Amsterdam to Keukenhof Gardens & Spring Cruise

Created with Sketch. Overhoeksplein 51, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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5 – 7 hours

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Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers, Uniquely Dutch

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Dutch, English

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The Amsterdam to Keukenhof Gardens & Spring Cruise takes you into the heart of Holland’s flower and windmill region. Benefit of comfortable travel and a guaranteed seat from Amsterdam to Keukenhof. First, experience a scenic boat cruise offering spectacular views of the many windmills dotted along the lake, while meandering through the local islands. Then, enjoy skip-the-line privileges and explore the stunning sea of flowers as you stroll through the most beautiful spring garden in the world: Keukenhof.


From Amsterdam: travel in comfort and convenience

From the city of Amsterdam, hop on the comfortable bus while you enjoy hassle-free and efficient travel to the impressive gardens of Keukenhof. The bus ride takes you from Amsterdam, to the Spring Cruise and then to Keukenhof Gardens. Enjoy your travel in comfort and convenience, as you take in the picturesque Dutch landscape.


Experience a scenic & relaxing Spring Cruise

Prior to your leisurely visit to Keukenhof Gardens, your bus takes you to the departure point of the Spring Cruise. This relaxing 1,5 hour sightseeing boat tour offers spectacular views of the passing scenery on ‘Kaag Lakes’, known for its ten unique islands, including traditional windmills, authentic villages and colourful bulb fields during season. The live guide commentary gives information about the history of this reclaimed land and its inhabitants, some of whom can only reach their house by boat! While travelling through narrower passages between the islands, you can enjoy the amazing decor of stunning historical mansions. Experience a unique boat tour right in the heart of the windmill region, near Keukenhof Gardens. The boat is covered, yet offers an open deck for great photo opportunities. The natural setting of the islands and the colourful Dutch landscape dotted with windmills are sure to impress.


Visit Keukenhof Gardens at your own leisure

After, a 5-minute bus ride takes you to Keukenhof Gardens. Upon arrival, benefit of skip-the-line privileges to this wonderful floral garden. Then, explore the extensive flower gardens, visit unique flower shows and admire the inspirational gardens. The abundance and perfume of more than seven million bulbs in bloom is a pure delight! Visit the park at your own leisure, as there is no need to decide on your return time in advance. After your leisurely visit, hop on the bus to return to Amsterdam. There are frequent bus departures back to Amsterdam.


Note: You can also book your Transfer and Entry to Keukenhof without a 1,5 hour Spring Cruise. Please check here and secure your From Amsterdam to Keukenhof & Skip-the-Line ticket for Keukenhof 2023.




  • Benefit of direct and flexible roundtrip travel from Amsterdam to Keukenhof
  • Enjoy skip-the-line privileges and spend more time at Keukenhof
  • Explore the extensive flower gardens
  • Visit Keukenhof gardens at your own leisure
  • Travel in comfort and convenience with a guaranteed seat to the world's largest spring garden
  • Experience a scenic Spring Cruise along the Kaag Lakes dotted with windmills
  • Relax during the 1,5 hour sightseeing boat cruise and admire the vast views of the typical Dutch landscape


  • Roundtrip transfer by luxury bus Amsterdam - Keukenhof
  • Skip-the-line entrance Keukenhof Gardens
  • 1,5 hour Sightseeing Spring Cruise


  • Food & drinks

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Overhoeksplein 51, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Where is the departure point?
The departure point is at This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, opposite Central Station.

How to get to the departure point: take the free 24/7 ferry behind Central Station to Buiksloterweg F3 (5 minutes), on the north bank of the IJ. The travel-time is approx. 3 minutes. The ferry departs from one of the two moorings in the middle.
When does the bus depart?
The bus from Amsterdam to Keukenhof departs every 30 minutes, from 8am - 3pm.

Your booking offers a guaranteed seat on the bus from and to Amsterdam - Keukenhof.

The last bus from Amsterdam departs at 2pm.
The last bus from Keukenhof departs at 6.30pm.
Do I need to book my return journey?
No, this is not necessary. There are frequent bus departures back to Amsterdam. The bus departs from Keukenhof every 30 minutes.
The last bus from Keukenhof to Amsterdam departs at 6.30pm.
Where does the Spring Cruise depart?
The Spring Cruise departs near Keukenhof. Before vsiting Keukenhof Gardens, your bus from Amsterdam will drop you off at the departure point of the Spring Cruise.
After your boat cruise, the bus will take you directly to Keukenhof Gardens. This is a 5-minute bus ride.

You can visit Keukenhof Gardens at your own leisure. The last bus for you to return to Amsterdam is at 6.30pm.
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