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Tulips Tours From Amsterdam:
Private & Semi-Private

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Tulip Tours From Amsterdam: Private & Semi-Private Tours

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Our tours are for 8 people max, and you can choose a private tour for just you and your friends, or join one of our semi-private tours. Our speciality is of course tulips, however we also show you as much of the Netherlands as we can, and all in a relaxed and non-cliched manner.

Our Off-The-Beaten-Track Tulips Tour is our pride and joy. It’s a genuinely back-roads tour, and the highlight is a visit to a private tulips farm that lies far off the tourist map in very picturesque countryide in the Beemster region.  We’re friends with the farmers and we’ll have it all to ourselves. We spend longer in their fields and because the farmers trust us we have more liberty to explore their fields than tourists typically have in the tulip fields around Keukenhof. We also travel over some delightful dikes and polders, visit some unspoiled rural villages and towns. Oh, and there is a windmill from the 1630s! It truly is a backroads gem, and it’s quite possible you won’t encounter any other tourists on this tour.W

We also have a second route that we can do as a private tour. This includes a visit to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens. It’s not at all off-the-beaten track, but a private tour is all about your preferences. So, if you’d like to visit we can bring our signature back-roads flair in the portions before and after Keukenhof (you don’t actually need a guide in Keukenhof itself!).

(If you don’t know the difference between Keukenhof and tulip fields you should read this article of ours).

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

Private Tours

For a private tour, most guests choose to do our Off-The-Beaten-Track tour route. Versus a small-group tour of the same route,  you’ll get a bit more time, more flexibility, and a pick-up and drop-off at the Amsterdam location of your choice. However, you can also choose a different route: mainly one that involves the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens.

We don’t include Keukenhof on our semi-private tours as the route we have for it is fantastic and it’s situated in a different area. However, if you want to visit Keukenhof as part of a private tour, this is not a problem! We’re happy to accommodate. We’ve been to Keukenhof MANY times in the past, and know all the fields surrounding it as well as some lovely backroads and eateries.

Our Semi-Private / Small-Group Tours

8 max / €125pp / Some extras included
April 8 - April 30

Our pride and joy is our Off-The-Beaten-Track-Tulips Tour. If you want to see beautiful Dutch tulips, encounter very few (if any!) other tourists, and also see some truly iconic Dutch sights, then this is for you. In addition to tulips there will be dikes, polders, windmills, and some delightful tiny villages. Oh, and Dutch apple pie.

The centrepiece is a visit to a completely private tulips farm where we’ll be the only visitors. We’re friends with the tulip farmers and they don’t work with any other tour companies. It’s really a unique experience. We do not visit Keukenhof Gardens on this tour, we avoid all the tourist traffic and crowds of tulip season near Keukenhof, and this route has a truly backroads feel.

 

Hyacinths near Keukenhof
Couple in an Amsterdam tulips field

Timings

We will almost certainly run two small-group tulip tours a day. For now though, we are scheduling just a morning tour and when this sells out we will schedule another one which will begin at 3pm. If the 3pm time works better for you please email us and we’ll contact you when it opens up.

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’re friends with the farmers, and we can spend far more time in their fields than is possible in the tulip fields around Keukenhof.

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

(Update: We're no longer offering this route as demand for our Off-The-Beaten-Track Tour is so strong)

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

Update: We're no longer offering this route as demand is so strong for our Off-The-Beaten-Track Tulips Tour

€125pp / 8-people max / 3pm - 9pm

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