Tulip & cheese taste & tour Keukenhof cow dance

end of March, 1st April week Join this relaxed tulips & cheese taste & tour in the Keukenhof surroundings and take in the view of typical Dutch polders, green meadows with a windmill here and there. Enjoy the cow dance celebration and taste Holland cheese at a dairy farm. Originally the excursion tulips & cheese is a bike tour, can be done by other modes of sustainable transport on request.

From.: €45 p.p.
Min. participants: 4
Duration: 4 hours

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Cow dance, windmills, early tulips & cheese tasting

With spring flower fields in March, but many Holland tulip fields still asleep Verita’s Visit has come with a new celebration tour starting in Leiden. We have chosen to combine a visit to the tulip farm with Dutch cheese. Besides, all that cycling and sightseeing sure creates a -cheese- appetite

Want to book with less than 4 people or more than 8, prefer a private tour? Contact me! 

Tulip & cheese taste & tour

Start tulip season 2022 with a celebration of colors, local food and life. The tulip & cheese tour & taste around Keukenhof takes place in the last weeks of March & the first week of April. Nature is just waking up, birds begin their early morning songs, spring flowers slowly come to bloom and there is a gentle scent of hyacinths. If everything around you is taking its time, why not do the same?

Explore the tulip fields & cheese farms outside Amsterdam

Celebrate your visit to Holland by exploring the countryside outside Amsterdam. Breathe in the spring air, let the rich flavors of local food straight from the farm burst on your tongue.  Join this relaxed bike tour tulips & cheese starting in Leiden or on request in a small flower village or at the Keukenhof gardens.  Take in the view of the typical Dutch polders, green meadows with a windmill here and there.

Early spring visit local farm festival and dance with cows

The cow dance celebration, a farm feast highlights the  cows going out into the meadow after a long winter indoors. It is one of these not to be missed early spring treats. The moment to taste Leiden cumin cheese or an old Gouda at the cheese farm. Note: we will visit places where you can taste and buy Holland cheese. An official cheese tasting with cheese specialist can be included for an extra fee. See the extra options

Tour from farm to tulip fields

Take your selfies in the first tulip fields with a flower farmer and pedal through the daffodil fields of gold along the canal. And when you’re just a bit overwhelmed by all the colors and local food, your local guide will take you into a Dutch flower village where you can meet more locals in cosy artisanal shops and markets. Or, you could just sit down for a drink and homemade apple pie with a view on the flower fields, polders, lake or sea. 

 

Live the Dutch life in Keukenhof area, celebrate Dutch traditions and create new.

There’s more to the Keukenhof area than just tulips. The Holland flower farm & cheese small group tour is designed in such a way that you feel like you live the Dutch way of life. Even if it’s just for 1 day. Yes, this tulip & cheese taste & tour passes by the tourist attractions and highlights: the cheese farm ánd the tulip fields. But we’ll also go off the beaten path and make enough brunch and snack stops on this relaxed group activity.

In the tulips & cheese taste & tour get a chance to meet the local farmers, producers and immerse yourself in Dutch local culture and traditions by visiting hidden gems: markets, local restaurants, fairs, festivities and farms in Holland. This way you not only see the Keukenhof surroundings, you live it. You gain insider knowledge and understand that nothing beats the Dutch countryside. I dare to say you’ll soon be back for more. 

This is a tulip bicycle tour. On request it can be done by another form of sustainable mode of transport


Also have a look at:

Classic tulip field & bulb farm bike tour

Leiden cheese & local food bike tour

Tulip & cherry blossom tour Keukenhof

Want to book with less than 4 people or more than 8, prefer a private tour? Contact me! Also if you are interested in the specials around Flower Parade, Mosaic festival

The content of this bike tour is subject to change. Tours can be rescheduled or cancelled. I will always keep you updated.

Included

  • me as your local Dutch, English & Spanish speaking guide & tulip & cheese fan
  • use of regular bike with handbrakes & luggage binders
  • visit at typical Dutch gems of the Keukenhof area
  • trying different types of cheese at local artisanal shops and dairy farms

Excluded

  • Entrance ticket Keukenhof
  • cheese tasting with a specialist (see extra options)
  • guided tours cheese farm, windmill ( see extra options)
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Gratuity.
  • e-bikes, ( parent-child) Tandem, child seat, helmets and pannier bags available for extra fee.

