Days of Businessless Tour:
Business Tour: Farmers Tour Holland Springtime
Are you hoping to visit some agricultural businesses in the Netherlands? We have organized agricultural tour in the Netherlands. We will visit different farms. The Netherlands may be a small country, but it is a global player in the area of food production. The Netherlands takes second place in the world when it comes to exporting food products.
Local businesses have a lot of knowledge about cultivation methodology, food processing, food safety, agricultural conservation, sustainable agriculture, water management and multifunctional agriculture.
Additionally, the Netherlands has much experience uniting farmers into cooperatives and agricultural organizations. You will be happy to note that Dutch farmers tend to take pride in their businesses, and enjoy talking about them and sharing their experience.
Upon arrival Schiphol Airport you will be met by your Ruijs tour leader and transferred to your hotel in Amsterdam. Take a leisurely canal boat ride through the center of Amsterdam, cruising some of its 60 canals and 1000 bridges. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Amsterdam
After breakfast a guided tour to Volendam and Marken will be offered. Lunch on your own. Then on to the Open Air Museum “De Zaanse Schans”with its many interesting houses, windmills and public buildings from the 17th and 18th century. Back to hotel Amsterdam for dinner and overnight.
Get an early start to Aalsmeer, home of the largest flower auction in the world. Afterwards visit of cheese farm where we will have a real Dutch cheese lunch. Continue on to Keukenhof for a tour of the spectacular gardens. Rice table dinner at an Indonesian restaurant and overnight in Amsterdam.
After breakfast we drive to Lelystad in the Flevopolder where we will learn about land reclamation at the museum “New Land”. In the afternoon visit a research center for cattle breeding and where they can show you the robot milking technique. Continue on to the P.A.G.V. agricultural research center. Return to Amsterdam overnight. Dinner on your own.
After an early breakfast we will go south for a visit of a slaughterhouse. Afterwards we will go to ‘De Kleine Aarde”, an environmentally safe agricultural center in Boxtel. Tour and lunch will be provided. On the road to Maastricht after lunch we will visit the artificial insemination center for cattle. Dinner and overnight in Maastricht.
In the morning we will have a city tour and then some time at leisure to explore the beautiful city Maastricht and to have lunch on your own. After lunch we will visit a trout farm en route back to our hotel in Maastricht. Dinner on your own.
After breakfast we will go to the village Vught near the old charming town ‘s-Hertogenbosch for a visit to the artificial insemination center for pigs, followed by a pork breeding and fattening farm in the neighbourhood. Afterwards lunch on your own and the rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner on your own. Overnight in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
We will spend the whole day in the industrial city Rotterdam for a visit of “afvalverwerking Rijnmond’ which is focused on an environmentally safe way to treat waste. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon we will pay a visit to a water purification plant in the neighbourhood of Rotterdam. Transport to The Hague for dinner on your own and overnight.
After breakfast we will go south to the province Zeeland and visit the ‘Delta Works”. Lunch on your own in one of the picturesque fishing villages in Zeeland. Late afternoon arrival back at the hotel for farewell dinner party and overnight.
This morning its time to say Good Bye and leave Holland and Belgium behind. We depart for the Airport of Amsterdam for our flight back home.