The Netherlands is one of the most unique countries in Europe; as flat as a pancake, almost half of the country is at or below sea level, so the countryside is criss-crossed with canals, and as the wind always blows, hence the many iconic windmills. Visiting in April provides an incredible opportunity to witness another icon of the Netherlands - the tulip fields in full bloom. Expat Explore’s Amsterdam Tulip Weekend tour visits the famous Keukenhof Tulip Garden, where more than seven million tulip bulbs bloom each spring! You will also visit the countryside surrounding Amsterdam, including a cheese farm and clog workshop.
Despite the small size and low population, the Dutch have had a strong cultural influence over hundreds of years, most notably through its master painters, including Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Mondrian. And with many of tours to Amsterdam featuring free time to explore, you will have the opportunity to visit the many museums and galleries, such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum and Rembrandt House museum.
Positioned next to Belgium and Germany, the Netherlands is perfectly situated for an Expat Explore Europe multi-country coach tour. Our tours visiting Amsterdam and the Dutch countryside range from the 7-day Europe Taster tour, to the incredibly popular 12-day Europe Escape and 26-day Ultimate Europe tour.