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Tulip Day Tours

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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About Tulip Day Tours
With a focus on sustainable and authentic tourism, we develop and operate corona-proof, small-scale experiences the Netherlands. Our unique itineraries and the way we operate tours has awarded (and humbled!) us with the Prestige Award for 'Tour Operator of the Year'. With us it's like you're traveling with a local friend, who takes you off-the-beaten paths and lets you experience local culture.
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Tours and Tickets by Tulip Day Tours

Private Tour in Keukenhof Tulip Gardens

Thinking about visiting marvellous Keukenhof with your own private party of max 6 travelers? Then you're exactly at the right place.

Start your day among flowers comfortable, as your private guide picks you up for your Keukenhof experience. Enjoyment already starts in our corona-proof minivan as you watch the Dutch landscape pass by while your guide shares all sorts of interesting information with you.

Upon arrival at Keukenhof, set off on a 30 minute private guided orientation stroll so that you get acquainted with the layout of the park. After all, it's one of the largest flower gardens in the world! Then your guide sets up a meeting point and time for later, so you have over four hours for your own explorations.
Then it’s time to meet with your guide again to make the transfer (back) to your drop-off address (doesn't have to be the same as pick-up!).

In 2021 Keukenhof will work with time slots and will therefore have significantly less available tickets. Don't be too late!
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7 hours
from $168.26

Private Tour in Giethoorn and Kayaking National Park



This private experience starts comfortable as you and your party (maximum 6 travelers incl children) are picked up by your private guide.

Enjoyment starts on the way to picturesque Giethoorn and Weerribben National Park. Watch the landscape of Flevoland pass by, the province that is built on reclaimed land.

The first stop is Giethoorn, or 'Venice of the North'. Giethoorn is unique in its own way and famous around the world. The canals were dug to transport peat, when peat mining was still a lucrative business in the Netherlands. Upon arrival, embark on your own private whisper boat and enjoy a guided tour of the village following the canal route. Or leave your guide 'ashore' and steer the boat yourself! Up to you!

Next is the kayak tour experience in the nature reserve. Upon arrival, get comfortable in the kayak and follow your guide through the nature reserve. You decide for how long you want to kayak! Be surprised by the beauty of Dutch nature!
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8 hours 30 minutes
from $301.41

Amsterdam Castle - Corona-proof Public Tour (max 4p) incl. pick-up Amsterdam

Step back in time to the medieval era on this tour of the well-preserved Muiderslot Castle. No worrying about renting a car or puzzling over public transportation; round-trip rides to and from central Amsterdam are included. Once there, your small group of just seven people or fewer will embark on a guided tour with in-depth commentary from your guide. A small group tour means more attention from your guide and the chance to ask questions.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $129.56

Flower Auction and Amsterdam Castle - Small Public Group Tour from Amsterdam

The flower auction starts early in the morning, but it's worth getting out of bed for! Experience the hustle & bustle of the floor of the flower processing hall! Nowadays a lot of trading is done online, but you still see traders bidding against the auction clock. Enjoy a live-guided tour and learn about the flower industry. Visit Muiden next, home to Amsterdam Castle. Walk (5 min) with your guide along the Vecht river to a traditional 'brown cafe' for a hot beverage and to experience the local culture. Then it's time for the medieval castle, which has opened by then.
Discover the secrets of this well-preserved castle with a live-guided tour (audio-tour in other languages available). Some personal time allows you to continue your explorations in the beautiful historical gardens. Meet with your guide again for the drive back to the city, where you are dropped off at the same place as where you started your tour.
** Winner Netherlands Prestige Awards: 'Tour Operator of the Year' **
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6 hours
from $168.81

Small Public Tour from Amsterdam in Kinderdijk Windmills

Visit the must-see Kinderdijk windmill complex with a small group on this outing from Amsterdam. With all transportation provided, it's easy to get out of the city and enjoy the scenery on the way there and back. Visits to two windmill museums, an engine room, and a pumping station are included, as well as a scenic boat ride. You'll also have some time to explore on your own and snap photos. Traveling with a small group ensures personalized attention from your guide.
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6 to 7 hours
from $142.64

Private Tour in Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle

Visit with a multiple award-winning touroperator one of the oldest and best preserved medieval castles in the Netherlands: Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle. A real medieval castle, with a moat, towers, battlements, arrow slits and a drawbridge.

The castle is over 700 years old and surrounded by water and beautiful gardens. The castle has a long and turbulent history. Live the tale of medieval castle life and discover its secrets a private guided tour. After the castle tour you have some personal time to continue your explorations. Discover the beautiful historical gardens, where they grow vegetables and herbs from the past. Or instead go for a cultural experience and spend your free time with your guide at an 'Dutch Old Brown Cafe' in a non-touristy place.

As this is a private experience, the tour is tailored to your wishes. This tour is perfect if you like to see what's outside Amsterdam, as shore-excursion as a lay-over from Schiphol Airport! Also if you're traveling with kids!
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3 to 4 hours
from $169.47

Private Experience in the Royal Flower Auction

Early in the morning, at 7:00 am, the flower auction starts, so your private and friendly guide will pick you up around 6:30 am. The exact pick-up time depends on your location.

