Visiting the Keukenhof Gardens is once again on the agenda for many travellers and flower fans. This is the most popular flower and garden festival in Europe and in my experience, it’s well worth visiting.
In 2023, the tulip festival is projected to be bigger than ever with the new varieties and vast displays of spring tulips difficult to resist.
In this guide, I share my tips for finding the best hotels near Keukenhof Gardens. As a hugely popular destination, the best hotels book out early so don’t hesitate to make your reservation.
Hotels near Keukenhof Gardens
Keukenhof is located in the town of Lisse in the Netherlands. If you choose to stay in Lisse you could walk the 20 minutes to the entrance to Keukenhof or ride a bike if you have access to one (your hotel might have bike rental).
To be honest, there isn’t a huge amount going on in the town of Lisse from a tourism perspective. But given you’ll only be there a day or two, it’s the most convenient place to stay near Keukenhof.
Another popular place to stay is in the city of Leiden. Leiden is a 20-minute drive from Keukenhof but there’s excellent access to public transport which is the more sustainable travel option. However, there’s plenty of parking near Keukenhof if you do decide to drive yourself.
The alternative is to stay in Amsterdam and visit Keukenhof on a day trip. This is the most popular option and of course, this gives you a huge range of hotels to choose from. There are plenty of public transport options to get you to Keukenhof from Amsterdam Centraal and it generally takes an hour or so.
Top PickBoutique Suites Lisse
Address: 200 Heereweg, Lisse, Netherlands
Boutique and luxury hotels in Lisse are limited but one of the few highly reviewed hotels is the Boutique Suites Lisse. The rooms are spacious, modern, with timber flooring, large windows and some have kitchen facilities.
- Great breakfast.
- Recently renovated bathrooms.
- Large rooms.
- Only 800 metres to Keukenhof Gardens.
Boutique Hotel Steenhof
Address: Steenschuur 11, Leiden, Netherlands
Hotel Steenhof is just over 12 kilometres from Keukenhof and I’d recommend staying here if you are travelling by car and can’t find accommodation in Lisse. The hotel is in a stylish, historic building with modern decor and excellent facilities including a gym and overall this is a good value for money hotel.
Sir Albert Hotel
Address: Albert Cuypstraat 2-6, Oud Zuid, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sir Albert is one of Amsterdam’s nicest boutique hotels that is highly rated for its sustainability initiatives. It’s centrally located for sightseeing in Amsterdam and you can easily get to Keukenhof Gardens from the hotel. The hotel reviews are excellent and it’s particularly highly rated for its helpful staff and top location.
Read my full review and guide to Keukenhof Gardens 2023.
Book in Advance
I suggest booking your Keukenhof hotel well in advance if you want to stay in one of the tulip festival hotels that I recommend. Hotels in Keukenhof book up quickly, often six months or more in advance. This is especially the case for hotels in Lisse in the Netherlands, however, places to stay in Amsterdam are much easier to come by.
This article is part of my Netherlands road trip series that covers Amsterdam and beyond.
When planning where to stay it’s worth thinking about the social and environmental impact of your travel choices.
Staying in a sustainable hotel is an important consideration and it’s especially impactful to stay in a hotel that uses renewable energy as its primarly energy source. Then you can look for sustainability measures like the avoidance of single-use plastic, access to green space, contributions by the hotel to community projects and the fair treatment of workers.
It’s also recommended to use active and public transport options to reduce noise and air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Active transport means walking and cycling, both of which are excellent options in the Netherlands. This is the most eco-friendly, healthy and safe way to travel.
When thinking about social impact, staying in small towns and cities is of enormous benefit to local communities. Rather than taking a day trip, overnight stays benefit not only local hotels but shops, bars, restaurants and any services that you might use while you’re there.
Map of Keukenhof Gardens
For more details on visiting the Keukenhof, read the official website here.
If you have questions or want to leave a hotel review, please do so in the comments.
Recommendations are independently chosen based on personal travel experiences and extensive research. This post contains affiliate links to hotels in the Netherlands. This means I get a small commission from any bookings at no extra cost to you.