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Private countryside tour: the highlights of Holland with guide and transport

Experience Holland with Holland Windmills, our small and local tour company. We are born and raised here and love to show you the best places during your holiday in Holland. We also love telling you stories about Holland!

See famous windmills, taste cheese, try wooden shoes and walk through scenic villages. We know the best sights, what to visit and where to eat. Let us take you places where the crowds don't go and explore Holland at your own pace.

Cheaper than a taxi, better than a big group tour and a lot more comfortable than organizing everything on your own. Ideal for couples, families and friends!

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6 to 7 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entrance fee to a windmill at The Zaanse Schans
    • Entry/Admission - Zaanse Schans
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

      Here we have the opportunity to visit the best windmills in Holland.

      In the Seventeenth Century the Zaanse Schans was the biggest industrial area in the world. A Dutch windmill basically was a little factory. Each windmill was custom build for producing various product like paint, cooking oil, paper and wood.

      On the bank of the river Zaan hundreds of windmills were grinding, pounding, sawing and crushing. Products of the Zaanse Schans were exported all over the world.

      The dozen windmills on the Zaanse Schans are still fully operational. On a good windy day we’ll see them turning at full speed.

      Entrance to one of the windmills is included in this tour.

      Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Stop At: De Simonehoeve, Wagenweg 2, 1145 PW Katwoude The Netherlands

      This family owned cheese farm can show you everything you always wanted to know about cheese and wooden shoes.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Volendam Haven, Haven 43, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands

      Volendam is build on a dike next to het IJsselmeer. The old fisherman’s quarter is called the Maze. It’s a labyrinth of alleyways and dwarf sized houses.

      Volendam is perfect to try some Dutch seafood. Most famous is raw herring with pickles and onions. It’s not as bad as it sounds. It’s actually very tender and tastes a bit like sushi, only fishier. Most of our guests actually finish it! Another dish is kibbeling, battered and deep fried pieces of codfish served with tartar sauce.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Pass By: Monnickendam, Monnickendam, North Holland Province

      Monnickendam is one of the oldest towns in Holland and incredibly beautiful.

      Stop At: Marken, Marken, North Holland Province

      Marken is an island in fresh water lake IJsselmeer. Here's where we usually have lunch, in a cafe on the waterside.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Church Broek in Waterland, Kerkplein 13, 1151 AH Broek in Waterland, Netherlands

      To the north of the city the countryside is called Waterland. Imagine a flat sea of grass and water. This is the most Dutch landscape there is.

      It’s a landscape with ditches and meadows, reeds, cows and birds, farms and church towers on the horizon. This area is full of peatlands, canals and lakes.

      In the centre of Waterland is the village of Broek. Although it's are only half an hour’s drive from Amsterdam, Broek in Waterland feels different from the cosmopolitan city. Most of the old houses, farms and even the church were made out of wood. Stone buildings were too heavy for the soft soil.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Waterland, Waterland, Amsterdam, North Holland Province

      Waterland is called the wetlands of Amsterdam, with old villages, fields and hundreds of ditches.

      Duration: 45 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Pick up time at the hotel (or elsewhere) is 9:00am. We pick up from any hotel in Amsterdam within a radius of 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the city center. But if you want to start the tour at a different time feel free to ask.
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


    English - Guide

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    Organised by Holland Windmills

    Activity ID: V-139660P3

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