But it's worth to be there early to experience the hustle & bustle of the floor of the flower auction hall! And although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you still see traders bidding against the auction clock. Be amazed by the enormous amount of beautiful flowers from nearly 50 countries that are traded every day. Enjoy a private guided tour in English from a special gallery and learn about the flower industry.

After the tour you have some personal time to take more pictures or to make a stop in the souvenir shop. Then it's time for the drive back to your drop-off address, where you arrive around 9:45 am.

As this is a private experience, the tour is tailored to your wishes. See what's outside the city and go off-the-beaten path. Perfect as shore-excursion or if you have a lay-over at the Airport!
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3 to 4 hours
from $180.36

Private Experience in Kinderdijk Unesco Windmills

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for an authentic windmill adventure! World heritage site Kinderdijk is home to the world's highest concentration of historical windmills. It is so authentic that all but three mills are still inhabited by millers and their families.

Start your experience with a comfortable pick-up from any address in (Greater) Amsterdam. Upon arrival, set off on a private guided (walking) tour. Discover the area's historical importance and visit first one windmill by foot (walk 10 min). Climb the stairs inside and learn how a family with thirteeen children lived in this mill back in the old days. The other two windmills are visited by boat and respectively show how a family in the 1950s lived from nature and how that sustainable, medieval engineering actually works. Meet the millers and learn about their trade. After the guided tour you have some personal time to soak in the area's serene and authentic atmosphere -or to shop ;)
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6 hours
from $260.42

Flower Auction & Kinderdijk windmills - Coronaproof Public Tour from Amsterdam

The flower auction starts early and it's worth setting your alarm for! Experience the hustle & bustle on the floor, watch traders bidding by the clock and be amazed by the enormous amount of beautiful flowers from nearly 50 countries that are traded every day. Enjoy a live-guided tour and learn about the flower industry.

Continue to world heritage Kinderdijk, the location of a group of 19 windmills that were built to pump up the polder water. Anyone interested in authentic windmills should visit Kinderdijk! Set off on a private guided tour of the area and visit 2 mills by boat. The view from the boat, all the windmills on a row, is marvellous! Let your guide take you inside one mill and climb the stairs inside to discover how this medieval engineering works. Meet one of the current millers and ask anything you'd like to know about milling. The other windmills are inhabited by millers and their families.
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7 hours
from $181.91

Dutch Royal Flower Auction - Corona-proof Small Public Tour from Amsterdam

The Netherlands is world-famous for its magnificent tulips and each spring the countryside around Amsterdam is abloom with colorful flowers. With this tour, gain a fascinating insight into the Dutch flower industry as you visit the Royal FloraHolland, the world’s largest flower trading center. Learn all about the flowers on a guided tour of the galleries, attend a live flower auction, and enjoy plenty of time to admire the gorgeous blooms.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $129.56

Private Experience to the Royal Flower Auction and Kinderdijk Windmills

Experience, with your own party of max 6 travelers, the hustle and bustle of flower auction hall first. Although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you still see traders bid against the auction clock. Enjoy a private guided tour from a special gallery and be amazed by the enormous amount of beautiful flowers from nearly 50 countries that are traded every day.

Next is the authentic windmills of Unesco's Kinderdijk. This ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations has kept the soil dry for nearly a 1000 years now. Anyone interested in authenticity should visit Kinderdijk as the majority of the windmills are still inhabited by millers and their families!

Upon arrival, set off on a private guided tour and walk to the first windmill. See how a family with 13 children lived in a windmill back in the old days and climb the stairs inside to the top. The other 2 windmills can only be reached by boat (amazing views!) and are sustainability and technology respectively.
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7 to 8 hours
from $317.70

Kinderdijk & Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle - Private Tour incl regional pick-up

Visit Kinderdijk, the ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations that has been keeping the soil dry here for centuries.
Upon arrival, set off on a guided tour of the area exclusive for your party. watch a brief introductory movie and learn about its (historical) importance. Let the Kinderdijk skippers of the canal hopper carry you across the glittering waters of the basins to one museum windmill. Climb the stairs inside and see for yourself how water and wind are being harvested.
A 1.5 hr transfer takes you the well preserved medieval castle of Amsterdam Muiderslot, that's over 700 years old. A real medieval castle, with a moat, towers, battlements, arrow slits and a drawbridge. Discover its secrets with a 1-hr live-guided tour in English exclusive for your party (audio-tour in other languages available). After the tour you have some free time to continue your own explorations. Discover the historical gardens or enjoy a drink on the terrace in the courtyard.
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7 hours 30 minutes
from $297.97

Kayak National Park & Giethoorn: Small Public Tour from Amsterdam (Coronaproof)

