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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens and Tulips Fields Tour

If you arrive in the Amsterdam port in springtime, don't miss the opportunity to visit one of Holland's top attractions -- the Keukenhof Gardens! If you love flowers, you won't believe the colorful display of tulips and other springtime bulbs in bloom at the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens! The unforgettable seasonal display is created by more than seven million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, other spring bulbs and gorgeous trees. This hassle-free shore excursion from Amsterdam is the easiest way to get to these out-of-the-way gardens!


  • Shore excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam
  • See the colorful springtime display of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in bloom
  • Scenic drive through the Dutch countryside passing vibrant tulip fields
  • Seasonal flowering lasting only eight weeks!
  • Choose between several departure times with three hours of free time at the gardens

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Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens and Tulips Fields Tour

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens

Your shore excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens departs from central Amsterdam, only a short walk away from the cruise ship terminals. You'll be picked up by comfortable luxury coach and together with your knowledgeable guide, you'll discover the beautiful landscapes en route to Keukenhof. You'll drive through the beautiful Dutch countryside, passing vibrant and colorful tulip fields along the way.

Choose from three different departure times during the day with all tours lasting five hours with three hours free time in the gardens. There are several restaurants within the park or you're welcome to bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the many benches and picnic spots.

The Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields are open for a limited time each year; while the staff at Keukenhof Gardens works very hard to ensure the seven million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring bulbs are in bloom during this eight-week period, the cycle of blooming flowers depends heavily on weather conditions. You are guaranteed to see a mixture of flowers in bloom from March to May, but April travel dates are recommended for the greatest chance to see the gardens at their very best, including the tulips.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
This excursion is located within a 20-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Amsterdam. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Beautiful gardens. Great central location near the cruise terminal and train station for tour start and end. Much better price than cruise excursion price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Beautiful gardens. The three hours spent there was about the right amount of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Excellent, best time of the year.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Just right amount of time at the garden and the various departure options makes it even easier.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

This was an excellent trip. The Keukenhof gardens were spectacular. The tour information on the coach was also very good.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Great tour. The Keukenhof Gardens were absolutely beautiful. The only glitch was the morning check in. We didn't know that we had to turn in our vouchers for tickets. We got to the meeting spot early - before it was open - so went for a cup of coffee. When we returned, we saw a woman in front of the meeting spot with a Keukenhof sign on a pole so we followed her to the bus. When we tried to board they asked for our tickets. People - it is crazy busy at the tourist office at 8:30. My advice for others is to stop by the office the day before in the afternoon and exchange your voucher for a ticket then. Otherwise it starts the tour on a unnecessarily frenzied note. Other than that - the trip was great.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

The gardens were gorgeous, and we especially enjoyed the indoor exhibits. Very crowded due to the short season, and didn't care for the cheesy entertainment bits, but otherwise, it was a great visit.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013


4 star rating: Recommended May 2012

Very nice but the rain

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

It was the day after the new King took the throne and Amsterdam was still very busy and suffering from a big hangover. Our bus picking us up was 45 minutes late due to heavy traffic and again 30 minutes late picking us up at the Keukenhof gardens and then the driver had to take a 30 minute break because he had been driving to long.By the time we arrived at our drop off point we were 2 hours late and barely made our cruise ship while other travellers had to make airport connections and were very upset with the whole situation. It spoiled a visit to a wonderful gardens that everyone should see. Ever though the Netherlands had a late spring many of the flowers were out in bloom...a fantastic sight not to be missed.

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