Lisse & Keukenhof.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Lisse (map) is a town in the *South Holland. Most visitors come here in spring, to admire the blooming flower fields and the flower gardens of the Keukenhof (map).

Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. According to the official website, Keukenhof Park covers an area of 32 hectares (79 acres) and approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted in the gardens annually.

Also сheck оut мore info: Plan your visit

Also each spring a flower parade called the Bollenstreek Bloemencorso is held through the main streets of Lisse. In August the fantasy festival Castlefest is held in the gardens of Castle Keukenhof (map).

The park opens as early as 08:00. Be there around that time and enjoy the wonderful combination of a very quiet park with the flowers opening up. Keukenhof can be uncomfortably busy in afternoons. Closing time usually is 19:30.

Keukenhof park has five restaurants, each with a terrace overlooking the park. These are self-service restaurants where you can get coffee, tea, sandwiches and hot meals.

The easiest way to visit Keukenhof is Connexxion’s all-in Combi-ticket. This ticket includes a return bus ticket to Keukenhof and an entrance ticket to the park. By showing your Combi-ticket you can enter Keukenhof directly, so you don’t have to worry about traffic jams, parking problems or ticket queues at the park. You can buy this all-in Combi-ticket at Schiphol Airport train station, Leiden Centraal train station, Den Haag Centraal train station and also on their website.

Although you will probably be heading for the Keukenhof when visiting Lisse, the town has a few things to offer beside that famous park.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

OV Reisplanner – All public transport companies.

All public transport in the Netherlands (buses, trams, metros and trains) use contactless smart cards called ⇒ OV-chipkaart

Also сheck оut мore info: Public transport in the Netherlands (holland.com)

BUS: FlixbusConnexxionArrivaQbuzz

TRAIN: Information about trains can be found at the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS, Dutch Railways) + NS — International App, which includes a trip planner which uses the latest information about train delays and detours.

AIRPORT: Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of Amsterdam. It’s a point of interest in itself, being 4 metres below mean sea level.

FERRY: Amsterdam Central Station (map). Waterbus Rotterdam & Dordrecht >> waterbus.nl. + AFerry.co.uk.

CYCLING: routiq.com – Route planner. The best online routeplanner for cyclists can be found at a wikiplanner made by volunteers of the Dutch cyclist union “Fietsersbond”.

See you in 2024!

What a season! We have welcomed almost 1.4 million visitors from more than 100 countries. We have enjoyed the park to the max. Thank you so much and see you next year!

video source: Visit Keukenhof / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

If you are coming to the Netherlands you should always check if you need a visa and, if so, what type of visa. Applying for a visa.

www.9292.nl

A popular journey planner for public transport in the Netherlands. It provides real-time information on train, tram, bus, and metro schedules.

iamexpat.nl

While primarily targeting expats living in the Netherlands, also provides articles and resources about Dutch culture, customs, traditions.

IamExpat: While primarily targeting expats living in the Netherlands, IamExpat also provides articles and resources about Dutch culture, customs, and traditions. It covers topics such as festivals, holidays, etiquette, and social norms.

DutchReview is an online magazine that covers a wide range of topics related to the Netherlands. It offers articles on Dutch culture, society, history, food, and lifestyle, providing an entertaining and informative perspective.

The Meertens Institute is a research center for Dutch culture and language. Their website features resources on Dutch folklore, dialects, names, and customs.