Corona-proof tour with social distancing at all times.
Enjoyment starts in the minivan, when you watch the landscape of Netherlands’ newest province Flevoland pass by, that was built on reclaimed land, as your guide friendly shares interesting information with you.
Upon arrival at National Park Weerribben Wieden, the kayaks are ready to be taken out on the water. Your guide leads the route of max. 1.5 - 2 hrs through the nature reserve. With over 24,000 acres, is the largest contiguous low peat bog area in North-West Europe. A labyrinth of ponds, lakes, ditches, mysterious-looking swamp forests, vast reed plots and flowery meadows.
Then your guide takes you to Giethoorn, the village without roads or 'Venice of the North'. Here you have some personal time to explore the village by foot, take a break, or experience Giethoorn from the water (use your free boat ride ticket). Explore the gemstone museum!
Back in Amsterdam you're dropped off at the same place as where you started the tour.
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8 hours
from $180.36

Ghent, Belgium - Small Group Tour from Amsterdam

Ghent is one Belgium’s oldest and most picturesque cities, and lies just a 2.5-hour drive from Amsterdam. With this tour, enjoy the scenic journey through the Dutch countryside and cross the border to spend a day in the Belgium city. Get your bearings on a guided walking tour, admire historic landmarks such as St. Bavo's Cathedral and Gravensteen Castle, then enjoy free time to explore the city.
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10 hours 30 minutes
from $192.47

Private Experience to the Royal Flower Auction and Amsterdam Castle (6p)

The flower auction starts early and it’s worth setting your alarm for! Enjoy the comfort of pick-up and drop-off anywhere in the region, so no problem if you don't stay in a city! Experience the hustle & bustle of the world’s largest trading center for plants and flowers. Although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you still see traders bidding against the auction clock. Enjoy a private guided tour from a special gallery and learn about the flower industry.

Next is Muiden, the quaint town that is home to Amsterdam Castle. Upon arrival, visit a traditional Dutch 'brown' cafe to enjoy a hot beverage. Experience local culture, before heading to the castle, which has then opened.

This medieval castle is well-preserved and over 700 years old. Discover its secrets with a private guided tour in English (audio-tour in other languages). After the tour you have some personal time to explore the beautiful historical gardens where herbs and vegetables from the past are grown.
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6 to 7 hours
from $253.91

Texel Island in UNESCO's Wadden Sea - Full Day Private Tour from Amsterdam

Visit the island of Texel in world heritage Wadden Sea. The island is ideal for anyone wanting to discover its unspoilt nature and picturesque villages. Perfect as day trip from Amsterdam.

Enjoy the comfort of pick-up and make your way to Den Helder, from where the ferry to the island departs, crossing the Wadden Sea. Once on the island, e-bikes are used for getting around! The total cycling route takes about 1.5 - 2 hrs (excl stops). Cycle, slowly, among sheep that graze on the Wadden Sea Dyke, as the bicycle path leads to a farmhouse from 1684. Try the typical Texel's pancake, made by the same family that bought the thatched roofed farmhouse over a century ago.

Next is Den Burg, where you have some free time to wander around. Grab an ice cream! The ice cream shop in the village makes their own amazingly delicious ice cream, traditionally made from fresh farmer's milk from the Texel cow.

Then it’s time to cycle back to the pier and the journey to your drop off address.
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9 hours
from $309.14

Corona-proof Full Day Private Experience to Medieval Ghent from Holland (max 6p)

Ghent, not as big as Antwerp and less touristy than Bruges. This cozy city is fairly close to the Dutch border and therefore excellent for a day trip!

The train from the Netherlands to Ghent can be a time-consuming and expensive undertaking. But you don't need to hassle with trains to take a peak across the border with Belgium. Just have your own private guide take you to medieval city of Ghent for a day.

Upon arrival in this magnificent city, set off on a private guided walking tour to get to know the city and learn about its radiant history and secrets.

After the walking tour you personal time to explore the city on your own. The city has some of the best things to do in Belgium. The tour ends at St Bavo’s Cathedral so that you can have a look at the world's most frequently stolen painting: 'The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb'. This painting was also featured in the movie Monuments Men.

Or visit Gravensteen, shop or simply sit down and indulge yourself in the local cuisine.
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10 hours 30 minutes
from $313.51

Discover Christmas Markets in Cologne Germany - Full Day Private Experience

No need to hassle with expensive, time-consuming trains to visit Germany for a day. Visit Cologne with your own private party of maximum six travelers during the most festive time of the year and explore the beautifully decorated Christmas Markets.
Start your private experience to Cologne comfortably, as your guide picks you up from any address southeast of Amsterdam. The transfer to Cologne takes about 2.5 hours, but depends on your exact location and traffic.

Upon arrival, set off on a private guided walking tour for your own party and pass by Cologne's famous sights and Christmas markets. After the walking tour you have personal time to explore the city on your own or with your private guide. Get a taste of the city and try locally brewed Kölsch beer in a typical Kölsch brewery. Discover the city's world class museums or eat, drink and shop your way through the markets. Then it's time to meet with your guide again for the transfer back to the Netherlands.
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10 hours 30 minutes
from $318.36

Small Public Tour to Texel Island

Visit the island of Texel in world heritage Wadden Sea. The island is ideal for anyone wanting to discover its unspoilt nature and picturesque villages.

