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 2019's growing season will be Flower Power. Entrance to the gardens is included in the ticket price.
- Every day from March 21 - May 19, 2019.
- English Speaking Guide.
schedule Departure Times:
- Daily: 09:00, 11:45 and 14:45.
- Apr 12 - May 12 | Extra Times: 08:30, 11:15 and 14:15.
place Departure Point:
- Check-in at IJ hall, east side of Centraal Station (De Ruijterkade 34a) - View Map.
- 5.5 Hours.
receipt Ticket Types:
- 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 21 to May 19, 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 2019 centred around the flower's ability to inspire peace, love and music. 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 hark back to the iconic peace movements of the late 60s and early 70s, in all their psychedelic, rainbow glory.
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 2019'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.