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From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Entry and Roundtrip Shuttle Bus

1. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Entry and Roundtrip Shuttle Bus

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Keukenhof, the most stunning Spring garden in the world. Join our convenient roundtrip shuttle bus from Amsterdam and embark on a journey to this floral paradise. As you board the comfortable shuttle bus, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and relax as you are transported directly to Keukenhof. No need to worry about parking or navigating public transportation – we've got you covered. Upon arrival, you will receive your entry ticket to the gardens, so you can dive right into the enchanting world of flowers. Marvel at the meticulously designed displays of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and more. Let the vibrant colors and fragrant scents transport you to a realm of natural beauty. Take your time to explore the amazing gardens at your own pace. Wander along the winding paths, discover hidden corners, and capture the perfect Instagram-worthy shots. Keukenhof is a photographer's dream, with endless opportunities to capture the essence of Spring. When you're ready to return to Amsterdam, simply make your way back to the designated meeting point and hop back on the shuttle bus. With buses departing every half hour, you have the freedom to choose when you want to leave. Whether you want to spend a few hours or a full day in Keukenhof, the choice is yours. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the beauty of Keukenhof. Book your tickets for the roundtrip shuttle bus now and get ready for a day filled with inspiration and natural wonders. Why should you choose this tour? 1. Explore the enchanting Keukenhof gardens at your own pace, traveling in comfort aboard our luxurious coach. 2. Experience maximum flexibility with our convenient Hop-On, Hop-Off service, allowing you to board our bus in Amsterdam and disembark at Keukenhof. 3. Stay as long as you like in the breathtaking Keukenhof gardens, immersing yourself in the beauty of the floral displays. 4. Trust the official partner of Keukenhof for an exceptional tour experience, ensuring you receive the best service and insights. 5. Enjoy unparalleled flexibility by taking any bus back to Amsterdam, with departures every 30 minutes, allowing you to tailor your return journey to your schedule. 6. Fast track admission to Keukenhof

Rotterdam: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

2. Rotterdam: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Embark on a round-trip city cruise of Rotterdam to see one of the world's most innovative ports in the world. See the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, listen to informative commentary via an audio guide, and admire the city's impressive skyline as its imposing buildings glide by. Start your boat tour from Willemsplein. Get a unique perspective of the harbor's shipyards, docks, and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. On the way back, soak in views of the steamship 'Rotterdam', the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line.

Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp Entry Ticket

3. Rotterdam: Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp Entry Ticket

Visit Rotterdam Zoo and see fascinating animals that feel perfectly at home in specially-imitated natural landscapes. Avoid the long lines and explore one of Europe’s most beautiful zoos. Rotterdam Zoo supports a number of conservation projects in the wild and actively participates in many breeding programmes for endangered species and is one of the international top ten of zoos in this field. Dive into Oceanium and take a magical voyage over the bottom of the sea and along coastal regions, meeting many marine and coastal inhabitants such as fish (from herring to sharks), puffins, snakes and a large group of king penguins. Discover beautiful butterfly paradise Amazonica where you'll experience tropical temperatures, fragrant flowers, thousands of colorful South American butterflies, the awesome anaconda and greedy piranhas.  In Africa, an exciting path takes you safely past a group of large crocodiles! Once you’re at the top of the path, stand eye to eye with the giraffes. At a safe altitude, admire the other inhabitants of the new savanna such as hyenas, kudus, ostriches and zebras. On the African Gorilla Island, you will be delighted by Bokito’s playful gorilla family. ...and much more! On top of these experiences, see a rare species of forest giraffe, take a voyage through Asian marshes, and discover the Ice Cave for a magnificent view of polar bears.

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Flower Park Transfer & Ticket 2025

4. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Flower Park Transfer & Ticket 2025

Join the Keukenhof tour to explore the most famous flower garden in the world. Be amazed by the more than seven million flowers and walk along 15 kilometers of footpaths across the park. The Keukenhof tour picks you up at Amsterdam Central Station and takes you straight to the park's entrance. Your entry tickets are included. Make the most of this trip and learn about the flowers, the park, the Netherlands, Dutch culture, and the Bulb region with the audio guided option. This option also includes a free canal cruise! Travel by air-conditioned bus through an area with endless tulip fields, one of the country’s most photographed and iconic landscapes. At Keukenhof, enter one of the largest flower parks in the world with ease. The Keukenhof park contains over 7 million flower bulbs including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Get your tickets on time, the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens are only open for less than two months a year and sell out quickly. For the 2025 edition the exact period is: 20th of March 2025 till 11th of May 2025.

Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

5. Rotterdam: Euromast Lookout Tower Ticket

The Euromast is Rotterdam's icon. At 600-feet high, it’s the highest watchtower in the Netherlands and an essential part of the skyline of the city. Discover amazing stories about the city using our Magnicity app. Take incredible photos and marvel at the unique view of Rotterdam. When the weather allows it you can see up to 18 miles in the distance and at night you can see the stars come to life. Enjoy your visit to Euromast for a brunch, lunch, dinner, high tea, or high wine at 300 feet high in the brasserie. In the coffeecorner on the ground floor, you’ll find some the best coffee in Rotterdam. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, a warm panini, or a wrap. Get an adrenaline rush by adding a ticket to the Euroscoop. Enjoy dizzying views of Rotterdam from a rotating elevator with a glass floor experience at 185 meters in the air on the outside of the Euromast. An absolute wow factor high in the sky!

Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

6. Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Travel easily in Amsterdam and the surrounding area by purchasing an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (ARTT).  You can use the ARTT for unlimited travel by train (2nd class) between any of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region: Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Central station, Amsterdam Holendrecht, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Muiderpoort, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Halfweg-Zwanenburg, Haarlem, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, Overveen, Zandvoort aan Zee, Zaandam, Zaandam Kogerveld, Purmerend Weidevenne, Purmerend, Purmerend Overwhere, Koog aan de Zaan, Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, Hoofddorp, Diemen, Weesp, Almere Poort, Almere Centrum, Almere Muziekwijk, Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten, Almere Oostvaarders, Lelystad Centrum, Diemen Zuid, Naarden-Bussum, Hilversum, Hilversum Mediapark, Hilversum Sportpark, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, Santpoort Noord, Driehuis, Uitgeest and Beverwijk. The ticket is also valid on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries run by the Amsterdam Transport company GVB, EBS and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region including the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 and N97 (operated by Connexxion). During Keukenhof Season this ticket is valid: From Amsterdam (Europaplein) to Keukenhof on bus route 852 operated by Arriva From Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof on bus route 858 operated by Arriva From Hoofddorp station to Keukenhof on bus route 859 operated by Arriva From Haarlem station to Keukenhof on bus route 50 operated by Connexxion

Amsterdam: Tour to Keukenhof Gardens with Windmill Cruise

7. Amsterdam: Tour to Keukenhof Gardens with Windmill Cruise

🌷🚢 Experience the beauty of Holland on a tour from Amsterdam to Keukenhof with a windmill cruise through the low-lying land below sea level and a Keukenhof visit! 🌷🚢 Step aboard our comfortable boat and be enchanted by the breathtaking landscape of the Dutch polders. Admire the iconic windmills that have kept our country dry for centuries and learn more about the ingenious water management systems used here. 🌷🌊 After the windmill cruise, we will take you to Keukenhof, the most beautiful garden in Holland. Lose yourself in a sea of colorful tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, and be captivated by the delightful scents that fill the air. 🌷🌼 This tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Holland and learn more about the history and culture of our country. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! Book your tickets now and immerse yourself in the splendor of Keukenhof and the windmills of Holland. 🌷🎟️ Keukenhof is the most beautiful Spring garden in the world and is well-known all-over the world. Our tour includes a 60 minutes windmill cruise. We start with the windmill cruise in Warmond, one of the lowest places in the Netherlands (5 meters below sea level). Discover the low-lands of Holland. The Dutchies created about 60% of Holland by themselves. Our tour from Amsterdam brings you the lowest parts of our country, You’ll see working windmills during our unique windmill cruise. The windmills are still working to give the Dutch and you dry feet. Hop on Hop off Holland is a proud partner of Keukenhof and offers a great tour to the most beautiful spring garden in the world. Jump on our luxury coach from Amsterdam, discover Keukenhof on your own and stay as long as you like in the Keukenhof gardens. Take any Hop on Hop off bus back to Amsterdam (every 30 minutes). Schedule Our tours leaves every day at 08.30 / 09.30 / 10.30 / 11.30 / 12.30 hours 08.30: Departure Amsterdam 09.30: 60 minutes windmill cruise 10.30: Transfer to Keukenhof with a tour through the flower region 11.00: Arrival Keukenhof / Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof, last bus back at 18:30 09.30: Departure Amsterdam 10.30: 60 minutes windmill cruise 11.30: Transfer to Keukenhof with a tour through the flower region 12.00:Arrival Keukenhof / Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof, last bus back at 18:30 10.30: Departure Amsterdam 11.30: 50 minutes windmill cruise 12.30: Transfer to Keukenhof with a tour through the flower region 13.00: Arrival Keukenhof / Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof, last bus back at 18:30 11.30: Departure Amsterdam 12.30: 60 minutes windmill cruise 13.30: Transfer to Keukenhof with a tour through the flower region 14.00: Arrival Keukenhof / Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof, last bus back at 18:30 12.30: Departure Amsterdam 13.30: 60 minutes windmill cruise 14.30: Transfer to Keukenhof with a tour through the flower region 15.00: Arrival Keukenhof / Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof, last bus back at 18:30