This small public group tour for maximum six travelers departs from Amsterdam. The first stop is Den Helder, where you embark the ferry to the island, crossing unesco's Wadden Sea. Once there the e-bikes are used for getting around! The total cycling route takes about 1.5 - 2 hrs (excl stops). Cycle, slowly, among sheep that graze on the Wadden Sea Dyke, as the bicycle path leads to a farmhouse from 1684. Try the typical Texel's pancake, made by the same family that bought the thatched roofed farmhouse over a century ago.

Make a stop in Den Burg, a quaint village where you have some personal time. The local shop makes their own ice cream from fresh milk from the Texel cows. Then it’s time to cycle back to the pier and the drive back to Amsterdam.

Escape mass-tourism and go off-the-beaten path with this marvellous experience.
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9 hours
from $180.36

Private Experience in Rotterdam: Walking Tour & Harbor Cruise

Visit Rotterdam, the city famous for its innovative architecture. To many this non-touristy city has the most impressive skyline in Holland and maybe even in Europe. ‘Rotterdam is to architecture, what Paris is to fashion and Los Angeles to entertainment’ (New York Times).

Upon arrival, set off on a private guided walking tour and pass by the Old Harbor with its historical ships and the ‘forest’ cube-shaped apartments. The tour ends at the Markthal. Enjoy some personal time to grab a bite, explore the city center or St Lawrence Church, the last medieval remnant in the city center.

Instead of personal time, you can also opt to visit the 607 ft high Euromast tower. The elevator takes you to the top from where you have an amazing bird’s eye view over the city.
Finally, embark on a harbor cruise and enjoy a 75-min tour through one of the largest seaports in the world. Be amazed by the impressive skyline, the imposing buildings, and the ultramodern handling of thousands of containers.
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8 hours
from $285.67

Rotterdam & The Harbor - Corona-Proof Small Public Group Tour from Amsterdam

Leave Amsterdam behind for a day trip to the Netherlands’ second-largest city: Rotterdam. A guided walking tour that passes by the Old Harbour (Oude Haven) and Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen) will help you get acquainted with the city, and you can enjoy some free time to explore the Markthal (Market Hall). The tour also includes a 75-minute harbor cruise and round-trip transport from Amsterdam.
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7 hours
from $144.05

Dutch Royal Flower Auction and Cheese Making Experience

The first stop is the Dutch Royal Flower Auction in Aalsmeer. Although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you still see traders bidding against the auction clock. Experience the hustle & bustle of the floor of the flower auction hall with a live-guided tour in English from a special gallery and learn about the flower industry. After the famous auction it is time for coffee (or tea) and traditional Dutch apple pie. No better place to do this than at Clara Maria, a beautiful, authentic cheese farm located in the polders.
In the former stables delicious Gouda cheese and traditional clogs are still made using traditional methods. Watch a personal demonstration on how farmhouse cheese is traditionally made and taste the different flavors. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty and make your own cheese.
This private tour can be tailored to your wishes. See what's outside the city and go off the beaten tracks. Perfect as shore-excursion or as long lay-over at Schiphol Airport!
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6 hours 30 minutes
from $247.07

Explore Traditional Tulip Farms - Corona-proof Private Experience incl. pick-up

The Netherlands is internationally known for its flowers. Not a surprise, given that the country controls 60% of the global flower trade. This tour shows you how farmers in Holland grow tulips the traditional way.
Start your experience comfortably, as your guide picks you up from any address in the region to visit two tulip farms. Professionals in the flower industry, from all over the world, visit these farms for their quality tulips. As more tulip 'factories' that grow tulips on crates emerge, the farms that grow tulips the traditional way are slowly dying out. And you have the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of these traditional farms. Discover how tulips are grown and cultivated using traditional methods in order to get tulips of the best quality. A brief movie about the tulip growing process gives you even more insight. Finally, a visit to the sand fields where the tulips are grown makes the tour complete. Then it's time for the transfer to your drop-off address.
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3 to 4 hours
from $201.13

Private Experience in Giethoorn the Venice of the North

Visit picturesque Giethoorn, ‘Venice of the North’, the village that is famous for having no roads. Upon arrival in Giethoorn, experience this village from the water and embark on your own private whisper boat. After all, it is the main mode of transportation and traditionally 'punters' were used for this purpose.
The houses in Giethoorn are built on small islands and can be reached only by boat or bridge. The majority of these bridges (more than 176!) are privately owned. Following the canal route, your guide shows you the most beautiful farmhouses. Or leave your guide 'ashore' and steer the boat yourself.

Giethoorn is beautiful in every season; in Spring and Summer the village is awash with flowers, in Fall the leaves change and in the Winter it is so quiet that the villages radiates nothing but authenticity.

