About us

Hi there, we are the people behind Tulip Day Tours. 

You've come to the right place if you're looking for a small-scale, off-the-beaten path tour in the Netherlands. With decades of travel experiences ourselves, we develop unique walking tours and other experiences that we think travelers love. We explore non-touristy places that are not well-known, but even when they are we do our own thing. We are enthusiastic and dedicated to showing you our beautiful heritage. As if you are traveling with a local friend. 

Send us a message if there's something that you'd like to experience but isn't listed on this site. We always try to make the impossible possible!

Interested in our story? Read the interview with Marloes featured on travel website Tripduck 


Walking tours

For the walking tours you meet the guide in the city for an interesting and entertaining journey by foot. We also offer guided tours of sights such as Amsterdam castle and  the flower auction.

Authentic and responsible tourism

By visiting non-touristic places, thereby sharing the real Netherlands with you, we escape mass tourism as much as possible and contribute to small communities instead. When we do visit well-known places we still do our own thing and make sure you have the most authentic experience possible.

Approachable and personable

We are proud to work with a small team of local guides that are approachable and personable. Our guides connect with our travelers, find out what they are interested in and anticipate on those interests. 

Learn about the real Netherlands

Our guides are informative and knowledgable as well as entertaining and fun. They know the city and its culture like the back of their hands. Our guides don't shy away from sensitive or controversial topics but instead offer multiple perspectives placed in different contexts.  

2020 Winner Netherlands Prestige Awards by CorpLiveWire

Tour Operator of the Year' 

2021 Winner Travel and Tourism Awards by LUX Life Magazine 

'Best Sustainable Travel Experiences, Netherlands'

2022 Winner in the category of  Europe Hotels & Tours hosted by Travel & Hospitality Awards

 'Best Tour Company of the Year 2022 for the Netherlands'

2022 Winner European Travel Awards by EU Business News  

'Best City Walking Tour -  Netherlands'

2022 Winner European Enterprise Awards by EU Business News  

'Best City Walking Tour Business -  Netherlands'

Rent Tour Guide Whisper System

Are you a tour guide and would you like to add more quality to your tours? A Tour Guide Whisper System allows your travelers to wander off and take photos while listening to the interesting information and stories you are telling. Moreover, it makes walking with a group more safe and convenient, because without difficulty or the need to raise your voice your travelers can hear you instructions clearly. The guide uses a transmitter and the travelers the receivers. 

Guiding for Tulip Day Tours

Are you an experienced local guide, or would you like to become one?

Although experience is preferred, we think enthusiasm, eagerness, willingness to learn, storytelling and being able to connect with our international travelers is more important. As we aim for authenticity our guides come from all walks of life. Some of our guides are students and others are already retired. You'll receive a training when you don't have the experience yet.