Keukenhof 2020

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 21 March until 10 May 2020. Why not visit the Keukenhof while staying at our hotel in Sassenheim?

Keukenhof Castle

The event 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.

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! 

A World of Colours

Keukenhof 2020’s theme will be ‘A World of Colours’. Well over a million people from every country and culture meet at Keukenhof to enjoy the spectacular Dutch flowers.

More things to do

As well as wandering through the beautiful flower park and visiting the pavilions, you can also go on a boot trip, view exhibitions or go on a guided tour around the Keukenhof with one of the guides whose knowledge of the enormous diversity of the bulbs will astound you. You can also admire the typical Dutch bulb fields outside the Keukenhof.

Book a Keukenhof Package

Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim is situated close to Lisse and forms the ideal base from which to explore the Keukenhof. Take a look at our complete Keukenhof Package (it is possible to book a package around autumn 2019). Please take a look at our other packages.