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Join us for a relaxing cruise aboard the MS Serenade 1 along the Dutch waterways, past the historic port city of Rotterdam and the authentic wooden houses in Zaandam. We'll also enjoy the horticultural delights of the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, before returning to the ship in beautiful Amsterdam with its winding canals and cobbled streets.
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Departure by local bus or door-to-door service, heading to Rotterdam where we will board our ship, the MS Serenade 1.
Day 2 Rotterdam to Zaandam
Sail from Rotterdam to Zaandam, arriving mid-afternoon. The city is located on the banks of the Zaan River and you will have free time to explore. Be sure to visit Czaar Peterhuisje – dating back to 1697, the wooden house was visited by Tsar Peter of Russia before his visit to Amsterdam. Peter the Great also stayed here in 1697 before leaving for the V.O.C. shipyards in Amsterdam. With his brief stay, he gave name and fame to this humble woodworker's house. Enjoy a relaxing night on board as we overnight in Zaandam.
Slide 3 Gardens of Keukenhof
Disembark after breakfast and board the coach for a full-day tour of Keukenhof Gardens. Here, you'll have plenty of time to explore the 32-hectare site, enjoying themed pavilions and flower beds. We return to our ship in Amsterdam for our last dinner on board.
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This morning we said goodbye to our captain and crew and disembarked for the journey back to the UK.
Single Room Supplement from £345.00 (4 days).
You will stay three nights aboard the MS Serenade 1.
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Offering the perfect synergy of luxury and intimacy, the MS Serenade 1 is sure to exceed all your river cruising expectations. With modern furnishings, elegant decor and beautiful artwork, this impressive vessel features four cabin types, each with an outside view, climate control and an en suite bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub. The contemporary restaurant offers delicious cuisine in a sociable atmosphere, while the spacious outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy the passing scenery. With a warm, friendly and attentive crew, always on hand, a fantastic experience aboard the MS Serenade 1 is promised.
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Cruise through the Dutch bulb fields? ›
When is the best time to see Dutch tulips in bloom? Tulips and other flowers mainly bloom during spring. March through May is therefore the best time to visit the Netherlands if you want to watch them in bloom. The world's most beautiful spring park, the Keukenhof, is open during this time.What is the best time to visit Keukenhof Gardens? ›
The best time to visit Keukenhof is before 10:30 AM and after 4:00 PM you can experience the gardens in a relatively quieter and less crowded atmosphere. Keukenhof Gardens are only open for eight weeks from 23 March to 14 May, 2023.What is the best month to see tulips in Holland? ›
From the official season launch mid-January, to peak tulip season from mid-March to mid-May, there are so many ways to experience the beauty of the tulip flower and its importance in Dutch culture.Is the Tulip Festival in Amsterdam worth it? ›
Yes, a visit to the Tulip Garden is absolutely worth it. Each year, the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is only open for 60 days, and during this time, the Keukenhof Tulip festival is held. You will be able to view 800+ different varieties of Tulips, apart from other flowers, spread over 79 hectares.How long does it take to get through the Keukenhof? ›
How much time takes a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens? Of course you can enjoy all the beauty for a whole day, but on average, a visit to the flower gardens takes about 2 to 4 hours.How long is tulip season in Holland Michigan? ›
When will the tulips bloom? While it is too early to predict peak bloom, our tulips generally begin blooming in late April and last through mid-May.How long does it take to get from Amsterdam to Keukenhof? ›
Keukenhof Gardens are about 40 KM away from Amsterdam (Amsterdam Central) and it takes about 40 minutes to drive. It is a convenient drive and ideal for a short road trip, you can also use the car to drive by the countryside of Bollenstreek.What is the entrance fee to Keukenhof gardens? ›
|Adult (18+)||€ 19.50||Book now|
|Kids (4-17)||€ 9.00||Book now|
|Tulip Festival Card Keukenhof + transport (RAI Amsterdam, Airport & Haarlem)||€ 51.00||Book now|
Leiden is not only a centrally located city, it is also a very beautiful city. The city is just 16 kilometer from the gardens and during tulip season the Keukenhof Express Bus 854 travels directly from Leiden station to Keukenhof. If you like cycling, it is also possible to cycle from Leiden to Keukenhof.
