4 / 6 hrs. Private Guided Car Tour: (April/May). TULIPS” / “Tulips, Countryside & Windmills”. Easy: no hurry, no worry; a lot of information about Tulips, Dutch history, culture, architecture & society
4 hour tour or Keukenhof
9.30 AM Pick up, by car at hotel, B&B, cruise ship terminal, apartment in Amsterdam city center. Drive to the Southwest of Amsterdam (about 45 min.) to the famous tulip park “Keukenhof” Park the car and enter the park (tickets included, so: skip the line!). You have time to walk around in this extreme colorful park. You will see thousands of flowers: Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths etc. If weather is rainy: no problem there are greenhouses with blooming flowers! (and: umbrella’s available in the car). In the park you will find: a windmill with a view over the park and surrounding flower fields, 8 restaurants and souvenirs shops. Plus: Exhibitions showing development of tulips and demonstrations how to arrange flower bouquets, a greenhouse showing orchids in all kind of variety’s, possible to make a boat tour through blooming tulip fields.
At 12.30 PM We leave the park, passing some blooming flower fields, possible to take pictures there. ±13.30 PM drop off in Amsterdam.
6 hour tour Tulips or Countryside + Keukenhof
12.00 PM Drive to north, to “Schermer Windmills”. Arrive about 13.30 PM.
A group of authentic windmills, dating 1634! Visit an historical windmill, see the interior, learn how a windmill works and how people were living in a windmill. If there is wind, the windmill will work! On our way back we drive a scenic route, passing green fields, farmhouses, canals, dikes, reclaimed land an very pretty villages. If time allows, we have a walk in village “De Rijp”: this village is very small and very pretty!
Languages: English & German & Dutch & Frisian.
Type of car: Toyota Prius Wagon, having 6 passengers seats. (= room for 4 adults and 2 children)
Pick up & drop off at your hotel, Air B&B, cruise ship terminal in Amsterdam Centre
Included: Skip the line tickets, your experienced private guide, local taxes, parking fees, free bottles of
water in the car, Stroop waffles. It is possible to charge your phone, tablet or camera in the car.
Driving time: to Keukenhof: ± 45 min., to countryside: ± 45 min. and back to Amsterdam: ± 45 min.
Advise for clothing: Dutch weather in the country site in Springtime can be windy & rainy.
Best to check the weather forecast. There will be umbrella’s in the car, in case of rain.
4 Hrs. tour 09.30AM – 13.30 PM 6 Hrs. tour: 09.30 AM 15.30 PM 8 Hrs. tour: 09.30 AM 17.30 PM
Keukenhof: open to visit March 21 – May 19. 2019 Flowers will bloom when Spring is on same schedule
Our family spent a memorable day with Gerk - our personal tour guide. Gerk is professional, warm and friendly, and has expansive knowledge of history and culture. He... read more provided us with unique experiences - including an "up close" tour of a working windmill far from the more crowded, touristic sites. He tailored our trip to include some site personally important to our family - be sure to ask to see the cheese market, His vehicle is clean, modern and comfortable for four large adults. I will recommend him to my friends and family - even my boss!
Gerk was a very knowledgeable and thoughtful tour guide. Met us promptly at our hotel in Amsterdam. He was prepared for various contingencies; Umbrellas, water, snacks. Lunch and... read more admissions were included. We did his 6 hour tour to the north of Amsterdam. Loved seeing the countryside and learning about Dutch history through the eyes of a native away from the crowds and tour buses.
We had a wonderful day with Gerk in the beautiful countryside North of Amsterdam. We did the 6 hr tour with our 20 yr old daughter and everyone enjoyed... read more the day. It was so nice to have all our stops almost to ourselves in several quaint villages and at a working windmill “museum”. Three windmills at one location and we went though, and climbed to the top, of one of them. Gerk gave a wonderful history lesson on the Netherlands throughout the day. We would highly recommend a day with Gerk, a very good local guide.