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Castles & Windmills in ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Man has influenced the Dutch landscape throughout history. It's veined with dikes, waterways, mounds, defense lines, estates, villages and towns. Castles, country estates and windmills form an important part of Dutch cultural heritage and have played a major role in shaping and designing the Dutch (cultural) landscape.

Discover Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle, a beautiful medieval castle dating back to 1285. For seven centuries the castle played an important part in protecting the country against water and as part of a line of defences against foreign invaders, including the Stelling van Amsterdam (Defense Line of Amsterdam). You can read more about the castle here. The castle visit is offered as a half-day tour, and as full day tour in combination with other exciting discoveries such as the Royal Flower Auction, Keukenhof tulip gardens, Kinderdijk and a cheese making workshop.

World heritage site Kinderdijk, home to the highest concentration of historical windmills in the world, can also be explored. Climb the stairs inside one windmill to discover how water and wind are harvested by this historical and sustainable engineering. Also the windmills can be combined with other features such as the castle, Delft, Rotterdam, the Royal Flower Auction and many more.

Castles & Windmills - PRIVATE TOURS

Our 24-hr free cancelation policy applies to all tours. Just click 'cancel' in your booking confirmation and receive a full refund instantly. All private tours:

  Pick-up & drop-off in the Randstad
  Itinerary tailored to your interests
  Corona-proof experiences
  Your own private guide
  One household: max 6 travelers
  Two households: max 4 travelers
  Infants & use of car seat free
  Our public tours depart from Amsterdam

Discover Amsterdam Castle with Tulip Day Tours

Medieval Castle of Amsterdam Muiderslot

  • Amsterdam Muiderslot is a small castle located in the quaint village of Muiden and one of the oldest in the Netherlands. Set off on a private guided tour in ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง and learn about the medieval castle life and the Dutch 17th century with all its controversies -audio-tour in several other languages available
    ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

  • After the castle tour you have some personal time to explore the beautiful, historical gardens of the castle. Then, go local and experience Dutch culture in an authentic 'Old Dutch Brown Cafe' overlooking the Vecht river


  •   Daily, all year around

the flower auction hall of royalflora holland

Amsterdam Castle & Flower Auction

  • Visit Royal FloraHolland and be amazed by the huge amount of plants and flowers that arrive here daily from all over the world to be auctioned After the auction it's for a coffee or tea at a typical Dutch 'Old Brown Cafe' and your guide knows best where to take you!

  • Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle comes next; a small yet extremely well preserved castle in the quaint village of Muiden. Your guide takes you back to medieval times and tells you all sort of interesting information about the Dutch 17th century with all its controversies #BLM


  •   All year around
    holidays & weekends closed


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a public tour with tulip day tours to experience the marvelous spring flower fields with red tulips at Keukenhof tulip gardens

Amsterdam Castle & Keukenhof Gardens

  • The first stop of this full day tour is the world famous spring flower park Keukenhof. Upon arrival, start with a private guided orientation stroll in order to get acquainted with the layout of the park. Enjoy then ± 3 hours of personal time to enjoy the millions of flowers in your own pace.

  • Next is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the Netherlands: the small castle of Amsterdam Muiderslot. Set off on a private guided tour of the castle and live the tale of medieval castle life and learn about the Dutch 17th century with all its controversies #BLM



  •   Daily in Spring


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a family on a private tour with tulip day tours are wearing wooden clogs in windmill Blokweer that is part of world heritage site Kinderdijk

Amsterdam Castle & Kinderdijk Windmills

  • Visit world heritage site Kinderdijk first, where the ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations has been keeping the soil dry for nearly a thousand years in a constant struggle between human brains and the power of the water. Anyone interested in authenticity should visit these particular windmills!

  • Amsterdam Castle comes next. This small castle is a real medieval castle and has a moat, towers, battlements, arrow slits and a drawbridge. The castle is over 700 years old and has a long and turbulent history. Discover the ๐Ÿฐ secrets with a private guided tour

  •   Daily, February - December

all the windmills on a row at Kinderdijk with flowers in front of them

World Heritage Site Kinderdijk Windmills

  • With its nineteen windmills -of which all are inhabited by millers and their families but two- the traditional complex of the Kinderdijk windmills is the largest in the world and should definitely be visited while in ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

  • Set off on a private guided tour of the area, including visiting the two windmills that are open for visitors. Climb the stairs inside one of these mills and see for yourself how wind and water are harvested using historical, sustainable technology. Seeing on the windmills on a row from the water, the boat ride afterwards is the cherry on the cake!

