Leiden tulip bike tour flower farm & windmill stop

The Leiden tulip bike ride is a small group tour with local guide who likes to give you attention. We follow a cycling route where few tourist come past typical Dutch icons. With stops for a local bite or drink at farm, tulip greenhouse or windmill. Kids bikes available. Direct bus to Keukenhof gardens from start & end point Best from End March- Mid May. **Check the special flower parade & festival editions Mid-April **

From.: €42.50 p.p.
Min. participants: 4
Duration: 4 hours

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VIP treatment, quaint villages, windmill & tulips, flower festival visits

In this half day 30km Leiden tulip bike tour with your enthusiastic guide we’ll go from city to countryside. Windmills, villages, meadows and when you least expect it: tulip fields.


From Leiden city to countryside 

Our starting point is  close to Leiden train station. After a small round to make sure you’re comfortable on your bike we take off. Within 15 minutes cycling we leave the cosy city centre behind to enter the peaceful countryside route. We follow the waterways and pass different types of windmills. Then, past the lakes and the quaint village with its fantastic local cafés we’ll spot what we came for: the flower fields.

Power flower pictures stops

You might have heard that you’re not allowed to enter the tulip fields. No worries, I know just the right places for you to take those ultimate, typical Dutch photos. Our destination of this Leiden tulip bike tour through the Amsterdam tulip fields is a cosy greenhouse/ bulb farm. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee with typical Dutch apple pie with view on the tulip fields. And best, you can wander through the fields and take those power flower selfies!

Mesmerized by all the beauty Holland has to offer, it is time  to get on our bikes again for the route back.

Combine the Leiden tulip bike tour with a visit to the famous Dutch flower garden?

Combining your 2023 spring visit to the Netherlands and the Lisse tulip park with a cycling tour Leiden tulips & flower farm is a great way to make the most out of your daytrip from Amsterdam.  Usually people take 4 hours to visit the flower gardens. After this bike tour you can hop on a direct bus to the flower garden.  I will give you all the info you need after booking the bicycle tour Leiden tulip fields. VIP treatment from the moment you’re thinking of doing a tour through the tulip fields in Holland to the moment we say goodbye.

Here in summer?

Summer flower fields  bike tour

The content of this bike tour is subject to change. Tours can be rescheduled or cancelled. I will always keep you updated.


  • me as your local Dutch, English & Spanish speaking guide & tulip fan
  • use of bike with handbrakes & luggage binders


  • Entrance ticket Keukenhof
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Gratuity.

Contact me for a private Leiden tulip field bike tour & add:

  • Guided tour windmill
  • Guided tour bulb farm
  • Flower related lunch/ dinner
  • Guided tour castle
  • Guided tour cheese farm
  • Spring in the Netherlands can be chilly. Wear comfortable clothing, multiple layers and bring gloves, hat & scarf as well as sunglasses
  • To support local entrepreneurs and promote sustainable travel Verita’s Visit Holland does not provide water bottles. You can bring your own or enjoy a drink on one of our stops at local cafes.
  • You can pay online & will receive a confirmation email
  • For extra, optional activities contact me directly. Price & availability depends on my partners
  • After I’ve received your payment, you’ll receive more information on where we meet and how to get there.
  • On the day of the tour, be on time. Getting to our meeting point on holidays and celebrations such as Easter and  King’s Day will take more time!
  • What is the best time for the tulip bike tour Keukenhof?

This tour is best from:

23 March – 14 May 2023- combining your tulip bike tour with a visit to Europe’s biggest spring garden.

Nature is unpredictable. Last years the best time to see the tulips was Mid-April. Due to the warmer winters tulips bloom earlier,  beginning of April.  In 2021 we had a cold wave in March, tulips were at their best Mid-May. The end of March/  start of April is always my favorite time as you’ll still see the daffodils, smell the hyacinths and can enjoy the tulips. In May most tulips have been cut and fields will be empty. Although I can not garantee that you see tulip fields end of March, mid- May I will always do my best to bring you to at least 1 field.

Here for summer? Check out the dahlia & summer field bike tour


  • Can I bring my kids?

The Leiden tulip cycling tour is perfect for kids from 8 years and older. Do you have younger children? Contact me for the options.

  • How many participants join a tulip bike tour Leiden- Keukenhof surroundings?

Verita’s Visit ‘s Holland is about personal, direct contact. All city and Dutch countryside tours are done in small groups of minimum 4 and maximum 8 participants, so you can ask questions and to be able to adapt the tour or event to your needs and wishes. Want to have me for yourself? Book a private tour! Coming with more than 8 people? Contact me for a custom-made offer.

  • Is the entrance ticket to Keukenhof included?

No, the entrance ticket is not included. This bike tour Leiden to the tulips in the Keukenhof area does not include a stop at Keukenhof. The Bike tour tulip fields & bulb farm starts at the flower gardens. 

  • What happens in case of rain?

Tours are only cancelled in case of storm, heavy rain or heavy wind. In any other type of weather the bike tour tulips & bulb farm will happen. There are many locations to use as shelter for the rain & I’ll hand out rain ponchos.  I’ll give you an update a few days before.

  • I want to book a private Leiden cycling tour

That’s great! Contact me for a personalized offer and also let me know if you want to add any workshops, guided tours or other activities. See the ‘optional’ section for more ideas.


  • I want to make a booking for more than 8 people

That’s great! Contact me for a personalized offer and also let me know if you want to add any workshops, guided tours or other group activities. See the ‘optional’section for more ideas.

  • How safe is the cycling route?

Roads are flat and although we do share roads with cars, cycling in the surroundings of Leiden is comfortable. Especially when we get into the countryside. The route to the flower and tulip fields is bike-friendly. Besides, I keep an eye on you and the traffic and make sure you’re safe.

  • How do I get to our meeting point?

Most participants stay in Amsterdam. Our meeting point is a 10 minutes walk from Leiden train station. I’ll send exact details on where we meet & how to get there after booking.

  • I need to cancel my bike tour

Sorry to hear! I’ll contact you to see if we can reschedule the tour. If there is no other option and you cancel 21 days prior to the bike tour I can still give back the full amount. Cancelation between 20 and 14 days means you’ll get 75 % back, 14-7 days means 50% and less than 7 days or no shows unfortunately means you get no refund.

  • What else is there to see & do in the region?

There many gems and special locations in the Flower Region. Flower villages, cheese farms, lakes, windmills. I’ll tell you all about it in the bike tour.  You can also try something different like a Delft blue countryside bike tour.

  • Will we pass a cheese farm?

A cheese farm is not on the route. You can request a private tour so we can make this a tulip & cheese daytrip, like one on Friday 28 April 2023. When interested in a cheese farm tour, I can also recommend the Leiden cheese & local food taste & tour