Flower Auction & Kinderdijk

Small Group (Shared) Experience

Visit the world famous flower auction in Aalsmeer and combine it with the authentic windmills of UNESCO's Kinderdijk. This small group tour (max. 7 travelers) starts early because the flower auction takes place early in the morning. 

Our air-conditioned vehicle departs at 6:30 am from Amsterdam. In order to save time so early, our vehichle departs from a centrally located meeting point near Amsterdam Central Station. We are happy to organize a taxi for you if the meeting point is too difficult to acces.

But it's worth to be there early to experience the hustle and bustle of the floor of the flower auction hall! And although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you still see traders bidding against the auction clock. Enjoy a tour by your professional and friendly guide, and let her share inside information about the flower industry with you from a special gallery. After the tour you have some free time to take pictures or shop at the souvenir shop, before making the transfer of 75 minutes to Kinderdijk. 

There's not a windmill complex like Kinderdijk anywhere else in the world to be found. The ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations has been keeping the soil dry here for nearly a thousand years now, in a constant struggle between human brains and the power of the water.

Upon arrival, watch a brief introductory movie about Kinderdijk and learn about its history. After the movie your tour guide walks you to two museum mills, where you meet the millers and learn about their trade. All the other windmills are still inhabited by millers and their families. Climb the stairs inside one of the two mills and see for yourself how water and wind are paramount in the lives of millers. Ask the millers anything you'd like to know about milling, before walking back to the visitor's center to see the old machinery.

Then your guide sets up a meeting time and point, so you have free time to explore the area on your own. With your ticket, let the skippers of Kinderdijk carry you across the glittering waters of the Kinderdijk basins for 30 minutes; a guarantee for marvellous pictures. 

After Kinderdijk it’s time for the 1,5 hour transfer back to Amsterdam. Depending on traffic you are back around 2.30 pm.

* Air-conditioned transportation
* Admission to the flower auction
* Professional & friendly guide
* Live-tour of the flower auction 

* Kinderdijk: boat ride & visit 2 mills
* Free time in Kinderdijk
* Use of Tour Guide Whisper System
* All handling charges and fees 

* Small group tour -> personal service

* Meeting point is NH Hotel Barbizon Palace

* Departure at 6:30 am sharp 
* Back in Amsterdam around 2:30 pm 
* Guide carries a white flag with blue letters

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