The world-famous Keukenhof Spring Gardens are open only 8 weeks per year between mid-March and mid-May. During this short period the garden receives well over one million visitors who come from all over the globe to witness this unique presentation of flowers. This is picture-perfect-postcard Holland at its very best. It is so special that you simply cannot afford to miss it. This spring, the Expat Club will travel from Brussels to the Keukenhof several times this spring. We’d love to have you join us — and bring your friends and family! Don’t forget your camera because you will be shooting hundreds of breathtaking pictures!
Trip by 4* luxury coach
Bottled water during the outbound journey
Entrance fees to Keukenhof
1-hour professionally guided tour of Keukenhof
Great group of international people
A lifetime memory
Coach pick-up points
Place Schuman (bus stop next to KBC Bank on roundabout)
Who can join?
Expat Club is known for welcoming a wide variety of international people on its trips. This creates a special, open-minded, safe and friendly environment in which everyone should feel comfortable.
Expat Club loves welcoming young expats, too! If you want to bring your child(ren) up until 16 years, please first add the regular adult ticket(s) to the cart and then go to the cart page. On the cart page, there is a child ticket available for €40.
Keukenhof, the best day out among the flowers! Over 7 million bulbs will bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. A unique, unforgettable experience! Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers (i.e. larger than the full Cinquantenaire park) you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique art and wonderful events. Check out the map here. Do not miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion. The Keukenhof is also fun for the children. They will have a blast with the treasure hunt, petting farm, maze and the playground. There are various restaurants and many snack stands throughout the park. Oh, and don’t forget the delicious Dutch delicacies, the stroopwafel and poffertjes. It’s a great day out for the whole family.
Expat Club has been organising many Keukenhof trips since 2013. In fact, our very first trip was to the Keukenhof (on 1 May). We have gained a lot of experience already in the first years, and therefore we know that the below schedule is the most optimal way of visiting this amazing flower park. We avoid the heaviest traffic in the morning hours, do a guided tour immediately upon arrival (so you can have lunch directly afterwards), and plan the boat tour in the later afternoon, with a little bit of time afterwards so you can still enjoy some of the Dutch delicacies or do some souvenir shopping.
08h45 – Meeting time at Place Schuman
09h00 – Latest departure to Keukenhof
11h45 – Arrival at Keukenhof
12h15 – Start guided tour
13h15 – End guided tour & free time
18h00 – Departure
20h30 – Return to Brussels
The trip includes bus transportation from Brussels to the Keukenhof, a 1-day entry ticket to the park and a 1-hour professionally guided tour. The guided tour is given by an official park guide who will show us around the best areas in the Keukenhof while telling us about its history, the way the park is organised, the €5 billion Dutch flower industry, and of course the star of the day: the famous Dutch tulip.
We will be travelling with a comfortable 4* luxury coach from Lauwers Reizen. The seats are configured in Princess Class, which means you will have extra leg space and can recline your seat. This way you can get some extra rest. All seats have foot rests as well. There is a (small) toilet on-board and a DVD system with three flat screens.
Please be respectful and don’t enter the flower fields outside of the park, unless the farmer is there and allows you to do so. The biggest problem is that you could spread viruses that can threaten the entire crop. You are also simply trespassing, which is not allowed. Inside the park, do not enter the flower fields either and stay on the main walking paths.
It goes without saying that the blooming status of the flowers depends to a large extent on the weather conditions, during the day and in the weeks/months before our visit. We are definitely travelling in the tulip season, and with the “layered planting” (at 3 different depths) of a variety of tulips more or less guarantees you will always see amazing tulip fields.
If you join the cycling tour, be aware that it is self-guided and that you are fully responsible for loss of or damage to the bike, your own safety and getting back on time. You will get a map and there are clear signs along the bicycle paths though.