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Holland Spectacle (Keukenhof Tulips Garden & Giethoorn)

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Holland Spectacle (Keukenhof Tulips Garden & Giethoorn)

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icon8 to 9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The Keukenhof Tulip Garden and village of Giethoorn are two of the most enchanting destinations in Holland, but seeing both in one day via train or bus is a challenge. With this tour, save hours with private transportation directly from Amsterdam. Stop to take in the colorful blooms at one of the largest flower gardens in the world before continuing on to Giethoorn for a boat tour along its historic canals.
  • Time-saving transportation to visit two top destinations in one day
  • Explore the vast Keukenhof Tulip Garden, home to 800 tulip varieties
  • Visit historic Giethoorn, known for its network of canals, for a boat tour
  • Take in the scenic Dutch countryside during the ride from Amsterdam
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Full day trip from Amsterdam
Transport in car / minivan / coach
Canal cruise ticket in Giethoorn
Entry/Admission - Keukenhof (Tulips/ Flowers Garden)
Personal expenses
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel ibis Amsterdam Centre , Stationsplein 49, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands

In front of the Ibis Amsterdam Center Hotel (The building next to the Amsterdam Main Railway Station / Amsterdam Central Station). The address: Stationsplein 49, Amsterdam City Centre, 1012 AB Amsterdam.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY XALAM TOURS & TRAVELS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Memorable visit.
Christine_K
, May 2022
Worth the time spent there, despite being last day open. Exhibits are colorful and creative! Beautiful weather as well.
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star-5
Great if in Amsterdam for a short time
josie156
, May 2022
Responsive communication before the trip, and well organised day tour that suited us as it let us do two great activities on the same day. Tour guide Noval was cheery, knowledgeable and welcoming. Keukenhof was well worth visiting even in the last days of the season, and giethoorn was beautiful, helped by lovely weather. Ran to time, comfortable coach and clear directions.
star-5
Fantastic places to visit.
John_M
, May 2022
Great driver-on time, personable, safe driving. Beautiful gardens. A site to be seen. Giethoorn also very nice boat tour with a local guide. Very informative by Stephen.
star-4
Beautiful places!
Eileen_G
, May 2022
The tulip gardens were outstanding but would have liked more than 2 hours there. It was 2 hour drive to Giethoorn but well worth it. Beautiful little town on the water.
star-4
The world and its people are wonderful
Cecilia_T
, May 2022
The flowers are beautiful! There are different kinds of flowers: tulips (of course), hydrangeas, rhododendrons, peonies, azaleas, oleanders, and many others. Really, 3 hours is not enough. I love to take my time looking and admiring all the flowers, eating ice cream along the way and of course, taking lots of selfies. At Giethoorn, a long 2 hour drive to the place is a good respite. The place is a site to see. Really an eco-friendly place. Beautiful thatched roof houses. And finally, Navel is a wonderful tour guide. He made us aware of every minutes event. Courteous and considerate. He saw me winded after walking around Keukenhof and bought me a bottle of water but we already had one.
star-5
Perfect Tour so much beauty!
Vickie_N
, May 2022
Incredible guide! Gorgeous tulips! Giethoorn amazing! Perfect day, perfect tour! Would do it again!!
star-5
The beauty of the tulips...
Debbi
, May 2022
The beauty of the tulips and the delightful weather made the day great. Our tour guide and driver did a wonderful job getting us to the gardens and the to Gleihauf for a fun canal ride.
star-5
Great experience worthy
ALAA_S
, May 2022
Great experience all were well organized and applied to the given details , special thanks to nadhira was very helpful and friendly
star-5
A nice tour combines 2 Must See in Holland!
ytang
, May 2022
This is a very convenient tour that combines the garden and Giethoorn in one day, the trip is pleasant and the seat is comfortable on the bus and I napped on the way so the travel time between the city and Giethoorn(about 1h40min) feels not bad to me.
star-3
Keukenhof was lovely & Giethoorn was underwhelming
Sydney_S
, May 2022
The Keukenhof gardens are beautiful & i highly recommend going PERIOD. Giethoorn was underwhelming - we went on a fun little boat ride but the miss for me was that I thought we’d learn about the history of the town on said boat. It was just a teenager driving us around & giving little fun facts. If we had nicer weather & had stayed on time (more to come) I’m sure it would have still been enjoyable. It was over 1.5 hours between the gardens & Giethoorn and then another 1.5 hours back to Amsterdam after…not sure if it was worth it to be there for 1.5 hours & do what we did. Our group leader didn’t take lead. Myself & multiple other pairs on the tour struggled to understand meeting times, logistical details, etc. There was zero direction at all which leads me to my final point - this was advertised as a 8-9 hour trip and it ended up being over 10. Due to the lack of direction, the day became very long. I’ve had great experiences with Viator overall but this one had a few negatives for me :)
star-3
Not what we had hoped for :)
Kathy_P
, May 2022
