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Tulip Tours From Amsterdam: Private & Semi-Private Tours

Our Tulip Tour Options For Spring 2023 From Amsterdam

Thanks for visiting my little site. I, and my two colleagues Rob and David, are independent tour guides in Amsterdam. We specialise in giving excellent private and semi-private tulip tours. Our private tours offer you the chance to see Dutch tulips on your own terms, far from the tourist crowds and cliches. Our semi-private tours are for eight people max, and strike a great balance between exclusivity and affordability.

For both private and semi-private tours, we offer two itineraries: One is a truly off-the-beaten-track tulips tour – our pride and joy! -where you’ll encounter few if any other tourists, and the other takes you to Keukenhof Gardens, but will bring you down some lovely back-roads you’re unlikely to otherwise see.

To read and inquire about a private tour please just read that page and use the contact form to get in touch:

Spectacular field of tulips
A group of ladies posing in a field of Dutch tulips

Our Semi-Private / Small-Group Tours

On one of our small-group tours you will be one of just eight people on the tour. We do them in a minivan, and they offer a personalised and human-scale approach to touring! They depart from central Amsterdam.

We have two itineraries. Our pride and joy is our Off-The-Beaten-Track-Tulips Tour. It offers a beautiful back-roads tour, where you’ll meet few (if any) other tourists, see iconic Dutch sights, and the highlight is a visit to a completely private tulips farm which we’ll have completely to ourselves.

We also have our Keukenhof & More Tulips Tour, which will bring you to Keukenhof Gardens (and a bit more besides).

Please note: Keukenhof gets very busy and it’s very touristy! For the most part there are very few alternatives to visiting Keukenhof. Our Off-The-Beaten-Track tour is such an alternative. If you’re visiting Amsterdam and generally like to avoid tourist crowds, then the Off-The-Beaten-Track Tulips Tour is the one for you.

If you’ve gone online and know what you’re getting with Keukenhof, then please, book away!

Thanks,
Rory,
Amsterdam Tulips Tour

Off-The-Beaten-Track-Tulips Tour

Small Group (8 Max) / 9am - 2:15pm

For those who want a truly back-roads experience, far away from tourist crowds.
(We avoid Keukenhof!).

Keukenhof & More Tulips Tour

Small Group (8 Max) / 3pm - 9pm

Keukenhof, the famous tulip gardens, are not at all off-the-beaten-track. But our itinerary makes it a bit more bespoke on either side of the visit.

Off-The-Beaten-Track-Tulips Tour

Small Group (8 Max) / 9am - 2pm

For those who want a truly back-roads experience, far away from tourist crowds.
(We avoid Keukenhof!).

Keukenhof & More Tulips Tour

Small Group (8 Max) / 3pm - 9pm

Keukenhof, the famous tulip gardens, are not at all off-the-beaten-track. But our itinerary makes it a bit more bepoke on either side of the visit.

Timings

Our tour times are chosen for Amsterdam traffic patterns. On our Off-The-Beaten-Track tour the roads are quiet. However, the roads around Keukenhof can get very busy in the mornings, so we by going in the afternoon we reduce the likelihood of spending too much time in traffic.

REVIEWS

Modesty doesn’t work on the internet, so I’ve posted here a few of my glowing reviews from Trip Advisor and Google Reviews. Click on the icon to the right to look at my Trip Advisor reviews in detail.

"We had a great day with Rory, visiting small communities outside Amsterdam. Lots of history running the expanse from the 1600s to the 2020s. Windmills, beautiful countryside, great stops for pie and lunch. Very much enjoyed this tour and highly recommend for visitors who want to see this beautiful country."

Penny MC,

Trip Advisor

What an amazing time we had with Rory and what an amazing host he is! We toured the countryside, stopped in beautiful small towns, got up close to windmills off the tourist trail (no crowds!)... We literally can't recommend this tour more highly.

