The park offers four big restaurants, situated in the four pavilions. Here you can choose between sandwiches, soup, salads and some warm meals. The restaurants are all self service and you can sit inside or outside on the terrace.
Spread over the park, you will also find some stands with waffles, coffee and pie and "poffertjes" (fritters) a Dutch specialty. They have an open terrace along the flowerbeds and ponds.
Although sold at "touristic prices" you can hardly resist buying something extra at one of the many stands.
It varies from saucages to jmammmmie Swirls. I didn't knew what a swirl was until Martin demonstrated us. It is soft vanilla ice with a lot of fresh fruit mingled... a bit of paradise that you are tasting!
I would however, should you plan to stay a long day, take some of your own sandwiches with you.
A small drink was 2,5 Euro, so maybe take a bottle of mineral water with you too `-) you can't go on 1 drink of 25 cl for a whole day!
In the Keukenhof you will find a variety of restaurants, a fast food outlet and at various points in the park icecream stands, hotdog stands ('broodje worst') and softdrinks.
I also saw a lot of people taking their picnics with them and enjoying their meal in various spots in the park or on the many benches.
Favorite Dish: On arrival we set off for the coffee immediately. With apple pie, which was extraordinarily good.
Apple pie: 3,10 EUR
Whipped cream for the apple pie: 0,75 EUR
Hot chocolate (mug): 2,35 EUR
Coffee (mug/double): 2,75 EUR
I don't want to critize the food facilities in Keukenhof. But i try to be realistic.
Food is not a main goal/topic of revenues in the garden of Europe. First is the flower exhibition. But in other theme / family parks food is important for extra revenues.
The catering company Eurest is doing a fantastic job, but their menu is limited, soups and salades. The flexible food stalls are offering "Sandwich with ham" at high prices (nearly 5 euro)or "Strawberries with or without créme" at the same price level.
Vending cold/warm machines are extremely expensive ( Douwe Egberts, Coke)
Best thing to do : Prepare yourself and take your picknick "homemade basket" to the park. (BTW, again a cliché - the same way people from Holland use to travel when they are abrought- haha)
Favorite Dish: None, except in emergency case a sandwich with bacon and/or a "piccolo sized" white wine at a price of nearly 4.60 euro. It is a long way to drive home
There were several other soda and waffel stands on the grounds. The garden has one sit down cafe located near the Labyrinthe.
Favorite Dish: The Netherlands is the only place I will be seen in public putting mayonaise on my french fries. It is rather decadent.
€ 4,50 for a pre-prepared sandwich with cheese, ham and a slice of egg is just too much. The sandwiches did nod even look fresh.
There are enough places to sit down and eat your own food. My advice is to bring some nice sandwiches from home when visiting this pak.
(coffee: € 2,-)
Keukenhof has enough cafes and resturants to choose from. There are many terraces around the park and they really inviet to sit and relax on a sunny day. You can enjoy your coffee listening to the running water of fountains, singing birds, and even music of a huge street organ located right ta the entrance to the Keukenhof.
Street vendors also can be seen all over selling ice cream, waffels, and candy.
Sure you'll pay a little bit more than you'd pay outside the park, but having such a relaxing experience worth every penny.
Near the entrance of the bus parking Narcis, you find a big self service restaurant. There is a nice terras outside and quite some space inside the restaurant.
They serve sandwiches and cakes and beverages.
You have to get it yourself and I would recomend you not to load too much on your plate: you have to queue a long line when waiting to pay and there is no place where you can put it down some where while waiting.
I have seen old and young people suffering after 15 minutes holding the plate up!
Favorite Dish: I only got myself a drink...
Selfservice, maybe I took it too literary?
Ok who would come to a small town in the Netherlands for Asian food. However I had heard good things about this place and eating here is much less crowded than trying to eat at the Keukenhof Gardens. The place was nicely decorated and at least a portion of the waiting staff spoke English. There is a fairly wide choice of entrees on the menu and the cost of the dishes for two with tip was under $ 25 euros, which is cheap by Dutch standards. I would recommend trying any of the chicken dishes
There are many cafes in the garden area - from fast food and icecream cafes to places which offer a more serious lunch. Most of them have tables outside letting you to enjoy the scenery while having your cup of coffee.
Favorite Dish: If you want to try experience Dutch coffee break, take a cup of coffee and an apple pie with whipped cream (appelgebak met slagroom).
We came to Keukenhof wiyhout having had breakfast and were thankful to find this place just beyond the entrance. It is cafeteria style but they were serving fresh made apple tarts (like a pie) or pancakes, slathered with whipped cream; and of course coffee (or cafe au lait) and some other beverages. You then found your own table on a terrace facing a pool, a fountain and a large circus-type barrel organ. We did not see any other food options and I do not know what they serve later in the day (the same thing? beer?).
Favorite Dish: The apple pastry was excellent. The quality was worthy of the price, and freshly made.
There are quite some places where you can find something to eat in the Keukenhof. As in every tourist place you pay too much for your drinks so it is better to take along your own stuff.
We were really dying for some french fries in the park and we swear we saw one. I think it was a mobile place and that it kept on moving through the park, because by the time we wanted to buy some the car was gone! So we had to settle for something else. Instead we ate some ice cream with pieces of fruit in it from Swirl's. A fabulous place!!
So the clue here is if you see some food you like but it is sold in the mobile car sort of thing buy it right away, because you will never find it back!