Private Experience to the Royal Flower Auction and Amsterdam Castle (6p)

Private Experience to the Royal Flower Auction and Amsterdam Castle (6p)

The flower auction starts early and it’s worth setting your alarm for! Enjoy the comfort of pick-up and drop-off anywhere in the region, so no problem if you don't stay in a city! Experience the hustle & bustle of the world’s largest trading center for plants and flowers. Although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you still see traders bidding against the auction clock. Enjoy a private guided tour from a special gallery and learn about the flower industry.

Next is Muiden, the quaint town that is home to Amsterdam Castle. Upon arrival, visit a traditional Dutch 'brown' cafe to enjoy a hot beverage. Experience local culture, before heading to the castle, which has then opened.

This medieval castle is well-preserved and over 700 years old. Discover its secrets with a private guided tour in English (audio-tour in other languages). After the tour you have some personal time to explore the beautiful historical gardens where herbs and vegetables from the past are grown.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland Province

Amsterdam Enjoy the comfort of pick-up & drop-off in (Greater) Amsterdam including Schiphol, Amstelveen, Haarlem, 't Gooi, Almere or Amersfoort (or anywhere in between for that matter).

Your drop-off address doesn't have to be the same as pick-up. We have space for luggage in our vehicle, so this experience can be used as transportation at the same time. E.g. pick-up hotel in Haarlem & drop-off at Schiphol airport.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Netherlands, The Netherlands

Visit Royal FloraHolland first and enjoy a private guided tour. Be amazed by the huge amount of plants and flowers that arrive here daily from all over the world to be auctioned and processed.

Before heading to the castle next, experience first local culture and enjoy a well deservered coffee break. There's no better place to do this than at an authentic, non-touristy, brown cafe.

Finally Amsterdam castle is to be explored. Set off on a private guided tour and let your guide take you back in time by showing you the castle's secrets. Learn about medieval times and the Dutch 17th century with all its controversies.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Aalsmeer, Aalsmeer, North Holland Province

Royal FloraHolland, the flower auction, is located in the industrial town of Aalsmeer, located under the smoke of Schiphol Airport.

Stop At: Royal Flora Holland, Legmeerdijk 313, 1431 GB Aalsmeer The Netherlands

The Netherlands is internationally known for its flowers. Not a surprise, given that this tiny country controls sixty percent of the global flower trade. This tour is all about the Dutch flower industry.

Visit Royal FloraHolland in the morning, the world's largest trading center of the global flower industry. Here you see how flowers and plants from all over the world are auctioned and processed. Experience the bustle on the floor, watch traders buy by the clock and be amazed by the enormous amount of beautiful flowers from nearly 50 countries that are traded every day.

Set off on a private guided tour of the flower auction in English and learn about the Dutch flower industry. After the tour you have some free time to take pictures or shop at the souvenir shop, before making the transfer to Muiden.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Muizenfort Muiden Bezoekerscentrum, Vestingplein 1, 1398 VE Muiden The Netherlands

On the way to the castle you'll pass by the fortress of mice. The fort is part of the Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam), the unesco World Heritage site that consists of a set of forts around the city of Amsterdam.

Stop At: Muiden, Muiden, North Holland Province

Go local in the quaint village of Muiden!

Before visiting the castle it is time for a well-needed coffee break. There's no better place to experience typical Dutch culture than in an authentic Dutch 'brown cafe' in the quaint village of Muiden. The brown cafe overlooks the river Vecht that in Roman times was known as Fectio. There are not many traditional brown cafes anymore. And they serve the most delicious coffee! After the coffeebreak you walk with your guide along the Vecht river to the castle, which by then has opened its doors.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muiderslot, Herengracht 1, 1398 AA Muiden The Netherlands

Muiderslot National Museum Muiderslot 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 its secrets, with included admission and a private guided tour in English (audio-tour in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew and Chinese available).

After the tour you have some personal time to continue your explorations in the castle or to discover the beautiful historical gardens where they grow vegetables of the past and herbs for all sorts of purposes.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Your TripAdvisor/Viator booking confirmation is your tour confirmation. You don't need to do anything anymore! In the week prior to your experience you are contacted by email or WhatsApp or email to confirm your pick-up address and the exact pick-up time."
"Accessible for foldable wheelchairs"
"Complimentary use of infant / child car seat(s)"
"Group size: max 7 travelers including children"
"Staying in the city of Amsterdam- This experience is also available as small public experience departing from Amsterdam City."
"This private experience is also offered from (Greater) Utrecht"
"The Flower Auction and Amsterdam Castle are also offered as separate private and public experiences. Both the Flower Auction and the Castle are open all year around."
"Option to customize the experience to your preferences and interests (e.g. timings itinerary and topics discussed)."
"Pick-up is offered in (Greater) Amsterdam, including all surrounding villages and towns. Pick-up address doesn't have to be the same as drop-off address so this experience can be used as transportation at the same time (e.g. pick-up in Amsterdam, drop-off at Schiphol airport)."
"2020 Winner Netherlands Prestige Awards by CorpLiveWire: 'Tour Operator of the Year'"
"2021 Winner Travel & Tourism Award by LUX Life Magazine 'Best Sustainable Travel Experiences - Netherlands'"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"We take the coronavirus very seriously and adhere to local and national regulations."



Start Time: 6:30 AM
Duration: 6 To 7 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from (and drop off at) any address in the region, including Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Utrecht, Haarlem, Hilversum, Amersfoort, Amstelveen, Zaandam, Almere or anywhere in between. Pick-up doesn't have to be same as drop-off and you can bring your luggage. Pick-up time is around 6:30 am but depends on your location. Exact pick-up time is communicated by WhatsApp / email once the pick-up address is known.

Airports

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands


Ports

  • River Cruise Port Amsterdam or Ocean Cruise Terminal Amsterdam
  • Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Passenger Terminal Amsterdam at Elbaweg, Unnamed Road, 1044 Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Passenger Ship Avanti, Oosterdok 3, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Utrecht City, Voorstraat 89, 3512 AL Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Phil Good Massage, Peperstraat 7a, 1502 AA Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 2011 DA Haarlem, Netherlands



Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • Private, comfortable and air-conditioned transportation
  • Pick-up and drop-off anywhere in (Greater) Amsterdam incl. Haarlem, Leiden, Zaandam, Schiphol, etc
  • Private guide for 6 to 7 hours
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly - works also with hearing aids
  • Admission Royal FloraHolland
  • Private live-guided tour of the Flower Auction in English
  • Traditional 'old brown' cafe experience, incl. hot beverage
  • Admission national museum Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle
  • Private live-guided tour of the castle in English
  • Audio-tour of the castle in German, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Hebrew and Russian
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Flora Holland
  • Entry/Admission - Muiderslot

Not Included

  • Guide gratuity (optional of course!)

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