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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

1. Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

Immerse yourself in Dutch culture on this day trip from Amsterdam with a guide offering anecdotes about each stop, including the colorful wooden houses of Volendam, the windmills of Zaanse Schans, a traditional clog shop, a cheese farm with tasting included, and the waterways of Giethoorn.  Begin with a trip to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore this fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Your trip will continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses and see locals wearing their colorful regional attire. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam harbor, which has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in one of many photo studios of the village. Your last destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century Zaanse Schans village which contains houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. In Zaanse Schans village you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. There’s also nothing more Dutch than cheese, and whilst there you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm where you will also learn about its production.

Amsterdam: Keukenhof - Flowers Field - Tulip Experience

2. Amsterdam: Keukenhof - Flowers Field - Tulip Experience

A combination tour specially designed for lovers of various flowers. You will be amazed by the design of this tour where in the morning you will be invited to enjoy the beauty of the largest flower garden in Europe. You will be invited to tour through flower fields in the flower bulb area (Bollenstreek). And in the end, you will be treated to a visit to the Tulip Experience Amsterdam. - Keukenhof (Tulips Garden) - Explore the fascinating phenomena of Keukenhof up close. Keukenhof is home to millions of tulips, daffodils, and other flowers. This lovely spring garden provides a one-of-a-kind aroma and color experience, as well as over 20 breathtaking flower presentations, surprise-inspired gardens, and engaging activities. The famed bulb fields surround Keukenhof. From the windmill, enjoy stunning views of some of the bulb fields, with a visit to Keukenhof promising beautiful photographs. There are activities for people of all ages that allow you to use your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is fun for the whole family, since youngsters may play in the playground, pet the animals at the petting zoo, and embark on a scavenger hunt. -Flowers Fields - You will be invited to tour through flower fields in the flower bulb area (Bollenstreek). There you can enjoy all kinds of tulips that are planted and cultivated until the time comes for you to be introduced to the Tulip Experience Amsterdam in Noordwijkerhout. - Tulips Experience Amsterdam - Discover what it takes to grow and create the iconic Dutch tulip! Tulip Experience Amsterdam takes you on a journey through the magnificent world of tulips and the full bulb growers' trade, from planting to international shipment. We have built up fresh and authentic machinery that will demonstrate the evolution of production throughout the years. Tulip Experience Amsterdam is a sensory trip for both adults and children, complete with a fun scavenger hunt! Following a visit to the exciting museum section, you may relax in the outdoor display garden, which has 1 million tulips (over 500 distinct species from our own tulip farm!) ready to be photographed. Take as many wonderful photos as you can in this lovely color palette, and all of the tulips are grown on our own tulip farm! In our real cinema, you may also view a video on the history of the Flower Bulb Region. Following that, you may select your own bouquet of tulips in the indoor picking garden and shop for local goods at the indoor farmers market. We offer tulip art for sale in the art corner, which is filled with colorful tulip paintings and objects. You can combine this tour with the Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans tour on the next day or the day before. With this combination, you will have visited the most important places in the Netherlands.

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I highly recommend this tour. The 3 locations Giethorn, Volendam and Zaanse Schans were absolutely beautiful. The tour was well organized with about an hour or so to wander on your own. Zaanse Schans was visited first with over an hour of free time, then Volendam with time for lunch and lastly Giethorn with an hour of free time. The amount of time was ample to shop or walk around. These areas are small so it doesnt require alot of time. The tour operator was informational, was clear in describing the cities and itinerary. He was also lighthearted and funny. Dont hesitate, book this tour and enjoy the beauty of Holland.

My wife and I went on this tour last week. It was a wonderful and fun tour! Perfectly organized and enough time in every stop. Special thanks to Noval and Mario! Thank you both for making it a fun and amazing day for us. Highly recommend this tour for anyone traveling the Netherlands, you definitely won’t regret it.

Loved our tour- we took lovely pictures and videos. Our guide spoke both Dutch and English, so we could understand his commentary.

The tour guide and the driver won't was so much fun. They made the trip so memorable.. And of course the place is a must visit..

Great tour experience for experiences outside of Amsterdam central visiting the 3 locations.