- KEUKENHOF (Tulips garden).
- ZAANSE SCHANS (Windmills village).
- VOLENDAM (The pearl of the Zuiderzee).
KEUKENHOF (Tulips garden) - ZAANSE SCHANS (Windmills village) - VOLENDAM (The pearl of the Zuiderzee).
HOLLAND MAGNIFICENT TOUR 2020 is a unique combination of several tourist destinations that are packaged in a simple and amazing way, which will take you in a travel experience that will not be forgotten in a lifetime. (departure from the designated location in Amsterdam).
KEUKENHOF TULIPS GARDEN
Keukenhof is the place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils and other bulb flowers in the spring. A day of experiences that you will not forget easily. The most beautiful spring garden in the world offers a unique scent and color experience, over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens and exciting events.
Surrounding Keukenhof lies the famous bulb fields. From the windmill, you have a spectacular view of some of the bulb fields. Step onto a whispering boat (Keukenhof cruise is not included in the package) for a unique cruise through the bulb fields.
A visit to Keukenhof guarantees beautiful photographs. The evens provide a delightful experience. Flower shows are on display in the pavilions every day. There are activities for all ages. Stimulate your senses: smell, taste, listen and enjoy!.
Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family. Children can enjoy themselves in the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and go on a scavenger hunt. Follow the stepping stones on the lake, meander in the maze and eating delicious poffertjes (mini pancakes) at the Miffy playground. (food and drink are not included in the package)
A unique piece of Dutch history on the River Zaan.
The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns, and workshops.
The various windmills at the Zaanse Schans.
From a distance, you can already see the sails of the windmills slowly turning, with extensive meadows in the background. It’s a serene image, but hard work is going on inside the mills. The creaking, toiling wood and all moving parts in the belly of the building make up an imposing spectacle in which wood is sawn, or oil, flour, spices, and pigments are milled.
There’s nothing more Dutch than… cheese! Come and try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm.
A good old cheese sandwich; it’s what made us so tall! Learn all about the typical Dutch delicacies at Catharina Hoeve, a replica of a traditional farm from Oostzaan. The cheese makers, clad in traditional costumes, will tell you all about the different types of cheese. After all, what exactly is the difference between Gouda, goats and herb cheese? There are daily demonstrations, in 10 different languages, allowing you to see everything that’s involved in producing the cheese. And, of course, you’ll get to taste some of those delicious cheeses. But be warned: a little taste probably won’t be enough for you! That’s why we’ve got all sorts of goodies to buy in the farm shop.
Clog workshop… see how these world-famous Dutch shoes are actually made.
Give the clog maker a block of wood and chisel, blink your eyes and voilà: a clog. The workshop is open every day, allowing you to see how they were made for farmers, workers, and the general public. Admission is free to both the workshop and the small, but impressive, shoe museum. It’s a unique opportunity to view one of the largest and finest collections of clogs in the Netherlands. This includes beautiful examples of painted clogs, carved clogs, “ice clogs” with iron fittings, horse clogs, “art”-clogs and clogs from many (exotic) countries.
The workshop is situated in the ‘De Vreede’ warehouse (1750), which was formerly used to store grain and snuff tobacco. The warehouse was originally used by the Molenaar company (Molenaar’s baby food) from Westzaan. The clog workshop also contains a large shop with ready to wear clogs in all sizes and colors, along with miniature clogs, clog slippers, key-rings and piggy banks. There is also a wide assortment of typical Dutch souvenirs: something for everyone.
Legend has it that the Volendam coat of arms is a compliment to the beauty of the Volendam girls! No wonder that a famous singer sang the praise of this characteristic Dutch fishing village in the words: "Anyone who wants to see the real beauty of Holland, goes to Volendam". As a result of its completely insulated location, this village preserved its character for six centuries, also because of the tough vitality of the fishermen. The characteristic small houses, which together with the canals and the drawbridges form the most picturesque spots, present the visitor an atmosphere of geniality and romance.
The “Dijk van Volendam” with its many little shops, restaurants, and terraces, where hundreds of tourists daily enjoy the authentic atmosphere and the view of the harbor and the water. The Maze where people suddenly find themselves in quiet streets a hundred years ago and the boats that sail to and from remote Marken.
Volendam ... Not for nothing a village that was visited and immortalized by famous painters from 1880 onwards. Not for nothing a village that was sung as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. It is not for nothing that the name of the village that still appeals to the imagination of millions of tourists worldwide today.
- Full day trip from Amsterdam (pick up location)
- Transport in minivan/ coach
- Boat tour of Giethoorn
- Entry/Admission - Keukenhof
- Personal expenses
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)