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Spring trip to Amsterdam + Keukenhof (EN)

Sep 28, 2018   |   by Aline   |   0 comments

I participate in a Travel group with some girlfriends, and in April 2017, we made this 4-day trip to Amsterdam. It maybe sounds like a movie name, but it was a real trip! Nine girlfriends and baby traveling in Amsterdam! =)
Our trip to Amsterdam was planned for springtime to visit the Keukenhof, the worldwide famous tulip fields park. The months of April and May are high season in Amsterdam, precisely because the Keukenhof is only open during these months. If you are planning to visit Amsterdam during spring we recommend booking hotels, tours, and tickets in advance.

Spring trip to Amsterdam + Keukenhof

Amsterdam Central Station

4-Day itinerary in Amsterdam

Day 01
Arrival at Schiphol Airport
Transfer from Van to Hotel (price €70 for the whole group)
Free afternoon for sightseeing in the Center of Amsterdam

Day 02
City Tour
Lunch in the center of Amsterdam
In the afternoon, a boat trip through the canals of Amsterdam

Day 03
Keukenhof Park

Day 04
Vondelpark/Alternative Van Gogh Museum tour
In the evening depart at the Schiphol Airport

To get tickets to the Anne Frank House is better if you buy them in advance online. Book direct on the museum website, link here.
To visit the Van Gogh Museum the tickets can only be purchased online. Link to the museum site here.

Amsterdam with children
The city, in general, is well accessible with the stroller, the same as train stations. As we visited Amsterdam on the weekend, the center was very crowded, even during the day. Nothing different from other big cities in Europe. We did enjoy it anyway!

Accommodation in Amsterdam

We stayed at the Meininger City West Hotel, a comfortable, basic breakfast, young atmosphere, with lots of students and graduates. The Hotel staff is friendly and helpful. Link to Hotel, here

Keukenhof Park

Originally, the Keukenhof was a castle, which was built in the 16th century and reformed by the same architects who planned the Vondelpark in the city of Amsterdam. Initially, with a group of 20 tulips producers, who joined in 1949 to make the exhibition of their flowers there, the Park became a world reference. All over the Park, today exposes more than 500 flower growers, and approximately are presented every year around 7 million flowers!

Arriving at the Keukenhof Amsterdam, take the map and choose the parts of the park you want to visit first! More information on the official website of Keukenhof, link here. Another tip is to buy the Combi-ticket for the Keukenhof at the Hotel, which already includes the round-trip train/bus.

I am Amsterdam

A curiosity about the city symbol „I AMSTERDAM „. The tourism of the metropolis was decentralized, new localities were born as the Amsterdam Beach and Amsterdam Castle to stand out from the center. This sign was released as a marketing strategy to unify neighborhoods, attractions, public transportation, although some residents of the city are extremely against mass tourism!
This resulted in the „Iamsterdam“ online Portal. Another product is the City Card, which includes public transportation, entrance to the leading museums, and attractions of the City and Region.

Prices 2019: 1 day €60, 2 days €80, 3 days €93 (online only) and 4 days €105. For children +10 years old also can benefit from City Card. Can be purchased online, link here

Do you have any questions about this trip? Please write to us with a comment!

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