On 23 March, the Dutch government tightened up the measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus. All meetings and events will be cancelled until June 1, even with less than 100 visitors. This means that Keukenhof Flower Exhibition cannot open in 2020.

Although we have already taken it into account, this final decision leads to dismay among the employees and partners who spent a year preparing.

The fact that Keukenhof cannot open all season has a huge financial impact. There are no revenues this year while most of the costs have already been incurred. Keukenhof’s continuity is not jeopardized. However, the loss goes further than just Keukenhof. We organize Keukenhof together with many partners. It affects not only the 1,300 temporary employees, but also people who work inĀ  coach- and public transport, tourism and in the flower bulb and flower sector itself.

In the months leading up to spring, a lot of hard work has gone into providing visitors with a beautiful experience. The park is already blooming beautifully and will become even more beautiful in the coming weeks. Keukenhof likes to show this to people under the slogan “If people cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to the people”. Keukenhof will open Virtually via the online channels. That means beautiful images of Keukenhof 2020, an explanation from the gardeners or other people who show how beautiful the park is.

Keukenhof is the international showcase for floriculture that we create together with hundreds of floriculture companies. This way we can involve people in Keukenhof and we remain the calling card of Holland and the floriculture sector.

FAQ delayed opening Keukenhof

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Will Keukenhof open on March 21
As of March 14, an emergency regulation of the Dutch government is in force, with the aim to limit the spread of the coronavirus. It states that meetings with more than 100 people are not allowed in the Netherlands. This also applies to outdoor meetings. The measures are valid until June 1. This implies that Keukenhof Flower Exhibition cannot open on March 21.
What are the consequences for Keukenhof?
Keukenhof is the international showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector that we create together with hundreds of floriculture companies. It is the icon of Holland that is visited yearly by more than a million people. We organize Keukenhof together with many partners. We also work closely with international tourism. The fact that Keukenhof cannot open is a huge disappointment with major financial consequences for all involved. The dismay among employees and partners who have worked on the preparation for a year is huge. The park is currently ready for opening, the flower bulbs are blooming and the flower shows are largely decorated. We realize that these measures have major personal and business consequences for many people and companies involved with Keukenhof and international tourism in the spring season. Keukenhof is an organization prepared for her dependence on nature and international developments. We are now rapidly acting on this new situation. Keukenhof’s long-term continuity is not jeopardized.

FAQ cancellation of tickets

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I bought tickets via Keukenhof.nl for 2020. Can I cancel my tickets?
We would like to receive a copy of the ticket (s) via info@keukenhof.nl. Include your bank account number in the email. We will then process your request.
I bought tickets from an organization other than Keukenhof. Can I cancel?
Please contact the company you bought your tickets from. Look for contact details on their website.
Can I cancel my group reservation?
Please send an email about your reservation to sales@keukenhof.nl.

FAQ activities and events

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Can I still rent a bike at Keukenhof?
The bicycle rental at Keukenhof is closed.