Excursion

Keukenhof Gardens

Explore one of Holland’s most beautiful tulip gardens and the largest fresh flower garden in the world.

Complimentary
  • Code
    AMS-01
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Cultural
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    5 Hours
From the ship, enjoy a scenic 45-minute drive through Holland’s lush lowlands dotted with farms, canals and colorful tulip fields to the town of Lisse in the Dutch Bulb Region of South Holland. This is the home of Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden and one of the most beautiful and colorful in the country. Wander through the themed gardens and admire rare and exotic tulips as well as hyacinths and narcissi. The 77-acre park was once the “kitchen garden” (English translation for “Keukenhof”) for the adjacent Teylingen Castle (now in ruins), an impressive round water stronghold dating from the early 13th century that was built to protect the Rhine dike and the road to Haarlem. Today, the annual Keukenhof Tulip Festival is the largest display of tulips in the world with over seven million blooms. Inside the gardens you’ll also find the Groning Windmill, a traditional Dutch windmill surrounded by tulips. If you want you can climb the mill to have a view over the tulip fields of Lisse. Important Notes:
As this excursion involves continuous walking over uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Complimentary Adventures excursion is recommended.