Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam
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  • Amsterdam
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Overview

See all the Dutch icons such as the Tulips in Keukenhof & windmills, cheese and clogs at Zaanse Schans.

Experience the beauty of Keukenhof Gardens in bloom on a guided morning tour from Amsterdam in the company of an expert guide and travel by small comfortable coach out to the Netherlands’ most famous bulb region, passing through remarkable flower-filled meadows. In the afternoon continue to windmill village Zaanse Schans and see all the other dutch icons such as windmills, cheese and clogs.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Keukenhof, Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands

1. After a short ride from Amsterdam to the bulbflower 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 bulbflower carpets in almost any colour you can imagine. We try to find a spot where we can stop to make some pictures.

2. 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 - smack dab in the middle of South Holland’s tulip region - now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting some 800,000 visitors per year. This guided tour will take you through the 15 kilometers 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. Stroll through the English landscape garden, the Japanese country garden, and the historical garden. Take in the flower sculpture, based on an annual theme.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 on, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, Kraaienest 4, 1509 AZ Zaandam The Netherlands

You will visit the clog museum annex wooden shoemaker shop here you'll watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, Zeilenmakerspad 5, 1509 BZ Zaandam The Netherlands

Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in a farm and offcourse taste some real Dutch farmer chees.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Entry/Admission - Keukenhof

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour Company will oblige by the strict rules and measurements of the Dutch government and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

1: Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
2: This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands


Return Details

This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Andrew F

16 Apr, 2019

Loved the Gardens. Beautiful, relaxing. The windmills at Zaanse were pretty. However, just souvenir shops.

Sharon M

12 Apr, 2019

While weather is uncontrollable, it is everything for this tour. The weather was beautiful. On the second week of opening, fields of tulips and other flowers were wonderful. The gardens themselves were spectacular. The Windmill village was so much fun. Seeing the clog making and cheese making were so enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour.

Christine H

29 Sep, 2017

Keukenhof is gorgeous and the time allowed to see all of it. Zaanse Schans is super cute and gives you a great overview of Dutch culture with the cheese, shoe making, and windmills. Its great that it is still a town where people live and work.

Warren B

14 Jul, 2017

A unusually cold spring day to go to the gardens and be outside. That said the gardens were everything said about them and more.The gardens were just great. Would go again. The tour was very good but the gardens was what the tour was about. Don't miss a chance to see the gardens.

Karen R

02 May, 2017

This tour was awesome! Tulips were spectacular at Keukenhof and the windmill village was fantastic. Met all our expectations. Don't buy your wooden shoe souvenirs anywhere else except at windmill village! They demonstrate how they are made and their variety to choose from is awesome!

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