After a short ride from Amsterdam to the bulbflower area around Lisse, we start thetour by making a scenic ride in this area. Depending upon the season,you will see a landscape with colourful bulbflower carpets in almost any colour you can imagine.
Then we continue to the true highlight of this tour, the Keukenhof Gardens. Once a mere kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, the Keukenhof -smack dab in the middle of South Holland’s tulip region -now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting some 800,000 visitors per year.
This guided tour will take you through the 15 kilometres of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where millions of bulbs are planted each year. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring bulbs of a variety of vibrant colours carpet the grounds. Stroll through the English landscape garden, the Japanese country garden, and the historical garden. Take in the flower sculpture, based on an annual theme.
Just don’t forget to bring your camera -this is an experience you won’t forget!
IMPORTANT DEPARTURE INFORMATION:
- MORNING DEPARTURE: Heineken Experience bus stop: 08.15AM
- AFTERNOON DEPARTURE Heineken Experience bus stop: 12.00AM
Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for a regular City Canal Cruise. The voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company- Gray Line Amsterdam. The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is an so called "OPEN TICKET".This means that no timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next a vailable boat at one of the 2 docks:
- The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop 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 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.