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The Tulip Route is a 15-kilometre cycle route along the tulip fields near Keukenhof flower park and is fun for young and old to cycle. Of course you will pass many flower fields, but along the route you can also stop at many attractions, monuments and a tulip farm and show gardens, which can be combined for an ideal day out in the spring.

The Tulip Route can be cycled during the flower season from 21 March to 12 May 2024.

About the Tulip Route

Discover everything about the national symbol of the Netherlands, the tulip, during this fun bicycle route of about 15 kilometres. The route is only available during the flowering period of the tulip fields. Cycle the route and celebrate spring!

The Tulip Route takes you along the most beautiful tulip fields around Keukenhof and you will also pass historical locations such as Keukenhof Castle, the Keukenhof wood and ‘t Huys Dever. Also located along the route is Tulip farm De Tulperij where the audio tour gives you free access to the (family) walking route along the tulip fields. The cycle route was developed in cooperation with

Cycle route along the tulip fields

The cycle route combines two Keukenhof cycle routes and shows you the most beautiful flower fields of the Netherlands. The route is easy to cycle by following the signs (blue and purple route).

When do tulips bloom?

The tulip fields only bloom for a few weeks of the year. On average, the flower fields start blooming at the end of March and last until the beginning of May. In the beginning, it is mainly narcissus that bloom, followed by hyacinths and then the tulips. Every week there is a flowering forecast.

Hop off your bike

During the Tulip Route, you can stop at no fewer than 14 places of interest. Hop off your bike and visit for example Keukenhof or a real tulip bulb farm. For more information about the stop locations, check out the flower tour website.

If you want to combine the tulip route with a flower attraction, please book your visit in advance.

Flower attractionPrice
Keukenhof€ 20.00Book now
Rondleiding bij De Tulperij€ 7.95Book now
Tulip Experience Amsterdam€ 9.95Book now
Tulip Barn€ 8.50Book now

Tulip route with children

Due to the relatively short distances, the tulip route is ideal for cycling with children. Besides the flower fields, there are many nice stop locations for children.

To make your adventure among the tulips even more fun, you can also rent a parent/child tandem at the bicycle rental location along the Tulip Route.

Price Tulip route

The Tulip Route is completely free to cycle. You can view and download the route below. Please note! If you want to combine the cycle route with a visit to Keukenhof or one of the other attractions, you can book here.

Route to Tuliproute starting point

The Tulip Route can be started from various points. Below we have indicated the best starting locations.

If you come to Lisse by car, you can start at three locations.

Keukenhof flower park

The best place to start the Tulip Route is at Keukenhof flower park. There is a large car park where you can buy a day ticket for just € 10.00. (Reserve your day ticket). (Reserve your day ticket) You can also hire bicycles and tandems at Keukenhof Bike Rental.

Lisse Centre

Would you like to cycle the Tulip Route with your own bike? Park in the centre of Lisse on the Bondstraat. You can park here for free.

If you park somewhere else in the centre of Lisse, do not park in a blue zone. There you may only park for free for 2 hours.

Bij de Hertjes garden centre (Lisse bike rental)

Would you like to cycle the Tulip Route with a rental bike, tandem or rental scooter? Then start at De Hertjes on the border of Lisse & Hillegom. Navigate to Veenenburgerlaan 73A in Hillegom. There is plenty of free parking space for customers of the bike rental. You can also rent an electric bicycle here.

Note | It is mandatory to reserve your rental bike in advance. Look here for the possibility.

If you come by public transport, start at Keukenhof Flower Park. From 24 March to 15 May 2022, special Keukenhof buses will be leaving from various NS Stations and bus stops in the area. So you can easily travel from Amsterdam, Haarlem, Schiphol Airport, Leiden, Noordwijk and Katwijk.

Please note: In 2022 it is compulsory to reserve a time slot for the Keukenhof buses.

Would you like to cycle to the start of the Tulip Route? Then use the cycle junction system to get to junction 91 in Lisse.

Keukenhof guided cycle tour

During the opening of Keukenhof, two guided bicycle tours depart daily from Hotel Lowietje in Lisse. For only € 45.00 (rental bike included) you will hear the story of the flowers from an enthusiastic local guide.

More information about the Keukenhof guided bike tour »

Flower Map

Along the Tulip Route there are many beautiful flower fields to admire. Via the Flower Map below, you can see exactly which fields are in bloom. This way, you can prepare yourself even better for a wonderful day in the spring!

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