As they say, the destination is in the journey…
Nothing quite compares to having an authentic local experience in Holland than having an experienced and knowledgeable guide lead the way. Escape the city by taking a day tour from countryside windmills Amsterdam and get a richer experience by diving deep into the Dutch countryside on this award-winning Holland tour.
With picturesque windmills and quaint old villages, the Dutch know how to live life with vigor. You will be driven in a relaxing private van as you tour the countryside windmills in amsterdam. Along the way, there are stops at several windmills, a visit to a sawmill, then on to a wooden shoe and cheese farm to taste freshly-made gouda. There will also be a stop for fresh Dutch apple pie with coffee or tea!
Skip the large tour buses and waiting in line for over-priced attractions. Get an intimate look at the real holland windmill tour without all the hassle – by a local who knows his home well. This is a half-day tour and the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam.
Why go on a small group or private tour?
The Quality Is Better
You will have more of a one-on-one interaction with your tour guide. It will be like a new friend taking you on a lovely countryside excursion. The experience is more intimate and you will come away with a fresh perspective of the Netherlands. You can choose either a private tour or a small group tour of no more than six people.
Your guide is a local. He has an intimate knowledge of everything on the tour and will be able to answer all of your questions without rushing on to the next stop. There is no tight time schedule and the guide’s deep love and pride for the country and Dutch culture will be evident.
Go where the big tour buses cannot go and visit the tiny towns and villages outside of Amsterdam. Phillip and Leander are the tour guides. Both have an excellent and intimate knowledge of the area and entertain all of their guests with stories and information along the way.
What is Included?
This is a small all-inclusive tour lasting about five hours with insider access to the places visited. The price of your ticket includes transportation, a bottle of water for the van ride, admission tickets to the saw mill and cheese farm, and food/drinks. Umbrellas and ponchos are available in case of inclement weather.
A Brief Overview of the Itinerary
Ride around in a luxurious, full-size MVP all throughout the tour. A smaller vehicle will allow access to the places the larger tour buses cannot go. The first stop on the tour is the historic fisherman village of Marken, just north of Amsterdam. A bit of history is explained here, and then a stop at the local café where you can get to know your fellow tour mates over Dutch Apple pie.
The next stop is the wooden shoe and cheese farm. Take a private tour of how each of these iconic Dutch products are made, followed by a cheese tasting. Then we go to a traditional sawmill where wood is produced, just as in olden days – as in the 16th century! If the weather is bad, no problem! You will be inside mostly, and during the short times outside, rain gear is provided.
Along the way, there will be several of the famous Dutch windmills to visit. This is the perfect way to spend a day away from Amsterdam with personable and expert locals, and get to know real Dutch culture and people. Come join us!