5. Amsterdam: Green Expo, Zaanse Schans & Canal Trip/5D Flight
Experience a greener world at the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, visit the delightful windmill village of Zaanse Schans, and top it off with a canal cruise or the adrenaline rush of a 5D flight simulator.
Enjoy a three-in-one day trip from Amsterdam to some of the Netherlands' best attractions. Choose from 2 convenient meetings points in Amsterdam, then settle in for the 40-minute journey to your first stop.
Start by immersing yourself among the plants and flowers of the Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere. This expo is a big deal, as it only happens once every ten years. Enjoy a guided tour of exhibits on the theme of "Growing Green Cities", featuring contributions from more than 40 countries across the world. You can also try the food or drink options, or take a ride in the cable car.
Next, hop back in the bus for the 45-minute ride to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a walking tour of this typical Dutch settlement filled with picturesque houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the clog museum and see how to make this wooden footwear, then stop by a cheese farm and get a demonstration of how to make Gouda cheese. There may even be the opportunity for a taste test.
Finally, finish your day with the choice of two attractions. Choose between a relaxing canal cruise passing Amsterdam's most famous attractions, or strap into a 5D flight simulator for a spectacular perspective of the Netherlands from the air.