See three top attractions in 1 day; admire the beauty of the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens on a tour from Amsterdam. Continue to the Zaanse Schans windmill village to see other Dutch icons. Then see all the famous Amsterdam attractions during a 90 minute canal cruise.
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 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.
Finish your day with a Canal Cruise through the famous canals of Amsterdam.
Begin your day with a pickup from one of our pick-up points in central Amsterdam. Get comfortable in your seat aboard a single-decker coach. As you leave Amsterdam, gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside. Awash with colorful crocuses, tulips and daffodil. These blooming fields are remarkably beautiful. As you admire them, listen to your guide reveal more about the history of this region. Depending on time, you might also stop to take photographs of this stunning landscape.
When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, step off the bus and embark on a guided tour of the grounds. Covering an area of more than 79 acres (32 hectares), these magnificent gardens are home to innumerable blooming bulbs, all meticulously landscaped into aesthetically pleasing patterns. The gardens are filled with delicate blossoms of all sorts of colours and textures, which emanate a gently perfumed fragrance.
While you explore the mind-blowing blaze of flowerbeds, fields and lawns, which are peppered with ponds and water features, listen to your guide explaining the hard work that goes into creating this elegant floral display. After soaking up the garden vistas, continue to Zaanse Schans.
The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum that has 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 onwards, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.
In its golden age, the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills, wooden factories powered by wind. In these small factories, many tasks were being executed with the aid of wind energy, including wood sawed by machines, grinding spices, oil for food and paint, flour, cocoa powder and many other things.
The prosperity in the 18th and 19th century can be seen in the Zaanse Schans windmill village in several ways. Alongside windmills, barns and other buildings, you will see beautiful houses that were originally built as home to rich windmill owners and merchants. These houses have attractive facades and have been painted in traditional colors such as green, beige and light blue.
Upon arrival in the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the village. You will visit the clog museum, annex wooden shoemaker shop and get to taste Dutch farmer cheese in the cheese farm. Then it is time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off to discover the Zaanse Schans, your guide will give you further information on the unique character of Zaanse Schans, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about what to do and where to go.
Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for a regular City Canal Cruise. The voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company- Gray Line Amsterdam. The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is a so called “OPEN TICKET”. This means that no timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks:
- The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.
- The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.
- Departure from Amsterdam.
- Drive in approximately 60 minutes to the Keukenhof Gardens.
- Walk together with your guide through the flower mosaics.
- Discover the Keukenhof Gardens at your own during free time.
- Drive in 60 minutes to windmill village Zaanse Schans.
- Visit during 15 minutes the wooden shoe factory.
- Discover how to make Gouda Cheese in 10 minutes and taste a variety of them.
- Visit the village on your own during free time.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Live commentary on board
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Pickup and from designated meeting points
- City Canal Cruise around Amsterdam
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved.
- 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.
- Please note: Return Location of this tour is This is Holland, opposite central station. Amsterdam. (We do not have a drop-off at the Heineken Experience)
- It might be that the bus first drives back to Amsterdam before going to the Zaanse Schans to drop off and pick up new guests.
- Tour may be operated in multiple languages
- Infants must sit on laps
- We accept mobile vouchers; a printed voucher is not required
From March 21st until May 10th 2020:
Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78. (Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side)
This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. ( Check-in desk inside the entrance of This is Holland)