Rotterdam: "Remastered" Digital Art Audiovisual Experience

8. Rotterdam: "Remastered" Digital Art Audiovisual Experience

Experience the old Dutch Masters reimagined by the new Dutch Masters. Discover a new digital art audiovisual world created by the best Dutch digital artists.  March up with Jeroen Bosch's eerie creatures. Immerse yourself in the colorful scenes of Van Gogh and dance to the beats of Mondrian's "Victory Boogie Woogie." This unique 60-minute experience includes walking through a waterfall, making your own UFO fly on a gigantic LED screen, interacting with schools of fish and sailing through the clouds. The digital wonders of the world Over 1,500 square meters includes 60 state-of-the-art projectors, 50 loudspeakers, 15 km of cables, the largest indoor LED screen in Europe with 245 million pixels and a 20,000-pixels resolution.  Enjoy one of the best views of the skyline of Rotterdam from a terrace located under the Erasmus Bridge. Playground Create your own 3D digital art by drawing and scanning your image. It will be displayed on Europe's biggest indoor LED screen. Push the buttons to make Godzilla appear! Or maybe even rainbows, octopuses, rain, confetti and falling stars. Waterfall Enter the Digital World through the tide. Let waves of LED guide you through the waterfall and enter the dark. Blackout Alley It’s your first encounter with some of the creatures by Jeroen Bosch; get below the surface and hear the sounds of what lives underneath. Underworld Dive without the need for scuba equipment. Interact with thousands of fish and admire their serenity. Dripping Cave and Elevator Step out the water into the dripping cave and get into the elevator which will take you to the clouds. Overworld Walk through the clouds and gaze at the birds dancing in flocks. Step into the boat and sail over the clouds. Speculum: Eden, Paradise and Hell Enter the garden of earthly delights. Remastered Relax and enjoy the show! Earth Back to our planet. Let’s take care of it!

Rotterdam: 1-Hour Sightseeing Splash Tour

9. Rotterdam: 1-Hour Sightseeing Splash Tour

Take a tour of the city to see the most exceptional and beautiful places in Rotterdam, followed by a thrilling splash — a spectacular dive into the Maas River. Suddenly the bus turns into a seaworthy vessel, sailing down the river with spectacular views of the city skyline.  Board the amphibious bus in the center of Rotterdam and enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing tour that takes you past the city’s highlights. Learn about the history of this port town from your expert guide, or through the multilingual audio commentary available on board.

The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

10. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Explore one of the most iconic buildings in the Hague, located next to the Parliament. Look out of its windows for a view of the pond.  Discover the art museum's compact yet world-renowned collection. See more than 200 masterpieces, such as "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" by Rembrandt, "The Goldfinch" by Fabritius, and "The Bull" by Potter, on permanent display. Appreciate the collection's rich variety, with genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens. Admire the 17th-century monument's historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. Stay as long as you wish and visit the museum at your own pace. Allow around 1.5 hours, which is the average visit duration. Visit the restaurant and coffee shop, purchase some souvenirs, or visit the temporary exhibition. From 16 February - 9 June our Laughing Boy will be on loan to the Rijksmuseum for the Frans Hals exhibition. Frans Hals is one of the most famous and remarkable painters of the Dutch 17th century. All of his paintings show that Hals was able to use colour and broad brushstrokes like no other to 'bring his paintings to life'. Even though our most populair Hals will be away there are still four other magnificent paintings by him you can visit at the Mauritshuis. From 6 February - 20 May 2024 Roelant Savery's Wondrous World, featuring over 40 paintings and drawings, including works on loan from museums in the Netherlands and abroad, will introduce visitors to this highly versatile artist. He was a pioneer in many fields, and introduced several new themes to Dutch painting. He made the Netherlands’ first floral still life, and was the most notable painter of the legendary (extinct) dodo. He was also the first artist who went out into the streets to draw ordinary people. His painted landscapes are often like a fairytale, featuring ancient ruins and marvellous vistas. And his animal paintings include so many species that it would be an understatement to describe them as 'crowded'.

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A wonderful trip to Keukenhof and the windmill village. Everything worked great. Special thanks to the clear and knowledgeable guide.

- Group too large. In the outdoor spaces you could barely hear the guide's voice + good timings for individual exploration

Sold out on the website being able to buy it on here was amazing and saved us the trip

Excellent! Leander is an amazing tour guide, very knowledgable.

Great destinations both and Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans!