Keukenhof, Zaanse Schans and canal cruise

Information about this tour
  • 9 hours
  • Family friendly
  • Live guide
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Mobile vouchers are accepted
A printed voucher is not required
Informative, friendly and professional live guide
English, German and Spanish
Pick-up from a designated meeting point in Amsterdam
THIS IS HOLLAND – Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get there.
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Important information

All that is Dutch in one day; explore the most famous tulip park in the world and visit the authentic windmill village Zaanse Schans.

The Keukenhof is the most famous and largest flower garden in the Netherlands. A comfortable and scenic 45-minute bus ride will take you to one of the most extensive gardens in the world. Pad, stroll through the show garden and swoon over all those beautiful and different spring flowers you see. Once you’re finished exploring the gardens, we will take you to the authentic windmill village Zaanse Schans. Watch an actual wooden shoe making demonstration and visit a beautiful cheese farm. Finish your day with a canal cruise through the famous canals of Amsterdam.

Long description

Prepare yourself for a day filled with Dutch flowering fields and spectacular gardens. Get comfortable in your seat aboard a single-decker coach as you leave Amsterdam behind. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, you will receive a 45-minute guided tour through the park, leaving you enough free time to explore at your own leisure. As you pass through the Dutch countryside, gaze at the vivid tulips, daffodils and crocuses lining these blooming fields.

During your tour of Keukenhof, you’ll see rows upon rows of tulips, daffodils and crocuses, all growing in different colors and sizes. Your guide will explain how each type of flower is cultivated nad its history and significance within Dutch culture. You may even get to see some rare specimens that haven’t been seen in over 70 years!

After soaking up the garden vistas, you continue to Zaanse Schans. The famous windmill village. Upon arrival your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the town. You will visit the wooden shoemaker shop where they will give you a live demonstration of how wooden shoes are crafted. Followed by a demonstration and tasting at a real Dutch cheese farm.

Before you set off to discover Zaanse Schans on your own, your guide will give you further information on what makes it a unique village, inform you about local history and culture; provide you with insider tips about what to do and where to go. Then it is time to explore your way around on your own before returning to Amsterdam.

Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for a City Canal Cruise with Blue Boat Company. This canal cruise passes all of Amsterdam’s famous attractions. Canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, the Skinny Bridge; the canal cruise takes you past all of them. Sightseeing in Amsterdam couldn’t be a more relaxing experience.

The voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company- Gray Line Amsterdam. The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is a so called ‘open ticket’. This means that no time slot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the two following docks:

  • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501, opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5, 11 and 12 and get off at Leidseplein. From there, the dock is a 2 minute walk.
  • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 get off at Rijksmuseum. From there, the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro no. 52 and get off at Vijzelgracht. From there, the dock is only a 2 minute walk.

Included

  • Live guide
  • Entry to the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Guided tour through the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Wooden Shoe demonstration
  • Cheese farm demonstration
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • City Canal Cruise of Blue Boat Company

Excluded

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entree to a windmill at the Zaanse Schans

Departure details

This tour departs from De Ruijterkade 105, 1011 AB Amsterdam. Which is only a 6 minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Station. From the front of the Amsterdam Central Station (Stationsplein), turn to your left and walk in the eastern direction. Keep on walking and cross the small bridge. Walk until you reach the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel. Turn left and follow the walkway underneath the railway crossing. After this crossing, our departure point is on your right.

Know before you go

  • The tour’s itinerary may vary depending on the guide of the day
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • The Keukenhof Gardens is a cash-free site, so cash payments will not be accepted
  • A multi-lingual guide will operate the tour (English, German and Spanish)
  • The group will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)
  • Tulips and other bulb flowers are natural products and even though the Keukenhof has advanced growing methods, the course of nature depends mainly on the weather. Therefore, it cannot be guaranteed how many flowers and flower fields can be visited and seen during your tour.

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