24 Mar - 16 May: DailyDuration
8 hoursStart time
Tour departs from 26 Damrak, Amsterdam. 26 Damrak is a 5 minute walk from the Central Station. As you come out of Central Station it is the street straight in front of you which leads to the Dam Square.
The tour ends at the starting point
Sit back in a luxury coach and let your guide reveal the wonders of the “Venice of the North”. See the neo-classical Royal Palace on Dam Square, the National Monument, the vibrant Albert Cuyp street market and much more.
Admire the beautiful canals lined with magnificent 17th century houses and admire the pretty bridges, like the iconic “Skinny Bridge”.
Then travel on to the glorious gardens of Keukenhof – the name actually means “Kitchen Garden” in Dutch, but don’t expect to find vegetables! Amazing Keukenhof is the world’s largest flower garden and you will be treated to a stunning display of spring bulbs in bloom.
As you stroll along the meandering paths you will be greeted by rich carpets of daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and tulips in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors.
The Keukenhof Garden maintains a theme every year and 2016 theme is 'The Golden Age'. It refers to the time in which the tulip trade thrived.
Your super-value Amsterdam City Tour & Keukenhof Combo shows you not only the highlights of Amsterdam but also one of the world’s most famous gardens.
Amsterdam is The Netherlands’ largest city. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, it became one of the world’s most important ports during the Dutch Golden Age. The wealth acquired in that time left a legacy of stunningly beautiful buildings and great art.
On your sightseeing tour, you will see many of the city highlights. These include:
• The neo-classical Royal Palace, on Dam Square, which served as the city hall from 1655 until it was turned into a royal residence in 1808;
• The National Monument, a white stone pillar erected in 1956 to commemorate the victims of World War II;
• The famous “Skinny Bridge”, a typical Dutch wooden lifting bridge. Originally very narrow, the bridge has been widened over the years, but it remains one of Amsterdam’s most photogenic bridges.
• The gorgeous gabled canal-side houses built by wealthy merchants
• The bustling Albert Cuyp street market.
After the city tour, you will visit the glorious spring gardens of Keukenhof, (the name means “Kitchen Garden” in Dutch because the area was once a source of herbs for a grand castle). Keukenhof is also known as “The Garden of Europe” and the 32-hectare park is the world’s largest flower garden.
Keukenhof is renowned for its springtime flowers – approximately 7 million bulbs are planted annually. Wander along winding paths past sparkling streams, pretty ponds and a breath-taking array of blooms. A fresh display of spectacular blooms will be waiting for you around every corner.
You will have around 3 hours to relax in the beautiful surroundings of Keukenhof before boarding your coach for the return journey to Amsterdam!
The theme of Keukenhof Gardens in 2016 will be 'The Golden Age'. This is the period in which the Netherlands went through a flourishing era in the fields of trade, arts and sciences. It was during this period that Tulip Trade prospered. This beautiful theme will last from 24 March to 16 May 2016.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.