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

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

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, including skip-the-line entrance, a lunch in the tulip gardens and a behind-the-scenes meet-and-greet with an expert gardener. You’ll also take a walking tour of the nearby provincial capital of Haarlem, whose classic Dutch cobblestone streets and impressive Gothic architecture are a must-see in North Holland.


  • Keukenhof Gardens day trip from Amsterdam
  • Skip the entrance line and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Enjoy a lunch amidst the beautiful garden landscape
  • Follow your Keukenhof Gardens experience with a walking tour of Haarlem, the capital of North Holland
  • Admire Haarlem’s Gothic architecture and classic Dutch streets

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour gives you an insider's view of the Keukenhof Gardens. Skip the line, take a guided tour, and meet a gardener who will answer all your questions. You also get to discover nearby Haarlem, a medieval gem. My highlight? The lunch in the tulip gardens!

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What You Can Expect

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

Go on a guided walking tour of the medieval city of Haarlem

Your tour departs from Amsterdam's Museum District.Travel by air-conditioned coach about 30 minutes southwest to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. Since Keukenhof is one of Holland’s most popular attractions and only open for eight weeks in the springtime, it’s always a busy spot. But this tour grants you skip-the-line access, so you’ll bypass the entrance queue and head straight inside.

Your guide will take you on a leisurely walk through the breathtaking gardens while explaining the history of the site. The world's largest flower garden, Keukenhof Gardens covers 79 acres (32 hectares) and is home to more than seven million blooming tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.

Your walking tour is followed by a meet-and-greet with an expert gardener responsible for this blooming masterpiece. This unique opportunity gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the gardens, revealing little-known facts about its history, development and significance. Feel free to ask any questions you have!

At lunchtime, enjoy a relaxing lunch in the gardens. Your lunch box contains a sandwich or wrap, some fruit and orange juice. You'll then have time to explore the gardens at your leisure. Soak up the blaze of color that envelops the park, with its greenhouses, brooks, shady ponds and winding paths -- this is truly a memorable sight!

After your time at the Keukenhof Gardens, travel by coach to Haarlem, passing beautiful tulip fields along the way. The capital of the province of North Holland, Haarlem is a historic city with a medieval flair, attractively located on the banks of the Spaarne River.

Take a walking tour to learn about Haarlem’s interesting history, culture and Gothic architecture. Explore classic Dutch cobblestone streets; see historic buildings, churches and museums; and admire cozy bars, fine cafes and the odd canal.

When your Haarlem walking tour is over, board the coach and make your way back to Amsterdam.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Keukenhof Gardens were fantastic. Very enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

the gardens are beautiful. No Picnic Lunch however. They gave you 15Euro vouchers to use at any of the food places. That was OK though. Haarlem was a really nice town and great architecture. beautiful old church

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was such an awesome day. We met our guide in Amsterdam, got on the van and went to Haarlem. We toured this beautiful place for an hour. Too bad it was raining so hard! Got back on the van and traveled to meet up with a private grower of flowers. He talked to us about the flowers that grow in the area.
We then traveled to Keukenhof Gardens. We were on our own for four hours to discover this place. It was awesome! So many beautiful flowers to look at. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Amazing tour with lovely guide Josie! Would have loved more time in Haarlem to explore more of the area. Keukenhof and tour of local farmer was outstanding! Did not disappoint.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great trip - great guide - worth doing in next few weeks whilst tulips are out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

absolutely amazing and informative, so glad we chose this tour and the tour guide was brilliant she knew all the answers felt very safe with the driver too, only problem was the ticket office making us late to get our tickets and then had to run to get the bus and with a 72 year old mother it wasn't very good, but the trip was fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Marian our tour guide was wonderful. Haarlem is a beautiful city. Very interesting and informative trip to the Tulip Farm. Keukenhof cannot be missed!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Touring an actual flower farm and having the owner explain the growing and processing of the flower bulbs was very enlightening and made me appreciate the various flowers I saw later at the Keukenhof Gardens and the work that goes into creating all the various varieties. Plenty of time was allotted at the Gardens themselves.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

A perfect day. The flowers were gorgeous. Our driver and guide were very kind, knowledgable, and professional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We were fortunate to have taken this tour while the tulips were at their peak. The gardens were gorgeous! Tour guide was great. Didn't get the normal walking tour of Haarlem due to a fire in the center that caused some road blockages, but still a lovely town.
Very easy way to get out of Amsterdam and see the flower fields and Keukenhof gardens.

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