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Keukenhof area flowers and sea

Tulip field bike tours

Spring, between mid-March to mid-May, the Keukenhof area north of Leiden and south of Amsterdam becomes one huge colorful carpet of tulips and other spring flowers. In the tulip field bike tours you not only cycle through these fields, you also meet a bulb grower, spot a windmill, see a few castles, feel the sea breeze, pass peaceful villages and get to know the local cafés. 

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Windmill dunes beach gladiolus Keukenhof area summer tour Verita's Visit

Beach & dahlia bike tour

Summer and early autumn, between mid-July to October, are the ideal seasons to experience the Dutch beachlife and enjoy the summer flower fields in the Keukenhof area. In the Holland beach & summer flower bike tour we cycle through the Dutch countryside in search of these gladiolus, lily or dahlia fields. There is even a moment to pick them ourselves! Enroute we stop by a unique tea garden or have a drink at beach resort Noordwijk. We might even spot a windmill on our way.

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Team challenge tulips & all

The area around Keukenhof – kitchen garden – is full of hidden gems and surprises.   If you ever asked yourself how you can create a tulip, what a bulb grower does when the tulips don’t bloom and if you can eat spring flowers,  this team challenge is for you. Minimum 10 participants. Company event, family outing or game for friends. Can be booked all year through,  best in spring. 

 

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Keukenhof area windmill water tulips

Flower fields and water

The first thing you think about when you hear Keukenhof area are tulips. Tulip and other spring flower fields. When you explore this Dutch region by bike you’ll soon discover the 18 km long coastline in the west and the huge lake area in the east. Follow the main canal south, pass by windmills and dairy farms and you’ll reach the lovely city of Leiden. Take a route north past estates, castles and countryside and you’ll end up in the historical city of Haarlem and eventually Amsterdam

Keukenhof area: more than tulips

The Keukenhof area is better known as Bollenstreek in Dutch. In the bulb flower region – bulb = bol, region = streek)  bulb growers grow tulips, hyacinths and other spring flowers. In summer or early autumn  you’ll be amazed by the summer flower fields. Dahlia, gladiolus and even lilies make your heart go b(l)oom.

The surprises of the Bulb Flower Region

Verita’s Visit bike tours and team events in the Keukenhof area are full of surprises.

  • You meet the local flower growers and the millers
  • Pick your own fruit or flowers in one of the many gardens
  • have a high tea at a castle
  • find fantastic farms to have a drink or a bite
  • celebrate a local festival in one of the villages
  • create your own tulip

The Keukenhof area flower and sea bike tours and group activities mainly take place in spring, summer and early autumn.

Looking for an activity in autumn or winter. Contact me for a custom- made program at veritasvisit (@) gmail .com or check the options in The Hague, Delft or Gouda.

 

 

Dutch countryside dahlia cycle tour Verita's Visit

Holland beach and summer flower bike tour

Beach and summer flower bike with guide Verita's Visit

Holland beach and summer flower bike tour

 

What Half day beach and summer flower bike tour
Duration:
4 hours
Distance: 15-25 km
Costs:  €180.00 (2 people), €55.00 p.p. ( group of 4-10 people)
Starting Point: Noordwijk beach resort
When: Mid- July till October
Included: regular bike rental, local English- Spanish-, Dutch speaking guide, drink enroute.

Noordwijk beach resort, the town with its cosy centre and beautiful white lighthouse is the starting point of this half day beach and summer flower bike trip. The summer flowers in the Keukenhof area are not as huge as the tulip fields in spring, but the gladiolus, montbretia, lilies and dahlia field do make awesome views as well. Before we get to the fields, we first cycle a bit along the coast, through the dunes. We have a drink overlooking the lake, or head straight to the windmill. Following the canal we look out on the typical Dutch polders until we reach another stop. Will we be picking dahlias and other summer flowers  at a unique tea garden or fresh fruit in the orchard? The beach and summer flower bike tour is totally adaptable to your wishes. Let me know on forehand what you like to see and do.

 

Optional activities with extra costs:

  • Transport to and from starting point
  • Meet and greet with flower grower

 

Flour & Food Tour Leiden countryside

The Day I Ate Local Food in Leiden Countryside

The day I ate local food in Leiden countryside was a day I went cycling with two American girls who were delighted by everything they saw. At least, I think so, as they said ‘how delightful’ all the time. It was the open landscape, I guess, or maybe the tour at the Leiden cheese farm or meeting the miller in the typical Dutch village.

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castle near Hague

The castle near Hague that once was a brewer’s farm

There’s a castle near Hague that once was a brewer’s farm. Jan, son of a  golf club maker made money brewing beer. On an estate the size of 7 rugby fields he built a farmhouse. Now, when you walk in the dense estate’s forest it is not a farmhouse that’s hidden from sight.

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