Day Tour

Flowers and Cheese (9 Hours 15 Minutes)

The Dutch Travel Advisor

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2019

Flowers and Cheese (9 Hours 15 Minutes)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



7.45am Meet and greet with your English-speaking guide / driver in the hotel lobby, from where you will be taken for a 35-minute drive by luxurious private car or minivan to Aalsmeer, where you are going to visit the world’s largest flower auction Flora Holland. The size of Flora Holland can be compared to the size of Monaco. It is also the largest commercial complex in the world!

See how the auction process works and notice a variety of millions of flowers. This can all be observed from a walkway above the ground. Did you know that on an average auction day 35 million cut flowers are auctioned in more than 15,000 varieties? As everybody else, you will be very amazed.

9.45am After this exciting visit we continue with a short drive for an exclusive grower / nursery visit, all in the surrounding of Flora Holland. These visits are very special because, in addition to not finding them in any brochures, you normally can’t visit these sights. Most of these companies are family owned. This can be a Chrysanthemum, Rose, Gerbera, Hydrangea grower or any other with blooming flowers. The owner will be there to greet you and to guide you around the company. You will be very much impressed.

11.15am We continue with a scenic drive to Lisse, the heart of the bulb district where we are going to have lunch at a private family home. The home of a Dutch family is located steps away from the famous Keukenhof flower exhibit (open March – May). See how local people live and talk to the owners. This lunch location is exclusively open for The Dutch Travel advisor.

1.15pm Fully charged, we continue with a 45-minute drive to the village of Zuidschermer where you are going to have an exclusive workshop cheese making at cheese at a traditional and non-touristy Dutch Farm.

This workshop, where you will make your own cheese from scratch, will take about 2 hours.

Of course, you can take your cheese with you. You will also be taken for a tour through the farm including a visit to a very special milking robot. A surprising visit where you will meet again local people.

4.30pm From here you will be taken back to your hotel in Amsterdam, where you have the remainder of the day for your own leisure. You will arrive back in Amsterdam around 5pm.

About Us

The Dutch Travel Advisor specializes in off the beaten path private tours through the Netherlands for individuals & groups. For years, we have given our clients the best and successful tours ever available. We can open doors that remain closed to others! When planning these tours, we listen closely to our clients to determine their interests, then customize a tour catered to their wishes. We say that 99% of all requests are possible, so don't hesitate to challenge us with your request. Whether you're visiting for just one day, a week, or even longer, we can always create a suitable itinerary that fits your clients' needs.

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Great tour

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2016

Guide was knowledgeable and affable. Made the day breeze by! Saw all I wanted
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

Awesome trip to Amsterdam

By: Amsterdam

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

We loved our time in Amsterdam from the hotel Turen with a great location and amenities; to a fabuluous program that incorporated all of our "must sees". Each morning we were met by a guide who was knowledgeable and fun. Each guide had made all of the necessary arrangements including tickets to the museums etc that were on the days agenda. I'd highly recommend them.


By: James

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

All of the guides provided a well informed educational experience. I highly recommend using the Dutch Travel Advisor. They provided some uniques experiences for us that most visitors or tourist ever get to see, Exactly what we wanted.
Travel Advisor:  Sally May

Mike & Sue E

By: Mike & Sue's Rhine River Cruise

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

The day-long flower could not have been better. Our Dutch guide, Ronald Huang, was terrific. He showed us everything we could have asked for. The orchid grower he took us to was interesting and very welcoming in her green houses. We enjoyed the whole day. Perhaps the best was lunch with Ronald and his wife in their home in Lisse, NL. They were both great hosts to us and served us a very nice lunch. This day could not have worked better for us.
Travel Advisor:  Melissa Reese

Review of Guide

By: Anita Cohen and Eric Fischer

Reviewed on: 17 May 2017

Ronald, of The Dutch Travel Advisor, was our private guide in the Netherlands for two days. He was extremely knowledgeable, well-organized and helpful in all respects. We also enjoyed his excellent sense of humor. It was like traveling with a family friend to the places and people that he loved best, in his homeland.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

A quick view of Amsterdam

By: Kennie

Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

We loved Amsterdam and the exclusive tour we had. A private boat and lunch through the canals as well as expedited entry to Anne Frank house. So much special help and information.
Travel Advisor:  Patsy Sowa

Amsterdam walking tour and blue line boat canal tour


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Mark Quint was our EXCELLENT! Amsterdam walking Tour guide. We had two families age 60ish through 21 and he was able to engage everyone. Extremely knowledgeable and articulate. Astute in reading his audience. The blue line tour is a generic tour which we knew but I might have hired a private boat and done early evening tour. No fault of boat line or my travel agent- it was exactly as described- but can feel like you are in a terrarium on hot afternoons- and we were lucky to have such wonderful warm weather.
Travel Advisor:  Marion Harbison

Well worth it


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

We did two tours w them. Amazing walking tour all day around Amsterdam, included some spots we wouldnt have thought of-VanLoon house/museum, archives-super nice informative guide, took us thru VanGogh museum; amazing boat ride w lunch on antique boat, ended w fun experience at microbrewery w tasting. Also wonderful guide to go out to see the windmills, walk around town of Edam, nice outdoor lunch then trip to farm to do cheesemaking and tour. Both guides nice and excellent. Highly recommend both
Travel Advisor:  Lou deLisser

Dutch Travel

By: Goodwitch

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Great driver and guides. We felt like they were friends not guides. Lots of local off beaten path info.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

Beautiful City

By: Andy&Margaret

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2018

We enjoyed the entire experience of visiting Amsterdam. We had a great guide who offered an unforgettable tour of everything to do and see in Amsterdam. We had a blast on the boat tour through the canals and will never forget his attention to detail and altering each day to incorporate other sites he knew that we would enjoy. There was no better way to see this city!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark

A wonderful first experience in the Netherlands.

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 26 May 2018

Our Flower and Cheese tour with The Dutch Travel Advisor was everything we wanted and more. Miranda was a marvelous driver and guide. The tour and explanation she gave us of the Aalsmeer Flower Aution was so knowledgeable. My husband and I then truly enjoyed making cheese and touring the farm. It was quite an experience to meet the owners of the farm. If that was not enough we then met the owner of a bulb farm who really taught us a lot about his business and then took us to a friend’s farm who raises tulips. The whole day was unforgettable. We will be returning to the Netherlands and hope to use this company again.
Travel Advisor:  Patti Kirkpatrick


By: Mbb

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

So informative. Learned a lot
Travel Advisor:  Louisa Gehring


By: Dutchman

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Edwin was great on our day tour. Very knowledgeable about where we went and what we wanted to see. Full of facts. Very nice BMW to spend the day in. He was personable but straight forward as most of the Dutch are. Would definitely use him again.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Sallas


By: Karen K

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

Great experience with all excursions. Edwin was terrific and everything we had booked was a pleasant outing and informative. From cheese making on the farm...learning about and seeing them stop the working windmill and watch the inner workings .... to the flower mart....would highly recommend their organization to all!!!
Travel Advisor:  Diana Traficante


By: Paige

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

The trip organized by the Dutch travel company was outstanding. The guides were all very pleasant and provided excellent insights. I would absolutely recommend this team to plan and guide a vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Jane Braun

Happy Travelers

By: Happy travelers

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

Lively conversationalist, attuned to clients' preferences and very willing to accommodate all needs. Very knowledgeable--we had a grand adventure!!!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips