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 23 to May 21, 2017 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 of this year's growing season will be Dutch Design. Entrance to the gardens is included in the ticket price.
- Every day from March 23 - May 21, 2017.
- English Speaking Guide.
- Daily: 09:00, 11:45 and 14:45.
- Mar 31-May 14 | 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).
- 5.25 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 23 to May 21, 2017 at 09:00, 11:45 and 14:45, set out via coach from central 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 2017's set to focus on Dutch Design. The main highlight will be a 250m² flower bulb mosaic located outside the Oranje Nassau Pavilion. It will incorporate all the aspects of this year's theme, focusing on Dutch contributions to fashion, architecture, graphic design and more.
In addition to the featured mosaic this year's theme will also inform the look of the many different flower shows taking place throughout the Oranje Nassau Pavilion. Be sure to check out the special Mondriaan Garden, which will feature a coloured square patchwork design inspired by famous Dutch De Stijl painter Piet Mondrian.
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 Tulpomania exhibition in the Juliana 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.