Tulip Garden Keukenhof Events | Flower Shows, Boat Rides & More

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Keukenhof Gardens- the Centerstage of the Dutch Tulip Festival

The Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam conducts the Tulip Festival to mark the arrival of spring. Over 7 million blooming tulips await visitors from mid-March to mid-May. The Keukenhof flower beds shall be open to the public from the 23rd of March to the 14th of May.

As part of the festival, several flower events and activities are conducted. Read on to learn about the different events being held during this time so you can plan your visit better.

What is the Amsterdam Tulip Festival?

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Events at the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens: Flower Shows

Tulip Garden Keukenhof Events

Anthurium and Orchid Show

Dates: 23 March to 14 May 2023

Location: Beatrix Pavilion

Enjoy a colorful indoor display of orchids and anthuriums.

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Chrysanthemums and Calla Show

Dates: 4 May to 9 May 2023

Location: Oranje Nassau pavilion

Every week you will find a different floral display in this flower show that is dedicated to providing Dutch growers a space to show their most beautiful flowers.

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Carnation and Summer Flowers Show

Dates: 11 May to 15 May 2023

Location: Oranje Nassau Pavillion

View a colorful display of Carnation and summer flowers in this indoor flower show. Every week there is a different floral display.

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Romance at Keukenhof

Dates: 7 May to 8 May 2023

Transport yourself to the past with classical music, dance, and 18th and 19th-century costumes surrounding you.

Keukenhof Tulip Garden Events For Children

Tulip Garden Keukenhof Events

Fien and Teun in Keukenhof

Dates: 2 May to 6 May 2023

Meet Fien and Teun, two cheerful farm children from the Adventure Farm Molenwaard. Play some fun games and learn about Dutch country life on the farm in the village of Molenwaard. 

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens Activities

Tulip Garden Keukenhof Activities

Whisper Boating

Enjoy a 60-minute ride on an electrically-powered whisper boat and take in the beauty of the Dutch landscape. Learn about Keukenhof and the bulb growing area. The ticket prices for boating are:

  • Adults (incl. 65+) €9.00
  • Children (4 to 11 years old) €4.50
  • Children (0 to 3 years old) Free
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Explore the beautiful, park and surrounding area by bicycle. You can rent bikes as well as tandem bikes from the car park adjacent to the main entrance. Prices for renting are:

  • Bikes: €10 for 3 hours and €15 for a full day.
  • Kids’ bikes: €8 for 3 hours and €12 for a full day.
  • Tandem: €25 for 3 hours and €30 for a full day.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Keukenhof Tulip Garden Events

What are some events being held at the Tulip Garden Keukenhof?

As part of the Amsterdam Tulip Festival, Tulip Garden Keukenhof is organizing a series of flower shows, such as the Chrysanthemums and Calla Show from 4 May to 9 May, the Carnation and Summer Flowers Show, from 11 May to 15 May, the Anthurium and Orchid Show till 15 May, and Romance at Keukenhof on 7 and 8 May.

When is Amsterdam Tulip Festival taking place in 2023?

The Amsterdam Tulip Festival is taking place from 23rd March to 14th May 2023. The Amsterdam Flower Parade is set to take place on 22nd April 2023. The Keukenhof Gardens opening times are from 8 AM to 7:30 PM.

Where is the Amsterdam Tulip Festival?

While the Amsterdam Tulip Festival is celebrated throughout the city, Keukenhof Gardens are the main spring season attraction in Amsterdam. The Keukenhof Flower Parade 2023 will take place on 22nd April.

Where can I buy tickets to Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2023?

There are many tickets and guided tours with transfers from Amsterdam available for the Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2023. You can buy your Keukenhof Tulip Garden tickets online to avail of great deals. Booking tickets online is also much more convenient as you do not have to stand in long lines.

What are some fun family activities for visitors at Keukenhof Tulip Garden?

Apart from admiring the wide array of flowers and attending the many flower shows, you must take a ride on a whisper boat and rent a cycle and ride along the surrounding areas of the gardens.

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