Jason D,

Google Reviews

We all had a wonderful time and would highly recommend his tour if you want to go see what the countryside has to offer without being touristy. Rory had a wealth of knowledge and was very open to sharing this information and answering all of our questions. Thanks Rory for a day we will always remember!!"

bjt120408,

Trip Advisor

"We had a great day with Rory, visiting small communities outside Amsterdam. Lots of history running the expanse from the 1600s to the 2020s. Windmills, beautiful countryside, great stops for pie and lunch. Very much enjoyed this tour and highly recommend for visitors who want to see this beautiful country."

Penny MC,

Trip Advisor

What an amazing time we had with Rory and what an amazing host he is! We toured the countryside, stopped in beautiful small towns, got up close to windmills off the tourist trail (no crowds!)... We literally can't recommend this tour more highly.

Jason D,

Google Reviews

We all had a wonderful time and would highly recommend his tour if you want to go see what the countryside has to offer without being touristy. Rory had a wealth of knowledge and was very open to sharing this information and answering all of our questions. Thanks Rory for a day we will always remember!!"

bjt120408,

Trip Advisor

"We had a great day with Rory, visiting small communities outside Amsterdam. Lots of history running the expanse from the 1600s to the 2020s. Windmills, beautiful countryside, great stops for pie and lunch. Very much enjoyed this tour and highly recommend for visitors who want to see this beautiful country."

Penny MC,

Trip Advisor

What an amazing time we had with Rory and what an amazing host he is! We toured the countryside, stopped in beautiful small towns, got up close to windmills off the tourist trail (no crowds!)... We literally can't recommend this tour more highly.

Jason D,

Google Reviews

We all had a wonderful time and would highly recommend his tour if you want to go see what the countryside has to offer without being touristy. Rory had a wealth of knowledge and was very open to sharing this information and answering all of our questions. Thanks Rory for a day we will always remember!!"

bjt120408,

Trip Advisor

Off-The-Beaten-Track-Tulips Tour

€125pp / 8-people max / 9am - 2.15pm
(Incl: Windmill Admission, Light Picnic Lunch & A Beer)

This itinerary is our pride and joy! We avoid Keukenhof altogether and instead bring you a truly Dutch day out, travelling back-roads and culminating in a visit to a private tulips farm, far off all tourist routes.

We start out exploring the countryside to the north of Amsterdam known as Waterland. These are tiny country roads, and we’ll skirt the edge of the largest lake in Western Europe. We’ll stop at an unspoiled Golden Age town, with architecture largely from the 1500s and 1600s.

After that we’ll head to the Beemster region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a tulips growing region. We’ll visit a private tulips farm, where we’ll be the only visitors. We finish off with a trip to an original working windmill from the 1630s. You’ll see inside it and learn about it. At the windmill we’ll also have a picnic lunch of a Dutch cheese sandwich, Dutch apple pie, and a beer!

[In the beginning part of the season we visit a hyacinths farm instead of a tulips fields. We detail that more on the booking calendar page. Please read in detail].

Picnic at the windmill we visit
Dutch tulips farmer
Betsie, tulip farmer.
Family in a fielf of Dutch tulips
Private tulips farm

Off-The-Beaten-Track-Tulips Tour

Family in a fielf of Dutch tulips
€125pp / 8-people max / 9am - 2.15pm
(Incl: Windmill Admission, Light Picnic Lunch & A Beer)

This itinerary is our pride and joy! We avoid Keukenhof altogether and instead bring you a truly Dutch day out, travelling back-roads and culminating in a visit to a private tulips farm, far off all tourist routes.

We start out exploring the countryside to the north of Amsterdam known as Waterland. These are tiny country roads, and we’ll skirt the edge of the largest lake in Western Europe. We’ll stop at an unspoiled Golden Age town, with architecture largely from the 1500s and 1600s.

After that we’ll head to the Beemster region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a tulips growing region. We’ll visit a private tulips farm, where we’ll be the only visitors. We finish off with a trip to an original working windmill from the 1630s. You’ll see inside it and learn about it. At the windmill we’ll also have a picnic lunch of a Dutch cheese sandwich, Dutch apple pie, and a beer!

