Flowerfields and countryside

This tour goes into the countryside even north of the city of Alkmaar, the flower bulb region. Especially in the last two weeks of April and the first week of May, you can find flowerfields in bloom in this area. This region offers the biggest fields. Mainly daffodil, narcis, hyacinths and of course tulips.

Flowerfields

This is going to be a colourfull day in the countryside north of Amsterdam.  I will pick you up from your hotel for a (1hr) drive to the northern part of the Holland Province. This is the area where you can expect enormous coloured fields of flowers every year in April, for the export of flowerbulbs. These are mainly tulips but you will see fields with hyacinths and Narcissus.
Depending on temperatures during the winter before, the flowers can be in bloom from early April until mid May. Normally you can always see these fields last two weeks of April and the first week of May.

Countryside

Besides the flowerfields, I will show you the countryside that Holland is so famous for, but we will avoid the touristy places. You will see 400 year old windmills, polders below sealevel, cows, dikes and dams. We will make a walk through an authentic small village with green wooden houses where time stopped in the 18th century. And you will see a former lake, drained by windmills more than 400 years ago!

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duration

7 – 7,5 hrs depending on traffic

walking

In De Rijp village we make a short walk of 0,5 mile. In the flower area you can walk as much as you like and take pictures. There is not much walking in this tour but the tour can be customized.

driving

Amsterdam – flower area 50 mins, flower area – countryside/ windmills 30 mins, windmills – Amsterdam 45 mins

when?

Normally the flowers are in bloom from mid March up to mid May. Best moment is last two weeks of April and first week of May.