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Tulips in Holland

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 98 Reviews | Add your review

From Edinburgh to Istanbul, the sight of tulips on flower stalls is a sure sign that winter is loosening its grip. And many of the tulips which end up on tables all over Europe originate in Holland, where the attractive flower is big business. In fact, one of the first economic “bubbles” focused on tulips, when speculators in the 17th century offered wildly inflated prices for new and exotic varieties.

Fortunately you won’t need to mortgage your home to witness stunning springtime arrangements of tulips. Beautiful Keukenhof Garden, outside Amsterdam, is famous the world over for its amazing springtime displays, with millions of varieties in every imaginable color set in lovingly landscaped grounds.

You can choose to enjoy this feast for the eyes for as long as you’d like, or maybe you’d like to combine your trip with Amsterdam highlights. Visit Keukenhof in the morning, then tour the city’s famous canals and end up in the Van Gogh Museum, featuring the world’s largest collection of works by the great Post-Impressionist artist. Or follow up your visit with a comprehensive afternoon tour which takes in top city sights including the Royal Palace, the “Skinny Bridge” and a diamond factory.

And you don’t even need to visit in spring to see tulips. Everything you associate with Holland is available on a great one day tour which takes you to the enormous hothouses where millions of tulips are cultivated, offering the sight of vast rows of brilliantly colored blooms stretching before you.

What else do you think of when you think Holland? Windmills! The mighty sails of these early wonders of mechanized farming are a feature of the landscape and make an impressive sight as they loom up out of the flat landscape. Your day-long tour will also cover the majestic dikes which represent Holland’s mastery of the sea as well as the country’s famous cheeses and other artisanal products.

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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 258 Reviews

The Amsterdam and Holland Pass is a city pass offering free and reduced entrance tickets to must-see attractions, museums and public transport in Amsterdam and ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $46.36

Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour from Amsterdam

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1170 Reviews

Experience the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens on this hassle-free tour from Amsterdam. Travel by comfortable coach through the Netherlands’ countryside filled ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.39

Skip the Line: Keukenhof Gardens Tour and Tulip Farm Visit from Amsterdam

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

The unforgettable display of springtime blooms at the Keukenhof Gardens makes it one of Holland's top attractions, and this 6.25-hour tour from Amsterdam is ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 6 hours 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.42

Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Half-Day Tour plus Keukenhof Gardens Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 172 Reviews

Enjoy a Super Saver tour that combines the best of the Dutch countryside – windmills, fishing villages and flowering tulips – all in one day! With a local ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $92.72
$102.75 Save $10.03

Behind-the-Scenes Keukenhof Gardens Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Picnic Lunch and Haarlem Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Dive into a sea of color and fragrance at the Keukenhof Gardens! This all-inclusive day trip from Amsterdam gives you a unique experience of Keukenhof, ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.04

Amsterdam Super Saver 1: Keukenhof Gardens Day Trip and Amsterdam City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 67 Reviews

For the complete Amsterdam experience, combine a city sightseeing tour with a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens. On a 2.5-hour morning coach tour, drive along ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.95
$101.49 Save $17.54

Viator Exclusive: Amsterdam and Tulip Fields Dakota Sightseeing Flight with Skip-the-Line Keukenhof Gardens

Combine a flight by historical plane over Amsterdam with skip-the-line entrance to the Keukenhof Gardens on this Viator Exclusive, available nowhere else. ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $625.26

Keukenhof Gardens Dakota Sightseeing Flight from Amsterdam

See the spectacular spring blossoms of Keukenhof Gardens from overhead during a 30-minute sightseeing ride on a historical airplane. Tour a vintage DC-3 ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $244.34

Keukenhof Garden Private Transfer with Entrance Tickets

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Travel from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof Gardens in a luxury car. With your very own private vehicle - stop to take photos of the gorgeous tulip fields along the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.74

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