After the boat tour you have some personal time. Wander around, visit the cheese shop, the gemstone museum or try some herring!
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6 to 7 hours
from $260.42

Edam & Volendam - Private Countryside Tour from Amsterdam / Haarlem / Schiphol

The first stop is Edam, a quaint, red-roofed village in the aptly named region of Waterland. With its rich history, Edam has more to offer than just cheese! What began as a settlement of farmers and fishermen in the 12th century, developed into a prosperous town well into the 17th century. Shipbuilding and cheese were important for this development.

Upon arrival in Edam, start with a guided walking tour. After the walk you have some personal time for your own explorations or to grab a bite before traveling overland to Volendam.

In Volendam, set off on a guided stroll through the quaint streets and enjoy the view of the small houses, canals and drawbridges. This fishing village has preserved centuries of tradition. Enjoy some personal time before making the transfer back to your drop-off address.
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6 hours
from $277.43

Authentic Tulip Farms: Corona-Proof Small Public Group Tour from Amsterdam

The Netherlands is internationally known for its flowers. Not a surprise, given that our small country controls 60% of the global flower trade. Discover where the flower industry of Holland starts; at the tulip farms. As more tulip factories that grow tulips on crates emerge, the farms that grow tulips the traditional way are slowly dying out. And you have the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of two of such farms.

Meet your guide at Amsterdam Central Station (hotel pick-up in Amsterdam optional) for the transfer to Heemskerk, the location of the tulip farms. Professionals in the flower industry, from all over the world, visit these particular farms for their quality tulips. Set off on a guided tour of the two tulip farm, incl. the nurseries. A brief movie about the process of tulips gives you more insight about the industry. Finally, a visit to the sand fields where the tulips are grown makes the tour complete.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $116.47

Giethoorn from the water - Corona-Proof Small Public Group Tour from Amsterdam

This small public tour to Giethoorn departs from Amsterdam Central Station (hotel pick-up optional). Enjoyment starts when you leave the city behind you and you watch the landscape of Netherlands’ newest province Flevoland pass by -built on reclaimed land- as your friendly and professional guide shares interesting information about the Netherlands.

Upon arrival, embark on a whisper boat ride and have your guide sail you through the canals of Giethoorn. Pass by the many farmhouses that are built on small islands, which can only reached by boat bridge, of which the majority of the more than 176 bridges is privately owned. The only continuous connection through the old village by land is a bicycle and walking path that runs from north to south.

After the boat ride you have some personal time for your own explorations. Wander around, visit the cheese shop, the gemstone museum or try some herring! Then it's time to meet with your guide again for the transfer back to Amsterdam.
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6 to 7 hours
from $142.64

Royal Flower Auction & Authentic Tulip Farms - Small Public Tour from Amsterdam

The Netherlands is internationally known for its flowers. Not a surprise, given that our small country controls 60% of the global flower trade. Discover several parts of the Dutch flower chain.
Meet your guide at Amsterdam Central Station (hotel pick-up in Amsterdam optional) for the transfer Aalsmeer, home to the largest trading center for plants and flowers in the world. Set off on a guided tour and see how flowers from all over the world are auctioned daily. Continue to CoasTulip Experience in Heemskerk; a collaboration between several authentic tulip farms. As more tulip factories that grow tulips on crates emerge, the farms that grow tulips the traditional way are slowly dying out. Professionals in the flower industry, from all over the world, visit these particular farms for their quality tulips. And you have the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of two of such farms.
Enjoy a brief movie about the process of tulips and a 2-hr guided tour, incl. the tulip nurseries.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from $155.73

Flower Auction & Traditional Tulip Farms - Private Tour incl. regional pick-up

The Netherlands is internationally known for its flowers. Not a surprise, given that the country controls 60% of the global flower trade. This tour shows you how farmers in Holland grow tulips the traditional way.
Start your experience comfortably, as your guide picks you up from any address in the region to visit Royal FloraHolland first. Here flowers and plants from all over the world arrive early in the morning to be auctioned. Set off on a live-guided tour, exclusive for your party, and learn about the flower industry. Next on the itinerary are two tulip farms. Professionals in the tulip industry, from all over the world, visit these farms for their quality tulips. As more tulip 'factories' that grow tulips on crates emerge, the farms that grow tulips the traditional way are slowly dying out. And you have the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of these traditional farms and enjoy a 2-hr guided tour. Watch how farmers grow and cultivate tulips using traditional methods!
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5 hours 30 minutes
from $235.90

WWII & the Netherlands: Camp Amersfoort & Airborne Museum Villa Hartenstein

Kamp Amersfoort was a nazi concentration camp and originally a transit camp, but also served as a penal camp and labor camp. In the early days there were many Jewish prisoners, but Kamp Amersfoort was also used to detain political prisoners, professional criminals, Jehovah's witnesses and homophiles. Hundreds of people died in the camp and 20,200 prisoners were transported from Amersfoort to camps in Germany. Set off on a guided tour and walk with your professional and friendly guide to various monuments and the remains of the camp. Learn about the insights of this camp, the second world war and the Netherlands. The next stop is Oosterbeek, home to Villa Hartenstein that is now the Airborne Museum. The villa has a long history. In 1728 it started as an inn and in 1944 it became the headquarters of the British Airborne Troops. In the years between it served different purposes. Discover the museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem and operation Market Garden.
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6 hours
from $268.17

