Keukenhof Gardens Entry & Windmill Sightseeing Cruise
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 7 hours
- Optional audio guide
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Guide was very nice but not very informative - keep asking us if we had questions. He should have had a plan in place and telling us about where we were going and about Amsterdam, etc. Cheese place quick and nice however it is a place they stop so you will spend money. The windmill village had this same type of cheese demonstration. Not enough time in the windmills to visit them all and we did not even get to see the wooden shoe maker because our guide asked us to wait until the end and then 3 buses showed up and he said you can wait but it will be long wait now and suggested we not. When we first arrived at the village there was no one at the wooden shoe demo and no reason for us to have missed it. Keukenhof was wonderful and we did have enough time there.
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.
I took the tour with a colleague from abroad who suggested it. I thought it was kind of funny as I live in Holland. But I was really surprised how interesting it all was, and I would actually consider it for future visits of foreign friends. Last time I visited Keukenhof was... like 25 years ago, and I can see why people come over from all over the world, although it was end of season for most flowers. Nice!
It would have been perfect except for one thing! The guy at the counter for ticket redemption didn't give us tickets for the boat cruise! It's good the supervisor of the boat cruise allowed us to join. He accepted our word that we were given tickets only for Keukenhof even if we paid for both!
A great trip. Keukenhof is an amazing place. However it was a bit shambolic when it came time to get bus home. I think there needs to be a facility to queue as per your return ticket time instead of everyone in the same queue.