Explore the north Netherlands, in particular, the towns of Giethoorn and Hasselt, known for their fairy-tale charm and unique characteristics.
Countryside, Windmills & Fishingvillages Tour
Beautiful countryside just outside of Amsterdam
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Dutch countryside tour
This wonderful tour covers the magnificent Dutch polder landscape with its ribbons of farmland north of Amsterdam. You will please yourself with the visit of fishing villages marked by windmills, lakes, dikes and dams. This tour allows you to visit a working windmill, a visit to a wooden shoe manufactory, and a cheese farm!
What to expect
Your private guide will drive directly to the Zaanse Schans and will guide 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 17th and 18th century. After de Zaanse Schans your guide will drive to the fishing village Volendam, to invite you for a walking tour and perhaps you 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, Monnickendam, a historic former trading town from 1350 and not yet discovered by tourism, or Marken a former island where time stood still.
*The itinerary is flexible, we can add special requests and will not rush you around. After this inspiring journey, we are happy to drop you off at your hotel, vacation address, boat pier, or Schiphol Airport.
Please note that traffic can cause delays.
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.
A lively fishing village. Stroll through a labyrinth of houses and discover off the beaten path gems with your guide. Have a view over the IJsselmeer and walk along the famous dike with all the little restaurants, souvenir shops, and bars.
Once, a wealthy trading port in the Middle Ages, a treasure trove of medieval architecture and canals, today a protected heritage site. Stroll along its small harbor and perhaps enjoy a Jenever in the Waag, a medieval weighhouse!.
Visit this pearl, a former island hidden away from the world, but in the 1950’s connected with the land. Take a short walking tour with your private guide through this little fishing village and explore its quiet streets and history.