Keukenhof

The Keukenhof in Lisse attracts more than 1,000,000 visitors annually from around the world. Flower-lovers can come and revel at the sight of seven million flowering crocuses, tulips, lilies and hyacinths between March 20 until May 9, 2021Why not visit the Keukenhof while staying at our hotel in Sassenheim?

Book a Keukenhof Package

Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden is located close to the Keukenhof in Lisse (10 minutes' drive) and is an ideal location to stay if you intend to visit the flower park. An entrance ticket is included!

With our Keukenhof package you combine a visit to Keukenhof with an overnight stay in one of our spacious hotel rooms including an extensive breakfast buffet and a delicious three-course dinner in restaurant Nest.

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Keukenhof activities

Besides walking through the beautiful flower park and visiting the pavilions, you can also view exhibitions or enjoy a boat trip. Keukenhof is surrounded by the famous bulb fields. Near the windmill you have a spectacular view of the bulb fields. Step onto a whisper boat for a unique cruise through the bulb fields, or discover the flowering bulb fields by bicycle. So typically Dutch!

Find the Gerrit van der Valk Tulip!
The Keukenhof also houses the special Gerrit van der Valk tulip! If you spot the tulip, take a selfie, post it in your Instagram Stories and tag @hotelsassenheimleiden for a repost in our overview!

Flower shows at Keukenhof

The pavilions feature a changing selection of 20 flower and plant shows. Growers exhibit a wide variety of flowers and plants in all different colours and shapes. Of course, all of them are of the highest quality! 

Keukenhof Castle

The event Keukenhof takes its name from Keukenhof Castle whose breathtaking gardens were laid out in the 15th century for countess Jacoba of Bavaria. Herbs and other ingredients for her kitchen (‘keuken’ in Dutch) were grown there, and so it was called the ‘Keukenhof’. In 1950 the garden was the setting for the first bulb exhibition, an event which has since become so popular that the Keukenhof is now world-famous for its numerous varieties of flowering bulbs.

Royal pavilions

In the Keukenhof you can enjoy the famous pavilions which are named after members of the Dutch royal family: Oranje Nassau Pavilion, Willem Alexander Pavilion, Juliana Pavilion and the Beatrix Pavilion.

Theme weekends in Keukenhof

Theme events are organized in Keukenhof during various weekends, which are great for young and old to visit! Keep an eye on our activity agenda for more information about the events.

Flower route around our hotel

Would you like even more flowers after a visit to Keukenhof? A beautiful flower route has been constructed around Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden. The route is at its best between March and May. So are you in the area or are you staying at our hotel? Then a walk along the flower route is definitely worth it.