Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Amsterdam Super Saver 1: Keukenhof Gardens Day Trip and Amsterdam City Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Awesome flower park! Really worth the day. getting into the tour bus from damrak was a mess! Lindbergh being in the business for so long, and knowing how busy things get, should organize better and make it comfortable for guests. Was mad out there prior to boarding!
The name of this tour would indicate that it is a full day tour, it turns out to be two part day tours where you have to return back to the original starting place in Amsterdam to catch a second bus in the afternoon. This process costs you two hours of wasted time in the middle of day. Too many destinations on tour seemed to be shopping related instead of information and sightseeing. Tours taken in Rome were full day and mostly devoted in sights and information. This tour receives a three star rating only because of the Keukenhof Gardens. The bus (Bakker) for this part of the tour had little if any air conditioning, even the driver was complaining.
The Indoor displays were wonderful. But we were a little to early for the outdoor flowers.
Was worth seeing every thing indoors.
Note from Viator: Thanks for your comment. 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 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.
Amsterdam could have been described a bit better.
As usual the bus was very punctual in departing and in returning.But the lack of organisation prior to departure was very disappointing.There were no signage or iinfo available,staff not very helpful.
If you take it that you are paying for a bus trip and no more,its ok.
It was fantastic! But since the guide had to say everything in 5 different languages, it was very annoying. And she could not tell us much info because she had to be quick to talk to the other tourists in their language. She should have asked what language we spoke so she could have narrowed it down to one or two languages.
Candace D M
Too cold for flowers to bloom, city tour not worth it, take hop on/hop off tour its better and more informative
The Keukenhof Gardens were beautiful, but we were there too long. That may not have been a problem normally, but it was very cold. We looked for the bus driver and our guide to see if we could go back on an earlier trip, but could fine no one..we were on our own. Then when we went back to our bus, 10 minutes early of the appointed time, for our return trip, the bus was already full and we were waved off to a different bus which finally left 20 minutes later. I didn't think it was very well done. I have never been on a tour where no one was available for questions or where no heads were counted. The city tour was fine, but there was a 2 hour interval between the 2 tours which I considered a waste of time.
This was actually 2 trips in 1.
In the morning session, you'll start off touring around Amsterdam in a bus with maybe 30-40 other people. It did miss some of the interesting parts of Amsterdam like the Albert Cuyp market. Instead, we stopped for about 45 minutes at the Gassan diamond center, where some sales person tried very hard to sell some of diamonds to us, which frankly, didn't seem to cheap.
Then, you are off on your own for a 2 hour lunch and come back for the trip to Keukenhof Gardens. We only spent 2.5 hours in Keukenhof Gardens, which was basically not enough.
It would have been better if less time was spent in the diamond center but elsewhere, and also immediately after the City Tour, a quick lunch followed by Keukenhof Garden would be better.
Amsterdam trip non specific and too much time for Diamond factory. Afternoon gardens only allowed 2hours nowhere near long enough and spent too much time looking at local bulb fields. There was a bulb fields tour which I would have taken if I only wanted to see the bulbs
If you are really short of time, it's probably okay. For the City tour, would have preferred if they had given us some time at a better place than wasting time at a diamond factory! For the Keukenhof trip, I guess they did what they are supposed to do, but I was kind of expecting more views of real tulip fields. However, my timing was also bad First week of May - go in 3rd week of April for the best tulip fields.
City tour was very nice. The gardens were beautiful, but the tulips were over, which we did not know until we were on the way to the gardens, so we were very disappointed in that respect. The flowers that were still in bloom were very nice.
Tour of Keukenhof Gardens basically amounts to a bus ride to the gardens. Once you are dropped off you are on your own, except for being given a time to return to the bus for the ride back to Amsterdam. I did not mind this since I enjoyed viewing the area at my own pace. However, I may have been able to acquire an admission ticket and transportation for less than the "tour" price. The city tour was OK with two exceptions. One, the "tour" of the diamond factory was nothing more than a sales pitch. Two, the guide had to translate into four languages, which was very distracting. By the time she gets to your language, there is a good chance you are long past the sight and so the explanation doesn't match what you are looking at.