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Keukenhof Gardens Entry & Windmill Sightseeing Cruise

Product ID: 150215
Enjoy a scenic boat cruise offering spectacular views of the fields and windmills. Explore Keukenhof, Holland's most beautiful garden, and visit an operational windmill.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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  • Benefit from frequent and comfortable transportation to Keukenhof Gardens
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise in the heart of the windmill and bulb field region
  • Bypass the lines and stroll among the floral displays at your leisure
  • Marvel at the colorful Dutch landscape dotted with windmills
  • Explore the inside of an operational windmill
5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 1 hour
  • Kaag Lakes (boat cruise, windmills)

  • Keukenhof (free time)

  • 1 hour
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
Full description
Be inspired by the sights and smells of more than seven million bulbs in bloom at Keukenhof! Benefit from flexible and direct travel by bus to Keukenhof from Amsterdam. On the way, be entertained by a video presentation with interesting details about Holland and Keukenhof. Upon arrival, avoid the long queues and enjoy fast-track entry to this wonderful floral garden. Join the celebration of 70 years of Keukenhof. The 2020 theme offering a bright colourful display of flowers, will instantly inspire you.

Prior to your leisurely visit to Keukenhof Gardens, enjoy a relaxing and comfortable boat tour with spectacular views of the passing scenery, including colorful bulb fields, traditional windmills and authentic villages. The tour departs from the 'Ringvaart' Canal and takes you to the Amsterdam Kager lakes, which include ten unique islands. The live guide commentary provides interesting pointers about the history of this reclaimed land and its inhabitants, some of whom can only reach their house by boat! While travelling through narrower passages between the islands, marvel at amazing historical mansions. This 60-minute tour offers a unique experience right in the heart of the bulb fields.

After your boat tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the inside of a windmill in operation. Learn more about this typical Dutch structure. After your visit to the windmill, a shuttle bus will take you to Keukenhof Gardens within 10 minutes. You can then explore the gardens at your own leisure.
  • Round-trip transportation between Amsterdam and Keukenhof
  • Video presentation in English
  • Fast-track entry to Keukenhof Gardens
  • Roundtrip sightseeing cruise on the Amsterdam 'Kager' Lakes
  • Bus ride from the Windmill to Keukenhof
  • Entry and guided tour at an operational windmill
  • Amsterdam city map
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Buses to the sightseeing cruise depart from next to THIS IS HOLLAND. Please take the free ferry from Central Station in the direction of "Buiksloterweg." It is only a 3-minute ferry ride to the opposite side, from where it's a 3-minute walk to THIS IS HOLLAND. Buses depart daily, every 30 minutes from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. After the cruise, the boat will drop you off at a windmill. Here you can visit a windmill in operation. After the visit to the windmill, the bus will take you to Keukenhof, a 10-minute drive from the windmill.

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What to bring
  • ID card, copy accepted
Know before you go
• From Amsterdam, the bus will take you directly to the sightseeing cruise
• After the sightseeing cruise, the boat will drop you off at a windmill in operation
• After the visit to the windmill, the bus will take you to Keukenhof Gardens, this is a 10-minute drive
• Visit at Keukenhof Gardens is at your own leisure and you are allowed to stay as long as you wish
• The last departure of the sightseeing cruise is at 1:30 PM (bus departure from Amsterdam at 12:30 PM)
• There are frequent departures for you to return to Amsterdam. The last bus from Keukenhof to Amsterdam departs at 6:30 PM.
• The duration of this excursion is flexible. Arrive and depart at your leisure
• For the Windmill Sightseeing Cruise: the bus from Amsterdam will take you to the departure point of the cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 145 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Even as a Dutch resident: surprisingly interesting

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!

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20 May 2019

We had the right weather!

Hop on Hop Off set up was pretty chaotic at the This is Holland building with long queue which had obviously formed well before the 9am start time. So worth getting there as early as you can if the weather looks good and you want to get to the gardens etc on the first bus. No technology used which is why you have to print out the ticket - so they file that and give you another hand written ticket for your tours. Seems crazy as they have bar codes etc on things! The loading of the buses not very well supervised, again staff were not hugely engaged but polite (may have been hung over from Kings Day weekend celebrations this last weekend) Dropped off on a road by a canal with a wave of the hand from the driver as to where to go for the river cruise - no signs! The river & lake cruise was very pleasant but most the windmills are all some distance away. We had a beautifully sunny day and the lovely electric Stan Huygens boat, with the most delightful friendly crew. Gardens fine in the sun.

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30 April 2019

The boat trip is very nice, you learn about the country and see typical Dutch windmills. But the highlight is the Keukenhof. This beautiful tulip and flower splendor, simply unique. And then there are the great, glowing tulip fields - a feast for the eyes. I can only recommend this trip.

24 April 2019

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Holland Ticket Services BV

Product ID: 150215