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
Gerk was an excellent tour guide! Personable, so very knowledgeable, always exactly on time and we were never in a rush. He took us away from the crowds... read more - which are maddening in Amsterdam - and educated us about the history of his country. We visited a working windmill not frequented by tourists and travelled around The Netherlands with ease. 5 days we were together walking, in the car, touring little villages and big cities. We could not have asked for anything more! Well worth every minute!
KrisS303 8 August 2019
We so enjoyed our day tour spent with Gerk in Friesland. One of our group's family was originally from the Friesland area and he took us to cemeteries to see... read more her relatives headstones. He was so knowledgeable of the area and we learned so much. Highly recommend Gerk...he went above and beyond on his tour for us.
Polkadotplates 19 September 2019
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. Highly recommended. …