About Keukenhof & Flower Fields Half-Day Trip:
Few day trip locations in Holland are more popular during springtime than the famous Keukenhof Gardens and flower fields. This half-day trip into the cradle of the country's flower industry runs every day from March 22 to May 13, 2018 at 09:00, 11:45 and 14:45.
Depart from central Amsterdam in a luxury coach and watch as the rainbow canvasses between Leiden and Haarlem roll by. Eventually you'll reach the Keukenhof Gardens, a park rich in floral displays, sculptures and exhibitions. The theme for 2018's growing season will be Romance in Flowers. Entrance to the gardens is included in the ticket price.
- Every day from March 22 - May 13, 2018.
- English Speaking Guide.
- Daily: 09:00, 11:45 and 14:45.
- Mar 29 - May 13 | Extra Times: 08:30, 11:15 and 14:15.
- Bus stop outside Lindberg Travel Office at Damrak 26 (staff will guide you to the right bus).
- 5.5 Hours.
- Adult tickets aged 13+ years.
- Child tickets aged 4-12 years.
- Children aged 0-3 travel free of charge.
During Springtime the sprawling flower fields that stretch from Haarlem to Leiden bloom into a vibrant patchwork quilt of colour. Pictures can only do this rainbow spectacle limited justice, what you need is to see them in person. Each day from March 22 to May 13, 2018 at 09:00, 11:45 and 14:45, set out via coach from Amsterdam on this wonderful 5-hour day trip.
A professional guide will narrate every step of the journey, providing invaluable insights into the history and culture of Holland's mass flower cultivation- a phenomenon not limited to the signature tulip, but also daffodils and hyacinths.
Half-way through the tour you'll get a chance to stretch your legs in the stunning Keukenhof Gardens (fast-track entry included with ticket), where 7 million bulbs and around 800 varieties of tulip appear in full bloom. Every year they devise a colourful new theme, with 2018's set to focus on the romantic symbolism of flowers. As in previous years one of the main highlights will be the grand flower mosaic featuring 50,000 bulbs. The bulbs chosen for this year's show will bloom into a sea of warm, passionate hues, revealing a floral gallery of universally recognisable love motifs.
Visitors are encouraged to take a relaxing hand-in-hand stroll around Keukenhof's ornamental pond. As for the flower shows, it goes without saying that 2018's rose show will be one of Keukenhof's largest ever. Be sure to also explore the Cupid Garden and Love Paradise display.
Other things we'd highly recommend seeing during your trip to Keukenhof would be the daily flower arranging demonstrations, the Orchids show in the Beatrix Pavilion, and the Amaryllis exhibition in the Willem-Alexander Pavilion. Remember to grab a bag of your favourite tulip varieties before the return journey to Amsterdam.
Kids At Keukenhof:
The Keukenhof Gardens are perfectly suited to family days out, and as such there's plenty to keep younger kids occupied. Go on a fun treasure hunt, meet pot-bellied pigs and lambs at the petting farm, and run wild in the nature playground.