Group Tour Operator and DMC for Amsterdam and the Netherlands
Keukenhof Bulbfields & Amsterdam
Explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam and see the tulip gardens of Keukenhof in full bloom
Keukenhof Flower Gardens, once a modest little herb garden, it is now where the Dutch bulb growing industry stage their annual petal spectacular attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. Combine a visit to Keukenhof’s floral extravaganza with a day to explore the iconic Dutch capital city, Amsterdam.Read More
Keukenhof; The Garden of Colour
Each year between March and May, seven million bulbs planted across 70 acres burst into bloom. Not just tulips, but daffodils, hyacinths, narcissi, and crocuses burst into bloom too! For eight weeks each spring, it becomes a ocean of colour, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. Take your time admiring the impressive displays. Perhaps take a cruise in the Whisper Boat to drift through the sea of flowers. This allows you to relax while you admire the surrounding bulbfields.
Blooming Amsterdam; A city of Art, Culture and Heritage
Amidst its canals and cobbled streets, you’ll find an abundance of excellent museums and art galleries. From Van Gogh to Rembrandt, there’s something to suit every taste in this cultural hub. The dutch capital is a captivating city and it is clear to see why so many visit each year, throughout all times of year. Spend a day exploring the narrow walkways or see the sights traversing the city’s famous canals. Also, if your visit to Keukenhof didn’t fulfill your floral appetite, why not head to the Bloemenmarkt, where vibrant colours and fragrances of fresh flowers every Monday to Saturday fill the city centre.
Experience the bulbfields of Keukenhof and effervescent Dutch capital, Amsterdam. To see the bulbfields on an alternative tour why check out our Steaming through the Dutch Bulbfields or for more spectacular gardens see our Dutch Bulbfields and Royal Gardens
Late March - Early May 2023
Arrive in the Netherlands
Arrive and check in to your hotel. If time permits, begin exploring and get to know the area.
Full Day at Keukenhof Gardens
With over 50 years of displaying its floral art with a different theme every year and a fresh look every day, Keukenhof has developed into a showcase for the flower bulb and ornamental plant industry. The history of Keukenhof, the name meaning ‘kitchen garden’, goes back to the 15th Century. Tulips proliferate but there are daffodils, hyacinths, narcissi and crocuses to admire as well. Perhaps see the gardens from a different perspective on a ‘Whisper Boat’ cruise. Optional guided tours also possible.
Today, discover the wonderful city of Amsterdam. See the sights on board a leisurely canal cruise, cruising past 17th century gabled houses along tree-lined canals. The afternoon is free to explore Amsterdam, with its many museums and galleries. If you haven’t had your fill of flowers, why not head to the Hortus Botanicus Gardens – the oldest Botanical Gardens in the World! Originally a small medicinal herb garden opened in 1638, they are now home to over 4,000 different species of plant. Guided tours can be arranged.
Time permitting, explore further before commencing your return journey.
Fancy seeing a bit more? Add a cruise and stream train journey through the bulb fields. Alternatively, head to the Hague to see the Dutch parliament or the quaint Zaanse Schans to see windmills and Dutch crafts.
The Old Dutch Hotel, Volendam ***
Inspected by Greatdays Staff in October 2019
Family run hotel, located on the waterfront in the centre of Volendam. 32 rooms in total, all equipped with safe, telephone, TV, small desk and shower. The hotel’s restaurant offers typical Dutch and international cuisine. In summer months, guests can sit outside on the hotel’s terrace overlooking the lake. Coaches park at the public coach parking in town and luggage has to be loaded/unloaded at the back street as there is no coach access at the front of the hotel, however the hotel offers luggage service.
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|4 days||Half Twin||Single Supplement|
|March – May 2023||From £295.00 per person||From £95.00 per person|
Alternative dates and hotels available on request.