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

Skip-the-Line: Keukenhof Gardens, Haarlem and Holland Bulb Farm Day Trip from Amsterdam

Dive into a sea of color and fragrance at the Keukenhof Gardens, and enjoy walking tours of Haarlem and a working bulb farm, too. The day trip leaves from Amsterdam and first visits Haarlem, capital of North Holland. Visit the flower bulb farm on the way to Keukenhof, and then head inside the world-famous gardens with a skip-the-line ticket. Learn about the site’s history on a tour, and then enjoy free time to explore before your return to Amsterdam. A meal voucher is included for lunch.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Keukenhof Gardens including Haarlem and a bulb farm
  • Take a walking tour of Haarlem and learn about its Gothic architecture
  • Explore a working bulb farm and learn about Dutch flowers
  • Bypass the entrance lines with a skip-the-line Keukenhof Gardens ticket
  • Learn about the history of Keukenhof Gardens on a walk through the park
  • Enjoy free time to admire the famous tulips and other colorful flowers
  • Make use of a food voucher to enjoy lunch on-site

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour gives you an insider's view of the Keukenhof Gardens. Skip the line and take a tour to learn all about the site. You also get to discover nearby Haarlem, a medieval gem. My highlight? The chance to enjoy lunch in the tulip gardens!

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What You Can Expect

Skip-the-Line: Keukenhof Gardens, Haarlem and Holland Bulb Farm Day Trip from Amsterdam

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

Leave central Amsterdam by air-conditioned coach and travel west to your first stop: the North Holland capital of Haarlem. A handsome example of a historic Dutch city, Haarlem is known for its cobblestone streets, Gothic architecture and history. Explore it on a walking tour, and see churches, cozy-looking cafes and the odd canal as you go.

From Haarlem, continue to a working flower bulb farm for a tour with one of the farmers. Learn about the production of flower bulbs in the Netherlands, and ask questions while you explore.

Then, it’s time for your visit to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. Since Keukenhof is one of the most popular attractions in the Netherlands and is 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.

Follow your guide on a leisurely walk through the gardens as you learn about the history of the site. The world's largest flower garden, Keukenhof Gardens covers some 79 acres (32 hectares) and is home to more than seven million blooming tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.

Enjoy some free time in the gardens, and soak up the blaze of color around the park with its vibrant flowers, ponds and winding paths. You can also make use of a lunch voucher to purchase food and drinks from the on-site eateries.

Later, meet your guide back on the coach and return to Amsterdam where your day trip ends.

Customer Reviews

NANCY H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Keukenhof Gardens were fantastic. Very enjoyable

old job

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

Adam W

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!

Jill D

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.

callie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

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

Joanne F

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

Sunjay A

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!!!

James G

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.

Stephen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

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

Carrie S

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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