Why should I go to Keukenhof? ›
Keukenhof is a truly beautiful flower garden (32 hectares – 79 acres) with more than 7 million bulbs in bloom every spring. Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world with more than 800 different varieties of tulips and many other types of flowers blooming in the park every spring.Where is the best tulip viewing in Holland? ›
The most famous area with the most beautiful flower fields is around Keukenhof Tulip Gardens at only 40 kilometers from the centre of Amsterdam. The area is called 'Bollenstreek'. The Bollenstreek is located behind the North Sea dunes, between the cities of Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem and The Hague.What time of year to visit Amsterdam tulips? ›
A blooming tulip field in March is also very rare but possible. Most people want to see the outdoor tulip fields. The best month to see tulips in Holland is April. The best chance of having the most beautiful tulip fields is from mid-April to early May 2023.What do you wear to see the tulips in Amsterdam? ›
For example, if you are planning to see yellow fields, a pale blue dress or bright pink dress will stand out. For pink tulips, yellow looks really pretty. The fields can get muddy if it's rained recently, so it's best to wear older tennis shoes or sandals that you don't mind getting dirty.Do you need tickets for tulip festival Holland? ›
Where to get tickets: No tickets are needed to visit Holland, explore and experience the area. Specific Tulip Time events and activities are listed below and you can find ticket details about each one by clicking on the images. No dogs are allowed at ticketed events and venues.What do you wear to Holland tulip festival? ›
Colors: Light and neutral colors like white, gray, beige, and brown. They are perfectly matched to the brighter background colors of the tulips. If you are a fan of colorful clothes, pastel colors are also a cute option. For children, the most important thing is to be comfortable.Does Keukenhof have luggage storage? ›
Smaller items can be stored for free in the lockers (25x55x45 cm) near the park's main entrance. You can leave bigger luggage at the luggage depot during your visit. You will find the depot near the entrance of Keukenhof.Is there a train to Keukenhof? ›
There is no train station directly next to Keukenhof. Take a train to Leiden Centraal (a return ticket from Amsterdam costs € 21,20 in 2023). At Leiden Centraal Station, switch to bus line 854 (Leiden – Keukenhof Express). A combi-ticket from Leiden (entrance + return transfer) costs € 29,50.How much is the bus from Amsterdam to Keukenhof? ›
A day ticket for only the Keukenhof bus from Amsterdam can be bought at the bus. A bus ticket only will cost € 17.00. You can also buy the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket for € 21.00 and get unlimited public transport in and around Amsterdam including bus 852.In which month tulip garden is open? ›
Every year tulip garden is opened for public in the month of March when the tulips start to bloom in the garden. The Garden remains open till end of April and then its closed for public.
Where can I see tulips in Holland Michigan for free? ›
Centennial Park – Free
The Dutch water fountain, park pathways, and gazebo in Centennial Park are flanked by 43,000 tulips each spring.
Tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall. The soil needs to have cooled off from the summer growing season before you plant, which could mean September in cold climates (zones 3 to 5), October in transitional climates (zones 6 to 7), and November or December in warm climates (zones 8 to 9).How much is a taxi from Amsterdam to Keukenhof? ›
It is 22 km far from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and you can book a taxi to Keukenhof at a starting price of €50.00.How many days would you need in Amsterdam? ›
How many nights should I stay in Amsterdam? As a general rule, most travelers can plan on spending between 2-4 days in Amsterdam, depending on whether or not they take any day trips, and how long they plan to spend in the Netherlands overall.How many visits does Keukenhof have? ›
Keukenhof was the fifth most visited attraction with nearly 1.2 million non-Dutch visitors. Furthermore, the attraction with the most visitors in the Netherlands remained theme park De Efteling in 2020.What is the entry fee for the tulip garden in 2023? ›
Entry Fee at Tulip Garden in 2023
The entry fee to the garden is INR 25 for children and INR 60 for adults.
