- 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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What You Can Expect
Your excursion departs from central Amsterdam, a short stroll from the cruise ship terminals. Board a comfortable luxury coach and together with your informative guide, admire the Dutch countryside and pass colorful tulip fields on the way to Keukenhof.
The Keukenhof Gardens are open for a limited time each year. 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 experience the gardens at their most vibrant, including the tulips. While the staff at Keukenhof Gardens works 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.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants in the park, or bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the many benches and picnic spots.
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.
The afternoon tour from Amsterdam on April 7th fit our schedule after departing our cruise in Rotterdam that morning. We walked to the local vendor from our hotel and joined others going on the same tour. The tour guide described the tour as well sites along the way in several different languages matching the needs to those on the tour. Anna was also able to respond to questions in the person's preferred language. After 45 minutes or so we arrived at the gardens and were given a map describing the various places. Although not all the flowers were in full bloom, the gardens were fabulous - breathtaking. A chilly wind made spending time in several of the pavilions a welcome reprieve for us from Phoenix, AZ. I can understand while one wants to visit several times during the season as the landscape is continually changing with different plants blooming at different times. The 3 hours went by quickly. We would highly recommend this special place for those travelling to Amsterdam in the Spring.
Beautiful gardens. Great central location near the cruise terminal and train station for tour start and end. Much better price than cruise excursion price.
Beautiful gardens. The three hours spent there was about the right amount of time.
Excellent, best time of the year.
Just right amount of time at the garden and the various departure options makes it even easier.
This was an excellent trip. The Keukenhof gardens were spectacular. The tour information on the coach was also very good.
Departure VERY unorganized but guide was very good. The Gardens were a highlight of my Amsterdam holiday. Should not miss the opportunity!
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.
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.
VERY NICE, LOTS OF TULIPS FOR THAT TIME OF YEAR. GOOD SERVICE AND MOTOR COACH.