Amsterdam - Keukenhof
Keukenhof is an unprecedented wealth of spectacular floral displays planted in endless varieties, alternated with beautiful works of art, placed in Amsterdam every year.
Keukenhof is unique, world famous and has been one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands for many years now. The same also applies to the surrounding bulb fields as well, of course. The most beautiful spring garden in the world will be open from March to May, including all Sundays and public holidays. Keukenhof is open from 8.00 a.m. to 19.30 p.m. daily (ticket office closes at 18.00 p.m.).
Keukenhof is situated in Lisse, between Amsterdam and The Hague in the Bulb region. The route to Keukenhof is indicated in Lisse and the surrounding area with direction signs. The locations of both of the parking lots are clearly indicated on signs located around the park.
Where Keukenhof is situated now, was a hunting area in the 15th century. Herbs for the kitchen of the castle of Jacoba van Beieren were also collected here; hence the name Keukenhof. The current park was a section of the sizeable estate of Slot Teylingen, with beautiful untamed bushes and dunes. After the decease of Jacoba van Beieren Keukenhof fell into the hands of rich merchant families. Baron and baroness Van Pallandt invited landscape architects J.D. and L.P. Zocher, designers of the Amsterdam Vondelpark, to make a design for the garden around the castle. This design, in the English landscape style, has always been the basis of Keukenhof.
All-in Bus + Keukenhof ticket
The easiest way to visit Keukenhof is Connexxion's all-in Combi-ticket. This is a return bus ticket to Keukenhof and an entrance ticket to Keukenhof. By showing your Combi-ticket you can enter Keukenhof directly.
From Amsterdam centre: as from the Leidseplein/Museumplein you can take the Interliner 370 or the red Sternet bus 197 to Schiphol Airport (totally 5-6 busses per hour). There you can switch to the Keukenhof shuttle bus (no. 58).
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