Day trip

Amsterdam: Floriade Expo and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Tour

Amsterdam: Floriade Expo and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: Tour Company

From US$ 210.23 per person

Visit Floriade Expo 2022, an international horticultural exhibition. Continue to Zaanse Schans to see wooden houses, windmills, and workshops on a full-day tour.

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Duration 8 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit the Floriade Expo 2022, a large-scale green event in Almere
  • Experience Dutch horticulture and get inspired to make cities green and sustainable
  • Explore the windmill village of Zaanse Schans
  • Learn about cheese making and sample some local cheese
  • Watch traditional craftsmen make clogs and other artifacts
Full description
Visit the Floriade Expo 2022, an exhibition organized only once every 10 years in the Netherlands. Then, make your way to Zaanse Schans to see traditional windmills dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. See a clog maker in action. Dig into some Dutch cheese. Meet your guide and head to your first destination, just 40 minutes away from Amsterdam, in a comfortable minivan. The main theme of this year's Floriade Expo is ‘a celebration of green’ divided into 4 sub-categories: greening the city, feeding the city, making the city healthy, and energizing the city. Get ideas on how cities can be made green with all species of trees and plants playing a specific role. Gain knowledge about cultivating food in the city. Learn tips and tricks on leading a healthy lifestyle wherever you live and develop an understanding of sustainable energy solutions. The Floriade Expo is situated in an area spanning 60 hectares (148 acres) which will be converted into a green urban district of the city of Almere after the exhibition is finished. Walk through this beautiful park over the green bridges and learn everything about green infrastructure. Visit the pavilions in which the participating countries will present their flowers, plants, and culture. Take a ride by cable car. Get an insight into the real estate sector of the future. Also, enjoy plenty of opportunities to grab a nice drink or savor a local and healthy dish. After spending about 4 hours at the Expo, continue to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River. See 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. Use your free time on the tour to explore the village on your own. Then, travel through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area. Next, see how the world-famous Dutch cheese is made and taste some on a close-by cheese farm. Finally, return to the city while looking back on a day full of great Dutch highlights.
  • Cable car ride
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at This is Holland. A free 3-minute shuttle ferry runs 24/7 from Amsterdam Central Station to Buiksloterweg on the north shore of the river IJ. Board via the two middle pontoons. On arrival, turn left and walk for two minutes.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The Floriade is cash-free, meaning that purchases on site cannot be paid with cash

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