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Tulip Festival Hours | Timings, Best Time to Visit & More

Keukenhof Gardens- The Dutch Spring Experience

Keukenhof Gardens are hands down, the most popular attraction in Holland during the spring season. To make the most of your visit to Keukenhof Gardens in spring, read all there is to know about the tulip festival hours, the best time to visit, and more.

Tulip Festival Hours

Keukenhof Gardens, a well-known and visited flower attraction during spring in Holland, are famously open only for a short eight-week duration every spring season. In 2023, the Keukenhof Gardens will remain open from 23 March to 14 May.

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 7:30 PM (23 March to 14 May, 2023)

The Keukenhof Gardens remain open even on holidays like Easter (22 April), Kingsday (27 April), and Liberation Day (5 May).

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What is the Best Time to Visit the Keukenhof Gardens?

keukenhof gardens with blooming tulips and visitors walking around

What's The Best Tulip Season in Keukenhof Amsterdam?

daffodils at keukenhof gardens

Mid-March-Early April

  • Early spring is a wonderful time to visit Keukenhof Gardens, but there may be a few overcast days.
  • If you reach too early on in the season, you may not get to witness the tulips in their full, blooming glory.
  • However, you will still get to see other beautiful flowers like crocuses, daffodils, and hyacinths.
  • An advantage of visiting in this period is that you will experience fewer crowds.
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Mid-April to Mid-May

  • This period is the best time to visit Keukenhof Tulip Gardens.
  • Quite easily the peak of the spring season, the days are bright and sunny and are perfect for enjoying the blooming tulips.
  • The combination of the blooming tulips and the shining sun makes for the best pictures.
  • This period of the season faces the maximum crowd as this is when international tourists visit the gardens.

What are the Best Flowering Periods in Keukenhof Amsterdam?

While every day of the spring season is beautiful to witness at the Keukenhof Gardens, the flowers here bloom in three different flowering periods, each offering something special.

daffodils at keukenhof gardens

First Flowering Period

During the initial opening days, the garden will have lots of blooming flowers. You can also witness some great indoor flower shows with blooming tulips on display. In the gardens outside, you will find daffodils and crocuses in bloom during this period.

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Second Flowering Period

After the flowering period of the crocuses and daffodils passes, the hyacinths and the early tulips take the center stage and are ready to bloom in the outdoor gardens. The indoor flower shows still take place during this period.

yellow tulips at the keukenhof tulip garden

Third Flowering Period

In the third and the final flowering period the showstopper of the season, the eponymous tulips of the Tulip Festival will bloom in their entire glory in the outdoor gardens. The trees will be greener, the sun will be brighter, and the indoor flower shows will still be showcasing beautiful flowers.




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Frequently Asked Questions about the Keukenhof Gardens Opening Hours

What are the Tulip Festival hours at Keukenhof Gardens?

The Tulip Festival hours at Keukenhof Gardens are from 8 AM to 7:30 PM, daily. In 2023, the Tulip Festival at Keukenhof Gardens is taking place from 23 March to 14 May.

What is the best time to see tulips in Amsterdam?

The best time to see tulips in Amsterdam is from mid-April to mid-May. The Tulip Festival hours at Keukenhof Gardens are from 8 AM to 7:30 from 23 March to 14 May.

Till what time are the Keukenhof Gardens open?

The Keukenhof Gardens are open till 7:30 PM.

When do the tulips bloom in Amsterdam?

You can find blooming tulips from early March to mid-April. If you want to see the larger tulips blooming in their full glory, you should visit between mid-April and mid-May.

How long will it take me to visit Keukenhof Gardens?

On average, you will need 2 to 4 hours to visit Keukenhof Gardens.

What’s the best time to visit Keukenhof Gardens?

The best time to visit Keukenhof is before 10:30 AM and after 4:00 PM you can experience the gardens in a relatively quieter and less crowded atmosphere. Keukenhof Gardens are only open for eight weeks from 23 March to 14 May, 2023.

What’s the off-season for Keukenhof Gardens?

Keukenhof Gardens are only open for eight weeks in spring from 23 March to 14 May in 2023.

What’s the peak season for Keukenhof Gardens?

The peak season for Keukenhof Gardens is spring. Keukenhof is only open for eight short weeks during the year.

When is Keukenhof closed?

Keukenhof Gardens are only open for eight weeks in spring. The gardens remain closed for the rest of the year.

Are Keukenhof Gardens open on weekends?

Yes, the gardens are open all days of the week from 23 March to 14 May.

Is Keukenhof open at night?

No, Keukenhof Gardens close at 7:30 PM.