Day trip

Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Dutch Countryside Small Group Tour

4.3 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Company

Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Dutch Countryside Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Tour Company

From US$ 209.62 per person

See all that is typically Dutch by luxurious minivan: tulips at Keukenhof and cheese, windmills and clogs at Zaanse Schans and a traditional Dutch fishing village Volendam.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Exploring the Keukenhof gardens at your own leisure
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in an old farm
  • Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
Full description
This tour starts with a scenic ride to the bulb flower fields around Lisse and the Keukenhof Gardens. During the Spring season, you can see a fantastic display of flower carpets as far as the eye can see. The highlight of this tour is the breathtakingly beautiful Keukenhof, with gardens featuring more than 400 acres of flowers, trees, and fountains. Truly the home of the tulip. After spending about 3,5 hours in the gardens, continue to the windmill village Zaanse Schans. Watch live demonstrations of artisans 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 of the Beemster area. The tour ends in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This traditional Dutch fishing village has been a popular tourist attraction since 1875. It is best known for its beautifully painted wooden houses perched on docks overlooking canals that line the water. People from all over come to see the small buildings, buy souvenirs for those at home or themselves, and take photos in traditional Dutch costumes.
Includes
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Transport by luxurious Mercedes minivan
  • Free WIFI aboard
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottle of Water
  • Entry to the Keukenhof
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise Voucher ( if option selected)
  • This is Holland Voucher ( if option selected)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entree to a windmill at the Zaanse Schans
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

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

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The tour's itinerary may vary depending on the driver on the day
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • The Keukenhof Gardens is a cash-free site, so cash payments will not be accepted
  • The group will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)
  • Tulips and other bulb flowers are natural products and even though the Keukenhof has advanced growing methods, the course of nature depends mainly on the weather. Therefore it cannot be guaranteed how many flowers and flower fields can be visited and seen during your tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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Tulips wonderful but the tour to the cheese & windmills had issues

Guide was very nice but not very informative - keep asking us if we had questions. He should have had a plan in place and telling us about where we were going and about Amsterdam, etc. Cheese place quick and nice however it is a place they stop so you will spend money. The windmill village had this same type of cheese demonstration. Not enough time in the windmills to visit them all and we did not even get to see the wooden shoe maker because our guide asked us to wait until the end and then 3 buses showed up and he said you can wait but it will be long wait now and suggested we not. When we first arrived at the village there was no one at the wooden shoe demo and no reason for us to have missed it. Keukenhof was wonderful and we did have enough time there.

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May 11, 2019

While my guide was kind and helpful, I was disappointed with the tour and, if given the chance, I would not do it again. Keukenhof was pretty, but we spent too many hours there (the whole tour group seemed to think so, as we all wandered back to the van early). The dairy farm was interesting, but we spent MAYBE 3 minutes learning about the cheese-making process and then ended up in a gift shop. The "clog-maker" visit was also just another gift shop. There was nothing special about this tour—I wish I would have rented a car and explored on my own or try another small group tour with another company. I felt like most of the day was a waste.

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May 24, 2019

Very busy ride.

April 23, 2019

Product ID: 78136