10 tips for visiting Keukenhof at Easter 2018
Easter weekend is one of the most busiest days of the Keukenhof season. Lots of tourist are visiting the Keukenhof and lot of Dutch people visit too! For all people who are visiting Keukenhof on Easter2018 we have created 10 tips for visiting the Keukenhof at Easter weekend.
1. Travel early
If you don’t like traffic jams, where you can get stuck in for more than 30 minutes, please arrive before 10 AM at Keukenhof. There are no short cuts, all roads will get stuck by lots of cars, busses, taxi’s, etc. Local people prefer to travel by bike in the area on this day.
2. Buy skip the line tickets (with Public transportation) online
When you travel by Keukenhof express bus, make sure you are early and order your tickets online. Lots of people travel by bus to the Keukenhof and despite the extra busses, they get stuck in traffic too. At the most busiest hours during the day you have to stand in line before entering the bus. The bus will be filled to max capacity and than drive to Keukenhof (and there are no shortcuts for busses, they have to wait in the traffic jams too) Travel early to avoid all of this and enjoy the keukenhof in the early opening hours before the crowds enter. Buy your Skip the line ticket here.
3. Bring some drinks and snacks
And if you do travel during the day, please bring some food and snacks with you in case you get stuck in traffic.
4. Rent a bike
When you rent a bike, rent it in the morning. Most visitors see Keukenhof first and rent a bike in the afternoon. When you do it the other way around you won’t have to wait for a bicycle in the afternoon. Be aware that spring is slightly late and Easter early. Check online if the fields are in bloom before you rent.
5. Pick your breaks wisely
Pick your coffee breaks, lunch and diner time wisely. With the amount of people visiting you might want to have your breaks a bit earlier or later than normal so you won’t have to wait long at the counters.
6. Easter Weekend 2018 is also Dutch Heritage weekend
Experience 19th-century Holland with folkloric dances, music and costumes. At various locations in the park you will find old-Dutch bicycles, folkloric dance groups, traditional costume, crafts and living statues of historical Dutch figures. Taste freshly smoked herring! Mingle with real cheese bearers at the cheese market! To round things off, the Easter Bunny will visit Keukenhof on Easter Sunday and Monday!
7. Make sure you visit the indoor flower shows
As spring is arriving a bit later than previous years there is plenty of time to enjoy the different indoor flower shows. The Willem Alexander pavilion has tulips in bloom, the Beatrix pavilion has orchids and anthurium on display and the Oranje Nassau Pavilion has a lovely freesia show.
8. Charge your camera
Make sure that you photo camera has enough batteries and power to make lots of photos at Keukenhof. Don’t forget to visit the different inspiration gardens!
9. Leave your luggage at the airport lockers
There are some small lockers at Keukenhof at daypack size. There is a chance that the lockers are full and you don’t want to take all your luggage inside. There are plenty of lockers at the airport and there is a luggage depot there too. More information here.
10. Have fun enjoy Keukenhof
See all the new inspiration gardens, eat something Dutch, for children there is a scavenger hunt (see the information desk). Have a look here for the map of Keukenhof 2018.
Source: Tulips in Holland
Photo credits: Tulips in Holland