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The Best Day Trips From Amsterdam in 2024

Dutch Windmills

Looking for best day trips around Amsterdam? Enjoy the most scenic parts of Holland and Europe with these amazing day trips from Amsterdam by comfortable coach bus. You can choose your own destination for your vacation in Amsterdam - whether you want to visit Zaanse Schans and see the iconic Dutch windmills, marvel at the Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields, discover the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, learn how cheese is made, or just discover Holland countryside. Amsterdam is a great base for exploring other tourist points of interest in Europe, as it is close to many charming and historic towns and cities. You can take a day trip to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the European Union, and see its grand architecture, museums, and chocolate shops. You can also visit Bruges, a fairy-tale medieval town with canals, bridges, and cobblestone streets. Or you can explore Antwerp, a vibrant port city with a rich cultural and artistic heritage. These are just some of the options you have for traveling from Amsterdam to other interesting European destinations. Let's go!

Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields

Price from: €23; Duration: 1-5 hours

Each year during a limited time of eight weeks, the Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields come alive with seven million spring bulbs, hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. These five hour long day trips from Amsterdam will take you to explore the Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields and admire the riot of colors on display. This seasonal display is one of the top attractions in Holland and attracts thousands of tourists each year. The garden also has beautiful art works and sculptures. This wheelchair accessible tour is only seasonal and will depend on weather conditions. The air-conditioned coach will take you through the gorgeous countryside where you'll see beautiful tulip fields and lush green countryside along the way to the fields. The tour is led by a knowledgeable guide.

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Edam, Marken and Volendam

Price from: €35; Duration: 6-7 hours

These half day long day trips from Amsterdam will take you through the beautiful Dutch countryside to explore the famous Zaanse Schans windmills and the fishing villages of Volendam, Edam and Marken. The trip will take you in a luxury coach through beautiful landscapes to the historic shipyard, original buildings and the windmills of Zaanse Schans. You'll also be able to visit Volendam to see the traditional boats and meet locals with their colorful dresses. Visit a cheese factory and take a boat (in summer) to visit Marken to see the traditional wooden houses and a local shoemaker to see how clogs are made. If you opt for the slightly longer tour, you'll also be able to visit the museum or fish auction in Volendam.

Bruges Day Trip

Price from: €65; Duration: 12 hours

On the full-day Brudges day trips from Amsterdam, you'll be able to travel by a comfortable coach from Amsterdam to Bruges with a professional guide to visit some of the top highlights of the city. The guide will provide an overview of the city. You'll then be able to spend 6 hours exploring the city on your own. Bruges has many attractions and charming neighborhoods to explore. Visit the white houses of Begijnhof and the Heilig-Bloedbasiliek church that houses Christ's blood in a vial. The city's famous Burg and Markt squares are lined with beautiful buildings while there are canals throughout the city to explore. Groeningemuseum is another popular attraction with its collection of paintings from the 14th century. After exploring the city, the coach will take you back to Amsterdam.

Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Keukenhof and Flower Fields Small Group Tour

Price from: €199; Duration: 9 hours

In these day trips from Amsterdam, you'll be able to combine three of the top attractions in the Dutch countryside. Travel by a coach and drive through beautiful landscapes to explore Zaanse Schans to see the famous Dutch windmills. You'll also be able to visit a local shoemaker to see how clogs are made. Continue on to the traditional fishing village of Volendam where you'll be able to see the traditional wooden houses, locals dressed in colorful traditional clothing and see how cheese is traditionally made. To end the day, visit the famous Keukenhof Gardens to see millions of beautiful flowers and bulbs in bloom. A professional guide will provide you interesting information and historic facts about each place you visit.

Private Brussels Day Trip from Amsterdam

Price from: €439; Duration: 10 hours

This day trip starts in Amsterdam where you'll board a coach and drive through the beautiful countryside before you reach Brussels. Visit the Atomium for photo opportunities before heading to the visit all the main attractions in the city as the guide provides a complete narration about the history and importance of each attraction. The Brussels day trips from Amsterdam will include the National Basilica, Royal Palace, Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower. A walking tour follows the bus tour where the guide will take you to explore the beautiful guild houses, city hall, Mannekin Pis statue and the popular UNESCO market square. The tour includes a visit to a chocolate store to taste Belgian chocolates. You'll also have three hours to explore the city on your own, visit stores and shop.

Private Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip

Price from: €109; Duration: 11 hours

These are all-inclusive day trips from Amsterdam - enjoy a scenic drive where you'll be able to view the beautiful countryside on the way to Marken. This is a traditional fishing village where you'll enjoy a walking tour to learn about the village's history and visit a shoemaker to see how clogs are made. You'll then head to Volendam by boat where you'll enjoy pastries and coffee while enjoy the view of the lake. In Volendam you'll be able to explore the fishing village on your own before taking a lunch break. Lunch includes three courses of a vegetarian, meat or fish meal. The next stop on the trip is Edam, known for its cheese. Visit a cheese shop for cheese tasting. The trip ends with a visit to the beautiful windmills in Zaanse Schans.

Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague tour from Amsterdam

Price from: €125; Duration: 9 hours

Experience the best of Rotterdam, Delft, and The Hague on a full-day tour that promises to showcase the highlights of each city. This carefully crafted itinerary takes you on a journey to explore the experimental architectures of Rotterdam before heading to The Hague to see Holland's most important government buildings and the world-famous Peace Palace. Next, venture to the charming old town of Delft where you'll visit Royal Delft and watch how the blue-and-white Delft pottery is made. The tour is designed with great care, ensuring small group sizes to guarantee personal attention and professional, friendly, and knowledgeable tour guides. Whether you're traveling solo or with family and friends, this easy, comfortable, and relaxed tour offers plenty of free time to explore on your own and make new friends from all over the world.

Antwerp and Brussels Day Trip (Group Tour)

Price from: €1100 per group; Duration: 11 hours

These guided day trips from Amsterdam take you to two of the biggest attractions of Belgium. From Amsterdam, an air-conditioned coach will take you to Brussels and Antwerp. In Antwerp you will be able to explore some of the beautiful architecture of the city and its top highlights like the cathedral and the Market Square. Next, you'll be taken to Brussels where you will have three hours to tour the European Commission buildings, the beautiful Royal Palace, the Manneken Pis statue and the historical town center. Explore the local shops for Belgian chocolates and waffles. On the way you'll drive through the beautiful countryside. A professional guide will provide you comprehensive information on all the places you visit during the trip.

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