Day Trip to Keukenhof & Flowerfields, Volendam & Windmills (Small Group Tours)

See all that is typical Dutch by luxurious minivan: tulips at Keukenhof and cheese, windmills & clogs at Zaanse Schans and Volendam.

Day Trip to Keukenhof & Flowerfields, Volendam & Windmills (Small Group Tours)
$173,39
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Meet your guide and driver at our central meeting point just across from Central Station Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today’s first destination Keukenhof. After a short ride from Amsterdam to the bulb flower area around Lisse, we start your tour by making a scenic ride in this area. Depending upon the season you see a landscape with colourful bulb flower carpets in almost any colour you can imagine. We try to find a spot where we can stop to make some pictures. Then we continue to the true highlight of this tour, the park Keukenhof. Once a mere kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, the Keukenhof  now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting some 1.000,000 visitors per year. Wander through the 15 kilometres of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where millions of bulbs are planted each year. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring bulbs of a variety of vibrant colours carpet the grounds. 

After having spent about 3,5 hours in the gardens continue to the windmill village Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River and is home to traditional 18th and 19th century architecture, including several functioning windmills.
Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be some free time to explore the village on your own, before traveling through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area. Next is the opportunity to see how the  world-famous Dutch cheese is made and, of course, to taste it in a close by cheese farm.
Finally, you will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbour has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over to see the small buildings and houses and take in the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs for those at home or a memento for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume. 

Finally you will return to the city and can look back on a day full of great and typical Dutch highlights

Highlights:
• Small group tour of maximum 8 persons
• Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
• Informative, friendly and professional guide
• Perfect for all ages and skill level
• Scenic drive of the flower fields around the Keukenhof
• Entrance to Keukenhof bulb flower park.
• Explore the historic wind mills of Zaanse Schans
• Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in an old farm
• Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
• Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
• Marvel at the landmark monuments of Volendam, including the old fish auction rooms

Included:
• All taxes, fees and handling charges
• Transport by luxurious minivan
• Free WIFI aboard.
• Goodie bag
• Entrance to Keukenhof bulb flower park.

Excluded: Gratuities (optional), food and drinks

Important to know:
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• A lot of  walking (at your own pace though) is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Keukenhof is open from 23 March 2017 up to 21 May 2017

Language: English

Availability of the tour: The tour operates from the 23rd of March until the 21st of May

Departure time and point: 9am, at Gray Line Shop, Prins Hendrikkade 47, Amsterdam.

Duration: 9 hours

$173,39

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