Keukenhof, Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Cheese Factory & Monnickendam

Keukenhof, Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Cheese Factory,  Monnickendam

what to expect

Upon meeting your guide at the designated location, head for Keukenhof Gardens. Take in the breathtaking scenery as you go through the bulb flower region surrounding Lisse in the Dutch countryside. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, take a guided walk to see themed gardens and flower sculptures while you stroll among acres of vivid tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.

Next, visit Zaanse Schans, an outdoor museum including wooden homes, shops, and operational windmills from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the Clog Museum to observe traditional craftsmanship and wooden shoemakers in action. Learn the craft of making cheese in the Netherlands by visiting a cheese farm in Catharina Hoeve plus a visit to picturesque and charming town called Monnickendam.

Keukenhof Flower Fields

Keukenhof is the tour’s real highlight. Situated in the heart of South Holland’s tulip area, the Keukenhof was once just a vegetable and herb garden. Today, it is home to some 800,000 tourists annually and holds the title of largest flower garden in the world. Millions of bulbs are planted in the 32 hectares of gardens and 15 kilometers of walkways throughout this visit. The grounds are covered in a multitude of vividly colored spring bulbs, including tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and others. Explore the historical garden, the Japanese garden, and the English garden. Admire the floral sculptures, which are based on a yearly theme. Guided tour and free time.

ZAANSE SCHANS

In the 18th and 19th centuries, a collection of functional windmills, wooden homes, stables, and shops may be seen in the windmill town of Zaanse Schans, which is an outdoor museum. All of these structures were relocated here starting in 1961, revitalizing the Zaan region’s most profitable era.

Enter one windmill which is included in your excursion, and see how these wind-powered industries operate. Get out on the balcony to experience the power of the wind yourself and to enjoy the lovely view of the countryside.

Access ticket to one of these windmills: Oil mill: De Bonte Hen or De Zoeker. Sawmill Het Jonge Schaap or dye mill De Kat.

VOLENDAM

You will visit the iconic dike in Volendam with a view on the lakeside. Volendam is a former fishing town and known for its great fish specialties, the famous Dutch “Salty Haring’, ‘Smoked Eel”and Smoked Mackerel.

CHEESE FACTORY HENRI WILLIG

Henri Willig Cheese Factory is a renowned Dutch cheese manufacturer and an immersive cheese experience in the Netherlands. Known for their exceptional cheese-making techniques and a wide range of cheese varieties, a visit to the Henri Willig Cheese Factory offers a delightful opportunity to explore the world of cheese.

MONNICKENDAM

Explore the picturesque town of Monnickendam, a gem of Dutch national heritage. We stroll along its charming canals, admire historic architecture, and soak in the tranquillity of this idyllic destination. Large groups of tourists are not allowed here so you can experience the quietness of this idyllic old Dutch town.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

  What’s included?
Driver and local guide for large groups or driver/guide for small groups.
8-hour tour.
Keukenhof skip-the-line tickets.
Guided tour and free time.
Tickets to one windmill at Zaanse Schans.
Transportation.

  What’s not included?
Entrance to the windmill museum or more windmills. These tickets can be arranged ahead of time upon request.
Food and beverage.
Gratuities for the guide(s).

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

  What’s included?
Driver and local guide for large groups or driver/guide for small groups.
8-hour tour.
Keukenhof skip-the-line tickets.
Guided our and free time.
Tickets to one windmill at Zaanse Schans.
Transportation.

  What’s not included?
Entrance to the windmill museum or more windmills. These tickets can be arranged ahead of time upon request.
Food and beverage.
Gratuities for the guide(s).

LANGUAGES

Up to 14 persons: English and Dutch
From 15 persons: English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Tour starts at 09.00 hrs. and end 17.00 hrs., unless otherwise agreed upon.

The tour ends at the designated departure point.

MEETING POINT

Guests will be always picked up at their hotel or accommodation in Amsterdam.

Hotels located outside the Amsterdam region, you will be picked up at an easy-to-find pick-up location. Extra travel time will be charged for pickups outside of Amsterdam.

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