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Amsterdam & the Keukenhof Gardens

6 days |  8 days with Amsterdam extension
Group size1538 travelers
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Experience bright blooms and colorful canals this spring.

For nearly 60 years, Keukenhof Gardens (translating to “kitchen garden”) has been a playground-meets-showplace for Dutch florists. Over 70 brightly-hued acres burst with seven million flowers in bloom, from daffodils to hyacinths to the country’s most famous export: The tulip. Spend some time getting to know the charming city of Amsterdam before escaping to the peaceful, perfumed gardens.

Your tour package includes

  • 4 nights in a well-located hotel
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 1 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 sightseeing tour
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Amsterdam’s canals
  • Dam Square
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Aalsmeer Flower Auction
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam today.

Amsterdam4 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Amsterdam
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to the Netherlands! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Amsterdam
Included meal: Breakfast

Today’s panoramic sightseeing tour introduces you to Amsterdam’s iconic canals and unique character.

  • Walk through Bloemenmarkt, the city’s famous floating flower market, and pass by Begijnhof Chapel
  • Stroll by the canals and bridges, taking in the houseboats that dot the banks
  • View Dam Square, home of many landmarks including the neoclassical Royal Palace, the 15th-century New Church, and the National Monument
  • Enter the Van Gogh Museum to admire the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces, including the famous Sunflowers

Please note: You’ll be divided into groups of 20 people or less for the walking portion of the sightseeing tour. Each group will have their own local guide.

Day 4: Free day in Amsterdam
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Amsterdam or add an excursion.

A Day in Charming Delft

From $115 per person

Day 5: Keukenhof Gardens
Included meal: Breakfast

Visit the Keukenhof Gardens with your Tour Director today. With millions of flowers growing on 70 acres of gardens, Keukenhof has been a showplace for the Dutch floral industry for over 50 years.

  • Stop at the Aalsmeer Flower Auction en route to Keukenhof
  • Arrive in Keukenhof, home of the second-largest flower garden on Earth
  • Explore the grounds of Keukenhof, where more than 7 million flowers burst into bloom each spring, including yellow daffodils, crocus, narcissi, hyacinths, as well as over 1,000 colorful and original varieties of tulips

Spend a free evening in Amsterdam or add an excursion.

Canal Cruise & Dinner

From $135 per person

Flight Home
Day 6: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to continue exploring Amsterdam.

Extension to Amsterdam
Extend your stay in the Dutch capital with plenty of free time to do as much or as little as you please. Wander through Dam Square, step inside the Rijksmuseum, or continue exploring the region alongside your Tour Director.
Amsterdam2 nights
Day 6: Free day in Amsterdam
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Amsterdam or add an excursion.

Van Gogh & the Dutch Countryside

From $119 per person

Day 7: Free day in Amsterdam
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Amsterdam or add an excursion.

Tonight, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Flight Home
Day 8: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5
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    Amsterdam & the keukenhof gardens
    04/17/22 by 17th-time traveler Colleen

    Hotel was great , location was not bad for walking or taking the tram located in front of building, tour guide was fantastic. I thought the welcome dinner was a real disapointment from all previous tours. The price of tour was way overpriced for what you got.

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 05/13/22

    Hi Colleen, thank you for this thoughtful review o...

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    Wonderful week, not worth the cost
    04/17/22 by 16th-time traveler Kelley

    This tour provides a lovely week in Amsterdam and the surrounding areas. Keukenhof of course being a highlight, so many tulips! Wonderful time of year to be in the Netherlands. However, this tour functions more like a city stay yet the cost does not reflect that. Minimal actually provided as part of...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 05/10/22

    Dear Kelley, Thank you for taking the time to lea...

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    Great city to visit
    04/10/22 by 3rd-time traveler George

    Great tour to make it even better.

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 05/05/22

    Dear George, Thank you for your positive review. ...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    The Manor Amsterdam
    The Manor Amsterdam

    This trendy hotel is located in the Oost district of Amsterdam. Guests enjoy comfortable rooms, lounge-bar, and easy access to the tram. Nearby you'll...

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    Flights

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    • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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    Local weather

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    FAQ

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    Passport, visa & entry requirements
    • In order to enter the Netherlands, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
    • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
    • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
    • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code AWF.
    Tour pacing & mobility
    • You will walk for at least 1 hour daily across moderately uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads, with few hills or stairs.
    • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the amount of walking on your tour.
    • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
    • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
    • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
    Transportation & arrival information
    • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in and depart from Amsterdam. A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
    • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
    Baggage allowance
    • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
    • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
    • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
    • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
    Clothing & packing tips
    • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
    • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
    • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or special performance.
    • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
    Health
    • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
    • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
    • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code AWF.
    Cuisine
    • In the Netherlands, simply prepared meat and fish dishes, substantial soups and hearty stews are local staples. Snack food traditionally features fish—you might try maatje, raw green herring served with onions—but pancakes, french fries, doughnuts, and waffles are just as plentiful.
    Electricity & air conditioning
    • The Netherlands operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, E, or F plugs with two small, round pins.
    • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
    • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
    • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
    Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
    • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
    • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
    Time zones
    • The Netherlands is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
    • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm on tour.
    Currency
    • You will use the euro on this tour.
    • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
    • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
    • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
    • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
    • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
    Tipping
    • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
    • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
    • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
    • Tips can only be paid in cash.
    Purchasing excursions on tour
    • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on your tour.
    • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for optional excursions.
    • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
    • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

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