Keukenhof and Sparkling Amsterdam


Travel by Coach
2 Included Excursions
  • Explore Keukenhof Gardens and its vibrant displays
  • Visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam famous for its canals and fantastic museums
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Gassan Diamonds with a glass of sparkling wine and a chance to win a diamond!

Add a touch of luxury to your Dutch Bulbfields tour and enjoy our Grand Tourer to this fabulous spectacle. During your full day in Amsterdam you will have the chance to go home with a real diamond!

We will stay at the 4* Van der Valk Avifauna Hotel located close to Keukenhof Gardens. The hotel has its own birdpark for which guests have free access. As well as some great buffet dinners, we will also enjoy an evening dinner cruise through the green heart of Holland.

We will start at Keukenhof Gardens and we have a full day to explore the gardens. From wandering through the amazing displays to strolling round the many greenhouses you will be amazed by over 7 million bulbs that are planted each year.

We will also visit Amsterdam where you will have free time and we have also included a guided tour at Gassan Diamonds. To add more sparkle we have included a glass of sparkling wine for everyone with a little surprise. Each glass will have a ‘gem’ and one lucky passenger will walk off with a real diamond!

This Holiday is Great For

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Day 1: UK to Holland
We drive through the UK and cross the channel to Calais before continuing to our hotel in Holland. (D)

Day 2: Keukenhof Gardens
Today we make the short journey to Keukenhof Gardens. Stroll through the maze of paths and explore these large gardens that have been welcoming visitors since 1949. Spread across 34 hectares you walk through a myriad of colours and over 800 different varieties of tulips amongst others. (B,D)

Day 3: Sparkling Amsterdam
We drive north and head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam. Enjoy the many sights and attractions on offer including fantastic museums such as the Rijksmuseum or Anne Frank House. See the city from a different perspective on board a canal cruise or just wander the canals stopping in one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants. We will also enjoy a tour of Gassan Diamonds and see how they diamonds are made. (B,D)

Day 4: Birdpark and Optional Gouda
You will also have some free time around your hotel to enjoy the local countryside or visit the birdpark next to the hotel. An optional visit to the town of Gouda is also possible famous for its cheese. This evening we have a fantastic evening dinner cruise on the waterways around the hotel. You will cruise through the Dutch Polders before returning to the hotel. (B,D)

Day 5: Return home
We retrace our steps to Calais and make our return crossing before continuing our journey home. (B)

Hotel Van der Valk Avifauna

The Hotel Van der Valk Avifauna is situated between Amsterdam and The Hague, on the edge of the Avifauna Bird Park of which hotel guests get free admission. It offers guests a comfortable place to stay in the pretty town of Alphen aan Den Rijn.


Rooms at this hotel

Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Amsterdam

As Holland’s capital city, Amsterdam is guaranteed to be a fantastic place to visit during our New Year break. The city is famous for its expansive canal system and many bridged islands, for which it’s earned the name ‘Venice of the North’. This bustling city will be a highlight on our holiday, as it is absolutely packed with things to do. 

The Museum Square, or ‘Museumplein’, is home to some of the most significant museums in the city, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum. All three are well worth touring in our spare time in the city, and there’s also the Anne Frank House and the Civic Guards Gallery, as well as many other exhibits and sights.


Full Day: Keukenhof Gardens

Experience the dazzling floral displays in the seven themed gardens with a never-ending variety of spring bulbs and flowers. Admire beautiful tulips, daffodils, narcissi, hyacinths and many other varieties of flowers, taking in the kaleidoscope of colour.


Optional Excursions

Amsterdam Cruise

See Amsterdam from a different perspective on this 75 minute cruise around the famous canals. English commentary is provided as we cruise around the sites and attractions of Amsterdam and it will also give us a chance to learn more about the city’s history.


Half Day: Gouda

Make the short journey to the typically Dutch town of Gouda, famous for its cheese. Wander through narrow picturesque streets and see the beautiful market square. It is of course famous for its cheese and we have including a tasting.