See 3 top attractions in 1 day. Admire the beauty of the Keukenhof Tulip
Gardens on tour from Amsterdam. Continue
to the Zaanse Schans windmill village to see other Dutch icons. Then see an
unrivalled panoramic view of Amsterdam from the A'dam Lookout.
Experience the beauty of Keukenhof Gardens in bloom on a guided morning
tour from Amsterdam in the company of an expert guide and travel by small
comfortable coach out to the Netherlands’ most famous bulb region, passing
through remarkable flower-filled meadows. In the afternoon continue to windmill
village Zaanse Schans and see all the other dutch icons such as windmills,
cheese and clogs.
Finish your day with an included visit to the A’DAM Lookout, an observation deck with
an unrivalled panoramic view of Amsterdam.
Begin your day with a pickup from on of our pick-up points in central
Amsterdam. Get comfortable in your seat aboard a single-Decker coach, then as
you leave Amsterdam, gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch
countryside. Awash with colourful crocuses, tulips and daffodils, these
blooming fields are remarkably beautiful. As you admire them, listen to your
guide reveal more about the history of this region. Depending on 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 colours and textures, which
emanate a gently perfumed fragrance.
While you explore the mind-blowing blaze of flower beds, fields and
lawns, which are peppered with ponds and water features, listen to your guide
explain the hard work that goes in to creating this elegant floral display.
After soaking up the garden vistas, head back to the bus for the journey back
Then continue to Zaanse Schans: A comfortable, air-conditioned single
deck bus will take you to the windmill village Zaanse Schans in just 20
minutes. The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum that houses a
collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to
the 18th and 19th Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 on,
bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.
In its golden age, the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on
a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills, wooden factories powered
by wind. In these small factories, many tasks were being executed with the aid
of wind energy, including wood sawed by machine, grinding spices, oil for food
and paint, flour, cocoa powder and many other things.
The prosperity in the 18th and 19th century can be seen in the Zaanse
Schans windmill village in several ways. Alongside windmills, barns and other
buildings, you will see beautiful houses that were originally built as home to
rich windmill owners and merchants. These houses have attractive facades and
have been painted in traditional colours such as green, beige and light blue.
Upon arrival in the village, your guide will take you on an orientation
tour of the village. You will visit the clog museum, annex wooden shoemaker
shop, and get to taste Dutch farmer cheese in the cheese farm. Then it is time
to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off to discover the
Zaanse Schans, your guide will give you further information on the unique
character of Zaanse Schans, teach you local history and culture, and give you
insider’s tips about what to do and where to go.
Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket to the A'DAM Lookout.
The A’DAM LOOKOUT is an observation deck with an unrivalled panoramic
view of Amsterdam. You’ll see the city’s historical centre, its pulsating port,
the unique Dutch polder landscape and you’ll spot the famous canals which
belong to the UNESCO world heritage list. Complementing the experience is a state-of-the-art
interactive exhibition about Amsterdam’s history and culture. A’DAM LOOKOUT is
located on top of the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam North.
•Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78. (Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side) at 8:15AM
•A'DAM tower/Lookout, Overhoeksplein 5, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. ( Check-in desk inside the entrance of the A'DAM Lookout) 09:00AM
Starting Time : 09:00 AM
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