Orchid Farm & Giethoorn - corona-proof small public tour from Amsterdam

Enjoyment starts on the way as you watch the Dutch, flat-as-a-pancake, landscape pass by while your guide shares interesting information with you.
Upon arrival at the Orchid Farm the different indoor jungle gardens are ready to be explored! Let yourself be enchanted by the exceptional flowers and plants and surround yourself with over 2,000 fuchsias, begonias and geraniums in the fairytale SkyFlora Garden, which concept is inspired by the Japanese cherry blossom season. Meet with a wildlife guide and enjoy a lecture that explains about the life span, life cycle, feeding habits and camouflage of butterflies.
Then it’s time for the transfer to Giethoorn. Here, many houses are built on small islands and can only be reached by bridge. The only continuous connection through the old village by land is a bicycle and walking path that runs from North to South. Enjoy a 1-hr canal cruise to experience Giethoorn from the water.
**Winner NL Prestige Award: 'Tour Operator of the Year'***
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8 hours
from $181.91

Orchid Farm & Giethoorn | Private Tour w/ pick-up Amsterdam, Haarlem, Schiphol

Enjoyment starts on the way to the province of Overijssel. Watch the Dutch, flat-as-a-pancake, landscape pass by as your guide shares interesting information with you.
Upon arrival at the Orchid Farm the different jungle gardens are ready for you to be explored! Surround yourself with thousands of fuchsias, begonias and geraniums in the fairytale SkyFlora Garden, which concept is inspired by the Japanese cherry blossom season. Meet with a wildlife guide and enjoy a lecture that explains about the life span, life cycle, feeding habits, camouflage of butterflies.
Then it’s time for the transfer to Giethoorn. Here, many houses are built on small islands and can only be reached by bridge. The only continuous connection through the old village by land is a bicycle and walking path that runs from North to South. Enjoy a 1-hr canal cruise or enjoy your private whisper boat for one hour to experience Giethoorn from the water.
***Winner NL Prestige Awards: Tour Operator of the Year'***
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8 hours
from $325.85

Edam & Volendam: the Dams | Coronaproof Small Public Tour from Amsterdam

Discover the quaint fishing villages of Edam and Volendam with this small public group tour departing from Amsterdam Central Station (hotel pick-up Amsterdam optional).
The first stop of the day is Edam, a quaint, red-roofed village in the aptly named region of Waterland. With its rich history, Edam has more to offer than just cheese! What began as a settlement of farmers and fishermen in the 12th century, developed into a prosperous town well into the 17th century. Shipbuilding and cheese were important for this development.
Upon arrival, start with a guided walking tour. After the tour you have some personal time for your own explorations, before traveling overland to Volendam. Here you set off on a guided stroll through the quaint streets and enjoy the view of the small houses, canals and drawbridges. This fishing village has preserved centuries of tradition. Enjoy some personal time before making the transfer back to Amsterdam.
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6 hours
from $168.81

Orchid Farm & Giethoorn | Private Tour from Utrecht

Enjoyment starts on the way to the province of Overijssel. Watch the Dutch, flat-as-a-pancake, landscape pass by as your guide shares interesting information with you.
Upon arrival at the Orchid Farm you can explore the park in your own pace. Let yourself be enchanted by the exceptional flowers and plants and surround yourself with over 2,000 fuchsias, begonias and geraniums in the fairytale SkyFlora Garden. Its concept is inspired by the Japanese cherry blossom season. Meet with a wildlife guide and enjoy a lecture that explains about the life span, life cycle, feeding habits, camouflage of butterflies.
Then it’s time for the transfer to Giethoorn. Here, many houses are built on small islands and can only be reached by bridge (the majority of the more than 176 bridges are privately owned). Embark your own private whisper boat and let your guide show you Giethoorn (or sail yourself!). Giethoorn is a marvellous experience from the water.
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8 hours
from $309.14

Private Tour to Giethoorn 'Venice of the North'

Visit picturesque Giethoorn, ‘Venice of the North’, the village that is famous for having no roads. Upon arrival in Giethoorn, experience this village from the water and embark on your own private whisper boat. After all, it is the main mode of transportation and traditionally 'punters' were used for this purpose.
The houses in Giethoorn are built on small islands and can be reached only by boat or bridge. The majority of these bridges (more than 176!) are privately owned. Following the canal route, your guide shows you the most beautiful farmhouses. Or leave your guide 'ashore' and steer the boat yourself.

Giethoorn is beautiful in every season; in Spring and Summer the village is awash with flowers, in Fall the leaves change and in the Winter it is so quiet that the villages radiates nothing but authenticity.

