• Duration: 5,5 hours
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Description

Our small country is internationally known for its flowers. Not a surprise, given that the Netherlands controls sixty per cent of the global flower trade. This tour, available only from January until March, is all about the Dutch flower industry. At Royal FloraHolland you see how flowers and plants from all over the world are auctioned and processed. A visit to two tulip farms shows you how tulip farmers in Holland grow tulips the traditional way.

This private tour includes pick-up from any address in the region. Visit first Royal FloraHolland, the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world. This is where flowers and plants arrive daily to be auctioned early in the morning. Upon arrival, set off on a guided tour in English from a special gallery, exclusive for your party. Experience the hustle & bustle of the flower processing floor while you slowly make your way to the auction room. Although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you still see traders bidding against the auction clock. After the tour -you have some time to take more pictures or to make a stop in the souvenir shop- it’s time for the transfer to Heemskerk.

Here tulip farms grow and cultivate tulips on large fields and in greenhouses. Professionals in the flower industry, from all over the world, visit these tulip farms for their quality tulips. As more tulip factories that grow tulips on crates emerge, the farms that grow tulips the traditional way are slowly dying out. And you have the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of these farms that grow tulips using traditional methods.

Enjoy a live-guided tour in English, exclusive for your party, and visit two traditional tulip nurseries. A minivan is used to transfer between the two farms. Discover how tulips are grown and cultivated using traditional methods in order to get tulips of the best quality. A brief movie about the processing of tulips gives you more insight into the industry. Finally, a visit to the sand fields where the tulips are grown makes the tour complete. Then it's time for the transfer to your drop-off address. 

The tulip farms have only recently started accommodating visitors. Go off the beaten tracks and become one of the first international visitors!

Please note: This tour includes hotel/airport pick up and drop off service. You can select the pick up place of your preference from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process. 

Itinerary

Flower Auction

Visit first the world's largest trading center for plants and flowers in Aalsmeer.

Upon arrival, set off on a guided tour in English from a special gallery. Experience the hustle & bustle of the flower processing floor while you slowly make your way to the auction room. Although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you still see traders bidding against the auction clock. After the tour -you have some time to take more pictures or to make a stop in the souvenir shop- it’s time for the transfer to Heemskerk.

Tulip Farms in Heemskerk

A visit to two tulip farms shows you how tulip farmers in Holland grow tulips the traditional way.

Here tulip farms grow and cultivate tulips on large fields and in greenhouses. Professionals in the flower industry, from all over the world, visit these tulip farms for their quality tulips. As more tulip factories that grow tulips on crates emerge, the farms that grow tulips the traditional way are slowly dying out. And you have the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of these farms that grow tulips using traditional methods.

Enjoy a live-guided tour in English and visit two traditional tulip nurseries. A minivan is used to transfer between the two farms. Discover how tulips are grown and cultivated using traditional methods in order to get tulips of the best quality. A brief movie about the processing of tulips gives you more insight about the industry. Finally, a visit to the sand fields where the tulips are grown makes the tour complete.

The tulip farms have only recently started accommodating visitors. Go off the beaten tracks and become one of the first international visitors!

What's included

  • Private, comfortable and air-conditioned transportation
  • Pick-up and drop-off in (Greater) Amsterdam and (Greater) Utrecht*
  • Private guide for ± 5 to 6 hours
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly -works with hearing aid 🦻
  • Admission Royal FloraHolland
  • Private guided tour of the Flower Auction 🇬🇧
  • Two-hour private guided tour of two tulip farms 🇬🇧
  • Coffee or tea and a Dutch snack
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Option to customise the experience to your personal preferences and interests

* For this experience pick-up and drop-off is offered anywhere in or between Amsterdam, Almere, Schiphol Airport and Utrecht.

What's excluded

  • Guide gratuity (optional).

Important information

Availability

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

January until mid-April

Booking cut-off time

3 pm, day before pick-up time. Too late? Contact us by WhatsApp or SMS to find out if we have last minute availability. 

Always a 24-hr free cancellation policy with full refund →

Pick-up time

6:30 am, calculated from Amsterdam (the auction starts at 7:00 am). The exact pick-up time depends on your pick-up location and is adjusted accordingly. In the week prior your private experience you are contacted by email, SMS or WhatsApp to finalize the details of your experience (pick-up address and time, personal interests, etc). This way we can ensure that you have a marvellous day with memories that last a lifetime. 

Duration total experience

± 5 to 6 hours

Pick-up and drop-off

Anywhere in or between Amsterdam, Almere, Amersfoort, Leiden, Schiphol Airport and Utrecht.

Pick-up and drop-off location do not have to be the same and there's plenty of space for baggage in the vehicle. This experience can be used as transportation at the same time, e.g. pick-up at the airport and drop-off at the hotel.

Group size

The minimum group size is one traveller. The maximum group size is six travellers including infants / children.

Corona-proof travelling →

Complimentary use of infant / child car seat(s)

Languages

English

Difficulty 😩

Easy. The total walking distance in the flower auction is less than 1 mile (just over 1 km) on even grounds.

At the tulip farms a minivan is used to transfer between the two farms.

Good to know

Albeit well-known among professionals in the global flower industry for their quality tulips, these particular tulip farms have only recently opened their doors to the public. Go off-the-beaten path and become one of the first international travellers to visit these tulip farms!

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

Categories

  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • CITY BREAK
  • CITY TOURS
  • PLANTATION TOURS
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR
  • NATURE

Guided Language

  • English

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