If you are about to find yourself in the Netherlands, especially in Amsterdam, it would be a pity not to visit one of the most known attractions nearby- the Keukenhof Flower Gardens. The Dutch are very proud of their worldwide famous tulip-fields, and at Keukenhof, one can observe them in all of their glory. The park originally dates from the 19th century and has many colorful patterns formed with tulips. Truly, a postcard-like sight. Unfortunately, to see this attraction, you have to pick your time very carefully as it is open only from March to May when its flowers are at bloom.
Though the gardens are large and one can easily be captured by their beauty for hours, the tour does not have to end here. Another great destination along the way would be the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This UNESCO heritage site is an open-air museum of iconic Dutch windmills. At this charming village, you can also see the manufacturing process of another prominent Dutch product- their clogs as well as their tasty cheese. This way, one can witness the bits of history still alive today.
Moreover, there are tours which continue all the way to the fishing village of Volendam. Known for its locals dressed in traditional clothing and great souvenier craftsmen, this coastal gem won't fall short of any great expectation. In Volendam, you can get equipped with small tokens of appreciation for your loved ones back home at one of many workshops offering souvenirs. To finish off the day, explore the harbor of this lovely place and have a drink or a meal at a local bar.
Finally, for all those who see taking day tours from Amsterdam to nearby locations as a great way to fulfill their vacation, we believe Keukenhof Flower Gardens tour, with all of its amenities, is the one to go with! These day trips offer various activities and check-points with Keukenhof being their crown jewel, truly a place whose beauty feeds the soul.