After the boat tour you have some personal time. Wander around, visit the cheese shop, the gemstone museum or try some herring!
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6 to 7 hours
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Delft & Rotterdam, the Old vs the New | Small Public Experience from Amsterdam

Join our small public experience for maximum six travelers and a private guide from Amsterdam and visit Delft first. Delft is famous for William of Orange, ‘Father of the Nation’ and for Delft Blue Pottery. Set off on a walking tour and learn about Dutch history. And since Royal Delft is the only remaining pottery dating from the 17th century, a short live-demonstration on how it's made cannot be missed. Next is Rotterdam, an important sea port city that is (inter)nationally known as a city of innovative architecture. Embark on a 75-min harbor cruise; after all, it is the best way to see how water shapes the cityscape of Rotterdam. Be amazed by the impressive skyline and the ultramodern handling of thousands of containers.
Walk to the market hall in the city center, one of the city’s signature buildings. Pass by the old Harbor with its historical ships and walk through the 'cube forest’ of apartments. At the market hall you have some personal time for your own explorations.
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8 hours
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Private Tour in Antwerp, Belgium

No need to hassle with trains to Belgium! Or using unnecessary public transportation for that matter. Just have your own private guide take you from (Greater) Amsterdam across the border to Antwerp for the day.

The beautiful historical city of Antwerp is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. The city is full with squares, medieval alleyways and churches. Not to mention the old pubs ;) The history goes back many centuries. The facades in the historical old town demonstrate the wealth of Antwerp in the 15th and 16th centuries, when the city was one of Europe's most important trade cities.

Upon arrival in Antwerp, set off on a private guided walking tour, after which you several hours to explore on your own. There are some great things to explore. Antwerp has some marvellous museums, the local cuisine is delicious and there are impressive historical sights to check out.

Then, meet with your guide again for the drive back to the Netherlands.
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10 to 11 hours
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Unesco windmills of Kinderdijk & Delft | Coronaproof Public Tour from Amsterdam

This small public tour for max 4 travelers departs from Amsterdam Central Station (hotel pick-up optional). Visit world heritage Kinderdijk first, the location of a group of 19 windmills that were built to pump up the water. Anyone interested in authentic windmills should visit Kinderdijk! Set off on a private guided tour of the area and visit 2 mills by boat. The view from the boat, all the windmills on a row, is marvellous! Let your guide take you inside one mill and climb the stairs inside to discover how this medieval engineering works.The other windmills are inhabited by millers and their families.
Next is Delft, the Dutch City of William of Orange and of Royal Delft Pottery. Upon arrival, set off on a private guided walking tour and learn about Dutch history and Delft’s role in the Dutch 17th century (controversies addressed). And when in Delft, a short live-demonstration on how Delft Blue is made can't be missed. Enjoy some personal time before heading back to Amsterdam.
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8 hours
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Authentic windmills of Kinderdijk & Delft - Private Tour for max 6 - Coronaproof

This private tour for max 6 includes pick-up and drop-off anywhere in the Randstad region. Visit world heritage Kinderdijk first, the location of a group of 19 windmills that were built to pump up the water. Anyone interested in authentic windmills should visit Kinderdijk! Set off on a private guided tour of the area and visit 2 mills by boat. The view from the boat, all the windmills on a row, is marvellous! Let your guide take you inside one mill and climb the stairs inside to discover how this medieval engineering works.The other windmills are inhabited by millers and their families.
Next is Delft, the Dutch City of William of Orange and of Royal Delft Pottery. Upon arrival, set off on a private guided walking tour and learn about Dutch history and Delft’s role in the Dutch 17th century (controversies addressed). And when in Delft, a short live-demonstration on how Delft Blue is made can't be missed. Enjoy some personal time before heading (back) to drop-off address.
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7 hours 30 minutes
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Private Walking Tour in Rotterdam and Harbor Cruise

Visit Rotterdam, the city famous for its innovative architecture. To many this non-touristy city has the most impressive skyline in Holland and maybe even in Europe. ‘Rotterdam is to architecture, what Paris is to fashion and Los Angeles to entertainment’ (New York Times).

Upon arrival, set off on a private guided walking tour and pass by the Old Harbor with its historical ships and the ‘forest’ cube-shaped apartments. The tour ends at the Markthal. Enjoy some personal time to grab a bite, explore the city center or St Lawrence Church, the last medieval remnant in the city center.

Instead of personal time, you can also opt to visit the 607 ft high Euromast tower. The elevator takes you to the top from where you have an amazing bird’s eye view over the city.
Finally, embark on a harbor cruise and enjoy a 75-min tour through one of the largest seaports in the world. Be amazed by the impressive skyline, the imposing buildings, and the ultramodern handling of thousands of containers.
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7 hours
from $271.90

Private Walking Tour in Utrecht

Whereas the NY Times describes Utrecht as a city that deserves more than a pleasant day trip from Amsterdam, according to the leading Australian news site, the city has the most beautiful canals of Europe.

