24 Mar - 15 May: Daily
Tour: 11.5 hours
Canal Cruise : 1 hour approx.
Keukenhof Tour starts 8:45am
Canal Cruise: Daily from 09.00am till 10:00pm (Boat departs every 20 minutes)
Make your way to Lindbergh office located on De Ruijterkade 34a, In the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side.
Original point of departure
Your super-value Volendam, Marken, Windmills & Keukenhof Combo Tour showcases classic Dutch countryside of windmills, polders and fishing villages as well as introducing you to one of the world’s most famous gardens.
You will travel to the Ijsselmeer to see the pretty villages fringing the shore. The old traditions of dress and customs lingered longer in these villages than elsewhere in Holland. Now, fishing has become uneconomic, but the villages are preserved as historic treasures with attractive timbered houses on stilts and people dressed in traditional costumes.
You’ll first visit the village of Volendam, then take a 20-minute boat trip (summer only) to the peninsula of Marken, where you will find charming green-painted houses and people in period dress.
Re-boarding the coach, you will drive through classic Dutch countryside of polders and narrow dykes on the way to Zaanse Schans with its many windmills.
Holland and windmills go together like the proverbial “horse and carriage”. Long ago, thousands of windmills were scattered across The Netherlands.Using eco-friendly wind-power they were used to drain lakes and reclaim land from the sea and they also processed wood for shipbuilding and prepared materials for the production of flour, dye, oil, paper and spices.
As well as seeing the windmills you will have the chance to visit a traditional wooden clog maker. The Dutch have been wearing wooden shoes, or clogs, or "Klompen" since the Middle Ages. Originally, they were made with a wooden sole and a leather top or strap attached to the wood. Later, the shoes began to be made entirely from wood to protect the whole foot.
Another item people always associate with Holland is cheese. On this tour you will be able to see for yourself how Dutch cheese is made in the traditional way.
Next you will visit the glorious gardens of Keukenhof, (the name means “Kitchen Garden” in Dutch because the area was once a source of herbs for a grand castle). Keukenhof is also known as “The Garden of Europe” and the 32-hectare park is the world’s largest flower garden.
Keukenhof is famous for its spring flowers – approximately 7 million bulbs are planted annually. Wander along winding paths past sparkling streams, blossom-filled trees, pretty ponds and a spectacular array of flowers. Don’t miss out on the 2020 theme of “World of Colours”. The wide range of colourful flowers in the gardens represents the diversity of millions of people visiting the park every year.
You will have nearly 3 hours to explore the delights of Keukenhof before boarding your coach for the return journey to Amsterdam.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) This tour is a combination of two separate tours. The order of the tour may vary due to availability and clients might have to change buses in between.
Check “Keukenhof” official website for this year’s list of events.
The best way to experience Amsterdam and the most picturesque villages of Volendam and Marken.
We had a great day! There were 6 of us ladies for the full day tour. The tour guides, Ricky, Pablo, and Stefani were so entertaining, very personable and nice. I’m so glad that...
Amazing Trip. Must Do by everyone....
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