There is an official gift shop available at Keukenhof Gardens. You can buy flower bulbs, seeds, flowers (both real and artificial), and other souvenirs and gifts at the Keukenhof shop.Can you see tulips for free in Amsterdam? ›
Though there are plenty of opportunities to spy tulip fields close to Keukenhof/ around Lisse, one of the easiest ways to enjoy free tulips in Holland is to hop on a train to Schagen, which is around an hour North of Amsterdam in the Northern Holland region of West Friesland.Which month is best for Keukenhof? ›
The best time to visit Keukenhof gardens is Mid-April to Mid-May. At this time of the year, the flowers are blooming and have the brightest colours. In combination with the sun that is mostly out, the best pictures are taken. It's the peak of the spring season and it shows.How to get to Keukenhof from city center? ›
The Keukenhof bus is the easiest and fastest way to travel to Keukenhof and the tulip fields from major cities. Buses run directly to the tulips from Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Schiphol, Haarlem and Leiden several times an hour. The price for the Keukenhof bus includes an entrance ticket to Keukenhof Gardens.
Are there windmills at Keukenhof gardens? ›
The windmill of Keukenhof flower park is one of the most photographed windmills in the Netherlands. In spring, you can take unique photos of the tulips and this windmill. The windmill is located in Keukenhof and can only be visited with a ticket for the flower park.Is it worth it to go to Keukenhof? ›
The best time to visit the Keukenhof is early in the morning or later in the evening. I suggest not going there around noon, since it is the busiest time. Yes, it is worth it to go to the Keukenhof. Despite it being a bit crowded, the gardens are beautiful and something everyone will enjoy.What is the Keukenhof in the US? ›
Keukenhof is known as one of the largest flower gardens that symbolizes the coming of Spring through thousands of tulips bulbs blossoming, fields of narcissi and hyacinths flowing, and lilies thriving.What day does Keukenhof open? ›
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens (Amsterdam, Holland) – Opening hours, prices. Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is open from March 21 till 12 May 2024. It's the best day out among the tulips near Amsterdam! Every year, more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted by hand in the autumn to flower in spring.What month is the Tulip Festival in Amsterdam? ›
The Amsterdam tulip season starts in late March and lasts till the mid of May. In 2023, the season starts on the 23rd of March and lasts till the 14th of May.Where is the biggest tulip garden? ›
The Dutch Keukenhof Park is an immense and extraordinary garden located near Lisse, about 35 km from Amsterdam. This tulip park boasts over 7 million bulbs, with 800 varieties of tulips spread over 32 hectares of land.What place has the most tulips in the world? ›
Keukenhof. Known as “The most beautiful spring garden in the world,” the Keukenhof holds more than 800 varieties of tulips and 7 million bulbs. Visitors can take in the sights in a variety of ways, including by boat, bike, or foot.Will there be tulips in Amsterdam in September? ›
The tourist season in Amsterdam start around the end of March when the flower season starts and continues to October.How long does the Holland Tulip Festival last? ›
Throughout the last 94 years, millions of people have gathered to enjoy Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan. The festival is an eight-day experience like none other with over six million tulips blooming throughout the city and area attractions.What is the weather like in Amsterdam in May 2023? ›
Daytime high just 13° C | 55.4° F. Saturday, May 27, 2023 — Abundantly sunny all day. No rain. Afternoon high 17° C | 62.6° F.
Do people wear jeans in the Netherlands? ›
Top style tips for the Netherlands
Like much of Europe there isn't really a dress code in the Netherlands. Jeans, t-shirts, sweaters and comfortable but attractive shoes will take you anywhere. Jeans are always popular and will serve as a versatile base to your wardrobe.
