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Keukenhof Gardens - the Centerstage of the Dutch Tulip Festival

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 21 March to 12 May.

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

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: 21 March to 12 May, 2024

Location: Beatrix Pavilion

Enjoy a colorful indoor display of orchids and anthuriums.

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Freesia and Chrysanthemums Show

Dates: 28 March to 2 April, 2024

Location: Oranje Nassau pavilion

This indoor flower show, dedicated to providing Dutch growers with a space to show their most beautiful flowers, features a different floral display every week.

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Carnation and Summer Flowers Show

Dates: 2 May to 12 May, 2024

Location: Oranje Nassau Pavillion

This indoor flower show features a colorful display of Carnations and summer flowers. There is a different floral display every week.

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Rose Show

Dates: 4 April to 9 April, 2024

Location: Oranje Nassau Pavillion

Find yourself surrounded by the most gorgeous roses. This flower display also changes every week.

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Hyacinths and Tulip Show

Dates: 21 March to 26 March, 2024

Location: Oranje Nassau Pavillion

Bask in the fragrance and the beauty of Hyacinths and Tulips. This indoor show renews itself differently, every week.

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Gerbera, Lisianthus and Callashow

Dates: 25 April to 30 April, 2024

Location: Oranje Nassau Pavillion

In this weekly changing flower show, you can find gerberas like rainbow daisies, Lisianthus with delicate pastel petals, and Calla Lilies standing elegantly.

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Alstroemeria- and Callashow

Dates: 18 April to 23 April, 2024

Location: Oranje Nassau Pavillion

Experience a burst of colors with Alstroemeria and Calla lilies, a dazzling indoor show at Keukenhof Gardens.

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Daffodils and Special Bulb Show

Dates: 11 April to 16 April, 2024

Location: Oranje Nassau Pavillion

Explore a sea of daffodils and rare bulbs at Keukenhof's Special Bulb Show, a vibrant display of spring's colorful flowers.

Keukenhof Tulip Garden Events For Children

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Fien and Teun in Keukenhof

Dates: 29 April to 3 May, 2024

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. 

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Miffy in Keukenhof

Date: 17 April, 2024

Meet the beloved character, enjoy a Miffy playground, shop, and explore Miffy's tulip and statue replicas. This is a delightful event for families with young tots!

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+): €10.00
  • Children (4 to 11 years old): €5
  • 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: €11 for 3 hours and €16 for a full day.
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View from Mill

Step into the historic 1892 mill at Keukenhof! You can climb the top of the mill for a stunning birds-eye view of the park and blooming flower fields. You can visit this any day, and it is free for everyone. Please do keep in mind that this experience is not wheelchair accessible.

Other 2024 Events in Keukenhof

  • Symphony of Colours: The "Symphony of Colours" musical event is on 21 March, 2024. It marks the festive opening of the flower exhibition, showcasing Keukenhof's 75-year legacy in floriculture. Enjoy opera by Leatitia Gerards, dance performances, and opening shows at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm at Molenplein.
  • Dutch Sounds: Do not miss the vibrant "Dutch Sounds" event at Keukenhof on 23-24 March, 2024. Celebrate Dutch music with lively mop bands, adding a festive and cultural touch to your visit.
  • Holland Heritage Days: Want to get a taste of Holland's heritage? Keukenhof's Holland Heritage Days on 29-30 March, 2024, from 10am to 4pm will allow you to immerse yourself in 19th-century Dutch life with music, crafts, costumes, and dances amidst early spring blooms.
  • Flower Parade: Witness the lively Flower Parade at Keukenhof on 20 April, 2024, marking its 77th edition. Enjoy colorful floats adorned with tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths along the scenic route from Noordwijk to Haarlem.
  • Romance at Keukenhof: The enchanting "Romance at Keukenhof" event is scheduled for 11-12 May, 2024. Enjoy classical music amid blooming flowers, surprises with period costumes, and a magical Mother's Day weekend at Keukenhof Gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions About 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 Freesia and Chrysanthemums Show from 28 March to 2 April, the Carnation and Summer Flowers Show, from 2-12 May, the Anthurium and Orchid Show from 21 March to 12 May, and Romance at Keukenhof on 11-12 May.

When is Amsterdam Tulip Festival taking place in 2024?

The Amsterdam Tulip Festival is taking place from 21 March to 12 May, 2024. The Amsterdam Flower Parade is set to take place on 20 April, 2024. Keukenhof Gardens opening times are from 8am to 7:30pm.

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 2024 will take place on 20 April, 2024.

Where can I buy tickets to Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2024?

There are many tickets and guided tours with transfers from Amsterdam available for the Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2024. 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.