6,5 hours

Experience windmills, flowers and hidden treasures with the traditional Holland tour

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This traditional Holland tour takes you to an unspoilt region of the Netherlands. Witness the incredible daily operations of the world’s largest flower market, discover the Kaag lakes by boat and visit an authentic windmill and a traditional Dutch cheese farm. Enjoy a full day experience that includes tours by bus, boat and foot. You will explore the region where the largest number of flowers for the world export grow and where you can find the most windmills that still operate.

Your traditional Holland tour will depart from THIS IS HOLLAND and takes you from 21 March till 10 May to the famous Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring garden in the world! Learn more about the tulips and other flowers during a 2-hour private tour. 19 March and from 11 May till 28 September you visit Flora Holland Rijnsburg. Here you will get to go behind the scenes to witness the hustle and bustle at one of the world’s largest flower auctions. No description can do justice to the incredible sea of flowers being sold here and the complexity that comes with it. Some say it is like seeing a giant puzzle that must be solved before the clock runs out. From a viewing room above the giant warehouse you can see the logistics as trolley carts transport thousands of flowers to be shipped out the same afternoon, all over the world.

After that you will go on a two hour scenic boat ride through the Kaag Lakes. An area with beautiful nature that has not yet been discovered by tourists. This region is home to the largest number of working windmills in all of Holland. The boat ride will pass by some of the most important windmills that have helped control the water levels. The Kaag Lakes is an incredible example of Dutch hydraulic engineering, which you will see first-hand as you have the chance to explore the inside of an authentic Dutch windmill. During the boat ride you will also be served a typical Dutch lunch that you can enjoy while looking at the picturesque landscape of South Holland.

The boat tour will end in Noordwijk, a scenic coastal town that is well known for its beautiful beaches. You will then take a bus ride along the Noordwijk boulevard. On the way to an authentic Dutch cheese farm, you’ll get to see the North Sea as well. At the farm, people honour the century old tradition of cheesemaking and you can observe the process of cheesemaking. Taste the delicacies and pick your favourite one to take back home to your loved ones.

In short, this traditional Holland tour: Windmills, Flowers & Hidden Treasures is a perfect combination between history and unspoilt regions. Would you rather travel independently in the Dutch countryside? Click here for more information about the Hop On Hop Off Volendam, Edam & Zaanse Schans tour.


Departure Point: THIS IS HOLLAND, Overhoeksplein 51, Amsterdam
Check-in desk located at THIS IS HOLLAND. Bus leaves at 08:45am, please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure.
DURATION From March 21 to May 10 with a private tour in the Keukenhof. The tour is not available on April 25.
Daily departure. The tour takes approximately 8 hours.
  • 8:45am departure bus from THIS IS HOLLAND
  • 2-hour private tour in Keukenhof
  • Discover the Kaag Lakes with a 2-hour boat tour including lunch
  • Visit an authentic windmill
  • Scenic journey to a traditional cheese farm

March 19 & from May 11 to September 28 with a visit to the flower auction
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The tour takes approximately 6.5 hours.

  • 8:45am departure bus from THIS IS HOLLAND
  • Experience a huge flower auction
  • Discover the Kaag Lakes with a 2-hour boat tour including lunch
  • Visit an authentic windmill
  • Scenic journey to a traditional cheese farm  

During the bus tour, a live guide will offer an extensive explanation on the Netherlands and its history.


✅  Visit the world’s largest flower auction or Keukenhof ✅  Two hour scenic boat ride (audio guide in NL, EN, DE, FR, IT and ES)
✅  Typical Dutch lunch ✅  Visit a windmill in operation
✅ Visit a traditional cheese farm ✅ Bus tour (live guide in English)
PUBLIC TRANSPORT From Amsterdam Central Station, you can take the free ferry with direction “Buiksloterweg”. This is only a 3 minute boat trip. From here, it is just a 2 minute walk to THIS IS HOLLAND.
PARTICIPANT RESTRICTIONS There are no participant restrictions, since this tour is suitable for all ages. An adult must accompany children.
TICKET TYPE Printed ticket and smartphone accepted

Extra information

  • Coffee and tea is served upon arrival on board
  • Captain’s lunch: Typical Dutch meatballs (gehaktbal), selection of sandwiches, Dutch ‘Krentenbollen’, coffee, tea and water
  • An international bar including soft drinks, beer and wine is available on board. Not included in the price
  • Typical Dutch products and souvenirs are available at the Cheese Farm for you to purchase and take home
  • Bezoek ’s werelds grootste bloemenveiling of de Keukenhof afhankelijk van wanneer je gaat
  • Geniet van een bijzondere twee uur durende boottocht door de Kaagmeren. Deze regio huisvestigt de meeste nog werkende windmolens van Nederland
  • Bezoek een kaasboerderij en ontdek het traditionele process van kaas maken
  • De kans om een nog werkende windmolen te bezoeken
  • Een traditionele Nederlandse lunch, met typische Nederlandse delicatessen

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
mei 22, 2019

Real story of Holland !

mei 27, 2019

I was so happy to I discovered this tour. I do live in this part of the Nederlands and I had a visitor from the US. Just by co-incidence we found this tour. I was amazed how much I learned about the windmill Zwanburger. The miller very well explained things which were completely new to me. And then the visit to the Cheese Farm Nellestein. Again so much new learning. It was great that I could show this “part” of the Netherlands to my US guest. I strongly can advise this tour for everyone who is looking for experiencing common live of the Netherlands. Well done!

juni 12, 2019

Our group of 4 did this tour today. We really enjoyed it – great variety with visit to flower market, boat cruise with lots of information about windmills and the Kagg lake, an excellent lunch onboard and then visit to the cheese farm. The tour guide Roos was excellent – very knowledgeable, informative and friendly.

juli 3, 2019

An amazing tour! A great tour for those that really want the real Holland experience. Definitely recommend!

september 11, 2019

Absolutely 5 stars!!! 10 stars if there were such a rating! I really really enjoyed the day. Daniel was amazing! Knowledgeable, charming, organized, smart and funny. Not to mention easy on the eyes. I would recommend this tour to anyone. The countryside is beautiful, the lakes are beautiful, and the boat was immaculate. Simon, the ship’s captain was also great This was worth every penny. I would go again.

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