Keukenhof signals the return of spring and the celebration of Holland’s most famous export: the tulip. As you get ready to plan your perfect day at Keukenhof, you’re probably wondering how to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam.
There are choices for every type of traveler, including public transportation and organized tours. Whether you prefer to be your own tour guide, are visiting with best friends, or even planning a bike ride around Keukenhof, there’s something for every type of visitor. Take away the stress of transportation by getting prepped in advance with this guide on how to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam.
Keukenhof to Amsterdam via public transport
Traveling by bus
The Keukenhof Shuttle bus is by far the easiest way to travel to Keukenhof and the tulip fields. There are various Keukenhof bus lines you can take from cities such as Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Haarlem, Leiden, Katwijk Beach, and Noordwijk Beach. If you’re coming from Schiphol, this ticket is a good bet.
Traveling by train
There is no train station directly next to Keukenhof.
Take a train to Leiden Centraal (a return ticket from Amsterdam costs € 21,20 in 2022). At Leiden Centraal Station, switch to the bus line 854 (Leiden – Keukenhof express). A combi-ticket from Leiden (entrance + return transfer) costs € 29,50.
Traveling by car
The Keukenhof gardens are located between Amsterdam and Leiden. To plan your route use Keukenhof’s address in your navigation: Stationsweg 166A, Lisse.
Alternative ways to visit Keukenhof from Amsterdam
There are lots of different ways to get to Keukenhof, you just have to choose the ticket that suits you best. All of these tickets come with entry to Keukenhof included!
For the independent traveler
If you prefer to be your own tour guide, then keep it simple with a skip-the-line ticket and direct transport from Amsterdam.
This ticket includes a reserved seat on a coach bus from Amsterdam, so you don’t have to worry about transportation.
While on the bus, listen to an audio guide to prep you for your solo tour of the ‘Garden of Europe’. After arriving at the floral paradise, you have three hours to wander the 32-hectares at your own pace. If you would like to stay longer or cut your visit short, you can leave on a different bus, dependent upon seat availability. Take the overthinking out of your Keukenhof trip.
For the adventurous:
For the tourist that likes to pack everything into a full day, this is the ticket for you. There’s no more asking how to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam when this ticket includes worry-free return transportation and a guided bus tour from Amsterdam’s Centraal Station.
Visitors will not only visit the gardens, but will also get a behind-the-scenes visit to a real-life working bulb farm and meet the farmers responsible for the bloom.
The ticket also includes a scenic 1.5-hour cruise ride on a peaceful canal and a tour of one of Holland’s most recognizable symbols, the windmill. If you don’t mind a packed day hitting all of Holland’s finest tourist attractions, then this is the ticket for you!
For those traveling with friends
If you’re hoping to enjoy a beautiful spring day with your best friends, then this Keukenhof day trip and spring cruise is sure to please the whole group.
Enjoy reserved seating on a shuttle bus to and from Amsterdam and a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Keukenhof.
Spend your time leisurely wandering the seven million flowers and celebrating the start of the spring season. Then, kick your feet up, breathe in the country air, and relax for a picturesque spring cruise. Return transportation to Amsterdam is flexible, dependent on seat availability. This flawless day is sure to be one for the memory book!
Planning a romantic getaway for you and your partner? Then try the Keukenhof ticket with a 6-course Michelin-Star Dinner at Bolenius. Is there anything better than a day spent touring the flower fields followed by a fancy dinner in Amsterdam? This Michelin-Star restaurant promises to take inspiration from the iconic floral festival and its hundreds of tulip varieties.
This ticket is a limited-time experience and is only available on Thursdays, from April 21 to May 15. This romantic outing is exclusive to Tiqets, so book now and enjoy a date you’ll never forget!
For the ones who want it all
The Tulip Festival Card is a real winner if you want to see it all!
Travel by bus from Amsterdam to Keukenhof and enjoy skip-the-line entry – no need to book a timeslot in advance for the bus.
Tour the tulip fields around Keukenhof with an audio guide, and enjoy up to 3 days of public transport around the region. Then, learn the stories behind Amsterdam with a handy Amsterdam audio guide app for your phone.
For the quick and easy traveler
This skip-the-line ticket to Keukenhof makes getting into the ‘Garden of Europe’ easy. If you’re traveling by public transport or driving, this is the easiest way to get into Keukenhof. The ticket shows up right on your mobile phone, so no printing or fussing around is required.
Get excited to wander the 32-hectare floral paradise and discover why the Dutch are the best at growing the exquisite tulip. Keeping in mind this ticket does not provide transportation, don’t forget to add a parking spot to your ticket order if needed!
For local travelers: Transportation from cities near Lisse
Public transportation to Keukenhof from surrounding cities like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden isn’t always straightforward. It can be hard to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam via public transportation, which can add unnecessary stress to your otherwise beautiful day. There is headache-free transportation out there. Try one of these tickets for both transportation and entrance tickets from the following local cities:
From Leiden: Enjoy this simple roundtrip ticket from the Leiden Centraal bus stop. You can take any of the buses departing 30 minutes before and 60 minutes after your chosen timeslot.
From Haarlem: Depart from the Haarlem Station on either the Keukenhof Express bus 850 (weekends only) or the bus 50 (daily). You can take any of the buses departing 30 minutes before and 60 minutes after your chosen timeslot.
From Katwijk, Noordwijk or Noordwijkerhout: This is a roundtrip ticket on bus 90 from either Katwijk, Noordwijk or Noordwijkerhout. Please choose the correct departure and arrival station when purchasing your ticket and check your email for further instructions.
From The Hague: Locals from The Hague can enjoy a guided bus tour to Keukenhof and back, and a tour of the gorgeous flower fields. Guides are available in English, Spanish, and German, and can provide you with wonderful information before you set foot in the floral heaven of Keukenhof.
Important reminders about Keukenhof
Don’t forget the park is operating at diminished capacity in 2022. This means you must purchase a ticket ahead of time and choose a specific timeslot. You will not be able to purchase a ticket at the entrance of the park. If Keukenhof is not allowed to open due to Covid regulations, then ticket cancellations will be honored. Keukenhof is only open for 8 weeks during the year, from March 24th to May 15th.