Navigating Beauty: Your map to Keukenhof 2024
In less than 2 months Keukenhof garden will open its doors for the public. From the first day on March 21st till the final day on May 12 people will travel to the most beautiful spring garden in the world. Every year we have a look at the map Keukenhof 2024 and discuss the best places to visit.
Blooms Beckon: Keukenhof’s Floral Wonderland
In 2024, Keukenhof Gardens welcomes you to explore its enchanting floral wonderland. With vibrant tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths in full bloom, it’s a visual spectacle you won’t want to miss. In 2024 Keuken will celebrate its 75th anniversary so watch out for some special activities.
Main entrance or Entrance Extra
Most people will enter at the main entrance (mid under) on the map. This is the place of the bus station, the place where coaches from/ to Amsterdam will drop off and pick up. Entrance extra (mid top) will be used on busy days like holidays and weekends, especially for cars. Make sure to look which entrance you enter. At both entrances you can find paper maps to navigate the garden.
As you can read on our website the blooming is different every year. Blooming depends on the weather and temperature during winter and spring and on the flower. When you travel at the end of March you will find early blooming flowers like crocus and daffodils, when you travel in April you have a better chance to find hyacinths and tulips outside in bloom. Sign up for our free weekly blooming update during spring time to see if we have a early, regular or late spring this year.
When you travel in the first two weeks of opening make sure to travel to the Willem-Alexander Pavilion. In here gardeners have planted hundreds of different tulips in the greenhouse. When the flowers outside are not in bloom yet the tulips indoors will bloom.
The flower mosaic next to the Oranje Nassau Pavilion at Keukenhof is a captivating spectacle that reflects the essence of spring. Comprising carefully chosen flower varieties, the mosaic comes alive with intricate patterns and designs, showcasing the horticultural expertise that defines Keukenhof Gardens. This ephemeral masterpiece changes with the seasons, offering visitors a unique visual experience each time they explore the gardens.
In the various indoor pavilions flower shows are shown. You can learn about the history of the bulbs, see weekly changing flower presentations or have aa look at beautiful orchids and anthuriums
Every year several inspirational gardens are lay-out to inspire you to use bulbs for your garden. They have several themes each year.
The windmill is a must see in Keukenhof. When the miller is present (most likely on weekends) you can walk up to the platform to have a beautiful look out over the flower fields.
Between Oranje Nassau and the Willem Alexander Pavilion you can find a playground, petting zoo and labyrinth. At the information desk near the entrance you can ask for a scavenger hunt hunt for kids.
At several places you can find step stones in the pond to walk over. They are a great photo opportunity, but be careful. Every season some people unintentionally step next to the stones and get to see the pond from very close. The water isn’t deep but you can get very wet.
Keukenhof is not only a beautiful backdrop for 7 million spring bloomers, but is also ideal for sculptures and other art objects. These give the park an extra dimension. Keukenhof has a collaboration with the Museum Kröller-Müller and 25 artists. The combination of the blossoming park and visual art is surprising
Restaurants and Picknick area’s
Each building has its own restaurant area where you can have lunch, grap a sandwich on the go, drink a coffee with apple pie or have a snack. The Oranje Nassau restaurant caters mainly vegan dishes. Next to the windmill you can find the famous Dutch stroopwafels (right of the wooden shoe shop). Near the windmill you can find the picknick area where you can eat your own food.
Dotted around the park you can find several gifts shops. Each have their own assortiment from tulip plushies to unique memorabilia, take a piece of Keukenhof’s beauty home with you.
Mapping Your Journey: Essential Information
- Opening Dates and Hours
- Keukenhof opens its gates from March 21 to May 12 2024, allowing you to witness the peak of spring blooms between 8 am and 7:30 pm
- Entrance Tickets and Packages
- Plan Your Visit: Unveil the Magic
Download a large Map Keukenhof 2024 here
Keukenhof in 2024 promises an immersive journey into the heart of spring. With careful planning, you’ll navigate its beauty seamlessly, ensuring a day filled with blossoms, photographs, and cherished memories.
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