Visiting Keukenhof Gardens and Tulips

Keukenhof Gardens is the most popular places in Holland, during the Spring season. Did you know that Keukenhof Gardens is only opened for a certain season? This time, it’s opened 21 March till 19 May. Minz and I went there after our Lisse private farm visit and boy, was it crowded!


I’d highly encourage you to download their map or get a physical copy for easy navigation. Map.

I can only say it’s almost impossible to find a spot to take a decent photo here. We have previously booked the ticket online so we just needed to scan it at the entry gates. Since we were done visiting Fam Flower Farm in the morning, we planned to take our pace and fully explored Keukenhof. We actually stayed there for 4 hours!

Keukenhof is massive and it has different areas. The first area we headed was the Mill. We went up the windmill and took a good look around the surroundings. Unfortunately the bulb fields were already gone and nothing much to see. We then went over to flower shows at Willem-Alexander Pavilion, as it started to drizzle.

We headed over to Beatrix Pavilion to view the pretty orchids. We spotted more Sakura trees along the way and couldn’t resist taking some photos. Ya I know I know, tulips are still the main attractions here haha.

Thereafter, we walked along a stretch from Beatrix to Wilhelmina, we were greeted by abundance of beautiful tulips!

By then, we were quite overwhelmed with the tulips and needed a pit stop to rest. We went to this area named Irene (that’s my name haha), and enjoyed our tea. Also our chance to take the last few photos in Keukenhof Gardens, before we called it a day.

For those who wants to know how to get here, you can take bus 858 (Schiphol), which is a 30-40 mins ride. We took this bus back to Schiphol and then took train to Amsterdam Rjiksmuseum.

Thoughts on our visit to Keukenhof? I think it’s a must-visit for first timer in Lisse. But if you want a less-touristy and quiet experience, then maybe a visit to a private tulips farm/field will be highly recommended.

Have you been to Keukenhof Gardens?

Wanderlusting,

Salseralove