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

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens and Tulips Fields Tour

When your ship is docked in Amsterdam, treat yourself to a colorful explosion of flowers at the Keukenhof Gardens. In the springtime, marvel at the millions of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, other spring bulbs and elegant trees making up the gardens. With transport by luxury coach included, this shore excursion from Amsterdam is the easiest way to travel to these out-of-the-way gardens, one of the Netherlands’ top attractions. 


  • 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

If you love flowers and your ship stops at Amsterdam port in the spring, don’t miss this shore excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens. Select from three different departure times during the day. All tours last five hours, with three hours of free time in the gardens.

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.

Customer Reviews

Robert E

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.

Sandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Excellent, best time of the year.

Hui Min C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

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

Annabelle P

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.

Susan H

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.

Becky M

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


Tippaya S

4 star rating: Recommended May 2012

Very nice but the rain

Reg J

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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