5/31/09

The Keukenhof Gardens - Holland








I was recently in Keukenhof for a visit to the lovely Tulip gardens and although this was the second time, it was still as impressive as the first.

Keukenhof is situated between Amsterdam and The Hague in the Bulb region.

The best time to go is in the spring: Middle of March until the early or middle part of May when all the bulbs are in full bloom.

It is a large park with amazing different types of colorful flowers and fantastic flower shows. They have sculptures and boat trips available as well.

Keukenhof is the most photographed place on earth! You come out feeling like a professional photographer because each photo is that amazing!

I would recommend you book tickets online as there are lengthy queues to buy tickets. Admission costs are 14Euros.

Enjoy!
Kayra

Keukenhof
Stationsweg 166a
2161 AM LISSE
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0) 252 465 555

Parking at Keukenhof
The locations of both of the parking lots are clearly indicated on signs located around the park.
Keukenhof has their own parking facility for passenger vehicles. The price for the parking amounts to € 6,00.
For Busses there is a separate main parking place ( P-Hoofd ). No parking fees are charged for busses.
You can park your bicycle in the bicycle racks at both parking areas.

By car
From the Apeldoorn direction you follow the A1 to Amsterdam. Follow the ‘Schiphol’ signs; you will then reach the A4 heading for The Hague. Take exit 4 and follow the N207 towards Lisse. In Lisse, you follow the sign boards to Keukenhof.
From the Utrecht direction you take the A2 to Amsterdam and select the A4 heading for The Hague. On the A4 you take exit 4. See above for remainder.
From Rotterdam you follow the A4 to The Hague-Amsterdam and take exit 4. See above for remainder.
From The Hague you drive via the A44 and take exit 3 Noordwijkerhout/Lisse. You then take the N208 to Lisse and follow signs to Keukenhof.

Public transport
The most environmentally-friendly way to visit Keukenhof is by public transport. This is why Connexxion bus company has greatly improved its bus services to Keukenhof. From 19 March a direct bus will run to Keukenhof from Amsterdam, Schiphol, The Hague and Leiden.

All-in Bus + Keukenhof ticket
The easiest way to visit Keukenhof is Connexxion's all-in Combi-ticket. This is a return bus ticket to Keukenhof and an entrance ticket to Keukenhof. By showing your Combi-ticket you can enter Keukenhof directly. So you don't have to worry about traffic-jams, parking problems or ticket queues at the park.
From Amsterdam centre
As from the Leidseplein/Museumplein you can take the Interliner 370 or the red Sternet bus 197 to Schiphol Airport (totally 5-6 busses per hour). There you can switch to the Keukenhof shuttle bus (no. 58).

From Schiphol Airport
Bus 58 will run between Schiphol Airport and Keukenhof, every 15 minutes.
International trains from Paris, Berlin and Brussels also stop at Schiphol.

Direct bus from Leiden Central, every 15 minutes!
The current bus 54 from Leiden Central Station will continue to run every fifteen minutes and drop off passengers at the main entrance of Keukenhof.

A direct line from The Hague Central Station
Bus 89 runs only from Monday till Friday.

For a tailor made travel advice you can call 0900-9292 (€ 0,70 p.m. information in English, German and Dutch) or check the travel advice site.

Bicycle
You can park your bicycle in the bicycle racks at both parking areas. Would you like to make a bicycle trip from Keukenhof through the flowering fields of the Bulb region? And rent a bike? Then look on Bike rental for more information.

Photos and story, courtesy of Kayra Martinez.

2 comments:

boom trucks said...

Usually when you think of busses you think of the bright yellow ones that you used to be forced to ride on the way to school but not anymore. Although busses are still primarily focused on bringing transportation to a large number of people at a time, they are now shifting their attention to building busses made for luxury and style. They are comfortable and fun to ride and drive.

Lizzie in the sky with diamonds... said...

thank you for the added info.

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