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 21 and May 12, 2024. Why not visit the Keukenhof while staying at our hotel in Sassenheim?

Entry tickets for Keukenhof are available from mid-October via or at the hotel reception from the opening date. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.

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 and parking ticket are 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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Frequently asked questions:

What are the opening hours of the Keukenhof?

The Keukenhof is open from 21 March to 12 May 2024 from 08:00 to 19:30, including Sundays and public holidays.

How can I buy tickets?

Entry tickets for Keukenhof are available from mid-October via or at the hotel reception from the opening date. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.

The Keukenhof package includes an entrance ticket and parking ticket to Keukenhof.

What is the best time to visit Keukenhof?

At Keukenhof, everything blooms just as it does in nature. The early bloomers, such as crocuses, daffodils, (early) tulips and hyacinths can therefore be found at the start of the season. The late bloomers, like (big) tulips, come later in the season.

The quietest times in Keukenhof are before 10:30 and after 16:00.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are also quieter than other days.

Where can I park at Keukenhof?

There is plenty of parking space at the Keukenhof. The costs are €6,- per car and the lot closes at 19:30. You can buy a parking ticket when you buy the entrance tickets to the Keukenhof.

Charging points for electric cars are available at the main entrance.

The Keukenhof package includes a parking ticket.

Are there lockers at Keukenhof for luggage?

There are lockers at the Keukenhof for small luggage. The dimensions of the lockers are 22x55x45 cm. 

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 @vandervalksassenheimleiden 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.