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Surprise Tour to the Amsterdam Lake District

Are you ready for a surprise trip? We promise it will be a unique journey where you discover the Netherlands at its best within a small group. But we won't tell you where we're going. Just book and let us surprise you along the way.

Meadows, cows, ditches, windmills, dikes, farms, Frisian horses, local villages, a steam pumping station, a local museum, a museum village, UNESCO world heritage, local guides, traditional clothing, a cruise over the lakes… There is so much to see so anything is possible and every tour is different. The only thing you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy this unique day in which we will surprise you with the best of the area.

Do you have any specific wishes? Just send us an e-mail and we will try to make it happen.

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8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - This tour includes a delicious traditional Dutch farmer lunch including coffee, tea, milk and (hot) water
    • Experienced driver and guide
    • All entree fees
    • Local guides at several stops
    • Transport by luxurious air conditioned touringcar or mini van
    • Exclusive map of the Amsterdam Lake District
    • Entry/Admission - Het Friese Museumdorp
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Hindeloopen
    • Entry/Admission - It preamke
    • Entry/Admission - Woudsend
    • Entry/Admission - UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Schokland
    • Entry/Admission - Harlinger Aardewerk & Tegelfabriek
    • Entry/Admission - Eise Eisinga Planetarium
    What's excluded :
    • Transport from your hotel
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Afsluitdijk, Den Oever The Netherlands

    The world famous and indispensable Afsluitdijk (Enclosing dike). Walk across the dike, climb the watchtower monument and take a picture with Mr. Lely, founder of the dike.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Het Friese Museumdorp, Meerweg 4, 8758 LC Allingawier The Netherlands

    This beautiful open-air museum village in a true hidden treasure. Meet the villagers while our local guide shows you around and tells you all about the secrets this village keeps.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Hindeloopen, Dijkweg 1, 8713 KD Hindeloopen The Netherlands

    This wonderfull little city with only 900 inhabitants is a real must-see when visiting the Amsterdam Lake District. Our local guide will show you around and takes you to the wonderful shop of Roosje, traditional painting.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: It preamke, Suderseewei 11, 8754 GK Makkum, Netherlands

    Discover the Frisian lakes on a nostalgic pram. Enjoy a 1 hour cruise on this traditional shallow-draught flat-bottomed ship. Your local skipper will tell you everything about the area while you enjoy the beautiful area from upclose.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Molestrjitte, 8529 MJ Woudsend, Netherlands

    Woudsend, one of the most picturesque villages of the Amsterdam Lake District. Our local guide will give you a unique tour through this village with 4 churches a maze of alleys, small shops, an antiquity room and 2 windmills where we will visit at least 1 to get a special tour by the miller.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, Gemaalweg 1a, 8531 PS Lemmer The Netherlands

    The Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal is one of a kind steam pumping station. It's a true UNESCO World Monument.

    One of the operators will give you an exclusive tour through the heart of this beautiful building.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Museum Schokland, Middelbuurt 3, 8319 Schokland The Netherlands

    Schokland is a former island in a former sea. Lots of culture and heritage is hidden in this beautiful place. Look out over the former sea bed and have a local guide show you around on the former island.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Giethoorn, Giethoorn, Overijssel Province

    Giethoorn the village known to be without roads. Spend some time to discover the village and enjoy 1-hour of boat trip.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Harlinger Aardewerk & Tegelfabriek, Voorstraat 84, 8861 BP Harlingen The Netherlands

    A local inhabitant guide will give you an exclusive tour and tell you more about the process while you watch the painters hand painting the tiles.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Eise Eisinga Planetarium, Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker The Netherlands

    Visit the oldest planetarium in the world. you will be given plenty of information in the Planet Room and there is time to discover the rest of the museum, including the radar on your own.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • 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.



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Organised by Amsterdam Lake District Tours

Activity ID: V-88330P19

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