If you are a tulip aficionado there is a unique must see place on Earth for you to be mesmerised by this unique flower: Keukenhof, Holland. Every Spring, starting from March and until late May, you will find there one of the most wonderful open-air parks in the world, hosting more than 7 million tulip bulbs who are blooming - the peak time being at the end of April. Take your time and visit for one or two days this 32 hectare park with its 15 km long footpaths. A huge parking facility at the main entrance of the Keukenhof park, several cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops, its wonderful flower pavilions are welcoming any visitor and make your day a relaxing and unforgettable experience. The park has kids areas too and you will appreciate the old original windmill and the green labyrinth too.
Keukenhof is situated 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.
Keukenhof Stationsweg 166a 2161 AM LISSE The Netherlands Telephone: +31 (0) 252 465 555
The locations of both of the parking lots are clearly indicated on signs located around the park. Keukenhof has their own parking facility for passenger vehicles. The price for the parking amounts to € 6,00. For Busses there is a separate main parking place ( P-Hoofd ). No parking fees are charged for busses. You can park your bicycle in the bicycle racks at both parking areas.
From the Apeldoorn direction you follow the A1 to Amsterdam. Follow the ‘Schiphol’ signs; you will then reach the A4 heading for The Hague. Take exit 4 and follow the N207 towards Lisse. In Lisse, you follow the sign boards to Keukenhof. From the Utrecht direction you take the A2 to Amsterdam and select the A4 heading for The Hague. On the A4 you take exit 4. See above for remainder. From Rotterdam you follow the A4 to The Hague-Amsterdam and take exit 4. See above for remainder. From The Hague you drive via the A44 and take exit 3 Noordwijkerhout/Lisse. You then take the N208 to Lisse and follow signs to Keukenhof.
The most environmentally-friendly way to visit Keukenhof is by public transport. This is why Connexxion bus company has greatly improved its bus services to Keukenhof. From 19 March a direct bus will run to Keukenhof from Amsterdam, Schiphol, The Hague and Leiden.
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. So you don't have to worry about traffic-jams, parking problems or ticket queues at the park.
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).
Bus 58 will run between Schiphol Airport and Keukenhof, every 15 minutes. International trains from Paris, Berlin and Brussels also stop at Schiphol.
Direct bus from Leiden Central, every 15 minutes! The current bus 54 from Leiden Central Station will continue to run every fifteen minutes and drop off passengers at the main entrance of Keukenhof.
A direct line from The Hague Central Station Bus 89 runs only from Monday till Friday.
For a tailor made travel advice you can call 0900-9292 (€ 0,70 p.m. information in English, German and Dutch) or check the travel advice site.
You can park your bicycle in the bicycle racks at both parking areas. Would you like to make a bicycle trip from Keukenhof through the flowering fields of the Bulb region? And rent a bike? Then look on Bike rental for more information.
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