Focus on a curve within the tulip or a petal edge and let the rest fall dreamily out of focus. You might choose to photograph the tulip with a higher aperture to bring out more detail. Be aware that the higher your aperture, the more detail will appear in your background, as well.What color to wear in tulip fields? ›
Wandering amidst the bright and colorful (acres of) tulip fields on an early spring day calls for comfort and style! It's no secret that pastels are a spring favorite (not to forget a spring essential at that). But if you want to stand out in between the myriad of colors then wear something all-white.Is the tulip Festival in Amsterdam worth it? ›
Yes, a visit to the Tulip Garden is absolutely worth it. Each year, the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is only open for 60 days, and during this time, the Keukenhof Tulip festival is held. You will be able to view 800+ different varieties of Tulips, apart from other flowers, spread over 79 hectares.What is the best week for tulips in Holland? ›
When is tulip season? Travel to The Netherlands in mid April to see the tulips at their best. Tulip season runs from the end of March until mid May, but the flowers are usually at their best halfway through April. More than 7 million flower bulbs bloom in spring at the Keukenhof in Lisse.How much is the entrance to the Amsterdam tulip Museum? ›
The standard entrance fee to the museum is €5.00. Families of three or more pay €10.00. Students pay a discounted rate of €3.00 each. The three crosses in the logo of the Amsterdam Tulip Museum represent the three crosses in the coat of arms of Amsterdam.Can you wear jeans on Holland America? ›
Yes, you can wear jeans on a Holland America cruise with the exception of select restaurants on formal nights which are called Gala Nights. On Gala Nights, dress is formal and a suit, cocktail dress, or gown is suggested for women and jacket and tie, dark suit, or tuxedo is suggested for men.How strict is Holland America dress code? ›
Holland America Line dress code
Smart casual includes a sport shirt or sweater and slacks for men, and a sweater or blouse and a skirt or pants for women. "Shorts, pool and beachwear, distressed jeans and tank tops are not permitted in table service restaurants," the spokesperson said.
Wear comfortable closed toe shoes (shoes won't be in picture & grounds are muddy) Wear your rainy day shoes. Wear the shoes you don't mind getting muddy. The grounds at tulip farms tend to be muddy and messy.What is the best time to visit the tulip fields? ›
The best month to see tulips in Holland is April.
The best chance of having the most beautiful tulip fields is from mid-April to early May 2023.
When should I visit the tulip garden? ›
The best time to visit the Tulip Garden in Srinagar is the month of April, when the tulips are in full bloom and the annual Tulip Festival is held. Though, this popular attraction in Srinagar is open throughout the year for the visitors.Where is the best place to see the tulip fields in the Netherlands? ›
The most famous area with the most beautiful flower fields is around Keukenhof Tulip Gardens at only 40 kilometers from the centre of Amsterdam. The area is called 'Bollenstreek'. The Bollenstreek is located behind the North Sea dunes, between the cities of Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem and The Hague.What do you wear to a tulip field? ›
Basic Clothes: It doesn't need much. A basic look in light and neutral colors always works super well in contrast with the colorful tulips on the background and will also match everyone's look.Where is the biggest tulip festival in the US? ›
The Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan is held in early May and is the largest tulip festival in the United States, boasting over 4.5 million tulips and drawing over 600,000 visitors each year.When tulip garden will open in 2023? ›
Tulip garden Srinagar Opens | 19 March 2023 | Book Ticket Online.Where is the most famous tulip garden located? ›
Keukenhof (kitchen garden in Dutch) is the largest tulip garden in the world. It's situated in Lisse in Holland, very close to the town of Leiden, and not so far from the city of Amsterdam. It's open only for 2 months between the end of March and the end of May, when the blooming of the tulips take place.Where is the largest tulip field in the world? ›
The Dutch Keukenhof Park is an immense and extraordinary garden located near Lisse, about 35 km from Amsterdam. This tulip park boasts over 7 million bulbs, with 800 varieties of tulips spread over 32 hectares of land.How do you get to the tulips from Amsterdam? ›
The Keukenhof bus is the easiest and fastest way to travel to Keukenhof and the tulip fields from major cities. Buses run directly to the tulips from Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Schiphol, Haarlem and Leiden several times an hour. The price for the Keukenhof bus includes an entrance ticket to Keukenhof Gardens.How do you photograph tulip fields? ›
Focus on a curve within the tulip or a petal edge and let the rest fall dreamily out of focus. You might choose to photograph the tulip with a higher aperture to bring out more detail. Be aware that the higher your aperture, the more detail will appear in your background, as well.Can I bring tulip bulbs back from Amsterdam to the US? ›
Can I transport tulip bulbs home? Tulip bulbs purchased at Amsterdam's Bloemenmarkt can be shipped back to countries such as the United States, but an official certificate is needed for customs.
How many tulip bulbs can you bring back from Amsterdam? ›
You can bring back 12 or fewer bulbs that have valid-dated phytosanitary certificates without a permit. If you want a whole suitcase full of bulbs, though, you'll have to apply for a permit from the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.