And they are right. With its iconic Dom Tower, churchyards, the old city center and its canals, Utrecht is absolutely beautiful. Meet your guide in the heart of the city center and embark on a two-hour walking tour through the old city center of Utrecht.

Learn about the city’s history that started around 2,000 years ago, when Utrecht was part of the Limes; the northern border of the Roman Empire. Your guide leads you through little cobbled streets and churchyards; all leading to what has been for centuries the city’s main artery, the 1.5 mi long old canal Oudegracht.

Walkthrough the Seven Alleyways, an idyllic complex of small rowhouses on tight, cobbled streets. The walking tour ends at the gothic Dom Church with its dominating tower being Utrecht's pride and joy.
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2 hours
from $122.91
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Voyage112709 wrote a review Jul 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
I was looking for an off the beaten path tour and came across Tulip Day Tours. From the moment I made the tour reservation, I just have to say that the service was awesome. The Dutch weather is unpredictable, and Marloes would email me few days beforehand informing me about the upcoming weather forecast and leave it to me to decide whether to proceed/postpone/cancel the trip as she wanted me to have the best experience on the island. We finally made it after 3 postponements (my choice) and boy, what an awesome trip! Corona measures were in place from the moment I was picked up - I got my temperature checked, hand sanitized and the mini van was installed with screens. Marloes also prepared a breakfast bag which I enjoyed on the way to the ferry. It was my first time on an e-bike and it is seriously the best way to explore the island. With Marloes guiding, I cycled through meadows with grazing sheep and cows, along the island coast and in the forest. We made pitstops in cute little villages and I also had a delicious pancake with local cheese and beer. Marloes would tell me fun facts about the island and also little things that might go unnoticed for visitors in the Netherlands. I had a great time on the island with Marloes. I rank this trip high on my travel experience. Truly I was so happy with the trip I did not hesitate to book their Giethoorn and Kayaking trip!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Matthew O wrote a review Mar 2020
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Marloes was a fantastic Tour guide! She not only knew a lot about the castle itself, but proactively offered local history and politics at the time to give context to everything I have as seeing. She was very willing to adapt the tour to what I wanted, and was all around an amazing guide. I highly reccomend her and this tour!
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Gregg R wrote a review Mar 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana43 contributions3 helpful votes
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So let me start by saying that I'd rate this as a 10 if i could. Here is why: 1st off after i messed up and scheduled 2 tours for the same morning, Marloes the tour guide, without any hassle, willingly moved the day of the tour to the following day to accommodate me (and as a result I was the only client for her on that day so in essence i got a private tour). She was very friendly and sweet (she even brought me an apple in case i didn't have time for breakfast before the tour), picked me up where i was staying locally, extremely knowledgeable about the castle and local history, eager to answer any questions I had about any topic. Marloes even took me to a local pub after visiting the castle so that i could experience a traditional dutch pub along with a beverage and traditional dutch appetizer (on her!) and then on the way back into Amsterdam she drove me through a new community and explained how the Dutch had reclaimed the land (from the water) in this area a mere 15 years ago and now it is a thriving neighborhood. I really can't say enough great things about my overall tour experience and it's all thanks to Marloes. Oh and the castle is really cool and beautiful and nicely maintained for how old it is. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Tulip Day tours to anyone looking for a great experience while in AMS and NO I don't work for the company nor was I paid to write this review. My experience was just THAT GOOD!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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South Yarra Girl wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions20 helpful votes
Having been on a couple of run-of-the-mill lousy bus tours to tourist traps on previous visits to Amsterdam, I was looking for something more personable and different this time. Tulip Day Tours’ early morning tour to the Royal FloraHolland Flower Auction certainly did not disappoint! Marloes kept me fully informed and was totally professional with her communication in the run-up to the tour. She was a pleasant, friendly and charming host, whose commentary not only gave a real insight into the workings of the Flower Auction and the significance of the flower industry to the Netherlands, but also into Dutch culture itself. This tour was very well-run and as a very experienced traveller who has been on many tours throughout the world, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to all visitors to Amsterdam looking for a great and original experience led by a marvellous host. On my next trip to Amsterdam, I will definitely book myself a place on more of the Tulip Day Tours’ offerings. Simply the best!
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coralrocks wrote a review Feb 2020
Castle Rock, Colorado86 contributions56 helpful votes
We wanted to tour the castle, so we purchased this tour. Originally, we wanted to do it on a Thursday but they were not offering it on Thursday so we readjusted our schedule to go on Tuesday. We set our alarms, went to the waiting spot and waited and waited. We eventually went somewhere with WiFI only to see they emailed only a hour earlier that they cancelled. They didn't call!! They didn't try to reschedule!! Totally unapologetic!! We couldn't schedule something else at this point and it just ruined our day. When you only have a few days in a city this is devastating. I would recommending getting an Uber and do it yourself must cheaper and a lot less of a headache!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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