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Getting to the Flower Strip

Getting to the Flower Strip is a breeze. Find out how to reach the tulip fields by public transport or excursion.


  • Take the Keukenhof Express Bus 852 from Amsterdam RAI Station to bus stop Keukenhof – 35 minutes
  • A combi-ticket can be purchased at the bus stop, giving you direct access to the gardens – no waiting in line! Book a trip to Keukenhof from your chosen departure point in Amsterdam or further afield.
  • Combi tickets for Keukenhof and various attractions in the Netherlands (including Madurodam, Den Haag) can be purchased online or from the I amsterdam store at Amsterdam Centraal Station. There are also tickets, which include transport from various locations in Amsterdam and further afield.

Stop by the I amsterdam Store at Amsterdam Central Station for tickets and information

Royal FloraHolland

  • Take bus 357 from Amsterdam Elandsgracht bus station to bus stop FloraHolland – 55 minutes.


  • Train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Haarlem. Transfer to bus 340, bus stop Cruquius, Ringvaartbrug – 45 minutes

Exploring by bike

Cycling is a popular and hugely enjoyable way to explore Holland's Flower Strip. Many visitors rent a bike in Amsterdam and then take the train (bike day tickets are required) to Leiden and cycle up to Haarlem before catching the train back to Amsterdam (or vice versa). The tulip field cycle route between Haarlem and Leiden is well signposted and stretches for around 35km of flat, easily bikeable paths. 

If you don't want to cycle the entire route, renting a bike at the Keukenhof Gardens for around €10 per day, including cycle routes, is possible. Four marked routes from Keukenhof range from a relaxing 5km to the meandering 35km bulb route. Find out more about hiring a bike at Keukenhof

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

Make the most of the Flower Strip and travel around by bus and train with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket. Tickets are valid on all metro, tram and bus lines operated by GVB, Connexxion, AllGo and EBS, including night buses, plus NS trains in the Amsterdam Area. Remember, you must check in and out with your card every time you enter and exit a bus, tram, train or metro. Your ticket is activated from the first check in.