Day Trips to Utrecht

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  • Vecht River: Private Tour Sightseeing Cruise

    1. Vecht River: Private Tour Sightseeing Cruise

    Enjoy a Private tour and a sightseeing cruise along Vecht River. Admire the views of scenic castles, old draw bridges and 17th century river estates with their tea domes and colorful gardens along the route. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner at an exclusive restaurant, over looking the river. Start from your hotel or a central location of your choice in Amsterdam. Your private party will be picked up by the guide with a comfortable car and driven to the Vecht river to board on a classical open-topped boat. Toast with a glass of bubbly and enjoy the next two hours cruising by stunning castles, old draw bridges, and 17th-century river estates with their tea domes and vibrant gardens. Listen to tales of life along the river by a local skipper/guide, and get a good impression of the summer life of the wealthy merchants in the dutch golden age. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner of your cho...

  • From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

    2. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

    Get picked up from your accommodation by your professional guide and head first to Muiden Castle. Commissioned by Count Floris V in 1280, this 13th-century castle is one of the oldest in The Netherlands. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Muiden Castle is a quintessential medieval castle accessible only by drawbridge and featured in a number of shows and films set in the Middle Ages. Next up is De Haar Castle, the largest castle in the Netherlands once privately owned by the van Zuylen family. Learn about the fascinating history of the castle while you tour the exhibitions in its interior as well as the park and beautiful gardens surrounding it. Get driven back to your accommodation after the tour.

    Out guide was knowledgable and I think it is something few people do when they get to Amsterdam but it is worth it. Den Haag castle is absolutely wonderful to see.

  • Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

    3. Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

    Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Utrecht on a personalized private tour. Explore this quintessentially Dutch city’s history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its quaint, canal-flanked streets (and those off the well-trodden tourist trail). Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let then know if you have any special requirements. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your host at Amsterdam Station, and take the train 30 minutes to the university town of Utrecht, an enchanting hub of subterranean wharves and canalside haunts. You could visit the central Domplein square in the shadow of the Domt...

  • Amsterdam Castle and Utrecht City Tour

    4. Amsterdam Castle and Utrecht City Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation, your private guide will drive you directly to the Muiderslot, also known as “Amsterdam Castle”. Your professional and certified guide will take you around through this beautiful castle with its unique collection. They will inform you of its impressive history and strategic importance, as you observe the castle and its gardens. Following the castle visit, your guide will drive through the idyllic countryside beside rivers, passing country mansions, windmills, and farmland in the direction of Utrecht. In this graceful city your guide will show you the highlights of the city center throughout a walking tour. On your walking tour you will get to see the highlights of Utrecht, such as the massive Domtoren, the unique canals, the Pope House, and hidden cloisters. Throughout the duration of your tour you will also learn a lot about the interestin...

  • Orchid Farm and Giethoorn: Full-Day Tour

    5. Orchid Farm and Giethoorn: Full-Day Tour

    Make your way to the province of Overijssel, home to the Orchideeenhoeve and picturesque Giethoorn. Watch the landscape of the Netherlands’ newest province Flevoland pass by, which was built on reclaimed land, as your guide shares interesting information about the Netherlands. Upon arrival at the Orchid Farm, your guide will set up a meeting point and time for later. Explore the park at your own pace. Let yourself be enchanted by the exceptional flowers and plants, and surround yourself with more than 2,000 fuchsias, begonias, geraniums, and busy Lizzies in the fairytale SkyFlora Garden. Here, the flowers form an endless cloud above your head.

    Search for butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises in Butterfly Valley with a wildlife guide. Hear all about their life span, life cycle, feeding habits, camouflage, and the most eye-catching butterflies. Meet with your guide for th...

  • Amsterdam: Royal Flower Auction and Amsterdam Castle Tour

    6. Amsterdam: Royal Flower Auction and Amsterdam Castle Tour

    The Royal Flower Auction starts early in the morning, but it's worth getting out of bed for. Experience the hustle and bustle of the flower processing floor of the world's largest flower hall. See traders bidding against the auction clock. Enjoy a private or small group tour by a professional guide, and discover inside information about the flower industry in a unique gallery. After the tour, enjoy some free time to take pictures or make some purchases at the souvenir shop before making the 30-45 minute transfer to Muiden, the quaint town where the castle is located. Take a stroll along the Vecht River and visit an authentic Dutch 'old brown' cafe to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. Then it's time to visit the Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle. This real medieval castle is one of the oldest and best-preserved medieval castles in the Netherlands and comes with a moat, to...

  • Vecht River: Full-day Cruise with Lunch

    7. Vecht River: Full-day Cruise with Lunch

    Start your journey from your hotel or a central location of your choice in Amsterdam. Your private party will be picked up by car and driven to the Vecht River to jump aboard a classical open-topped boat. Cruise along the Vecht River, one of the most beautiful rivers in the Netherlands on this full-day private tour. Admire the iconic sights of mesmerizing castles, old draw bridges, and 17th-century river estates. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner at an exclusive restaurant, overlooking the river. Best of all, with this customized tour, you can choose to make a stop to visit one of the museums, windmills, or take a guided tour around Slot Zuylen. The flexibility allows your party to see the sights that you want too. Make sure you bring your camera as you don't want to miss taking great pictures.

  • Amsterdam: Guided Traditional Tulip Farm Tour

    8. Amsterdam: Guided Traditional Tulip Farm Tour

    Visit two traditional tulip farms in Heemskerk, Holland, where farmers grow and cultivate tulips on large fields and in greenhouses. Whilst there, learn how professionals in the flower industry from all over the world visit these tulip farms to admire their quality flowers. As more tulip factories that grow tulips on crates emerge, the farms that grow tulips the traditional way are slowly dying out. This tour provides you with the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of these farms that grow tulips using traditional methods. Enjoy live commentary in English and visit two traditional tulip nurseries, with a minivan used to transfer between the two farms. Discover how tulips are grown and cultivated using traditional methods in order to get tulips of the best quality. A brief movie about the tulip-growing process provides you with some more insight about the industry, and your to...

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What people are saying about Utrecht

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4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Out guide was knowledgable and I think it is something few people do when they get to Amsterdam but it is worth it. Den Haag castle is absolutely wonderful to see.