Wow... the tulip farm was amazing and very informative. We had just over 3 hours to spend in Keukenhof and when it came time to leave we were still wanting to stay longer. It is absolutely beautiful. We went on May 9 and the flowers were still very beautiful, but I would imagine if you came a couple of weeks earlier they would only be better. Highly recommended!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Although it was on/off rain and we didn't get to experience all of the tulip farm, we learned a lot and the Keukenhof Gardens were spectacular. We particularly enjoyed having 3 hours to tour the Gardens on our own at our own speed and focus on what we wanted the most. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Amsterdam!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Although it rained off and on and we didn't get to experience all the tulip farm, it was very interesting. The Keukenhof Gardens were spectacular!!! Particularly enjoyed having 3 hours to tour the gardens on our own and focus on what interested us the most. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Amserdam!
The orchid section is a well kept secret here. The Tulip field is awesome, but make sure to check the late blooming season.
It was a well coordinated tour--started on time, good information while traveling to both the farm and Keukenhof Gardens--appreciated the nice meeting spot at the Gardens and the provided toilets for the Viator travelers! Well worth the money!!
The entire experience was worth it: double decker bus, pleasant and informed guide, fascinating stop at the tulip farm and a once in a lifetime trip to Keukenhof Gardens with its 79 acres of landscaped beauty with 7 million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other magnificent spring bulbs. This was a bucket trip for me and I may have to go twice.
The gardens were lovely, but the tulip farm was my favorite. Relaxing day considering all we saw and did.
The Gardens were breathtaking. We lucked out and had a gorgeous springtime Sunday with deep blue sky to reflect all those blooming colors! It was a nicely efficient and comfortable way to be transported to this attraction. The visit to the tulip farm first was very much worth it - a true, inside look at the labor and love that goes into the millions of bulbs that find their way to be planted.
Keukenhof Gardens are not to be missed in the Netherlands! So beautiful and our guide was so great! The stop at the bulb farm was informative, yet casual and very welcoming! We went in mid-April and I think the following week was probably when everything was really in full bloom but there were still some tulips blooming and a lot of daffodils and hycaniths. The only negative I would say is the bus seats were a little cramped.
If you are in Amsterdam during tulip/daffodil season, this is a MUST DO! We gathered at the tours and tickets' store front, which houses many different tour groups. The meeting point is very close to Central Station and easy walk from Dam Square. You will gather on a large double-deck bus in US think a Megabus. We were initially concerned about getting seats as the group could be a little pushy walking to the bus pick up point, but were able to find seats on the bottom. The ride is rather long, almost an hour one way. We slept for some, as we had landed from our overnight flight that morning. We were able to land, leave our luggage, and make it to the 1:30 departure no problem - this tour was the perfect way to prevent jet-lag and still get in some beautiful sight-seeing with low demand for alertness/focus like a museum tour or something to think about. Our guide narrated some of the ride and explained about the industry. The farm tour was worth it. The 'field tour' would be a drive-by experience, and we are so happy we chose this tour with getting out of the bus and actually walking through the fields of daffodils - there were acres and acres of blossoms! The farmer explained a great deal about the farming of bulbs. I learned why my tulips at home fizzle out! Now I now how to plant them and keep them coming back year after year. You view a short movie about the other seasons of the farming of tulip bulbs, and end with a visit to a quaint store filled with examples of blooms you can order and have shipped to your home. I ordered some and while the cost may be a little higher than I usually spend, I am happy with knowing my hard earned money will go to another hard working family. The Keukenhof gardens are everything people say and more. Absolutely breath taking, something unlike anything I've seen here in New England... fields and fields of artistically placed bulbs. Artwork in the landscape really. There were demo greenhouse and more... Don't hesitate - Just go!
this tour was great even though the weather was not the best, but we had a great time, we were, a well looked after,a good farm visit and gardens were great. All in all a brilliant day out
The flowers were beautiful!
The tulip farm was extremely interesting!
Interesting stop at the bulb farm prior to going to Keukenhof. The gardens were absolutely fantastic and even the heavy rain on the way there couldn't diminish our enjoyment.
Enjoyed the tulip farm prior to the Gardens. Would advise bringing a lunch since the lines for food/drink are long.
Excellent tour pick up and meeting points easily found. Great experience to visit these gardens.
This was the highlight of our 10 day trip to the Netherlands and Germany. The tour was excellent and we had plenty of time to enjoy the flowers. Don't miss this tour!
Very good tour guide. Helpful and patient with some of her over enthusiastic visitors. Diversion to the tulip farm was very informative and of course Keukenhof Park was magnificent. This trip is for the real gardeners, no stupid stops at clog factories or cheese shops. Buy all that in Amsterdam if you must, Spend more time out with the bulbs and flowers!
Great trip. We got to see everything we signed up for. the guide was very informative. there were no questions on when or where to meet the group after the tour the guide covered any questions that any one could have had.
The Tulip farm was very enjoyable and the Farmer was a great person who answered all of our questions. He even had a little video to show about how the tulips grow and are harvested.
The Gardens was incredible. Very crowded but then again they are only open a few months out of the year. I guess it would be like Disney land for Tulips.
the only unfortunate part was that it rained. other than that we highly recommend this tour. The only thing different would be doing a smaller group.
Breathtaking Gardens ! We had the most wonderful trip. The gardens are spectacular. It was raining most of the day - but that did not affect us negatively in any way. My advice is to simply be prepared for the weather - we all had rain gear - and you will be fine. The displays were magnificent. Words cannot do this place/tour justice.
Absolutely superb ... not to be missed! Stunning gardens beautifully maintained and the greenhouses, which were full of every type of Tulip conceivable, were outstanding! Well organised with a fabulous guide who regailed us with lots of interesting anecdotal stories.