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Discover the Amsterdam Lake District and Tulip Fields

Discover the Amsterdam Lake District and Tulip Fields

The Amsterdam Lake District: a hidden gem in the northern part of the Netherlands, at less than an hour from Amsterdam. Come and discover the beauty of the Lake District during this full day tour.

Are you looking for something new? A unique tour to an authentic region, that doesn’t involve waiting in line? This tour takes you to quiet, undiscovered, and beautiful places outside Amsterdam.

Come and discover it all: meadows, dikes, ditches, windmills… See the Afsluitdijk (Enclosure Dam), and visit a picturesque open air museum. Explore old churches and look around traditional Dutch farms. Meet and greet the locals while learning all about making artisan cheese. Our local guides will gladly share the secrets about life in the Amsterdam Lake District, while you enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Dutch countryside.

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  • Polders, reclaimed land, and the Afsluitdijk
  • Authentic open-air museum village
  • Meet the locals
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  • Polders, reclaimed land, and the Afsluitdijk
  • Authentic open-air museum village
  • Meet the locals
Highlights

Tour highlights:

  • A magnificent visit to the Amsterdam Lake District
  • Typical Dutch landscapes
  • Picturesque local village
  • Traditional Dutch windmills
  • The legendary Afsluitdijk (Enclosure Dam)
  • Traditional cheese making farm with cheese tasting
  • Numerous colorful tulip fields
Full itinerary

Full itinerary

Within 15 minutes, we will have left the busy city center of Amsterdam behind.

We’ll pass meadows, cows, ditches, windmills, dikes, idyllic landscapes, and many colorful tulip fields as we make our way to the world famous Afsluitdijk. This dam connects the two northern provinces, and protects half of the country against the force of the North Sea. It’s also the gateway to the Amsterdam Lake District.

Time to explore this dam! Find out why it’s so important for the Lake District, walk across to see the North sea, climb the monument (a watch tower looking out across both the IJsselmeer and the North Sea), or take a picture with its founder, Mr. Lelie.

Then we enter the Amsterdam Lake District, located in the province of Friesland. We stop at an old wood sawmill in IJlst, one of the smallest city’s in Friesland. Look out over the lake and the meadows while the miller tells you everything about his work, the mill, and the significance of windmills to the Netherlands.

Next up is picturesque open air museum “Allingawier”. Make sure your camera’s ready to capture the sights! Meet the villagers, and travel back in time with a craftsman as your local guide. Explore the interior of an old Dutch farmhouse, walk across the grasslands, and find out what happened to the lake… A typical Dutch Farmers Lunch will await you at the restaurant (included in the tour).

After lunch, it’s time to visit a traditional Dutch cheese-maker. Here, you will learn all there is to know about cows, making cheese, and the different types of cheese. And of course you will try some delicious Dutch varieties: “Lekker!”

Now it’s time for a unique moment: taking a walk through the tulip fields. The tulips only bloom for a couple of weeks each spring, so strike a pose, say cheese, and take plenty of pictures.

Once the afternoon draws to a close, it’s time to head back to Amsterdam to enjoy your evening in the city.

Included

This tour includes:

  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced driver
  • Qualified English guide
  • Traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch with coffee and tea
  • All entry fees
  • Local guides at several stops
  • GPS guide in 7 languages
  • Exclusive map of the Amsterdam Lake District
Not included

Not included in this tour:

  • Transport from your hotel
  • Gratuities (optional)
Practical information

Practical information

  • Tour available from March 23rd until May 19th
  • Departure location: Amsterdam,  This is Holland
  • Check-in time: 8.45 AM
  • Departure time: 9.00 AM
  • Duration: ± 9,5 hours
  • Children:
    Under 3: free of charge
    4-13 years: child ticket € 93,-

Tulips and other bulbous plants are natural products, and their flowering is weather-dependent. Therefore, we can’t guarantee the number of flowers and flower fields available during the tour.

Tour highlights:

  • A magnificent visit to the Amsterdam Lake District
  • Typical Dutch landscapes
  • Picturesque local village
  • Traditional Dutch windmills
  • The legendary Afsluitdijk (Enclosure Dam)
  • Traditional cheese making farm with cheese tasting
  • Numerous colorful tulip fields

Full itinerary

Within 15 minutes, we will have left the busy city center of Amsterdam behind.

We’ll pass meadows, cows, ditches, windmills, dikes, idyllic landscapes, and many colorful tulip fields as we make our way to the world famous Afsluitdijk. This dam connects the two northern provinces, and protects half of the country against the force of the North Sea. It’s also the gateway to the Amsterdam Lake District.

Time to explore this dam! Find out why it’s so important for the Lake District, walk across to see the North sea, climb the monument (a watch tower looking out across both the IJsselmeer and the North Sea), or take a picture with its founder, Mr. Lelie.

Then we enter the Amsterdam Lake District, located in the province of Friesland. We stop at an old wood sawmill in IJlst, one of the smallest city’s in Friesland. Look out over the lake and the meadows while the miller tells you everything about his work, the mill, and the significance of windmills to the Netherlands.

Next up is picturesque open air museum “Allingawier”. Make sure your camera’s ready to capture the sights! Meet the villagers, and travel back in time with a craftsman as your local guide. Explore the interior of an old Dutch farmhouse, walk across the grasslands, and find out what happened to the lake… A typical Dutch Farmers Lunch will await you at the restaurant (included in the tour).

After lunch, it’s time to visit a traditional Dutch cheese-maker. Here, you will learn all there is to know about cows, making cheese, and the different types of cheese. And of course you will try some delicious Dutch varieties: “Lekker!”

Now it’s time for a unique moment: taking a walk through the tulip fields. The tulips only bloom for a couple of weeks each spring, so strike a pose, say cheese, and take plenty of pictures.

Once the afternoon draws to a close, it’s time to head back to Amsterdam to enjoy your evening in the city.

This tour includes:

  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced driver
  • Qualified English guide
  • Traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch with coffee and tea
  • All entry fees
  • Local guides at several stops
  • GPS guide in 7 languages
  • Exclusive map of the Amsterdam Lake District

Not included in this tour:

  • Transport from your hotel
  • Gratuities (optional)

Practical information

  • Tour available from March 23rd until May 19th
  • Departure location: Amsterdam,  This is Holland
  • Check-in time: 8.45 AM
  • Departure time: 9.00 AM
  • Duration: ± 9,5 hours
  • Children:
    Under 3: free of charge
    4-13 years: child ticket € 93,-

Tulips and other bulbous plants are natural products, and their flowering is weather-dependent. Therefore, we can’t guarantee the number of flowers and flower fields available during the tour.

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