Visiting Vlinderhof

Vlinderhof is a public garden within Máxima park. Whilst the garden is signposted, people can’t always find the garden in this 200 hectare park.  You are therefore advised to check the location beforehand and take directions with you.

Opening times

Vlinderhof is open 365 days a year.


As part of Máximapark, Vlinderhof is open between sunrise and sunset.


We have some seating available. Litter bins are available. If you wish to picnic, take a rug from home and enjoy our grass carpet.

A portable toilet is available, but there is no running water.


At the end of the lane adjacent to Alendorperweg 44 there are some parking spaces, but you have to draw a small cable ferry across some water to get to the garden itself.  Alternatively, parking is available near Parkzichtlaan 128. It’s about a 10 minute walk (1 Km) from there.


Tip! Download the hiking map.

Guided tours

We offer guided tours for groups. During the tour we’ll tell you about the beginnings of the garden, the designer Piet Oudolf and the Dutch Wave as well as about the planting and bulb plans of Vlinderhof.


We ask a donation per person for a tour. These donations contribute to enabling our volunteers to maintain the garden  throughout the year whilst motivating them to provide tours to garden lovers.  We are proud of our garden and enjoy talking about it!

Open 365 days a year
Tip! Request a guided tour in good time.


Vlinderhof is a unique, romantic location, but is not yet a registered wedding venue. The garden has been regularly used as a location for photo shoots including wedding photography. We are of course proud that everyone wants to use the garden for this purpose. Keep in mind  that the garden is at its visual best from May to October. The garden is also beautiful prior to May, but there is less in bloom.


In principle, taking wedding photographs is free. As the garden is maintained by volunteers, a donation towards garden maintenance would be appreciated.

Garden etiquette

Visitors are not allowed to pick (parts of) flowers nor plants.

Keep to the paths. Walking in the flower beds damages bulbs and roots.

Dogs must be kept on a lead. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dog.

Park your bike at the entrance. Cycling is only allowed on the gravel paths.

Ball games are not allowed because balls in the flower beds will damage the plants.

If you wish to organize an event, please contact us to discuss.

Organize your own event

If you wish to organize an event, please contact us to discuss. Much is possible and we like to include events in our calendar of activities and communications.