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Experience the flower fields to the full with the Keukenhof cycle route. Every spring, the tulip fields bloom in the Netherlands. The most beautiful flower fields can be found in the Bollenstreek (bulb-growing area) around the Keukenhof flower park in Lisse. Cycling past the millions of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths is the best way to enjoy the unique splendour of Dutch colours.

Cycling along the tulip fields in Holland

Experience the ultimate spring feeling with the Keukenhof cycle route. This cycle route is easy to combine with a visit to the flower park in Lisse. On the way, you will enjoy magnificent flower fields with tulips, hyacinths and daffodils.

Keukenhof cycle route – foto: Hella Radic-Hoogzand

Rent a bike or come with your own bike

Of course you can cycle the route with your own bike. If you don’t feel like taking your own bike with you, you can easily rent a bike at Keukenhof or at one of the other bike rental companies near Keukenhof.

Four different cycle routes

There are a total of four different Keukenhof cycle routes from which you can choose. The routes are clearly indicated with signs. Simply follow the route number and the color.

Your ideal cycling route depends on the desired distance and duration. Below we describe the routes and give tips per route for fun sights.

1. The blue cycle route (5 kilometers)

This route is ideal if you have limited time. You drive a short round around Keukenhof and you will pass, among other things, the Keukenhof Castle. You also get a nice view of the Keukenhof Mill with the colorful flower fields in the foreground. This route takes less than an hour.

2. The purple cycle route (10 kilometers)

The purple cycle route goes in a different direction than route one, two and three. With this route you cycle along the most beautiful flower fields of Lisse and Voorhout. You will pass nice locations such as Tulip Farm De Tulperij and ‘t Huys Dever. This route takes one to two hours.

3. The green cycle route (15 kilometers)

With this route, you will see many flower fields in Lisse, Noordwijkerhout and Hillegom. It is a slightly longer variant of the blue route. As an extra, you pass Landgoed Tespelduyn, The Tulip Experience Amsterdam, The Tulip Barn and get to see many more flower fields. This route takes one to two hours.

4. The red cycle route (25 kilometers)

The most versatile cycle route is the red route. This route goes a little further than the orange route. In addition to a lot of flower fields, you also come to the beautiful beach and dune area. With the red route you experience the Bollenstreek at its best. This route takes two to three hours.

Reservation compulsory at the flower attractions

Would you like to visit one of the flower attractions before, during or after your cycle tour? Then book your visit in time. You can easily make an online reservation at the following flower attractions.

Start of the cycle routes

You can start anywhere along the route. We recommend starting at Keukenhof as there is a very large parking space. Parking at Keukenhof costs only € 10.00 for the whole day and you can buy your parking ticket online.

Combine the cycle route with Keukenhof

The cycle routes are easy to combine with a visit to Keukenhof. That way, you can enjoy the bulb fields and the magnificent flower park all in one day. Buy your Keukenhof ticket online and skip the line at the cash desk.

Keukenhof ticketPrice
Adults (18+)€ 20.00Buy Tickets
Kids (4-17)€ 9.00Buy Tickets
Kids (0-3)Free
Parking ticket€ 10.00Buy Tickets
Rental Bike Keukenhof€ 11.00Buy Tickets
Combi ticket Keukenhof + Bus€ 31.50More info

Cycling route for a day of cycling

There are of course many more cycle routes along the flower fields. If you want to cycle a whole day, check out the following cycle routes:

Cycling with node network

The cycle junction network in the Bollenstreek is completely renewed and easier than ever. You follow the node numbers of the cycle route and you cycle a route so easily.

Book a hotel

The flower fields are too beautiful to enjoy for just one day. Many people come to the Bollenstreek for a weekend or longer. There is a wide choice of hotels, bed & breakfasts and campsites in the Keukenhof area. Book quickly because in the spring many accommodations are fully booked early.

Tips Bollenstreek

Enjoy Holland during your visit of the most beautiful holiday region of the Netherlands. View our tips below and come and enjoy.

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