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  • Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

    1. Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

    Begin your day with a pickup from one of the pickup points in central Amsterdam. As you leave Amsterdam, gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside, which are awash with colorful crocuses, tulips, and daffodil. These blooming fields are remarkably beautiful, and as you admire them you can listen to your guide reveal more about the history of this region. Depending on the time, you might also stop to take photographs of this stunning landscape. 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. After soaking up the g...

  • Combo Deal: Keukenhof Tour From The Hague + Visit Madurodam

    2. Combo Deal: Keukenhof Tour From The Hague + Visit Madurodam

    After a panoramic ride from The Hague to the bulb flower area around Lisse, you start your tour by enjoying a scenic ride in this area. Depending upon the season you’ll see a landscape with colourful bulb flower carpets in almost any colour you can imagine. Your guide will try to find a spot where you can stop to take some pictures. Then, continue to the true highlight of the tour, the park Keukenhof. Once a mere kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, the Keukenhof - right in the middle of South Holland’s tulip region - now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting some 800,000 visitors per year. This guided tour will take you through the 15 kilometres of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where millions of bulbs are planted each year. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring bulbs of a variety of vibrant colors carpet the grounds. Stroll...

  • 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 an...

  • Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans + 1 Free Attraction

    4. 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...

    Bus driver and tour guide very good. There were multiple language groups on our tour which took away from her time having to speak in 3 languages when she could have devoted more time to share history of the Netherlands. While most of the tulip fields had already been either clipped or plowed up, they made an effort to find an area that still had a few rows of tulips left. Tour was timely. Enjoyed our canal cruise. Felt the narration via recording on canal cruise could have been more informative.

  • From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof, Tulips Fields & Delft

    5. From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Keukenhof, Tulips Fields & Delft

    Arrive in Keukenhof before noon and follow your guide to skip the lines. Learn all the interesting facts about tulips and history of the Netherlands on a walking tour amongst the themed floral displays of Keukenhof Gardens. See millions of daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths in bloom. Enjoy the stunning scenery and photo opportunities in the endless sea of flowers in Keukenhof. Later in the afternoon, visit the canal city of Delft. You will get to see a typical Dutch town which is famous for its iconic Delftware. Join the workshop prepared at Delft Blue Pottery Factory to learn about the Dutch handcraft tradition. Your guide will then take you to the lively market square of Delft where you can stroll along historic canals, cobblestone streets and the medieval architecture in the Old Church, City Hall, the New Church and more. You’ll have time to explore museums, shops, bars and cafés at y...

  • Keukenhof: Flower Fields Small-Group Cultural Bike Tour

    6. Keukenhof: Flower Fields Small-Group Cultural Bike Tour

    Make your way to the bike rental shop next to Keukenhof. Meet your guide there, and skip the lines for bike rental as your guide will already be ready for you. Then, together with a small group of up to 12 people, set off on your amazing bike tour around the flower fields in the neighborhood of Keukenhof. During the ride, you'll visit Tulip Experience Amsterdam. Learn everything about growing tulips here, and take beautiful pictures in the field with 1 million tulips in 500 different varieties. You can have a cup of coffee and pick your own tulips to take with you. Learn about this magnificent part of Holland and its flower culture and history with your guide. At a few of the stops, taste authentic Dutch food and candy. After approximately 3 hours, arrive back at the Keukenhof, where you can visit the beautiful gardens on your own (at your own cost). If you decide to visit Keukenhof, ...

  • Keukenhof and Amsterdam Castle: Small Group or Private Tour

    7. Keukenhof and Amsterdam Castle: Small Group or Private Tour

    Explore all 79 acres of flowers in the wonderful spring-flower park, Keukenhof. Upon arrival, your guide will walk you through the entrance and then set you up with a meeting point. Take advantage of 3 hours to explore the park at your own pace. Check out the windmill or pack yourself a lunch to enjoy in the picnic meadow.  Meet with your guide again and hop aboard a 1-hour transfer to Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle, a real medieval castle with a moat, towers, and a drawbridge. Upon arrival, set off on a live-guided tour and discover all the secrets that lie within. Learn about the castle's long and turbulent history. After the tour, enjoy some free time to continue exploring or to discover the beautiful, historical vegetable and herb gardens. Meet with your guide again for the transfer back.

  • Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself History and Castle Audio Tour

    8. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself History and Castle Audio Tour

    Discover some of South Holland's most beautiful castles and luxurious estates with the ease of a compact electric car. The region of South Holland has a rich history, and this has resulted in several beautiful castles, churches and luxurious estates. These sites are usually hidden, but with this drive-it-yourself GPS audio tour, you can discover some of them freely. In a 100% electric 2-person Renault Twizy, complete with GPS navigation and an audio guide, you can explore a number of historical sights and buildings at your own pace. The unique open design of your Renault Twizi will give you a sense of complete freedom. You will feel, smell and experience where you drive. Driving a Renault Twizy is super easy and fun, and on the road you attract a lot of attention.

  • Private Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills

    9. Private Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills

    Enjoy an unforgettable tour of one of the biggest flower gardens in the world. Besides visiting the spacious 32 hectares of flowers, you can enjoy spectacular flower shows, inspirational gardens, unique art, and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion. Christen your own tulip, see how the tulips are cultivated, and get advice and tips from experts about the use of flower bulbs in your own garden. This Keukenhof flower garden tour is also fun for children, as they can enjoy treasure hunts, a petting farm, a maze, and the playground. Afterwards, you will visit the Zaanse Schans, a residential area in which the 18th and 19th-centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the va...

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What people are saying about Lisse

Gardens fabulous, village quaint, canal ride very enjoyable. Tour good

Bus driver and tour guide very good. There were multiple language groups on our tour which took away from her time having to speak in 3 languages when she could have devoted more time to share history of the Netherlands. While most of the tulip fields had already been either clipped or plowed up, they made an effort to find an area that still had a few rows of tulips left. Tour was timely. Enjoyed our canal cruise. Felt the narration via recording on canal cruise could have been more informative.

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

The Carol guide was fantastic. I recommend the departure in front of the Heineken experience because you go immediately to the park.

excellent guide

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

Just left me and my mother to do the channel tour ... yesterday there was no time ...