1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Keukenhof

Daytrip from Amsterdam: Windmills, Flowers & Hidden Treasure

Product ID: 196280
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Explore the unspoilt Keukenhof region of the Netherlands on a boat ride. Witness the daily operations of the world's largest flower market and visit an authentic windmill and Dutch cheese farm.
About this activity
Duration 6.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the typical Dutch landscapes of the Keukenhof region
  • See behind the scenes at the world's largest flower auction
  • Enjoy a 2-hour scenic boat tour through the Kaag Lakes
  • Visit an authentic Dutch windmill and a cheese farm
  • Enjoy a lunch with typical Dutch products on board
Full description
Depart from Amsterdam and board a bus where a live guide will provide an extensive explanation on the Netherlands and its history. Arrive at Flora Holland Rijnsburg, where you will get to go behind the scenes to witness the hustle and bustle of the world's largest flower auction. Watch the incredible sea of flowers being sold here and the complexity and coordination of the auction. See buyers making quick bids under high pressure and watch flowers being shipped all over the world from the giant warehouse.

Next, take a 2-hour scenic boat ride through the Kaag Lakes, an area with beautiful nature that has not yet been discovered by many tourists. This region is home to the largest number of working windmills in all of Holland. Ride past many of the most important windmills that have helped to control the water levels. The Kaag Lakes is an incredible example of Dutch hydraulic engineering, which you will see first-hand as you will have the chance to explore inside of an authentic Dutch windmill. During the boat ride, enjoy a typical Dutch lunch, as you take in views of the picturesque landscape of South Holland.

The boat tour will end in Noordwijk, a scenic coastal town that is well known for its beautiful beaches. Take a bus ride along the Noordwijk boulevard, with views of the North Sea, as you ride to an authentic Dutch cheese farm. Here, see the century-old cheesemaking process, taste this delicacy and take the chance to purchase this Dutch treat to take back home with you.
Includes
  • Bus tour with live guide
  • Visit to the world's largest Flower auction
  • 2-hour scenic boat ride in the Keukenhof region
  • Coffee or tea upon arrival on board
  • Captain's lunch including typical Dutch products
  • Audio tour during boat ride (English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Italian)
  • Visit to an authentic windmill and Dutch cheese farm
What’s Not Included
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 21, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands, situated right next to the A'DAM Lookout. Please take the free ferry from Central Station to the opposite side, direction: 'Buikslotermeer'. This is only a 3-minute boat trip. From here, it is just a 2-minute walk to 'This is Holland'. The check-in desk is located on the ground floor.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour lasts approximately 6.5 hours. departing from Amsterdam at 8:45 AM and returning at 3:15 PM
• The Captain's lunch includes, typical Dutch meatballs called gehaktbal, a selection of sandwiches with Dutch cheese, halal chicken and ham, Dutch raisin bread or krentenbollen, served with or without cheese, coffee, tea, and water
• An international bar including soft drinks, beer and wine is available on board for an additional price
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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Review summary
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Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
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Holland Ticket Services BV

Product ID: 196280