Plan Your Visit to the Keukenhof Gardens
Going from Amsterdam to Keukenhof
From Amsterdam to Keukenhof By Bus
The best way to take a direct bus from Amsterdam to Keukenhof is by using this Combi-Ticket that offers fast track entry to the Keukenhof Gardens plus round-transfer on a AC coach. You can board the bus from Amsterdam Central Station. There is no direct public bus from Amsterdam to Lisse, you will have to take a connecting bus to Hoofdorp, Amsterdam RAI, or Schiphol and then board a Keukenhof Express Bus.
If you wish to take a bus to Hoofdorp Station, here are your options:
- Bus Line 397 – From Amsterdam City Centre (Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum, Museumplein)
- Bus Line 341 – From Amsterdam Zuid Station
- Bus Line 300 – From Amstelveen Bus Station
From Amsterdam to Keukenhof by Train
Keukenhof Gardens are located in the town of Lisse, which does not have a train station. You will have to choose to visit any of the nearby train station and then take the Keukenhof Express Bus to reach the gardens.
From Haarlem – Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Haarlem Station (One way ticket cost approx € 4,50) and it takes about 20 minutes on average. From Haarlem you can take the Regional Bus Line 50 to reach the gardens.
Leiden – Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal (One way ticket cost - € 9,60) and it takes about 35 minutes on average. From Leiden you can take the Keukenhof Express Bus Line 854 to reach the gardens. The exact address of the park is Stationsweg 166a, 2161 AM Lisse.
From Amsterdam to Keukenhof By Car
Located between Amsterdam and The Hague, Keukenhof can be easily reached via the A4 (exit Nieuw-Vennep) and the A44 (exit 3 Lisse). A car journey should take you about 33 min (39.7 km). To plan your route use Keukenhof’s address in your navigation: Stationsweg 166A, Lisse. Parking at Keukenhof Gardens costs €6 a day.
Keukenhof Gardens are about 40 KM away from Amsterdam (Amsterdam Central) and it takes about 40 minutes to drive. It is a convenient drive and ideal for a short road trip, you can also use the car to drive by the countryside of Bollenstreek. The parking fee for cars is € 6.
- The Keukenhof Gardens are at the address – Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM, Lisse
- The Keukenhof Garden’s GPS coordinates are ‘52.271256 4.546365’
Directions - You will have to take the A4 Highway will getting out of Amsterdam, and take the exit at Nieuw-Vennep to Leimuiderweg/N207. Drive on the road for about 10 KM and you will reach Loosterweg Noord, near the gardens.
By the Keukenhof Express Bus
The Keukenhof Express Bus is the official bus that transports visitors to the Keukenhof Gardens. There are four lines which will take you straight to the Keukenhof Gardens –
- Bus Line 858 – From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Aprox. Travel time – 35 minutes)
- Bus Line 852 – From Amsterdam RAI (Aprox. Travel time – 35 minutes)
- Bus Line 859 – From Hoofddorp (Aprox. Travel time – 22 minutes)
- Bus Line 854 – From Leiden (Aprox. Travel time – 25 minutes)
The single one way ticket on Buses 858, 859, 854 costs € 5, and on the bus line 852 costs € 7.
The buses are wheelchair-friendly and you can also bring along your small dogs on the bus.
Walking or Biking to Keukenhof
Keukenhof is located in the Bollenstreek area which offers beautiful countryside views and the best way to appreciate it is through slow exploration by walk or bike. An added bonus is that you can visit the garden early in the morning or late without the worry of missing a bus back to Amsterdam.
Lisse has a few hotels that will suit your budget and are ideal for walking to Keukenhof Park. The surrounding areas that are suitable for biking to Keukenhof which have great hotels are –
- Noordwijk – 12KM from Keukenhof – Idyllic coastal town with access to beaches
- Hoofdorp – 15 KM from Keukenhof – Canal side town with famous Amsterdamse Bos Park
- Haarlem – 15 KM from Keukenhof – City with medieval old town, art museums, and tulip fieldsBy Bus
You will first have to take a bus to Schiphol Airport, as there are no direct buses Keukenhof Tulip Gardens from Amsterdam. On reaching you can find the Keukenhof Express (Bus 858) at the bus station. It will cost you about 10 Euros for a round trip. But the queue at bus stop, during the tulip season in Amsterdam, is very long so reach there early.
On a Guided Tour
An organized tour is a great option as you get priority entrance tickets and you can save time on a direct bus from Amsterdam Central Station (Most tours start here) and money on shared transport. You can also extend your trip by visiting nearby attractions like Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken, Windmills and Flower fields without worrying about planning transport.