Start with a pickup from central Amsterdam in the morning or afternoon for your 6.25-hour Keukenhof Gardens tour. Relax on the 1-hour drive through the stunning Dutch countryside as your guide explains the history of Keukenhof and the flower fields that are so characteristic of the surrounding region.
Along the way, enjoy sights of the blooming fields — an unforgettable sight in the spring — before arriving at a tulip bulb farm for your tour. During your 45 minutes here, a tulip farmer will take you on an inspiring walk through the fields filled with tulips, daffodils and hyacinths while explaining the hard work involved in maintaining the farm. Spend some time taking photos before hitting the road for the Keukenhof Gardens.
When you arrive at the gardens, use your pre-booked entrance ticket to skip the ticketing queue. This part of the tour is unguided, but you'll be provided with a map, so it'll be easy to find all of the garden's highlights. Soak up the blaze of color that envelops the park and its greenhouses, brooks, shady ponds and winding paths. The landscape is full of millions of blossoming tulips, narcissis, daffodils, hyacinths, bluebells and many other flowers. Pop into a special exhibit in one of the pavilions, or grab a coffee or a bite to eat (own expense) from a refreshment stand as you admire the scenery.
You’ll have three hours to explore the gardens on your own before re-boarding the coach and returning to Amsterdam.
Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs between March 20 to May 18.