Prepare yourself for a day filled with Dutch flowering fields and spectacular gardens. Get comfortable in your seat aboard a single-decker coach as you leave Amsterdam behind. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, you will receive a 45-minute guided tour through the park, leaving you enough free time to explore at your own leisure. As you pass through the Dutch countryside, gaze at the vivid tulips, daffodils, and crocuses lining these blooming fields.
During your tour of Keukenhof, you’ll see rows upon rows of tulips, daffodils, and crocuses, all growing in different colors and sizes. Your guide will explain how each type of flower is cultivated and its history and significance within Dutch culture. You may even get to see some rare specimens that haven’t been seen in over 70 years!
After soaking up the garden vistas, you continue to Zaanse Schans. The famous windmill village. Upon arrival, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the town. You will visit the wooden shoemaker shop where they will give you a live demonstration of how wooden shoes are crafted. Followed by a demonstration and tasting at a real Dutch cheese farm.
Before you set off to discover Zaanse Schans on your own, your guide will give you further information on what makes it a unique village, inform you about local history and culture; provide you with insider tips about what to do and where to go. Then it is time to explore your way around on your own before returning to Amsterdam.