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“interesting & enlightening”

Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion)
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Slootdorp
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Owner description: Unique in the Netherlands: the tulip excursion is the only location that offers you a tulip tour when the flowers in the field are not blooming yet. You can experience the production process of 7 million tulips every season. During the excursion you will get a guided tour through the greenhouses, bunching room and cold stores. You will enjoy thousands of tulips in the greenhouse (or from mid April until beginning of May in the fields), and you will see how the tulips are bunched and prepared to go to the flower auction. The excursion starts with a Power Point presentation in the typical Dutch coffee room. The tulip excursion is open upon reservation, from end of December until beginning of May, for groups from 20-50 persons. It is also possible to reserve coffee/tea with fresh pie or a lunch buffet.
Reviewed June 23, 2013

As part of a river cruise we took earlier this spring, I did an optional excursion to this family farm. I found it to be very interesting. You learn about the entire process of planting, growing and harvesting tulips and tulip bulbs. Our trip was 2 weeks in duration and this is one of three things that I most often share with friends or family members when I tell them about things we saw/learned on our vacation.

TripAdvisor has a box that must check indicating if there was a fee. The cruise line charge a fee for this optional excursion. I know part of it covered the bus/driver. I assume that part was paid to the farm as well, but I do not know how much it would cost for someone not part of a tour group to visit the farm.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a fascinating experience--just what I'd hope for on my visit to the Netherlands. This tulip farm is huge (producing more than a million tulips each year), but it was brought to a very personal level by the involvement of the owners--indeed, their entire family--in the introduction and tour. After coffee, pie, and an entertaining lecture by one of the owners, we visited the tulip nurseries, where we watched as the bulbs were detached from the stems and the rest of the flowers were trimmed, gathered, and wrapped. In the U.S., we'd be watching this from a distance, behind glass; here, we were "up close and personal" with both the machinery and the owners' children, who were helping sort the flowers. What fun! And finally, we were allowed to roam through the tulip fields and take pictures to our hearts' content. Truly enjoyable--and highly recommended.

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