[In the beginning part of the season we visit a hyacinths farm instead of a tulips fields. We detail that more on the booking calendar page. Please read in detail].

Picnic at the windmill we visit
Dutch tulips farmer
Betsie, tulip farmer.
Dutch tulips field
Guide walking in tulips

Keukenhof & More Tulips Tour

€125pp / 8-people max / 3pm - 9pm
(Incl: Keukenhof Admission, Mini Cheese Tasting, Light Picnic and a Beer)

This itinerary combines a visit to Keukenhof gardens with our signature approach to back-roads touring. 

We start off with a partial back-roads tour. The first hour will be the same charming route as the Off-The-Beaten-Track Tour. We then zip down to Keukenhof where you will have two hours in the gardens (unguided, as you don’t need a guide).

After Keukenhof, we’ll visit one of the nearby flower fields for photo ops. (Please note, we won’t have this field to ourselves). We’ll finish off with a picnic of a Dutch cheese sandwich, a beer, and some other nibbles.

Keukenhof
Sheep on a road near Amsterdam
One of the roads from the back-roads portion (sheep not guaranteed!)

Keukenhof & More Tulips Tour

€125pp / 8-people max / 3pm - 9pm
(Incl: Keukenhof Admission, Mini Cheese Tasting, Light Picnic and a Beer)

This itinerary combines a visit to Keukenhof gardens with our signature approach to back-roads touring. 

We start off with a partial back-roads tour. The first hour will be the same charming route as the Off-The-Beaten-Track Tour. We then zip down to Keukenhof where you will have two hours in the gardens (unguided, as you don’t need a guide).

After Keukenhof, we’ll visit one of the nearby flower fields for photo ops. (Please note, we won’t have this field to ourselves). We’ll finish off with a picnic of a Dutch cheese sandwich, a beer, and some other nibbles.

Keukenhof
Sheep on a road near Amsterdam
One of the roads from the back-roads portion (sheep not guaranteed!)

Hyacinths / Early Part of The Season

If you tour with us during early April, we visit hyacinth fields instead of tulip fields. This is because hyacinths bloom a couple of weeks earlier. We actually think a field of hyacinths (whisper it) might be marginally more spectacular than a field of tulips, as the scent is much stronger and it gives you an aromatherapy bath effect.

We don’t have dates as to when we transition from hyacinth field to tulip fields, as there is no way of knowing it in advance. It’s usually the early part of mid April, maybe April 12 or 13, but that is by no means set in stone.

Hyacinths / Early Part of The Season

If you tour with us during early April, we visit hyacinth fields instead of tulip fields. This is because hyacinths bloom a couple of weeks earlier. We actually think a field of hyacinths (whisper it) might be marginally more spectacular than a field of tulips, as the scent is much stronger and it gives you an aromatherapy bath effect.

We don’t have dates as to when we transition from hyacinth field to tulip fields, as there is no way of knowing it in advance. It’s usually the early part of mid April, maybe April 12 or 13, but that is by no means set in stone.

Advance Bookings For €20pp

Tulip season gets very busy and eventually booked out as the season draws near and then progresses. Additionally, with Covid in recent years this has added great uncertainty for tour operators and tourists.

To make things a bit more even, we’re offering advance bookings for a deposit of €20pp. This means you have booked your spot and we will hold it for you until Jan 1, 2023 at the very earliest. At that point we will email you looking for payment of the rest.

We’re also happy to change your booking to a different date at no extra cost as long as there are spots available on that date. More details on our bookings page.

CONTACT RORY & TEAM

rory @ amsterdamtulipstour . com

Contact: rory at amsterdamtulipstour dot com

Look, sometimes we see things other than tulips!

Sheep on a road near Amsterdam
Family at a Dutch windmill
Tourist Boat Trip Near Amsterdam

Rory, your guide...

That’s me there, looking off wistfully into the distance in a field of tulips.

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