Type of tour:Guided
Duration:7 Nights
Distance:20 Miles/day average
Dates: Saturdays: Apr 4-May 9, 2015 (minimum 12 participants)
Tour price:€785
Start city:Amsterdam, Holland
End city:Amsterdam, Holland
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Colors of Spring
Holland's Southern Relax Tulip Tour

Tour Description: Guided

Between April and mid-May we offer special tulip bicycle tours in the Netherlands. The program is quite similar to the Southern Tour Relax, but in springtime this tour will be centered around the Tulip theme and of course you visit the “Keukenhof”.

The tulip originated in Turkey. The tulip bulb reached The Netherlands at the end of the 16th century. The flower and bulb were thought to be so special that a lively trade arose quite quickly. In 1634 there was one single bulb that was so expensive that a whole canal-side house in Amsterdam cost the equivalent. In 1637 the government took the speculation in hand and the bulbs dropped in price drastically. The bulb and flower became "normal." Today Aalsmeer controls a market share of 44% for the turnover of bulbs and tulip flowers.

The route leads through vast fields of tulips. You will of course visit the world-famous, 32-hectare park The Keukenhof, where you can admire the wonderfully colourful fields with flowering bulbs in peace and quiet.

From Leiden it is simple to take the bus and spend a wonderful day at the Keukenhof. At the end of the day you'll catch the bus back to Leiden. The bus admission costs are included in the tour price. Between Leiden and Haarlem you will cycle through the bulb fields.

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