  •   Daily, February - December

the Kinderdijk miller with his bicylce in front of a windmill wearing yellow wooden clogs

Kinderdijk & Keukenhof
Windmills & Tulips

  • Tulips & Windmills, that's what this private tour is all about. Enjoy an authentic windmill adventure at the world heritage windmills of Kinderdijk with a private guided tour of the area, including exploring windmill Nederwaard by Kinderdijk's Canal Hopper ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ

  • Next on the itinerary is marvelous spring flower park Keukenhof that is one of the largest flower gardens in the world with its millions of flowers. Set off on a private guided orientation stroll and explore, in your own pace, the park for several hours on your own.


  •   Daily in Spring


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discover the typical dutch city hall on the main square of Delft in Holland with Tulip Day Tours

KINDERDIJK & DELFT
WINDMILLS & ROYAL CITY

  • Interested in authentic windmills and Royal Blue Pottery? This private tour explores first Kinderdijk with its nineteen windmills of which the majority is inhabited by millers and their families. Enjoy a guided tour and visit two windmills by Kinderdijk's Canal Hopper ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ

  • Delft is next, the Royal City of ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Founding Father William Orange and of Johannes Vermeer. Set off on a private guided walking tour ending at a small factory that produces its own genuine Delft Blue pottery to watch a brief live-demonstration. Enjoy some personal time to explore the city on your own. And perhaps to taste some delicious Dutch cheese ๐Ÿง€


  •   Daily, February - December


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all the windmills on a row at Kinderdijk with flowers in front of them

Kinderdijk Windmills & Flower Auction

  • Start your early morning with a visit to the world's largest trading center for plants and flowers. Experience the hustle & bustle of the processing hall while you slowly make your way to the auction room. Watch traders bid by the auction clock; this auction system is unlike elsewhere in the world

  • Then it's time another typical Dutch 'industry', the windmills of world heritage Kinderdijk. Enjoy a private guided tour of the area, including visiting two windmills by boat. The rest is still inhabited by millers and their families. That's how authentic Kinderdijk is!



  •   February - December
    holidays & weekends closed


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discover Utrecht with a private tour by tulip day tours and have an amazing view on the medieval rooftops of the city

Amsterdam Castle & Utrecht City

  • Start with Amsterdam Castle for a private guided tour to learn all about its secrets, how life was during the Middle Ages and about the Dutch 17th century and the accompanied controversies. After the tour you have some personal time to explore the beautiful historical gardens, before making the transfer to Utrecht.

  • Utrecht, a.k.a. Domstad, is the non-touristy version of Amsterdam. Enjoy a private guided walking tour passing through little cobbled streets and churchyards. Learn about the cityโ€™s history that started around 2,000 years ago when Utrecht was part of the northern border of the Roman Empire and enjoy some personal time.


  •   Daily, all year around


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Castles & Windmills - Public Tours

All our public tours depart from Amsterdam and include hotel pick-up and drop-off when booked directly with us. Just select 'no pick-up' when booking a tour. Also to all our public tours our 24-hr free cancelation applies. Cancel with just one click and receive a full refund instantly. All public tours:

  Pick-up & drop-off Amsterdam
  Max group size is 4 travelers
  Corona-proof
  Min participation age: 8 years
  Senior discounts available
  Perfect if you stay in Amsterdam
  Perfect for solo / duo travelers

The small castle of Amsterdam Muiderslot in Holland is surrounded by a moat with a clear blue sky

Medieval Castle of Amsterdam Muiderslot

  • The quaint village of Muiden of home to one of the best preserved and oldest castles of the Netherlands. Upon arrival in the village, visit first this amazing castle of Amsterdam Muiderslot. Enjoy a private guided tour for the small tour group and live not only the tale of a medieval castle life, but also about the Dutch 17th century with all its controversies. After the castle tour and learning about the castle's secrets you have some personal time to explore the beautiful, historical gardens

    Then it's time for an authentic local experience; visit a traditional 'Dutch Old Brown Cafe' in a non-touristy place along the Vecht river. Sit down, enjoy a (hot) beverage and ask your guide anything you'd like to know about the Netherlands or Dutch culture. Even the undiscussables!


  •   All year around
    Tuesday - Sunday

  • Public Tour

all the windmills on a row at Kinderdijk with flowers in front of them

Unesco's Windmills of Kinderdijk

  • Anyone interested in authentic Dutch windmills and historical water management should visit Kinderdijk. It's so authentic that the majority of all the windmills are inhabited by millers and their families try on some wooden clogs with tulip day tours!

