How to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam by public transport? It’s fairly easy. As explained in this blogpost, the popular flower garden of the Netherlands is located in Lisse. This year, the Keukenhof is open from 21 March till 19 May 2019. In these six weeks, there are special buses that drop you right in front of the entrance of this magnificent flower park.
Get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam
There are several ways to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam by public transport. In 2019 you also have a direct connection between Amsterdam and Keukenhof!
You can take bus 852 from RAI Amsterdam
Bus 859 starts in the neigbouring city Hoofddorp
Bus 397 is perfect for when you want to go from Amsterdam city centre to Schiphol. To get to Schiphol airport, you can use one of these bus stops in the city centre.
Bus 397 will take you to the Amsterdam airport. You get off at the stop that says: Schiphol, airport.
There you look for a bus with the number 858. Signs on the bus read ‘Keukenhof Express’. It has lovely images of the tulip garden printed on it.
The bus 858 from Amsterdam Schiphol airport takes about 30 minutes to reach Keukenhof. There’s a bus leaving every 7-10 minutes. Do take into account that there might be a line and you have to wait for the bus. I really recommend to purchase the tickets in advance!
This is a good option to get to Keukenhof from Amsterdam in 2019. If you choose the combiticket public transport as well as entrance tickets to the spring flower garden in Lisse are included.
Travel with the Keukenhof express
If you are not staying in the city centre of Amsterdam or in another city nearby , you can also opt to take a train to Schiphol airport and from there switch unto bus number 858, ‘Keukenhof express’.
Are you staying in Haarlem or Leiden? Then there are direct busses to Keukenhof tulip festival! The stop is at the busplatform in front of the train station. In Leiden your bus number is 854. This bus is also decorated with flower prints. It takes about half an hour to reach Keukenhof. Do take in mind that in peak season busses are fuller and will take longer. In Haarlem look for bus number 50. Travel time is approx. 1 hour.
Off the beaten tulip track
All the combi tickets bus plus entrance can be bought online here. An adventurous way to travel from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof spring flower garden 2019 is by taking a train to Sassenheim. It’s a slow train that offers amazing views of the bulb flower fields in Amsterdam area. Sassenheim has a small station. The bus to Lisse, number 50 is right next to the train station. You get of at bus stop Lisse, Vreewijk and then walk a 1.4 km to Keukenhof.
At the entrance of Keukenhof I’ll be waiting for you for the bike tour tulip fields & visit bulb farm. All this sounds to difficult? Contact me for private transport from your hotel to the meeting point of the bike tour and back. Your driver is a flower specialist & will give you fantastic information about all things Dutch. It is an ideal package to fully experience a day out in the flower fields.
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