Coach trips and cruises including ticket to Keukenhof and hotel
When: Every year between late March until mid-May
Where: Keukenhof Gardens, Stationsweg 166-A, 2161 AM Lisse, Holland
There's no better time of year to take a coach tour of the Dutch Bulbfields than in spring where over 4 million tulips bloom in a vast space of land that can be explored on foot via footpaths stretching for over 15km. So comfortable walking shoes are a necessity when visiting. The most favourite of them all is Keukenhof Gardens which tend to burst into a rainbow of colour from the end of March until the middle of May.
Every year, visitors in their millions, travel from all over the world to see the Bulbfields of Keukenhof Holland which is why so many refer to it as 'one of the world's most beautiful gardens of Spring'. Not only can visitors see the famous tulips, they can also attend a variety of flower shows within the Keukenhof Park. There are over 25 different flower shows taking place here where the growers present their most beautiful flowers and arrange them so they capture the visitor's imagination. If you happen to be on a coach tour of Holland in May 2014, visit the Oranje Nassau Pavilion where you will find the largest display of lilies to be found in the world. Each flower show held here presents something uniquely different each day for the visitor including displays of freesia, daffodils, gerbera and so much more.
The area where the Keukenhof Garden is based used to be a hunting ground during the 15th century and when Jacoba van Beieren used to live in the castle, the staff would collect a variety of herbs to be used in the kitchens. When Jacoba van Beieren died, the grounds were taken over by Baron and Baroness Van Pallandt who commissioned the designers of Amsterdam Vondelpark (J.D and L.P Zocher) to create a landscape garden surrounding the castle. Nowadays, Keukenhof is in the capable hands of a Foundation who ensure the survival of the park for generations to come.
One things for sure, you won't see anything like it on holiday in Holland so do explore every corner of Keukenhof. Rest those aching feet upon one of the many strategically placed benches, admire the views and enjoy a bite to eat on the sun terraces. Don't forget your camera so you can capture every colourful moment!
Tours to the stunning Dutch Bulbfields start from only £99 per person and each package tends to include: return coach travel, accommodation in a quality hotel (except self-drive), meals and excursions depending on the duration of the tour.
Address: Keukenhof Gardens, Stationsweg 166-A, 2161 AM Lisse, Holland
How to get there: All coach packages will include transfers directly to the venue. The bulbfields are a ten minute walk from the town of Lisse, just off the A44. If you are travelling by car both roads N208 and N206 are perpendicular to the fields with plenty of parking on either side.