Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands with this combination of two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Take a morning tour from Amsterdam to see the famous Zaanse Schans windmills and the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam. Then, continue your day trip from Amsterdam with visits to two don't-miss Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague. If time is tight and you'd like to travel beyond Amsterdam, this action-packed, full-day tour shows you the best of the Netherlands. Even better, you'll enjoy about a 10% discount when you buy these tours in this way.
Amsterdam Flower Market
Planning a trip to Amsterdam? If you’re interested in the famous Dutch flowers, then a visit to the Amsterdam Flower Market is a must!
The colorful Bloemenmarkt, as the Dutch say, is a popular tourist attraction and definitely worth to check out. It’s very unique due to its floating flower stalls – where else can you see that but in the “Venice of the North” with its many canals? Located in the old Singel Canal next to the Mint Tower, not far from the famous Dam Square, this wonderful collection of flowers, plants, and flower bulbs dates back to 1862 when the flowers were shipped in by barges. Nowadays flowers don’t arrive by boat anymore, but are delivered by trucks.
Explore the Amsterdam Flower Market
The Flower Market is open daily and it offers a huge number of unique plants like the beautiful and colorful Dutch Tulips. Make sure the tulip you buy to plant at home has the holographic license. It’s important to have a customs cleared stamp on the package, so you won’t have trouble at the border when you’ll take your flower bulbs out of the country! One of the best times to visit Amsterdam’s famous flower market is at Christmas when it’s decorated with evergreens and lots of flower stalls sell Christmas trees. Around the market on the Singel canal there’s plenty of souvenir shops and cafes as well.
You’ll find many flower markets in the Netherlands – the flower industry is booming in this country – , however the relatively small Amsterdam flower market is one of the most famous. The biggest flower auction in the world is located in Aalsmeer, not far from Amsterdam. Other large flower markets in the Netherlands can be found in Utrecht (Janskerkhof and on the Oudegracht) and many other cities. The best time to find tulips in bloom is mid-April, but if you rather buy bulbs and plant them yourself later, the best time to buy them is in the summer.
Would you like to know more about things to do in Amsterdam? Check out the rest of our Amsterdam guides to learn more on nearby attractions like the Dam Square, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein.
Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the surrounding Dutch countryside and its wonderful windmills! Drive through idyllic landscapes criss-crossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses and old-fashioned cheese-making in Volendam. Watch a shoemaker make clogs in Marken, and capture photos of the windmills the Netherlands is famous for in the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans. Throughout this half-day trip, listen to commentary about the history, culture and sights of the Netherlands.
Discover Bruges – one of the most captivating cities in Belgium – on this day trip from Amsterdam. After traveling to Bruges by coach, you will receive a brief overview of city sights from your knowledgeable guide. Then, enjoy 5 full hours exploring the churches, canals and lace shops of Bruges on your own. See the Begijnhof, the city gates and the eye-catching windmills. And indulge in some delicious Belgian chocolates on your ride back to Amsterdam!
Simplify your trip to Amsterdam with the I Amsterdam City Card, a pass that gives you free admission to museums and public transport throughout the city. Gain free entry to 38 museums including the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandthuis Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam. Enjoy unlimited free public transport, a free canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. This pass is the perfect way for independent travelers to make the most of their time in Amsterdam and save money too!
Experience the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens on this hassle-free tour from Amsterdam. Travel by comfortable coach through the Netherlands’ countryside filled with blooming flower fields, and then enjoy three hours walking through the Keukenhof Gardens at your leisure. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy among the vibrant display of millions of spring tulips!