The Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam cover approximately 79 acres. The Keukenhof Tulip Gardens make up the largest flower garden in the world. Around 800,000 people, visit the wooded gardens in the spring. They take in the blazing color that surrounds the park. There are winding paths, shady ponds, brooks, and greenhouses to enjoy.
Besides the millions of tulips, bluebells, hyacinths, daffodils, and narcissi create a landscape that combines nature and artificial precision. The perfectly placed blossoms bloom at the precisely calculated time. Wilting temperatures are no cause for concern. Helping hands plant fresh blooms throughout the season. The site has refreshment stands, cafes, and pavilion that hold special exhibits.
The park opens in March and remains open until late May. It is best to check opening dates. They vary slightly from year to year. Special train or bus connection from nearby Leiden and Haarlem are available. Keukenhof Gardens offer eight tours.
· The only operator having permission of fly in central Amsterdam enjoys priority entrance to the gardens. The sightseeing flight has skip-the-line entry. Visitors fly aboard a historic World War II airplane. They see the city’s tulip fields, windmills, canals and city center. Guests explore the gardens at their leisure. Lunch in included at visitors’ choice of restaurants.
· A thirty-minute sightseeing tour on the vintage plane books only 12 passengers at one time. Guests bring cameras to capture the explosion of color. Guests have ample room to relax.
· Another skip-the-line entrance tour is an all-inclusive day trip visit. Picnic in the tulip gardens at lunch time. Meet and greet a behind-the-scenes expert gardener to get an insider view of the gardens. A walking tour of the medieval gem, nearby Haarlem, is part of the package.
· A special Super Saver tour is led by a local guide. Along with seeing flowering tulips, fishing villages, and windmills, you visit a clog maker and take a boat ride to see cheese made in the traditional way. A leisurely walk through the Keukenhof Gardens is part of the tour.
· A private luxury car tour includes entrance tickets to Keukenhof Gardens. This tour allows flexibility. Take tulip field photos along the way. Explore the gardens at your leisure.
· Combine a sightseeing tour of the city with a Keukenhof Gardens trip by booking a two and one-half hour morning coach tour. The Albert Cuyp Market, National Monument, and Royal Palace are attractions seen on this tour. Spend the afternoon in the Dutch country’s beautiful tulip fields. A guided tour of the famous Keukenhof Gardens precedes time to explore the gardens at your leisure. People choose this tour because it hits the Amsterdam highlights before the unforgettable tulip field visit.