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Amsterdam: Day Trip Keukenhof Gardens with Windmill Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Day Trip Keukenhof Gardens with Windmill Cruise

Be inspired by the sights and smells of more than seven million bulbs in bloom at Keukenhof. Make the most of your time with access to this popular attraction. Sail thorugh the countryside on a canal cruise through the Kager lakes and stop at a windmill. Travel in comfort by bus to Keukenhof from Amsterdam. Embark on a sightseeing boat ride from the 'Ringvaart' Canal and enjoy views of the colorful bulb fields, traditional windmills, and authentic villages. Sail through the Amsterdam Kager lakes, which include ten unique islands. While traveling through narrower passages between the islands, marvel at historical mansions. Disembark at an operating windmill. After the visit to the windmill, take a 10-minute shuttle to the Keukenhof Gardens. Explore the Keukenhof Gardens at your own pace and stay as long as you wish.

From Leiden City: Kaag Lakes Windmill Cruise

2. From Leiden City: Kaag Lakes Windmill Cruise

Embark on a scenic boat cruise on the Kaag Lakes from Leiden and discover the beautiful landscape, known for its shallow lakes, islands, polders, and many windmills. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the views and get to know the Green Heart of Holland.  Sail from the historical city of 'Leiden' for a beautiful cruise through the Green Heart, characterized by shallow lakes and islands. The islands are polders and are still being drained by 18 restored polder mills in operation. Most of these mills can be seen during the cruise. This is Holland in its entirety: polders, cows, windmills, lakes, beautiful views and beautiful Dutch villages. The different areas within the Green Heart of Holland have their own character and appearance.  The captain informs you about all the sights during the trip and in good weather you can of course also enjoy the deck where you have a wide view of the surroundings. Drinks, snacks, and simple lunch items are available to purchase. 

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4.4 / 5

based on 644 reviews

I use a wheelchair and wanted to take a boat trip from Leiden with my wife. On Monday we bought the tickets for Wednesday online. It also said on the "getyourguide" website that the ship is barrier-free. To be on the safe side, we drove past the port in Leiden on Tuesday, where the ship was parked. Unfortunately, this ship was in no way barrier-free. I then called the shipping company, who confirmed this to me. The nice lady spoke German very well and rebooked our trip from Leiden to Katwijk. This ship had a hydraulic wheelchair lift "hidden" under the stairs, with the help of which the captain got me into the passenger compartment very well.

Great value for money. Two hours and many beautiful typical Dutch sights on the way: windmills, lakes, boathouses, etc. The personnel was also lovely and they serve some refreshments on board too which is great. Finally, the ship was clean and roomy, which I appreciated a lot.

This was super cool!! BUT make sure they put you on the right bus as I was directed to the wrong one so I didn’t get to do the cruise.. however keukenhoff is absolutely beautiful and an amazing experience!!

Nice day out in Leiden and we really enjoyed the Dutch landscape on the cruise

It was a great way to see the windmills staff were friendly and welcoming