See a huge tulip field of about 4 million tulip flowers in bloom with me in April. Mark will meet you in the Beemster Polder, an area of typical Dutch countryside and a UNESCO world heritage site. This was the first big lake drained by the Dutch to make farmland in 1612. So it lies about 5 metres below sea level! Mark will explain why and how they did this (short answer, windmills). The tulip field is nestled right by the bank of the lake and your guide can walk you along and through the glorious rows of tulips that stretch into the distance. There are whole blocks of different colours including his favourite tulip, the Tompoes, that's one with a yellow base and pink top. Besides showing you all the different types and colours and lots of postcard opportunities, Mark will talk about and show how they are planted and why it is done that way, how they are harvested, sorted and sold. Your guide will touch on the history of the tulip and how it made its way to Holland and became such an iconic Dutch flower as well as telling the story of Tulip Mania, the first stock market bubble in 1637. And then Mark will show you more tulips - and his clogs - and more tulips!
Mark has been sharing places and stories about Amsterdam, his adopted home, for 10 years now and he is still smitten by the place! He absolutely loves distilling chunks of history into bite-sized bits of fun. The vibrancy of the city takes his breath away, and he loves finding odd little details to share. Live-streaming tours are an exciting adventure as it is possible to open places and areas that are not accessible on in-person tours!
Mark has been guiding since Dec 2011
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
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