Coming to Tours & Tickets in 2022
The new year is here and we are looking forward to all it brings. In the coming months we hope the situation will allow us to bring back some amazing tours we’ve organised in the past and to launch new exciting tours as well. We’ve already added some of them, so you can start planning your holiday to the Netherlands in 2022 right now!
In the last week of 2021 we added the amazing social media museum Youseum to our line-up. Here you are the artist, the artwork, and the critic. This is the perfect place to go to if you are looking for the perfect place to go for your next Instagram or TikTok shoot. With 15 stunningly curated rooms and over 25 interactive elements to explore, you can let your creativity run wild.
A guide will take you on a 1.5 hour guided tour through the museum, where you can take a swim (or catch a tan) in a sea of likes, reflect in the largest infinity room in the Netherlands, and splash around in a giant ball-pit. Visit Youseum to celebrate love in the LGBTQ+ wedding chapel and sleep on piles of cash in the Money Room.
Countryside and windmills tour
Our Countryside and windmill tours will be back in 2022, hopefully twice a day in the spring and summer period. We’ll take you to see the amazing windmills in Zaanse Schans and visit Edam (known for the cheese), and with the all-in tour you’ll discover how stroopwafels are made in Volendam and wooden shoes on Marken. In less than 30 minutes our bus and guide will take you from the city centre to the amazing countryside surrounding Amsterdam.
Whether you choose the Classic or All-in tour, you’ll be certain to enjoy yourself on this tour and especially the time sailing across the IJsselmeer, an activity unique to the Tours & Tickets tours. A boat will ferry you between Volendam and Marken, so that you can get a true feeling for these fishing villages.
From 24 March we hope to also welcome back tours to Keukenhof, the biggest garden in Europe. The first entrance tickets are already for sale, and soon we hope to add tickets for tours from Amsterdam with and without a guide. As well as combination tickets for Keukenhof tours with the Countryside and Windmill tour and a canal cruise! It promises to offer a packed day with gardens, windmills and the Amsterdam canals!
Keukenhof opens every year, pandemic permitting, for less than two months and is a not to miss location when visiting the Netherlands in spring. During a visit to Keukenhof, you’ll discover a world full of colourful and fragrant flower fields, including 800 different species of tulips, crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and many more in inspirational themed gardens, flower parades and beautiful flower shows.
We also hope to be able to welcome you back to the Venice of the north. Giethoorn is a peaceful village in the eastern province Overijssel, with numerous waterways and an absence of roads and cars. Its beautiful canals, picturesque wooden bridges, and farmhouses with centuries-old thatched roofs give it a unique fairy-tale feel.
Our Giethoorn tour takes you on a ten hour journey from Amsterdam across the Netherlands and includes a 1 hour traditional Giethoorn canal tour and a photo stop at the spectacular Afsluitdijk, which protects much of the country from flooding every year.
Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague
The Netherlands has many great city’s to explore beyond Amsterdam. Our Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague tour will take you to a couple of them this coming year. Rotterdam is known as the gateway to Europe as it has the continent’s largest sea port, and the city boasts many architectural highlights including the Cube Houses, the Erasmus Bridge and the Markthal.
Delft, meanwhile, is known around the world for Delft Blue pottery and porcelain which has been produced in the city since the 17th century. And The Hague is the home of the Dutch government and the Noordeinde Palace, where the Dutch King works. Enroute to these amazing city’s you’ll visit Madurodam, where you can see highly-detailed scale replicas of Holland’s most iconic landmarks.
If all goes well, we will also be able to show you one of the other low countries again: Belgium. We offer tours to two of Belgium’s greatest cities, Brussels and Bruges. A tour to the Belgian capital, Brussels, offers a packed day filled with iconic locations and sights. From a photo stop at the Atomium, to visits to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Royal Palace, the Congress Column, with its famous ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’, and free time to discover the city on your own.
If the Belgian capital is not what you are looking to visit, then Bruges might be a better fit as it is one of most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our Bruges tour includes a guided walk through the charming old centre, with its beautiful canals, age-old cobbled streets, and stunning medieval architecture. Some of the highlights of this tour are the Béguinage, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Sint-Salvator Cathedral, the 12th-century Belfry of Bruges and the Market Square. And there is plenty of time to explore more of the city on your own as well.
And finally a brand new tour we are now able to offer to you to an event that only occurs once every ten years: the Floriade! This year will see the seventh edition of this world horticultural exhibition. During the six months of the Expo we will take you from Amsterdam straight to the entrance of the expo.
The theme of this seventh edition of Floriade is Growing Green Cities. Through this theme the Expo aims to inspire visitors to live greener, healthier lives. Dutch and international participants will amaze you with all kinds of green innovations to make cities more fun, liveable and sustainable. Over 40 countries will present their culture, plants, flowers and local innovations, making a visit to the Expo like a trip around the world.