• An international attraction near Amsterdam

The Keukenhof Gardens provide visitors with a feast for the senses! As 7 million flower bulbs bloom over 32 hectares, the park is awash with the sight and scent of blossoming flowers. See the flower shows, experience this year’s theme pavilion and delight in the statues dotted around the park. Take the kids on a treasure hunt or explore the playground, petting zoo or hedge maze. Leave some time to explore the surrounding area with its fields of flowers by hiring a bike or taking a boat cruise.

Romance in Flowers

In 2018, Keukenhof’s theme will be Romance in Flowers. After all, the two are inextricably linked. The most beautiful spring park in the world with its sea of flowers will put you in a romantic, spring mood.

The historic park was designed midway through the Romantic period (1857) as an ornamental garden for Castle [Kasteel] Keukenhof. Since 1950, millions of tulips have flowered in the atmospheric garden around the pond with its gorgeous vistas and centuries-old beech trees. Many generations experienced joyous moments there. Propose to your loved ones in the romantic tulip garden or have a secret rendezvous in the Cupid Garden or the Love Paradise. Say it with flowers …. The flower shows will also have romance as their theme. The rose show will be bigger than ever: the red rose, the symbol of true love. In 2018, Keukenhof once again has a wonderful tulip mosaic planned featuring 50,000 bulbs.

The Keukenhof season will conclude with Romance at Keukenhof, a classical music festival that will take place amid the park’s tulips.

Events at the Keukenhof

The musical entertainment and beautifully decorated floats at the flower parade are one of the highlights of the Keukenhof events calendar, but there's always plenty more in store. Throughout the flower season you'll find a host of special activities, shows and performances – especially on the weekend or public holidays. And be sure to check the events schedule for the traditional costume show, the fabulous annual flower parade and plenty of special events during the Easter weekend.

Keukenhof highlights for 2018 include:
  • 24/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
  • Hello Spring!
  • 28/03/2018 - 16/05/2018
  • Fairytale festival
  • 30/03/2018 - 02/04/2018
  • Dutch heritage Weekend
  • 06/04/2018 - 08/04/2018
  • Keukenhof Flower market
  • 12/04/2018 - 15/04/2018
  • Romantic Roses festival
  • 21/04/2018
  • Flower parade
  • 28/04/2018 - 29/04/2018
  • All you need is love
  • 02/05/2018 - 06/05/2018
  • Blooming Romance festival
  • 12/05/2018 - 13/05/2018
  • Romance at Keukenhof
In 2018, Keukenhof Gardens are open from 22 March to 13 May, daily between 08:00 and 19:30.

For the latest programme information and inspiration, visit the official website for the Keukenhof Gardens.