Duration: 8 hours
This wonderful tour covers two magnificent Dutch highlights in only one day ! You will please yourself with a visit of the Dutch heritage site of De Zaanse Schans and “ the Venice of the north”, Giethoorn. Your guide drives through the magnificent Dutch polder landscape with its ribbons of farmland and all day you’ll find yourself below sea-level.
Immediately when you leave Amsterdam, you drive through peatland and find yourself at least 6 feet below sea level. There were always people from elsewhere who wanted to discover the Zaan region, the best known of which were Tsar Peter the Great and the famous impressionist Claude Monet. The Zaanse Schans nowadays is a Dutch heritage site, here you will experience famous aspects of Dutch manufacturing and are able to visit a working old windmill to learn how products were fabricated in the 17thand 18thcentury.
There are many Dutch towns, cities and villages that merit a visit, but one of them is certainly Giethoorn. Often referred to as the ‘Little Venice’of the Netherlands, only accessible by boat and with an absence of roads and cars. This picturesque village located in the north of the country consists of islands that are connected by approximately 175 bridges. It’s beautiful canals, picturesque wooden bridges and farmhouses with centuries-old thatched roofs will give you a unique fairy-tale vibe. We invite you also for a private canal cruise to experience the peace, tranquility and natural beauty of this magical village.
What to expect
Your private guide will drive directly to the Zaanse Schans and will take you around through this Dutch heritage site, here you will experience famous aspects of Dutch manufacturing and visit a working old windmill to learn how products were fabricated in the 17thand 18thcentury. After de Zaanse Schans your guide will drive to the fishing village Volendam were you perhaps can enjoy lunch and taste some Dutch food like herring, smoked eal, Dutch shrimps or kibbeling. In the afternoon your guide shall take you to a typical family owned cheese farm and wooden shoe manufactory. Then you will visit another highlight of this tour, when drive to Monnickendam, a historic former trading town from 1350 and not yet discovered by tourism, or Marken. The itinerary is flexible, we can add special requests and will not rush you around.
Meet & Connect
All our tours begin with getting to know our guests and understanding their wishes. Starting from your hotel or vacation address, your private guide will pick you up with our comfortable car to start this beautiful day. We can adjust this Countryside day tour to your needs, for example enjoy the picturesque cheese village of Edaminstead of Monnickendam or Marken.
After this inspiring journey we are happy to drop you off at your hotel, vacation address, boat pier or Schiphol Airport.
* We can adjust this Giethoorn and Windmills Tour to your needs.
|Tour duration||8 hours - Starting time: 09:30 am|
|Price||1-2 persons € 535|
|3-4 persons € 595|
|5-6 persons € 665|
|7-8 persons on request|
|Car||1-6 persons: Chrysler Minivan, air-conditioned|
|7-8 persons: on request|
|Tour inclusions||Pick up and drop off, car, parking fee, admission tickets|
|Tour exclusions||Lunch, beverages|
|Good to know||Please note that traffic can cause delays|
|Dress code: comfortable|