Duration: 8 hours
This is a mixed tour between Amsterdam and the Countryside tour, visiting two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day. Perfect if you want to have an overall experience of this beautiful part of the Netherlands. A good combination between the exhilarating energy of the city and the tranquil atmosphere of the country.
In a few hours we will show you the highlights of the city of Amsterdam. Of course, we’ll start by driving through the famous Canal Belt, added as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010. Why did the ‘Golden Age’ influenced urban development in Amsterdam and inform you about how Amsterdam became so rich and artistically famous. We will show you countless interesting sights, amazing views inside and outside the historic city center.
After this, we will continue and show you another UNESCO World Heritage site, a typical Dutch polder called "the Beemster" wich was the first ever reclaimed polder in the country. During a stroll over the ring dyke you have a perfect view of the extraordinary structure of the polder and the enormous difference in water level with the surrounding area. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work plus you enter a working 17th century windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters.
We will drive through typical 17th century polder villages, like Midden Beemster, the Rijp and Graft and stroll through the cozy historic centers. Walk across old draw bridges and pass a lock that saved the town from flooding.
During the tour you will learn a lot about the interesting history of the Netherlands and that of Europe. Who influenced who, and which country was in charge.
In the countryside you really can experience how the people in the Netherlands (and Europe) lived in the 17th century. We feel great admiration for our past generation who needed work to survive, and did not have the choices and wealthlike we experience today.
After this inspiring journey we are happy to drop you off at your hotel, Schiphol airport or boat pier.
*We can adjust this day tour to your needs.
|Tour duration||8 hours - Startingtime: 09:30h|
|Price||1-2 persons €435|
|3-4 persons €490|
|5-6 persons €570|
|7-8 persons on request|
|Car||1-4 persons: Chrysler Minivan, air- conditioned|
|5-6 persons: Chrysler Minivan or similar, air- conditioned|
|Tour inclusions||Pick up and drop off, car rental, limited 250 km’s, parking fee, admission tickets|
|Tour exclusions||Lunch, beverages|
|Good to know||Please note that traffic can cause delays|
|Dress code: comfortable|
History – Golden Age – City expanding – House boats – Jewish neighborhood
Skinny Bridge – Royal Palace – Dam Square – Central Station – Rijksmuseum – Waterloo Square
Canals of Amsterdam – Westerchurch – Museum Square – Amsterdam Tower – Heineken Experience
Vondelpark – Amsterdam Zoo – Nine streets – Jordaan neighborhood – Anne Frank Museum
*We can adjust this exclusive city highlight tour to your special requests
We recommend to extend the tour with 1 hour by the following option
Visit a local cheese factory and traditional wooden shoe maker or diamond factory.