Amsterdam defence line tour

Amsterdam defence line tour by Hans Langh Netherlands private tours.

fortification in Beemster polder Amsterdam defence line tour Hans Langh Netherlands private tours
Hans Langh Tours suggests reading about the UNESCO listed ‘Stelling van Amsterdam’. This water wall was created before the first Worldwar at a distance of around 15 miles around Amsterdam. A 100 miles long ring defence line: waterways, polders, dams, fortresses, inlet sluices, military depots and housing facilities.
 Extending 135 km around the city of Amsterdam, Defence Line of Amsterdam (built between 1883 and 1920) is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling the waters. Since the 16th century, the people of the Netherlands have used their expert knowledge of hydraulic engineering for defence purposes. see:
The Stelling van Amsterdam was never used in combat. After the invention of the airplane and advancing techniques of artillery and infantry the Defence Line became useless almost as soon as it was finished.
Untill the Cold War it had a role in Holland’s defence.
 Since 1996 it is on Unesco’s World heritage list. 
A drive from Edam, Beemster polder, Schermer polder, Haarlemmermeer polder, Aalsmeer, Westeinder lakes, River Vecht, Muiden to Pampus island. Tour Amsterdam defence line Hans Langh Netherlands private tours
Highlights are: Sierra Pappa Yankee, Edam Pompsluis, Purmerend, Purmer and Beemsterpolder, Schermerpolder, Jisp, Fort benoorden Spaarnedam, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Haarlemmermeer, inundation points, Fort bij Marken,Fort aan den Ham, Fort IJmuiden 1914, Fort bij Heemstede, Fort bij Aalsmeer, Fort Kudelstaart, de Kwakel Fortbrug, Fort aan de Drecht, river the Waver, Fort Nigtevecht, Fort Hinderdam, Fort Uitermeer, Fort Weesp, Fort H Muiden, MEGA kustbatterij Durgerdam, Fort Pampus, Fort Benoorden Spaarndam, West batteries Muiden, Fort aan de Winkel, Fort Pampus, Kustbatterij Durgerdam, Westbatterij Muiden, Muizenfort Muiden, Fort Abcoude, Fort in de Botshol, Fort Waver,the Amstel, Fort Uithoorn, Fort de Kwakel, Fort Sloterweg, Fort bezuiden Spaarndam, Fort Penningsveer, Fort benoorden Spaarndam, Fort Sint Aagtendijk, Fort Krommeniedijk, Fort aan den Ham, Fort Markenbinnen, Fort Spijkerboor, Fort Jisperweg, Fort Middenweg, Fort Nekkerweg, Fort benoorden Purmerend, Fort Edam. Tour Amsterdam defence line Hans Langh Netherlands private tours

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private tour Keukenhof

private tour Keukenhof by Hans Langh Netherlands private tours

private tour Keukenhof 2019, flower auction, tulip fields Hans Langh Netherlands private tours

#Keukenhof flower gardens:
Millions of flowers in thousands of colours. More than 7 million flower bulbs and 800 varieties of flowering tulips.
The gardens and pavilions show a spectacular collection of not only tulips, but also hyacinths, daffodils, roses, irises, lilies, orchids and many other flowers.
Keukenhof (its name means ‘kitchen garden’), started as the small kitchen garden of a 15th-century countess and evolved into the largest flower garden in Europe. It is the Netherlands most popular sight.
The garden is open only for eight weeks in the spring.
Blooming depends mainly on the seasons and temperature. After a cold winter, the flowers will bloom later. After warmer winter, the flowers will bloom earlier. To see the actual status follow my ‘tulip alert’ on this website.
From 21st of March 2020 until 10th of May 2020 Keukenhof is open.
Love is in the air because next year the central theme will be ‘Flower Power’.
#Flora Holland:
World’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer.
The flower auction starts really earlie. Most of the action is in the opening hour. So the earlier you get there, the more you see. The auction is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
you can follow the entire auction process from a special gallery and feel like standing at the center of the international flower trade.
#Tulip fields:
Did you know that more than three quarters of worldwide flower bulbs traded come from the Netherlands and the majority are tulips.
With my van we will drive over the small country roads along the flower fields, with many opportunities for photo stops. Beside of the region around the Keukenhof area other beautiful fields are at the Beemster polder, the provinces Flevoland and North Holland.

Keukenhof 2020 Hans Langh Netherlands private tours is best in combination with my private Amsterdam and Holland guided walking and driving tour.

departure from Amsterdam Airport Meeting Point Schiphol Plaza.
departure from Amsterdam PTA passenger cruise terminal.
departure from any hotel near Amsterdam.

Price for half a day (min 4 hours) is € 300 or USD 360 per group (max 8 persons).
Price for a full day (min 7 hours)  is € 520 or USD 610 per group (max 8 persons).
Additional hours or hours less at € 75 or USD 88.

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