    Upon arrival, set off on a private guided walking tour for the small tour group and visit two windmills. In the first windmill you climb the stairs inside to see how windmills actually work, but you also see how Mr and Mrs Hoek lived in this particular windmill with their thirteen children. Meet the miller and ask anything you'd like to know about milling. In the second windmill you can see how sustainable miller families live.

    Embark the Kinderdijk Canal Cruiser after the guided tour and admire the most magnificent views: seeing all the windmills on a row in an incredible serene environment.


  •   February - December
    Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

  • Public Tour

Discover Amsterdam Castle with Tulip Day Tours

Amsterdam Castle & Kinderdijk Windmills

  • Start with a visit to world heritage site Kinderdijk. If you're coming for windmills, this is the place to go because this complex system of cooperating windmills has kept the soil dry here for nearly a thousand years now. Upon arrival, set off on a private guided tour and embark on Kinderdijk's Canal Hopper to sail to windmill Nederwaard. Ask the miller anything you'd like to know about milling and climb the stairs inside to see how this sustainable technology actually works. Hop back on the Canal Hopper and enjoy the wonderful view of all the windmills on a row

    Next is one of the Netherlands' best kept secrets: Amsterdam Castle. Enjoy a private guided tour and learn about medieval castle life and how the Dutch 17th century and its controversies are still reflected in the Dutch society and culture.


  •   February - December
    Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

  • Public Tour

The medeival Amsterdam Castle with drawbridge over the moat is one of the best preserved castles 
                        of the Netherlands and you can visit this castle with Tulip Day Tours

Keukenhof Gardens & Amsterdam Castle

  • Explore the magnificent tulip gardens of Keukenhof first. The theme for the 2021 season is 'A World Of Colors'. Enjoy a private guided orientation stroll for the small tour group to get acquainted with the park's layout. Enjoy three hours of personal time in the spring flower park before meeting with your guide again for the transfer to Muiden.

  • Muiden is the quaint village that is home to Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle, one of the Netherlands' best kept secrets. Enjoy a private guided tour and learn about medieval castle life and the Dutch 17th century with all its controversies. After the tour you have some personal time to explore the beautiful historical gardens.



  •   Tuesday - Sunday in Spring

  • Public Tour


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a family on a private tour with tulip day tour stands on the bridge in Kinderdijk with all the windmills on a row 
                        behind them

Kinderdijk & Keukenhof
Windmills & Flowers

  • Another popular tour of ours is this full day tour that explores windmills and tulips. Because you just can't miss these Dutch icons when you visit the Netherlands.

    Visit first the authentic world heritage windmills of Kinderdijk, of which the majority is inhabited by millers and their families. Enjoy a private guided tour and visit windmill Nederwaard by boat from which you have magnificent views on all the windmills on a row.

  • Next is Keukenhof, where you set off on a private guided orientation stroll to get acquainted with the park's layout. After the stroll you have ± three hours of personal time in the park before heading back to Amsterdam.


  •   Spring, Tuesday - Sunday

  • Public Tour


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the flower auction hall of royalflora holland

Amsterdam Castle &
the Flower Auction

  • Visit Royal FloraHolland early in the morning enjoy a private guided tour in English for the small tour group. Watch traders bid by the clock and be amazed by the huge amount of plants and flowers that are traded every day. Have a look at the Aalsmeer shuttle, a flower elevator that takes the flowers to the packaging areas on the other side of the road within 10 minutes -it would take a truck 45 minutes to get there!

  • Next is the quaint village of Muiden for a well-deserved coffee break. Visit a traditional brown cafe and discover Dutch culture. Then it's time to explore the small castle of Amsterdam Muiderslot with a private tour, one of the Netherlands' best kept secrets and such a well-preserved medieval castle ๐Ÿฐ

  •   All year around
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

  • Public Tour


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all the windmills on a row at Kinderdijk with flowers in front of them

Kinderdijk Windmills & The Flower Auction

  • Visit the flower auction first, where you are amazed by the enormous amount of beautiful flowers from nearly 50 countries that are traded every day. Learn about the flower industry as you slowly make your way to the auction hall to watch the buyers bid against the auction clock

  • Continue your explorations at unesco's Kinderdijk, the location of the highest concentration of historical windmills in the world. Set off on a walking tour of the area and visit two windmills. Meet the millers and ask them anything you'd like to know about milling. The rest of the windmills is still inhabited by Dutch miller families. The canal cruise afterwards is the cherry on the cake!


  •   February - December
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

  • Public Tour


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