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Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof Gardens with Spring Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof Gardens with Spring Cruise

Be inspired by the sights and smells of more than seven million bulbs in bloom at Keukenhof! Benefit from flexible and direct travel by bus to Keukenhof from Amsterdam. Upon arrival, avoid the long queues and enjoy fast-track entry to this wonderful floral garden. Prior to your leisurely visit to Keukenhof Gardens, enjoy a relaxing and comfortable boat tour with spectacular views of the passing scenery, including colorful bulb fields, traditional windmills and authentic villages. The tour departs from the 'Ringvaart' Canal and takes you to the Amsterdam Kager lakes, which include ten unique islands. While travelling through narrower passages between the islands, marvel at amazing historical mansions. This 60-minute tour offers a unique experience right in the heart of the bulb fields. After your boat tour, a shuttle bus will take you to Keukenhof Gardens within 5 minutes. You can then explore the gardens at your own leisure.

Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans + 1 Free Attraction

2. Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans + 1 Free Attraction

Begin your day with pick up from one of the meeting points in central Amsterdam. From there, you can get comfortable in your seat aboard a single-decker coach as you gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside. Awash with colorful crocuses, tulips, and daffodils, these blooming fields are remarkably beautiful. As you admire them, you can listen to your guide to reveal more about the history of this region. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, step off the bus and embark on a guided tour of the grounds. Covering an area of more than 79 acres (32 hectares), these magnificent gardens are home to innumerable blooming bulbs, all meticulously landscaped into aesthetically pleasing patterns. The gardens are filled with delicate blossoms of all sorts of colors and textures, which emanate a gently perfumed fragrance. Next, continue to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans - an open-air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. All buildings were brought here from 1961 on, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region. Upon arrival at the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the town. Visit the clog museum, annex wooden shoemaker shop, and get to taste Dutch farmer cheese in the cheese farm. Following this, have time to further explore the village on your own. Finally, finish your day with a choice of 2 attractions. Either enjoy the Amsterdam 100 Highlights Cruise which passes all of Amsterdam's famous attractions. Encounter canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, and Anne Frank's house. Alternatively, This Is Holland is a unique 5D flight experience. Watch astonishing special effects projected on a huge, domed screen, and feel like you’re soaring over the must-sees sites of the Netherlands.

Rotterdam: Keukenhoftour, Harbor Cruise and Euromast Tour

3. Rotterdam: Keukenhoftour, Harbor Cruise and Euromast Tour

After a panoramic ride from Rotterdam to the bulb flower area around Lisse, you will start your tour by taking a scenic ride through this area. Depending upon the season, you will see a landscape consisting of colorful bulb flower carpets in almost every color you could imagine. Afterwards, you will continue to the Keukenhof. Once a mere kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, it now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting 1 million visitors per year. You can let an experienced guided take you through the 15 kilometers of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where millions of bulbs are planted each year. Afterwards, you can enjoy a few hours of free time to wander through the park and discover everything the Keukenhof Gardens have to offer on your own. After returning to Rotterdam, you will be issued your tickets for the Spido Harbour Cruise and the famous Euromast. You will then sail onboard a modern vessel for 75 minutes, seeing the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, and admiring Rotterdam's impressive skyline. Finally, your cruise tour will end with views of the steamship "Rotterdam", the former cruise flagship of the shipping company Holland America Line. Finally, you will experience the Euromast. At 185 meters high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands, and an essential part of the skyline of the city. You can listen to amazing stories about the city as you make your way to the top of the glass elevator, and when the weather allows it, you can see up to 30 kilometers.


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What people are saying about Lisse

Even as a Dutch resident: surprisingly interesting

I took the tour with a colleague from abroad who suggested it. I thought it was kind of funny as I live in Holland. But I was really surprised how interesting it all was, and I would actually consider it for future visits of foreign friends. Last time I visited Keukenhof was... like 25 years ago, and I can see why people come over from all over the world, although it was end of season for most flowers. Nice!

Excellent organization

All is well, I only regret having planned a visit where there were no tulips in the fields. In any case we have admired the various exhibitions inside. Amazing landscape with mills

This was a trip worthwhile! Especially the cruise with a warm welcome upon arrival and a most friendly and helpful crew on board. The Kager-lakes are beautiful!

It was amazing. Such a nice busdriver and an amazing boattour

It was super. I've had a great day. Busdriver was a funny guy. Boat tour was amazing too. Such a beautiful landscape and realy nice staff on-board.

excellent guide

Very well organized Great guide Punctuality Correct information Whenever possible, I will recommend the service!