the time slot you want. You can also book your parking with your entrance tickets for more fluidity during your visit. To eat, many restaurants and food trucks are available on site.