We were so very excited for this tour and although the sites were very beautiful, that is where it ended. First of all - it is a very, very long tour - almost 11 hours! We arrived at the site to join the tour and our guide honestly looked like she had just rolled out of bed. She literally told us on the bus that we should get a snack to eat at Kuekenhof before we board for the 1 hr 15 minute drive to the next stop and then you can have a larger meal there. So we listened, and at Kuekenhof - which is absolutely stunning - and if it had not been for this, i would have given the tour one star. The restaurants do not open until 11 at Kuekenhof however there are great food trucks including fries, ham sandwiches, Dutch pancakes, hamburgers, etc. which were all great. But we listened and only had a snack. Then we get back to the bus and we are told it will take two hours to get to Giethorn (not the 1 hr 15 mins). Our tour guide did not offer but three Dutch facts the entire time. She was silent. We then arrive at Giethorn and were told to go to the toilet quickly and go outside to the boat. If you want a drink, you can get one but you cannot take it on the boat. We then boarded the boat and our "captain" could not offer much more than our tour guide (which by the way she did not go on the boat) so we tried to ask questions. Our captain took us out on the open lake and the bugs were awful - like little nats - and they were everywhere - and we asked about them - the captain said yes they are "annoying". Why would you take us out there if you know the bugs are bad and it was freezing. We return to the drop off area and our tour guide (who looked like she had taken another nap) was there and showed us where we could go eat and meet back at the bus at 5:15 - 5:15 you say - that was 20 minutes - so we all ran to find something to eat and no where would do anything fast - we ordered at one of the restaurants thinking we could get it to go - and the answer was NO! They also said i had to pay for what i ordered even though we could not eat it. I demanded they box it up and they finally did - reluctantly. Why would our tour guide tell us to "wait" to eat in Giethorn when in fact you did not have time? Overall, Kuekenhof was amazing - absolutely beautiful and worth the trip - i just would not combine it with this tour - too long of a day and no food offering at all - not even water. Giethorn is a cute town and i am glad we went but again i would do it separately and not on a long tour. I absolutely love Viator and use them all of the time - this is first time ever i was dissatisfied with any of their tours - i would not recommend this tour for the money and the time and no food and water. I am sorry :( but i will continue to use Viator moving forward. Go see Kuekenhof - it is definitely worth it!
star-5
Tulips are amazing
alison_d
, Apr 2022
So beautiful. Cannot go wrong. There are no wrong paths. Lots of spots to rest and enjoy the view. I recommend you take your time
star-4
Amazing tour featuring the beautiful tulips of Holland.
Linda_C
, Apr 2022
Tulips were amazing and Novol our guide was very personable. Very good tour and worth the money. Have used Viator Tours a number of times and will use again.
star-4
Nice trip but quite a bit of bus time
9rcrandall
, Apr 2022
Seeing the tulips was great but not sure what it was paired with the visit to the charming small town. While it was interesting and charming, it was also a long day and a lot of time on the road. It’s a ten plus hour day.
star-5
Value for money
Anika_M
, Apr 2022
Very well organized. Enough time to visit both Keukenhof and Giethoorn. Tip: Listen to the guide when he provide the route to follow in Keukenhof - they know the best and you will have enough time. Giethoorn is an awesome little town and a must visit. Excellent guide and driver. I always felt safe while travelling.
star-3
Beautiful Garden and SoSo Village
Michael_S
, Apr 2022
Keukenhof Garden was an exceptional experience for anyone who likes flowers. There was an amazing variety of colors and varieties of tulips. Giethoorn was interesting but wasn't worth the time to get there and return.
star-5
Long but good day
Mark_S
, Apr 2022
Long day as a lot to fit in, the two different places were not close, ideally spend longer at each venue but time would not allow. However, so glad saw both places, the gardens were totally stunning
star-4
Great experience
ROBERT_G
, Apr 2022
Our tour leader was great! The trip to geithhorn was long….I’m not sure I’d do it if given the choice. This was a bucket list item crossed iffy!
star-4
OK trip
Mary_N
, Apr 2022
Kukenhoff was lovely. It was not a guided tour. It was a drop at the entrance and see you in three hours. Meeting our guide at the appointed time and place in Amsterdam was not lovely. Our guide called us a few minutes before meet time, we were on our way to meet her . When we got to the meet place she did not identify herself in any way as our guide . So we left called her again and she said she was therein a van across the street. Who knew? She indicated she was not allowed to carry a sign saying VIATOR. If that is the case VIATOR needs to somehow identify guides to customers, photo description etc. We have an upcoming trip in Italy. I hope it goes better than this.
star-5
Fear and Dismay
Frederick_S
, Apr 2022
The trip contractor sent out texts, three days before the excursion telling that was cancelled for the day it was supposed to happen. The operator had no remorse making the change. We had been trying to make this trip for three years. We were booked for every day with different events. Suddenly I had to shuffle 7 days worth of excursions. I was truly blessed by the other operators as they worked hard to save our vacation. Viator's contractor was worthless. The guide did a nice job, but never accepted any blame for the heartache he imparted. We have had many viator excursions, We have never been disappointed, but the inconvenience was very annoying.

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