Does it pay to go to Keukenhof at other times of the year (that is, not during March, April or May)? We are planning a trip to Amsterdam, but have not settled on a time frame. Is there anything to see in Keukenhof during off months? thanks,

Posted by Margaret
813 posts

Esta, It's only open for a few months during bloom season. It is my understanding that the only people who can go there during the off-season would be people there for meetings/conferences, etc. Try to go during flower season, as it is truly a lovely of the best I've seen (and I have visited many gardens). I could have spent an
entire day there, seriously. Also don't miss the huge flower auction, not too far from Amsterdam.

Posted by Andre L.
Tilburg, Netherlands
2396 posts

The Keukenhof is closed outside its season (7 weeks between March and May). The are south of Schiphol is interesting, you can even visit some flower greenhouses or the Aalsmeer auction house, but you can't enter the Keukenhof.

Posted by Michael Schneider
New Paltz, NY
7734 posts

Outside of March-May the complex it closed to the public. Other times of the year it's used for private trade-shows.

Posted by Esta
7 posts

Thank you all so much. Very helpful information. esta

Posted by Tim
Wyckoff, NJ, USA
1395 posts

Keukenhof has announced their schedule for 2013: March 21, 2013 until May 20, 2013
Opening Hours: 8:00-19:30, ticket office closes at 18:00