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  • Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

    1. Rotterdam: Kinderdijk Windmill Village Entry Ticket

    Explore the windmill village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See museum mills and a pumping station, then glide across the polders on a tour boat.

    Journey back through time to a world of old Dutch windmills. Stroll through the centuries-old buildings of a delightful village, and see fascinating exhibits from different historical eras.

    Visit three museum mills, open-air displays, and a pumping station. There's also an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, a multi-screen film, and an app to make the most of your visit.

    Then, clamber aboard one of the inclusive tour boats. Glide across the polder waters as the many windmills of the village drift past.

  • Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

    2. Amsterdam: Guided Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour

    Begin your day with a pickup from one of the pickup points in central Amsterdam. As you leave Amsterdam, gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside, which are awash with colorful crocuses, tulips, and daffodil. These blooming fields are remarkably beautiful, and as you admire them you can listen to your guide reveal more about the history of this region. Depending on the time, you might also stop to take photographs of this stunning landscape. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, step off the bus and embark on a guided tour of the grounds. Covering an area of more than 79 acres (32 hectares), these magnificent gardens are home to innumerable blooming bulbs, all meticulously landscaped into aesthetically pleasing patterns. The gardens are filled with delicate blossoms of all sorts of colors and textures, which emanate a gently perfumed fragrance. After soaking up the g...

  • From Rotterdam: UNESCO Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Day Trip

    3. From Rotterdam: UNESCO Kinderdijk, Euromast & Spido Day Trip

    Upon departure from the meeting point, relax on the air-conditioned bus and enjoy views of the Dutch landscape during the 30-minute trip to Kinderdijk. Take your time in visiting Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. See the unique polder area of dikes, mills, and pumping stations and learn about human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. Follow your guide to the visitors’ center, situated in an old pumping station. You may be lucky enough to visit the inside of a working windmill (depending on how busy it is). On the return to Rotterdam, enjoy a Spido Harbor Cruise. Sail through Europe’s largest functioning port on a 75-minute tour. Admire as Rotterdam’s impressive skyline glides by, and see the busy shipyards and traffic of the sea-going and inland ships. The cruise ends with a view of the steamship Rotterdam, the former cruise flagship of the Holland A...

  • World Heritage Kinderdijk Windmills Tour

    4. World Heritage Kinderdijk Windmills Tour

    Tour a windmill complex unlike any other on a day trip to Kinderdijk. On arrival, watch a brief introductory movie about Kinderdijk and learn about its fascinating history. After the movie, walk with your guide to two museum mills, where you will have the opportunity to meet the millers still living in the surrounding mills and learn about their trade. Climb the stairs inside one of the mills and see for yourself how water and wind are being harnessed to operate the mill. Chat with the friendly millers who are happy to answer any questions that you may have about their trade. Head back to the visitor centre, from which you'll head out across the glittering waters of Kinderdijk on a boat ride with the local skippers. You will be dropped off at the same place you started the tour.

  • Kagerplassen: Spring Cruise & Keukenhof Gardens Entry Ticket

    5. Kagerplassen: Spring Cruise & Keukenhof Gardens Entry Ticket

    Combine a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens with a beautiful spring cruise lasting approximately 1.5 hours on one of the great ships of Rederij van Huls. Journey along the beautiful 'Kagerplassen', also known as the 'Amsterdam Lakes' During the cruise you can enjoy the beautiful views, historic windmills, and typical Dutch villages in the famous bulb region. The boat is covered and offers an open deck as well, providing great photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera. After the cruise, go to the Keukenhof Gardens which are located only 10 minutes (by car) from the cruise departing point. With the Keukenhof ticket you will have direct access to the gardens where you'll see plenty of blooming tulips.

  • Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

    6. Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

    Explore the extraordinary phenomenon of Keukenhof from up close. Keukenhof is a place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers in the spring. This beautiful spring garden offers a unique scent and color experience, over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, and exciting events. Surrounding Keukenhof lie the famous bulb fields. From the windmill you take in spectacular views of some of the bulb fields, with a visit to Keukenhof guaranteeing beautiful photographs. There are activities for all ages, allowing you to stimulate your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family with children being able to enjoy themselves in the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and go on a scavenger hunt. Your tour will continue to visit the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Ne...

  • Amsterdam: Keukenhof, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

    7. Amsterdam: Keukenhof, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

    Experience the fantastic Keukenhof Tulips Gardens up close. Keukenhof is the place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers in the spring. This most beautiful spring garden offers a unique scent and color experience, with over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, and exciting events. Surrounding Keukenhof lies the famous bulb fields and from the windmill you will enjoy spectacular views of some of the bulb fields. There are activities for all ages allowing you to stimulate your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family where 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 eat delicious poffertjes (mini pancakes) at the Miffy playground. Your trip ...

  • Small Group Tour: Kinderdijk, The Hague & Bonus Attraction

    8. Small Group Tour: Kinderdijk, The Hague & Bonus Attraction

    At arrival in Kinderdijk your personal guide will take you to the visitor center, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film and visit a working windmill from the inside, depending on how busy it is. After Kinderdijk, visit the Hague. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and the third largest city in the country. See the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, Mauritshuis, the Gemeentemuseum, the Madurodam, and the Binnenhof, from the comfort of a minivan. See the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, wander through beautiful day lit galleries and enter a small city full of beautiful miniatures. Finally, finish your day with a choice of two attractions. Either enjoy the ultimate 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside without leaving the city, or, sit back and relax on a canal cru...

  • North/South Holland: Rotterdam & Kinderdijk Private Day Trip

    9. North/South Holland: Rotterdam & Kinderdijk Private Day Trip

    Discover Rotterdam, the second-largest city in the Netherlands, on a private full-day trip. Along the way, see and learn about the windmills at the famous fields of Kinderdijk. Get picked up at your hotel or any other location in North or South Holland and benefit from the personal service of a professional guide who will drive you around.

    Once in Rotterdam, explore all that the city has to offer. Experience its unique architecture and find out all about its culture and history. Then, drive to the small village of Kinderdijk, known for its unique and iconic windmills, which are on UNESCO's World Heritage List for protected properties. Enjoy one of the most famous attractions in the Netherlands before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.

  • Private Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills

    10. Private Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills

    Enjoy an unforgettable tour of one of the biggest flower gardens in the world. Besides visiting the spacious 32 hectares of flowers, you can enjoy spectacular flower shows, inspirational gardens, unique art, and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion. Christen your own tulip, see how the tulips are cultivated, and get advice and tips from experts about the use of flower bulbs in your own garden. This Keukenhof flower garden tour is also fun for children, as they can enjoy treasure hunts, a petting farm, a maze, and the playground. Afterwards, you will visit the Zaanse Schans, 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 bread, 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 va...

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