Our countryside and windmill tour goes to beautiful, authentic, local places that are off the well worn tourist trail. We only have 8 places so the tours are conversational, informative and interesting. The places we visit and the back country lanes we drive are unique and have been meticulously planned by us to show you the best of the North Holland. This tour has been running for 5 years now and is our most popular product.
Children between the ages of 7 and 12 need a booster seat if they are less than 5'4" or 1.35m tall. Please let us know at the time of booking that we need to bring booster seats along.
There is a minimum of 2 people required for the tour to run. If only 1 person is booked in the tour will be cancelled and a full refund given.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Dorpskerk Durgerdam, Durgerdammerdijk 76, 1026 CG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Learn about the history of water management in the Netherlands and enjoy the beautiful small village of Durgerdam
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: De Waegh Monnickendam, Middendam 5-7, 1141 BC Monnickendam, Netherlands
We take you on a 30 minute guided walk through the lovely unspoilt harbour town of Monnickendam. We stop for real Dutch apple pie and coffee (this costs about 5 euros an it not included in the price of the tour) in a quaint very old building!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Bezoekerscentrum Beemster, Middenweg 185, 1462 HJ Middenbeemster The Netherlands
We visit the Unesco World Heritage site that is the Beemster Polder, we don't go to the visitors centre abut this is a handy locator for the tour description. The Beemster was the very first lake that was drained to make farmland in North Holland. Here we explain how the lake was drained between 1608 and 1612 and we visit a family farm where they grow tulips, potatoes and have self milking dairy cows that supply milk to the Beemster Cheese collective.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Museummolen Schermerhorn, Noordervaart 2, 1636 VL Schermerhorn The Netherlands
We guide you through the lovely old windmill that is usually pumping water, as it has done for almost 400 years. We can guide you right through the mill to the very top so you can actually see the whole mechanism working. There are plenty of great photo opportunities at the mill and we will take as many photos of you as you wish.
We round off the day with a cheese and wine picnic at the mill before the 40 minute drive back to Amsterdam. The picnic is included in the price but the entrance to the windmill is not.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Commences in:Amsterdam, Netherlands
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