Contact me for a private tour & add:

  • Cheese tasting ( or combination with beer, juice)
  • Cheese making workshop
  • Guided tour Keukenhof countryside cheese farm
  • Guided tour windmill
  • Guided tour bulb farm
  • Guided tour castle
  • Stroopwafel baking workshop
  • Spring in the Netherlands can be chilly. Wear comfortable clothing, multiple layers and bring gloves, hat & scarf as well as sunglasses
  • To support local entrepreneurs and promote sustainable travel Verita’s Visit Holland does not provide water bottles. You can bring your own or enjoy a drink on one of our stops at local cafes.
  • You can pay online & will receive a confirmation email
  • After I’ve received your payment, you’ll receive more information on where we meet and how to get there.
  • On the day of the tour, be on time
  • What is the best time for the tulip & cheese taste & tour Keukenhof surroundings?

This small group tour is best in the last weeks of March and the first week(s) of April as we have most chances to combine it with a visit to the Holland farm festival and cow dance. Ánd, as spring flower fields are in bloom, but few tulips are, it is great to do a cheese tasting

The end of March/  start of April is always my favorite time as you’ll still see the daffodils, smell the hyacinths and can enjoy the tulips.

Rather go for the classic, kidsfriendly tulip field & flower farm tour?

 

  • Can I bring my kids?

I love family bike rides, so yes, do bring them. For the youngest we have child seats. There is also an option to rent a parent-child tandem, which is extremely fun for parent & child! Just check the photo section. And, kids between 4-11 always pay €35.00

  • How many participants join a tulip bike tour to the bulb farm?

Verita’s Visit ‘s Holland is about personal, direct contact. All city and Dutch countryside tours are done in small groups of maximum 8 participants, so you can ask questions and to be able to adapt the tour or event to your needs and wishes. Want to have me for yourself? Book a private tour! Coming with more than 8 people? Contact me for a custom-made offer.

  • Is the entrance ticket to Keukenhof included

No, the entrance ticket is not included. This bike tour tulip field & cheese tasting starts at at a location away from the crowds of Keukenhof. It is easy to get to the famous spring gardens from the point where we start and end the tour. Many partipants choose to do this excursion through the flowerfields first ánd then visit the gardens of Keukenhof on their own account. This way they can get the full experience and choose how long they want to stay in the park.

  • What else is there to see & do in the region?

There many gems and special locations in the Flower Region. Flower villages, cheese farms, lakes, windmills. I’ll tell you all about it in the bike tour. If you want to cycle a bit more/ have more time also check the Leiden tour or Delft blue bike tour.

  • What happens in case of rain

Tours are only cancelled in case of storm, heavy rain or heavy wind. In any other type of weather the bike tour tulips & cheese will happen. There are many locations to use as shelter for the rain & I’ll hand out rain ponchos.  I’ll give you an update a few days before. Also read this blogpost.

  • I want to book a private tour

That’s great! Contact me for a personalized offer and also let me know if you want to add any workshops, guided tours or other activities. See the ‘optional’ section for more ideas.

  • I want to make a booking for more than 8 people

That’s great! Contact me for a personalized offer and also let me know if you want to add any workshops, guided tours or other group activities. See the ‘optional’section for more ideas.

  • How do I get to our meeting point?

After booking you will receive an email with all practical information.

  • I need to cancel my bike tour

Sorry to hear! I’ll contact you to see if we can reschedule the tour. If there is no other option and you cancel 21 days prior to the bike tour I can still give back the full amount. Cancelation between 20 and 14 days means you’ll get 75 % back, 14-7 days means 50% and less than 7 days or no shows unfortunately means you get no refund.

 

  • My bus/ taxi/ train has a delay

This is a group tour, unfortunately we can not wait for you. Contact me as soon as you know you’re coming late so we can discuss the options.

 

  • Will we pass a cheese farm?

Yes, we pass different Holland cheese farms and stores where you can taste and buy your Leiden or Gouda cheese.  You can request a private tour so we can make this a tulip & cheese daytrip and add guided tours at the cheese farms or cheese making workshops. When interested in a cheese farm tour, I can also recommend the Leiden countryside food tour.

  • How safe is the cycling route?

Roads are flat and although we do share roads with cars, cycling in the surroundings of Keukenhof is comfortable. The route is bike-friendly. Besides, as it is a small group tour I keep an eye on you and the traffic and make sure you’re safe.