JOIN RORY & TEAM ON A TULIPS TOUR

OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK SPECIALISTS

Small-Group (8 Max) & Private Tours

Join Rory & Team On A Tulips Tour

Off-The-Beaten-Track Specialists

Small-Group (8 Max) & Private Tours

Our Tour Options For Spring 2023

If you’d like to see Dutch tulips in a relaxed and cliche-free setting then we we might be the tour company for you. We deal with a maximum of eight tour guests at a time and we specialise in giving guests a fantastic day out.

We have two itineraries, both of which can be done as a small-group tour (8-max) or as a private tour. Our pride and joy is our Off-The-Beaten-Track Tulips Tour. It’s a truly back-roads experience where we stay clear of tourist crowds and cliches. This means we avoid Keukenhof Gardens. Instead, the highlight is a trip to a private tulips farm which we’ll have all to ourselves. There’s a whole of other quintessentially Dutch sights in there too though…

We also offer an itinerary which goes to Keukenhof. It’s not remotely off-the-beaten-track, but it’s a beyond popular destination so we cater to those who want to visit. We’ve made that itinerary more bespoke on either side of the visit to Keukenhof, so that you get a taste of the off-the-beaten-track experience.

The links in the section below detail the itineraries and also lead to booking calendars for the small-group tours. If you want a private tour, you should check out both those links to see which itinerary appeals, and then also read the section for private tours via this button:

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 bepoke 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 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.

Tulips tour guide