Keukenhof, flower fields, Spring gardens, Flower Auction, botanical garden
In Spring the Amsterdam tulip and Keukenhof tour is our most recommended private excursion.
In 2024 the Keukenhof Gardens are open from the 21st of March until the 12th of May.
To see flowers in the rest of the year, we recommend our Amsterdam Flower Auction tour.
The Keukenhof Gardens feature over 7 million bulb flowers, including 800 varieties of tulips, and hundreds of other flower bulb species. The Gardens covers an area of 32 hectares (79 acres), and are surrounded by commercial bulb flower fields, with Tulips, Hyacinths and Daffodils as far as the eye can see. Driving through them alone make for a unique, unforgettable experience! We look for the nicest flower fields that day, and make a few photo stops.
Before entering the Keukenhof Flower Gardens we drive around the area to see the blooming Tulip, Daffodil and/or Hyacinth fields, a breathtaking experience in itself! It speaks for itself that we stop for photos in several locations.
Once in the Park (32 hectares or 79 acres in size) I show you the highlights, and then give you free time to explore further on own.
Our Amsterdam tulip and Keukenhof tours early morning and late afternoon starting times give you the possibility to avoid the crowds.
The Gardens receive 1. 4 million visitors in just two months, and can get very busy.
However, before 10am and after 3pm, there are fewer visitors.
Itinerary Amsterdam Tulip and Keukenhof tours
- Pick up anywhere in the greater Amsterdam area, at the time of your preference:
– between 7am and 9am or
– between 2pm and 4pm
- drive to Keukenhof Gardens area
- drive through flower fields with photo stops
- approximately one hour guided tour of Keukenhof gardens
- approximately one hour free time to explore Keukenhof gardens further on own
- any addition to your choice to make it a full day tour
- drive back for drop-off anywhere in greater Amsterdam area
This private day tour can be fully customized. In addition to the Keukenhof visit and tour of surrounding flower fields, you can choose which other destination to add to this full day tour.
Should you want an early start of the day (between 7am and 8am), we visit Keukenhof first.
Should you choose for a later start (between 8am and 10am), we visit Keukenhof last.
This way we avoid the busiest time of day at the Park.
- Pick up and drop-off anywhere in the greater Amsterdam area
- So as to avoid the busiest time of the day at Keukenhof (late morning, early afternoon), the order of the visits follows is as follows:
– If you prefer an early start we go to Keukenhof and surrounding flower fields first
-If you prefer a late start we go to Keukenhof and surrounding flower fields last
The recommended additions to your excursion are
- Rotterdam, The Hague, Delft, Gouda and Leiden.
The typical Dutch countryside North of Amsterdam: windmills, quaint villages, cheese farm.
Muiderslot Castle or De Haar Castle at Haarzuilens, plus 17th century mansions along the Vecht River.
Or let us design your tailored itinerary.