Weekly Flower update 2019 – week 10
A warm welcome to all new and current subscribers! From this week we will start with our weekly updates and blooming information. The past couple of days looks like we stepped back into autumn again with lots of storm and rain. But we are heading towards spring again. You can even spot the first colors in the fields. Read on for more information …
Getting ready for Springtime
In just 9 days Keukenhof will open its doors again. It was a yearlong wait after it closes their doors last May. Wintertime was not really cold, we have had some snow days but it was a bit on the warm side. Luckily this hasn’t affected the flowers yet. The past week you can see some flower fields slight turn from green into some color. The first crocus and daffodil fields have been spotted while driving by car. Hopefully I can make some photo’s and video’s in the upcoming weekend. For tulips it is still too early, first the hyacinths have to start blooming before the tulips will start.
Are you wondering when the tulips will start to bloom? Have a look at this blogpost “when the tulips are in bloom in 2019“. Blooming depends on the weather and temperature in the upcoming weeks and it is different every springtime.
The weather in the next week will be lots of rain and cool temperatures. When you are traveling in the upcoming week make sure you bring warm winter clothes, a raincoat and an umbrella. If you are visiting in the next week and want to buy some tulips make sure to visit the indoor tulip greenhouse of Annemieke’s Pluktuin in Hillegom. Here you can buy and pick your own bouquet of tulips from Monday – Saturday.
Keukenhof will open at the 21st of March. If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you can do it here.
New directions for public transportation
Are you traveling by public transportation to Keukenhof? Please read this information: There is a change in busses compared to last year. If you are a frequent traveler to Keukenhof you might get a bit confused by this. Don’t worry it isn’t that hard.
From the 21st of March they will add a couple of more bus stations to travel to Keukenhof by Express bus. In previous years there could be a long line at Schiphol Airport to enter the bus to Keukenhof. From this spring a couple of new stations will be added and hopefully the wait won’t be that long.
The number one tip to avoid long lines at bus stations (or traffic congestion) is to travel early. If you arrive at Keukenhof before 9:30 AM you should be fine. Especially after 10 AM in the morning during holiday weekends (3 weekends in mid April!) the roads towards Keukenhof can be very congested. Travel early or pick a weekday to visit is the best advise to give.
Back to the new bus lines & numbers: have a look at the map to clarify. If you have travelled before you can see that Hoofddorp has been added. Hoofddorp is a town south of Schiphol Airport with an excellent train and bus station. This station is easy to navigate as it is much smaller than Schiphol Airport. There is a small shop where you can buy coffee and snacks if you have to wait. From Amsterdam you travel by Schiphol Airport to get to the bus station of Hoofddorp. Don’t worry your travel time to Keukenhof will be the same as Hoofddorp is situated between Schiphol and Keukenhof.
For time tables see the 9292 app or the www.9292.nl website. Make sure you set the day correctly as all express busses will start driving from the 21st of March until closing day of Keukenhof.
New tickets & tours
Visit Keukenhof on your own
- Keukenhof 2019 – Skip the line
- Bus + Skip the line entrance Keukenhof 2019 (also from the new added bus stations)
- Rent your bike (3hrs or full day) to see the flower fields around Keukenhof yourself
- Small Group Tour to Keukenhof flower fields, pancakes, Haarlem and windmill
- Coach tour to Keukenhof from Amsterdam
- Coach tour to Keukenhof and Flower farm from Amsterdam
- Coach tour to Keukenhof from Rotterdam
- Day Trip to Keukenhof & Flowerfields, Volendam & Windmills (Small Group Tour)
- Day Trip to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans including A’DAM Lookout
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Thank you for reading along this week. Wishing you a beautiful springtime!
Keep an eye to our social media this weekend for photos and videos of the first flower fields. And if you want to share photos of previous years please find me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
See you all next week!
Kind regards from Tulips in Holland,
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