Tulip Season in the Netherlands

UPDATE: Keukenhof remains closed until April 6th, 2020, due to Corona-virus. Please check latest info about opening on their website However the virus cannot stop the flowers from blooming. Many fantastic blooming flower fields to be admired.

Probably the most asked question we get: ‘When is Tulip Season in the Netherlands?’, followed by ‘What is the best time to see the tulips in bloom?’. So let’s answer these questions and give you all the information you ever wanted to know about the ‘Tulip Festival in the Netherlands’.

Contact us for a Private Tour to Keukenhof from Amsterdam or Rotterdam


Holland Tulip Festival Keukenhof

Tulips are part of the group of spring flowers. First spring bulbs to bloom are: snowdrops in February. Followed by crocus and daffodils mid-March, grape-hyacinth and hyacinth end of March and then early-, middle- and late-blooming tulips until mid-May. So there is -never- one time when you see everything in bloom.
Keukenhof Park is only open 7 weeks out of the year. Please check the dates for the coming years

We expect the following opening dates:
Keukenhof 2020 | Saturday 21 March – Sunday 10 May
Keukenhof 2021 | Saturday 20 March – Sunday 16 May
Keukenhof 2022 | Saturday 19 March – Sunday 15 May
Please always check for the exact dates on

Keukenhof 2020 | Open from Saturday 21 March until Sunday 10 May


Best Time to See Tulips in Bloom

It is Mother Nature who answers this question every year. If winter is warm the flowers bloom early. If it stays cold it take longer for the flowers to bloom. Is it warm during tulip season, the flowers don’t last as long.

The Best Time to See Tulips in Bloom is in the last 2 weeks of April and the first week of May.

Are you not able to come these 3 weeks? No problem! Keukenhof Gardens always makes sure the park is beautiful from day one until they last day. There are indoor and outdoor areas. So if outdoor not everything is blooming, they make sure you can enjoy the blooming flowers indoors.

Tulip Season is a busy time in the Netherlands. Check the availabilty of our guides and book your Private Keukenhof Tour today! 


Enjoy flowers before or after Tulip Season

  • All year – Visit Flower Auction Flora Holland.
  • Jan/Feb/Mar – Visit Tulip Farmer. See how the flowers grow inside the greenhouse.
  • Mar/Apr/May – Spring flower, Tulip season
  • Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep – Contact us for garden visits! Private Garden tours, Castle Gardens, Rose Gardens, Botanical Gardens and more!
  • Aug/Sep – Almost every weekend there are amazing Flower Parade’s

Contact us for a Custom Private Tour, enjoying flowers outside Tulip Season