International Flower Exhibition

The visitors come from over 100 countries. 20% comes from the Netherlands, 40% of the visit from our neighboring countries. From the distant lands, Keukenhof received 120,000 Americans and 90,000 Chinese. Also from eastern Europe, Russia and South America, the number of visitors grew.

Romance along the flowerbeds

Keukenhof invested heavily in a new building and car park; that proved to work well. The theme for 2018 will be Romance. The Keukenhof will be opened in 2018 from 22 March to 13 May. Book already your private tour with Amsterdam VIP Tours, to guarantee your guided visit! See you then!

Open in 2018

In 2018 he Keukenhof gardens are open from 22 March untill 13 May. Make shure you do not miss it! Book our private ‘flower’ tourate ‘flower’ tour, visit the gardens and go cycling along the tulip fields!

Last Year (2017)

Keukenhof flower exhibition closed it’s 2017 season on May 21 with a record. The visitors appreciated the flower show with an 8.9. As many as 1.4 million visitors visited the park, 200,000 more than the year before.

The most beautiful spring park in the world is satisfied with this result. The beautiful cool spring caused full bloom for 8 weeks. The average age was significantly lower than previous years. More and more younger visitors experience the Keukenhof as a trendy park for a nice day out between the flowers.

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National Windmill Day – May 12 (2018)

This event is held since 1974 and will be held in 2018 on May 12. Thé chance to see windmills from inside! It will be an exploring experience. Over 900 Dutch mills will be operating and many will be open to the public.

Windmills are imporant features in the Dutch landscape. But you only understand the meaning when you visit them inside. These monuments are driven by wind and water.

Dutch Mill Foundation

The National Millday is organized by the ‘Dutch Mill’ Foundation and the Guilde of Voluntary Millers. More information can be found on Dutch Mills Society.

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Buying Tulip Bulbs in Amsterdam

“Tulips from Amsterdam”

A famous song and an important export product from the Netherlands! Many people visit Amsterdam from all around the world in spring to see the amazing amounts of spring flowers; tulips, duffodils, crocusses etc.


The 8 weeks a year (in spring) that the worldfamous Keukenhof gardens are open to the public, attract many flower lovers.

Buying bulbs

What to do if you want to grow the beautiful flowers at home? We advise not to buy the bulbs locally. The chance you will get them through customs are rather small. Also you buy old bulbs.

Fresh bulbs with discount

Order flower bulbs online to get fresh bulbs shipped to your home address in autumn! Order on Dutch Garden World and use the code: CD16 (when checking out) to get 7,5% discount!

Have a flowerfull day!


Saturday afternoon JAZZ in cultural Amsterdam

Jazz in the Plantage

The summer Jazz festival is back! In July and August there will be special
Jazz concerts in the courtyard of the Hermitage Amsterdam, the Hortus and in the Portuguese Synagogue.

Hermitage Amsterdam

In the months of July and August, you can enjoy performances in the Hermitage Amsterdam’s interior garden every Saturday afternoon from 4 PM. The performances are taken care of by the talent of the Jazz department of the Amsterdam Conservatory. Access is free!

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

On Sundays Afternoon from 4.30 pm, jazz concerts are on the Orangery’s terrace at the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (regular entrance fees apply).

The entire festival program is on Jazz @ the Plantage.
Please contact us if you would like us to help you with these arrangements.

Have fun!

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How to get Tickets for the Anne Frank House

Anne Frank

The Anne Frank House is an extremely popular museum in Amsterdam. The diary of Anne Frank was translated in about 80 languages, making it the most translated book of the Netherlands. Several movies have been made about the story and the museum, among others ‘The fault in our stars’. The story and the museum became well known all over the globe. That’s why so many people want to visit the museum during their stay in Amsterdam.

Insider tip

Unfortunately also Amsterdam VIP Tours cannot easily get tickets to the Anne Frank House. Usually you can only get tickets 2 months ahead of time. However you can always check online a day ahead or in the morning (often after 9 AM), because then some tickets might become available for a few lucky ones. Good luck!

Click here for online tickets: Online Tickets Anne Frank House.


Waiting in line

If you were not able to get tickets, it does not mean you cannot visit the Anne Frank House. However you will have to line up and often there will be a waiting line of 2-3 hours.

From the 1st of May 2016 you can only with a pre-booked ticket between 9.00 AM and 3.30 PM. From 3.30 PM you can stand in line. It advisable to go between 7 and 8 PM for a possibly shorter waiting line. See openinghours below.

Be aware

The Anne Frank House is a self guided tour of about 45 minutes / 1 hour. We recommend to do this tour by yourself. Please bear in mind that the Anne Frank has very steep steps (like ladders) to clim.

Anne Frank Museum
Prinsengracht 263-267

The Anne Frankhouse is 7 days a week
1 November – 31 March:      9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Saturdays til 9 PM).
1 April – 31 October:            9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Anne Frank Diary

Did you manage to get tickets? Book an Amsterdam VIP Tour starting or ending at the Anne Frank House! We are more then happy to show you that part of town!

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