Six years after arriving in the Netherlands, I still get a buzz of excitement as the spring approaches and the Dutch bulb fields start to explode with colour. The bulb fields in Holland are a unique part of the landscape for three months of the year from March till May. If you have never experienced the riot of colour, or smelling a field of hyacinths before you even see it – you have missed out on something in life!
If you have ever considered visiting the bulb fields in Holland then I would love to be your guide. Even better; as an experienced photographer, I can guarantee you amazing photographic locations during your tour, and locations that larger tour companies do not access.
Tulips of Amsterdam
25th - 28th April 2021 - 1600 euros per person
This small group tour (3-6 people) is a fantastic tour to experience not only the tulip fields of Holland, but so much more. During this packed 4 day itinerary we dedicate one whole day to tulip fields, tour Amsterdam by day and night, we visit the famous Keukenhof flower gardens, windmills, small picturesque villages and not forgetting cheese tasting, great overnight locations and food! If the weather is kind to us my tour also includes a VIP balloon flight over the bulb fields. Please see my tulip tours PDF for full details on the group tour I organise each year.
Please contact me as soon as possible to book a place - with so few places, this tour books up fast.
Nathalie and Ed have kindly written a few words about the tour. “This was a fantastic few days away with like-minded creatives in a fabulously photogenic location. Charlie was a great guide who had planned everything out to the smallest detail. Although the weather didn’t always cooperate (we lost the opportunity for a balloon trip over the tulip fields), we never struggled for something to point our cameras towards. However, the stars of the tour were not the lines of colourful tulips, or the photogenic windmills, or the delightful meals, or refreshing coffee breaks, or pretty canals and wonderful architecture, but instead the 3 other people on the tour. Everyone shared, everyone laughed, everyone enjoyed and everyone left as friends.” - Ed Burrows
"My first ever night/long exposure photography - and what a beautiful place to try it out - I couldn't have wished for more helpful and talented people to help - Charlotte was so encouraging and there was nothing she couldn't or wouldn't do to make our trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Highly recommend this trip" - Nathalie Rouquette
I also offer private 1/2, full day and multiple day itineraries that can be completely tailor made to your requirements. Transport too and from from your hotel in central Amsterdam is possible for all full and multi day tours. During private tours I ensure you the best photographic opportunities by checking what is in flower where before we even meet up. As a local I know the best locations for tulips and windmills, great backgrounds and unknown locations to most tourists.
Please note that the flowering of bulb fields is completely dependent of the weather. However, to maximise your chances of seeing flowers in the fields I recommend mid April to the end of the 1st week of May for tulips. With early to mid April for daffodils and hyacinths. Whilst Keukenhof opens in mid March; it is unlikely that you will find fields of blooming flowers to photograph outside the park this early.
Half day - 350 euros
Half day tours are 4 hours long. During my time with you I am happy to act simply as your guide, or to offer photographic tuition as required. I will meet you at an arranged point outside of the city so that your time with me actually taking photos can be maximised. (Pickup within Amsterdam city is possible for an additional 50 euros.) This normally gives you at least 3 hours in the tulip fields; visiting various locations to offer you multiple photographic opportunities.
Full day - 500 euros
Full day tours are around 8 hours long. These tours are a wonderful way to combine the tulip fields with an additional location such as windmills, pretty town, or the Keukenhof gardens. During my time with you I am happy to act simply as your guide, or to offer photographic tuition as required. A light lunch is included. I will meet you at an arranged point outside of the city so that your time with me actually taking photos can be maximised. (Pickup within Amsterdam city is possible for an additional 50 euros.) Full day tours can be timed to your request, so can include sun rise or sun set.