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The Tulip Route is a 15 kilometre cycle route along the tulip fields near Keukenhof. During the route, you will learn more about tulips and the Bollenstreek via the audio tour for your own phone (Android & iPhone). You will also visit a tulip bulb farm.

The Tulip Route can be cycled during the flower season from Saturday 20 March to Saturday 9 May 2021.

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.

Cycle route along the tulip fields

The cycle route consists of two parts. A blue route of 5 km and a purple route of 10 km.

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.

Directions + Download

The tulip route follows two official Keukenhof cycle routes. During Keukenhof’s opening season you can follow the signposts along the road. You can also see the cycle route in the app.

During the Tulip Route, you can stop at 14 places of interest. With the help of an audio tour (which you can download to your mobile phone), you will learn all sorts of (tulip) facts and find out more about interesting sights. Fun for young and old!

Corona update | Some locations along Tuliproute may not open on 20 March. The app shows the current opening per location and tips for take-away catering and locations of toilets.

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. With the Tulip Tour you also get free admission to the family walk at De Tulperij.

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.

Watch the film of the digital route booklet of the Tulip Route here:

Price audio tour Tulip route

The Tulip Route with audio tour is for sale for only € 5.00. You can then cycle the route with your group. With the Tulip Route you get the following:

  • Digital tour booklet with explanations of the highlights in Dutch, English or German.
  • Audio tour (Dutch, English and German) for your own phone (Android, iOS) with a story about the highlights
  • Access to the family walk along the tulip fields of The Tulperij

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 two locations.

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.

Hotel Restaurant de Engel

Would you like to cycle the Tulip Route with a rental bike, tandem or scooter? Then start at Hotel Restaurant de Engel. Navigate to Heereweg 386 in Lisse. There is plenty of free parking space in front of the hotel.

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

If you come by public transport, start at Hotel Restaurant de Engel. Bus stop Engelenbuurt in Lisse is 50 metres from this location. Bus line 50 and Qliner 361 stop here. For actual travel information check

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

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.

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