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Fullday

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

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Holland Wonderful Private Tour – Explore the Beauty of Keukenhof Gardens, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans

Welcome to the Holland Wonderful Private Tour, where you’ll embark on a captivating journey through the picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Holland. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of Keukenhof Gardens, soak up the charming atmosphere of Volendam fishing village, and witness the iconic windmills at Zaanse Schans. Prepare to be enchanted by the wonders that await you.

Keukenhof Gardens: The Floral Paradise

As the gates of Keukenhof Gardens swing open, you’ll step into a floral paradise like no other. Spread across vast hectares, this renowned flower garden is a true masterpiece of nature’s artistry. The moment you set foot inside Holland, you’ll be greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors, with tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and countless other flowers creating a breathtaking symphony of beauty.

Keukenhof Gardens is more than just a garden; it’s a celebration of Holland’s deep-rooted horticultural heritage. This living canvas is meticulously designed, showcasing various floral themes and arrangements that change with each passing season. Whether you visit during the enchanting springtime or the vibrant autumn, Keukenhof Gardens never fails to impress.

Beyond its stunning floral displays, Keukenhof Gardens holds historical significance. Originally an estate kitchen garden (hence the name), it has transformed into a world-renowned attraction that attracts millions of visitors annually. Delve into the history of the gardens, and you’ll uncover fascinating stories of Dutch horticulture and the evolution of floral artistry.

Throughout the year, Keukenhof Gardens hosts a range of seasonal events and festivals, adding an extra touch of magic to your visit. From flower parades to exhibitions and flower arranging demonstrations, there’s always something special happening within these enchanting grounds. Prepare to be captivated by the fragrant air and immerse yourself in the wonderland of blossoms with the Holland Wonderful private our.

Volendam: A Charming Fishing Village

Nestled along the shores of the Markermeer, Volendam awaits with its irresistible charm. This picturesque fishing village is a haven of quaint streets, traditional wooden houses, and a bustling harbor that echoes the rich maritime history of the region. As you stroll through the cobblestone streets, you’ll be transported back in time, experiencing the timeless beauty of a bygone era.

Volendam is not only a treat for the eyes but also a feast for the taste buds. Indulge in freshly caught seafood and local delicacies, prepared with traditional recipes passed down through generations. From herring to smoked eel and Dutch pancakes, every bite tells a story of culinary traditions deeply rooted in Volendam’s heritage.

Immerse yourself in the local culture by admiring the traditional costumes still worn by residents today. These vibrant outfits are not only a symbol of Volendam’s identity but also a visual representation of the village’s pride in its cultural heritage. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself captivated by the lively melodies of Dutch folk music that permeate the air of Holland wonderful.

Take a moment to soak in the picturesque views of the harbor, where fishing boats sway gently on the water’s surface. From here, you can embark on a boat tour to explore the surrounding waters, gaining a deeper appreciation for Volendam’s close relationship with the sea. Capture memorable moments and embrace the tranquility that envelops this charming fishing village.

Zaanse Schans: The Windmill Village

Prepare to be transported back in time as you enter the historic world of Zaanse Schans. This open-air museum showcases an iconic landscape of Dutch windmills, traditional houses, and age-old crafts. With its rustic charm and preserved heritage, Zaanse Schans offers a glimpse into Holland’s rich past.

The windmills of Zaanse Schans stand tall and proud, their rotating blades a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Dutch. Step inside these majestic structures to learn about their vital role in harnessing wind power and driving various industries throughout history (Optional). Marvel at the intricate machinery, and if you’re lucky, you might even witness the grinding of grains or the pressing of oils.

Beyond the windmills, Zaanse Schans is a treasure trove of historic houses, each telling its own story of Dutch life in the past. Wander through the narrow streets, lined with beautifully preserved buildings that transport you to a simpler time. Engage with artisans as they demonstrate traditional crafts such as clog-making or cheese production, allowing you to gain firsthand knowledge of these time-honored skills.

No visit to Zaanse Schans would be complete without indulging in the renowned Dutch cheese. Sample a variety of flavors and textures, savoring the rich taste that has made Dutch cheese a worldwide delicacy. Take a moment to explore the charming shops offering unique souvenirs, including wooden clogs and other traditional Dutch products that serve as lasting mementos of your visit with the Holland Wonderful private tour.

Embark on the Holland Wonderful Private Tour and immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and history of Holland. From the breathtaking displays of Keukenhof Gardens to the charm of Volendam fishing village and the iconic windmills of Zaanse Schans, this journey promises unforgettable experiences at every turn.

Book your Holland vacation with Holland Wonderful Private Tour now and prepare to be enchanted by the wonders that await you in this captivating destination.

Highlights

  • Return trip to two of Holland's greatest attractions in a single day.
  • Transfer from Amsterdam assures a trouble-free trip.
  • Learn more about the region from your knowledgeable tour guide.
  • All activities and admission costs are included in the program.

Included/Excluded

  • Day trip from Amsterdam
  • Live demonstration
  • Food tasting
  • Professional local driver/guide
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Entry tickets for Keukenhof
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry to a windmill at the Zaanse Schans
  • Gratuities
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on "Tour Included"

Itinerary

We begin the day by exploring the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens, located in the heart of the Dutch countryside. With over 7 million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and other flowers in full bloom, this 79-acre park is a true feast for the senses. Our expert guide will show you the highlights of the park and share fascinating insights into the history of Dutch horticulture. 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.

Your journey will continue to Volendam, where you may view brightly-painted wooden buildings and residents dressed in vibrant regional clothing. Your guide will lead you on a brief stroll around Volendam harbor, which has been one of the village's most famous tourist destinations since 1875. This is an excellent spot to pick up souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home, as well as have photographs made in traditional Dutch costumes in one of the village's numerous photo studios. Of course, don't forget to make time for lunch with the traditional Dutch fish dishes, before we leave Volendam and continue our journey to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans.

The most charming typical 17th-century Zaanse Schans village, which features houses and a series of wonderfully maintained windmills from the country's industrial background, will be your first destination. In Zaanse Schans village, you may take a stroll among the gorgeous green residences and visit a factory that makes the popular clogs in this region of the Netherlands. Nothing says "Dutch" like cheese, and you can sample some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm, where you can also learn about how it's made.

Durations

Fullday (7-10 hours)

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

- This tour is Not suitable for people with mobility impairments, Wheelchair users. - This tour will take place rain or shine. - Please wear comfortable shoes. - Don't forget to bring your camera. - Pets are not allowed. - This tour involves a fair amount of walking. - Times are subject to alteration based on traffic conditions in the area. - At the Keukenhof Gardens, only credit cards are accepted. - Children under 24 months old are admitted free of charge (if they do not occupy a seat). - Flowers are dependent on nature and the weather, so their appearance cannot be assured.

Tour's Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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