Build Your Own - Keukenhof 2017 - by coach
Troop in the spring with a visit to the bulb displays at the gardens of Keukenhof.
Nestled in the heart of the Dutch countryside, Keukenhof comprises eighty acres of parkland and each year the gardens are open for eight weeks to showcase the impressive planting of over seven million spring flowering bulbs.
Tulips,crocus, hyacinths, muscari, daffodils, narcissi and anemones offer a dazzling display of colour.
In addition, you can take advantage of being at the heart of the international flower industry and let us plan your tour with you to include your choice of selected, specialist floral destinations.
Come to the Netherlands - the heart of the flower industry!
Enjoy an immersive floral experience with visits exclusively selected for your group!
Together, we can ensure that your tour benefits from a practical and enjoyable itinerary.
Visits can include:
- specialist growers
- a flower auction
- floral accessory wholesalers
- Floral demonstration or workshop
- Delft pottery factory shop
We particularly recommend a visit to van den Berg Greenhouse where friend of ECT, Astrid, will provide you with an expert floral demonstration or workshop and share her extensive knowledge of floral art before letting you loose on the excellent shopping opportunities at her greenhouse. On the homeward journey, you may choose to visit historic Bruges or the charming city of Ghent...or squeeze in further home and floral shopping opportunities.
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Floral visits you can add to your tour:
Incorporate a visit to Bruges, Delft, Amsterdam or Ghent.
We offer a range of hotel choices in the Netherlands and will match accommodation to your selected itinerary.
Lisianthus enthusiasts, Corine and Frank van Holst share an agricultural background and a passion for growing; they work hard to produce Lisianthus of exceptional quality all year round.
Anco Pure Vanda
The Vanda certainly is said to be one of the most special genera of Orchid and originally grew on the southern slopes of the Himalayas. Anco is a specialist, worldclass orchid propagator cultivating high quality plants.
The largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world, where you can experience live auctions and see how the floristry industry works at its very heart. (Not available Thurs, Sat & Sun. This visit incurs a supplement.)
Dillewijn Zwapak (Formally known as Basics & Trends)
A leading wholesaler for floristry and decorative items and a source of inspiration for its customers, enabling them to implement the latest trends in their work.
Ideal for a stop on the return journey, this is the largest garden centre in Belgium: home, pet, garden & creative items.
Van den Berg Greenhouse
ECT has been taking flower enthusiasts to Astrid van den Berg for many years and a visit is particularly recommended. Astrid can provide a demonstration or workshop packed with creative ideas. If undertaking a workshop all materials are provided, as is packaging for displays to be carried home.
Delft is a traditional and charming, traditional Dutch town and the home of Delft blue pottery. Visit the De Delfste Pauw Delftware factory - established in the 17th century, de Delftse Pauw exclusively produces and sells entirely hand-painted Delftware .
If your tour goes over 22nd April you will see the annual Flower Parade; a parade of floats and vehicles completely decked with flowers and led by musicians for the length of the ‘Keukenhof Corso Boulevard’.
Day one: Travel by executive coach to the Netherlands
Day two: Morning visit to Flora Holland flower auction and Dillewijn Zwapak (Formally known as Basics & Trends) floral accessories wholesaler. Afternoon visit to Keukenhof.
Day three: Visit to van den Berg Greenhouse for a floral demonstration or workshop. Homeward journey.
Your choice of visits may mean that your tour comprises three nights’ accommodation - price upon request.
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- Two nights’ B&B in 3-4 star accommodation
- Executive coach
- ECT tour manager
- Channel crossing
- Entrance to Keukenhof
- Travel Insurance