What better place to tell the story of the Dutch tulip than in the stunning Keukenhof Gardens. Mark loves beautiful scenery and setting up great postcard moments but is also passionate about bringing detailed information to a tour. He will chart out the history of the tulip flower for you, where it originated, how it ended up in Europe. How and why what started out as a modest wild flower become one of the most varied, cultivated and extravagant riot of colours and shapes. Learn how an unusual combination of events and chance created the perfect breeding ground for the madness of Tulipmania and caused the usually cautious Hollanders to go a bit crazy in one of the first stock bubbles to rock the financial world. All this while drinking in the manicured beauty of the Keukenhof Gardens, the world's biggest outdoor flower festival.
Mark has been sharing places and stories about Amsterdam, his adopted home, for 10 years now and he is still smitten by the place! He absolutely loves distilling chunks of history into bite-sized bits of fun. The vibrancy of the city takes his breath away, and he loves finding odd little details to share. Live-streaming tours are an exciting adventure as it is possible to open places and areas that are not accessible on in-person tours!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
Lorraine (Canberra Australia 🇦🇺) P.
26 April 2021
Just a lovely walk around the gardens admiring the flowers and enjoying the day. Thanks to Mark for the history of Keukenhof and for the opportunity to see such a wonderful display of tupis and other bulbs.
Janice (Cape Cod, MA) U.
22 April 2021
I love everything about Mark’s tours. He is enthusiastic, energetic, highly knowledgeable about the subject, in this case tulips of every kind. His camera work is outstanding and goes the extra mile to make sure travelers have perfect postcard shots. He is a delightful and fun guide. His personality shines every time.
Dee (from Central Texas) C.
20 April 2021
You cannot ever go wrong with a tour with Mark. His knowledge of the area, flowers, culture & more is wonderful. As a Mom of an ex-pat living in NL, I have a special reason for really enjoying Mark's tours. Trust when I state: take every tour with Mark that you're able to. You will be glad & leave wanting more.
Patrick & Aaron (NYC Guides) .
19 April 2021
Mark not only gave us stunning views of this magnificent garden but also taught us the history of the tulip - how it came to be and how it has evolved. Also loved hearing the excitement in his voice when he saw a particularly beautiful type of tulip. The excitement was infectious for us (the viewers) and it definitely made me want to visit Keukenhof! Thank you, Mark!
19 April 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour round Keukenhof Gardens with Mark. Not only did we see beautiful displays of spring flowers, including loads of fantastic tulips, we even got a great history lesson on the tulip bulb over the centuries. Thank you Mark for a most illuminating and beautiful tour.