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Aalsmeer: Traditional Dutch Barge Lake Cruise

1. Aalsmeer: Traditional Dutch Barge Lake Cruise

Experience an alternative side to Aalsmeer as you sail through the town's canals on an authentic electric barge. Sail past sights such as the De Zwarte Ruiter mill and the Het Oosterbad natural pool. Meet your guide and step on board the barge to begin your journey through the waters surrounding Aalsmeer and Schipol Airport. Travel back in time as you travel on the 'electric whisper boat', a traditional Giethoorn barge that has been modernized for sustainable travel through the Oosteinderplassen. Sail along the Haarlemmermeer and enjoy panoramic views of Schipol Airport. You may even get to see airplanes taking off and landing. Finish your tour in the nature reserve and sail past the De Zwarte Ruiter mill and the Het Oosterbad natural pool.

Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

2. Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Travel easily in Amsterdam and the surrounding area by purchasing an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (ARTT).  You can use the ARTT for unlimited travel by train (2nd class) between any of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region: Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Central station, Amsterdam Holendrecht, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Muiderpoort, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Halfweg-Zwanenburg, Haarlem, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, Overveen, Zandvoort aan Zee, Zaandam, Zaandam Kogerveld, Purmerend Weidevenne, Purmerend, Purmerend Overwhere, Koog aan de Zaan, Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, Hoofddorp, Diemen, Weesp, Almere Poort, Almere Centrum, Almere Muziekwijk, Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten, Almere Oostvaarders, Lelystad Centrum, Diemen Zuid, Naarden-Bussum, Hilversum, Hilversum Mediapark, Hilversum Sportpark, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, Santpoort Noord, Driehuis, Uitgeest and Beverwijk. The ticket is also valid on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries run by the Amsterdam Transport company GVB, EBS and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region including the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 and N97 (operated by Connexxion). During Keukenhof Season this ticket is valid: From Amsterdam (Europaplein) to Keukenhof on bus route 852 operated by Arriva From Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof on bus route 858 operated by Arriva From Hoofddorp station to Keukenhof on bus route 859 operated by Arriva From Haarlem station to Keukenhof on bus route 50 operated by Connexxion

Aalsmeer: Flower Auction Private Guided Tour

3. Aalsmeer: Flower Auction Private Guided Tour

Meet your private guide right in front of the visitor's center in the village of Aalsmeer, located right under the smoke of Schiphol. Royal FloraHolland is the largest trading center for plants and flowers in the world and you have the chance to visit this impressive sight. Set off on a private guided walking tour and experience the hustle and bustle of the flower auction from a special gallery, with your guide sharing inside information about the flower industry with you. As you slowly make your way to the auction hall, you learn about the role of the Dutch in the global flower industry and how flowers are an important aspect of Dutch culture. Although nowadays a lot of trading is done online, you’ll still see traders bidding against the auction clock. Flowers from countries all over the world arrive here every day early in the morning to be auctioned and processed. It's truly an impressive sight to experience and an off-the-beaten path experience.

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What people are saying about Aalsmeer

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 19 reviews

It was tricky to find your way about the station's with me being unable to read all the Dutch language signs but othw3 than that the trains ran on time and once u got the hang of how the stations are laid out its easy to find your way.

It was wonderful. The museum is huge and the Van Gogh collection is amazing.

Great way to explore Amsterdam and the surrounding area. Great price !

Great thing you have to have if you want to be on the road a lot

Great offer, don't have to worry about tickets all the time