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From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Skip-the-Line Ticket and Transfer

1. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Skip-the-Line Ticket and Transfer

Enjoy hassle-free and efficient transportation from central Amsterdam to Keukenhof Gardens, and journey by comfortable bus at a time to suit you. Arrive at the world's largest spring garden in just 55 minutes, benefit from fast track entry on arrival, and stay for as long as you please. Buses to Keukenhof Gardens depart daily from the 'This is Holland' experience, opposite Central Station. Simply take the free ferry from Amsterdam Central Station to the opposite side of the IJ, where 'This is Holland' is a mere 3-minute walk away.   Board the bus, and then admire the Dutch landscape en route to Keukenhof Gardens. Watch a video presentation about Dutch history, the colorful landscape and interesting information on why Holland is so famous for its flowers. Upon arrival at Keukenhof Gardens, skip the long lines and explore the floral displays of the spring garden at your own pace. Marvel at up to 7 million bulbs in bloom, and see vibrant flower beds and fragrant floral displays. Enjoy the Keukenhof Gardens at your leisure, and benefit from frequent departures with guaranteed seating on a luxury coach back to Amsterdam between 1 PM and 6:30 PM. Get a free copy of the Amsterdam city map to help you find your way around the city as a bonus.

Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

2. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat. Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras. Visit two museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit. Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

Amsterdam: Day Trip Keukenhof Gardens with Windmill Cruise

3. 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 skip-the-line 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. Upon arrival, enjoy fast-track entry to this wonderful floral garden. Explore the Keukenhof Gardens at your own pace and stay as long as you wish.

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Full-Day Trip with Tulip Farm

4. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Full-Day Trip with Tulip Farm

Encounter the gorgeous colors of Keukenhof, the famous Dutch flower garden. Enjoy return transportation from Amsterdam, and stop for pictures in the colorful tulip fields. Meet your guide opposite Amsterdam's iconic Central Station and get ready for your full-day flower experience. Head to the Keukenhof and explore the colorful atmosphere at your own pace. Next, enjoy a spring cruise through authentic and picturesque Dutch villages. Stop at an original windmill and meet the miller. Then, visit a tulip farm and meet and greet with the family. Learn all about how these flowers are grown and take some pictures in the colorful fields. Complete your day with return transportation back to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

5. Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

Explore the extraordinary phenomenon of Keukenhof from up close. Keukenhof is a place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers in the spring. This beautiful spring garden offers a unique scent and color experience, over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, and exciting events. Surrounding Keukenhof lie the famous bulb fields. Take in spectacular views of some of the bulb fields from the windmill, with a visit to Keukenhof guaranteeing beautiful photographs. There are activities for all ages, allowing you to stimulate your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family with children being able to enjoy themselves in the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and go on a scavenger hunt. Your tour will continue to visit the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. Explore the fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, on a 1-hour guided boat tour. Experience the scenery on a leisurely trip through the canals. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.

Kagerplassen: Spring Cruise & Keukenhof Gardens Entry Ticket

6. Kagerplassen: Spring Cruise & Keukenhof Gardens Entry Ticket

Combine a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens with a beautiful spring cruise lasting approximately 1.5 hours on one of the great ships of Rederij van Huls. Journey along the beautiful 'Kagerplassen', also known as the 'Amsterdam Lakes' During the cruise, you can enjoy the beautiful views, historic windmills, and typical Dutch villages in the famous bulb region. The boat is covered and offers an open deck as well, providing great photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera. After the cruise, go to the Keukenhof Gardens which are located only 10 minutes by car, transfer is not provided, from the cruise departing point. With the Keukenhof ticket, you will have direct access to the gardens where you'll see plenty of blooming tulips.

Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

7. Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

Begin your day with a pickup from one of the pickup points in central Amsterdam. As you leave Amsterdam, gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside, which are awash with colorful crocuses, tulips, and daffodil. These blooming fields are remarkably beautiful, and as you admire them you can listen to your guide reveal more about the history of this region. Depending on the time, you might also stop to take photographs of this stunning landscape. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, step off the bus and embark on a guided tour of the grounds. Covering an area of more than 79 acres (32 hectares), these magnificent gardens are home to innumerable blooming bulbs, all meticulously landscaped into aesthetically pleasing patterns. The gardens are filled with delicate blossoms of all sorts of colors and textures, which emanate a gently perfumed fragrance. After soaking up the garden vistas, continue to Zaanse Schans. The windmill village of Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that has a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. These buildings were brought there from 1961 onward, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region. The prosperity of the 18th and 19th century can be seen in the Zaanse Schans windmill village in several ways. Alongside windmills, barns, and other buildings, you will see beautiful houses that were originally built as homes to rich windmill owners and merchants. These houses have attractive facades and have been painted in traditional colors such as green, beige, and light blue. Upon arrival to the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour. You will visit the clog museum and annex wooden shoemaker shop, and will also get to taste Dutch farmer cheese in the cheese farm. It is then time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off to discover Zaanse Schans, your guide will provide you with further information on the unique character of Zaanse Schans, teach you the local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about what to do and where to go.

Amsterdam: De Tulperij Flowers and Leiden Trip with Cruise

8. Amsterdam: De Tulperij Flowers and Leiden Trip with Cruise

From August till October, the beautiful dahlia flourish the Dutch gardens. Hop on our bus to the Flower region and meet Daan and Anja, the owners of the flower farm De Tulperij. Their Dahlia show garden has more than 600 species of Dahlias. Daan will guide you through the farm, tell you all the secrets about planting bulbs, will show the beautiful Dahlia garden with thousands and thousands of beautiful flowers. You can walk through the fields, make great selfies and even pick your own bunch of Dahlias . Or just enjoy the view while having some home made apple pie, made by Anja. Your visit to De Tulperij will be one to keep in your memory forever. We’ll stay 1.5 hour at the Dahlia farm. After that we’ll bring you to Leiden. A beautiful city from where your boat cruise will sail through the typical Dutch landscape, 5 meters below sea level, cows, fields and working windmills. Program (Subject to change): 09.00 am: Departure from Amsterdam City Center 09.45 am: Welcome at the Flower Farm De Tulperij by Daan, the owner of the company 10.00 am: Behind the scenes tour 11.00 am: Discover the Dahlia fields by your own 11.45 am: Departure to Leiden 13.30 pm: Start Windmill Cruise from Leiden to Warmond 14.45 pm: Departure from the boat 15.30 pm: Back in Amsterdam

From Rotterdam: UNESCO Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Day Trip

9. From Rotterdam: UNESCO Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Day Trip

Upon departure from the meeting point, relax on the air-conditioned bus and enjoy views of the Dutch landscape during the 30-minute trip to Kinderdijk. Take your time in visiting Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. See the unique polder area of dikes, mills, and pumping stations and learn about human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. Follow your guide to the visitors’ center, situated in an old pumping station. You may be lucky enough to visit the inside of a working windmill (depending on how busy it is). On the return to Rotterdam, enjoy a Spido Harbor Cruise. Sail through Europe’s largest functioning port on a 75-minute tour. Admire as Rotterdam’s impressive skyline glides by, and see the busy shipyards and traffic of the sea-going and inland ships. The cruise ends with a view of the steamship Rotterdam, the former cruise flagship of the Holland America Line. Lastly, use the included tickets to head up the Euromast. This Rotterdam icon is 185 meters high and the highest watchtower in the Netherlands. Hear stories of the city as your ascend to the top in a glass elevator. Take in the views of Rotterdam and beyond. With good weather, you can see as far as 30km away.

Ámsterdam: Tour a Róterdam, Zaanse Schans, Marken y Volendam

10. Ámsterdam: Tour a Róterdam, Zaanse Schans, Marken y Volendam

Hop on board a panoramic bus to admire the sights of Amsterdam. Visit Rotterdam, discover the Dutch countryside, and visit the picturesque towns of Marken, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans. In addition, visit a clog and cheese factory. The day trip will start with a panoramic tour around the city center of Amsterdam from the bus, with the most iconic places out of the city center. After this panoramic tour, the first stop on this 10-hour trip from Amsterdam will be Rotterdam, a city that portrays a mix of traditional and modern styles. Continue to the region of Waterland, and visit the villages of Marken, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans, where the famous windmills are located. Your guide will tell you about the history of each place and the traditional houses of the 15th century. Visit a factory where the popular clogs are made. You'll also learn how they produce world-famous Dutch cheeses as well. Spend some of your free time enjoying a meal (not included in the tour price), before returning to Amsterdam in the evening.

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What people are saying about South Holland

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 63 reviews

I had a great afternoon on the site. I was able to visit the mills and get on the boat but be careful, the guide told me that it was the first time he had seen this kind of ticket (ticket with Get your guide) so he had to check and I I was afraid at the time of not being able to enjoy... Also I did not check if the value for money is worth it (price visit mills vs this ticket)

Our visit to Kinderdijk went very well. It was not busy but very quiet, there were not many visitors. We didn't have to wait anywhere. All the staff/volunteers were very friendly and willing to answer any questions we asked.

All the staff were very helpful and most informative. We had a wonderful time at the village and would recommend it to everyone. Well worth the trip from Rotterdam.

Such a great time, so many beautiful and vibrant colors

Site full of charm. The presentations are not in French