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Windmills, villages and countryside tour

day trip

Windmills, villages and countryside tour

37 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Tickets
Hosted in
English
day trip

Windmills, villages and countryside tour

day trip

Windmills, villages and countryside tour

37 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Trip Itinerary (semi-private tour: approximately 5 hours) 9:30 AM - Departure Our meeting point is Cafe De Pont (Buiksloterweg 3-5, 1031 CC Amsterdam). This cafe is easily accessible with the free of charge ferry that departs behind Amsterdam Central Station to Buiksloterweg. We leave at 9:30 and drive to our first stop, the windmills of the Zaanse Schans. 10:00 AM - Zaanse Schans Visit to the windmill area of the Zaanse Schans. 11:30 PM - Departure We leave the Zaanse Schans and drive to a cheese farm near Edam. 11:50 AM - Cheese farm The visit includes an explanation about how cheese is made, a demonstration on how wooden shoes are made and cheese tasting. 12:30 PM - Lunch We drive to either Volendam, Edam, Marken or Monnickendam for lunch. The destination depends on the season and your preferences. 13:15 PM - Little village Broek in Waterland This picturesque and quaint village is quiet and peaceful without other tourists and therefor a unique stop. 14:30 PM Back in Amsterdam We are back at the pickup point so enough time to enjoy the late afternoon and maybe do something else in Amsterdam.

Your host

Learn more about Teun

Teun

I'm the co-founder of Holland Windmills and we started doing these tours for the love of Waterland, the area north of Amsterdam with it's beautiful villages, dikes, waterways, farms and typical polder landscape. We feel that many more people should be able to enjoy this but only in small groups so we can take you to off the beaten path places with no tourists. We all have worked as a guide for more than three years, are experts in handling small groups of guests and gladly tell everything about the construction, products and use of the windmills, the landscape, the history, the culture, the folkloric clothing, the floods that took place, the flora and fauna, (old) Dutch customs, norms and values etcetera. In five hours time you'll learn from a true local guide and see for yourself what Holland makes such a unique place in the world!

What's included

Food
For each guest a bottle of still water
Tickets
The entrance fee/ticket to visit an historical Dutch windmill.

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Where you'll be

- De Zaanse Schans: a unique place in Holland with the typical color green houses and historical windmills. - Edam: a famous village with the folkloric cheese market. - Volendam: a beautiful fishing village with a harbor and view over the fresh water lake. - Marken: a used to be island with a small harbor - Monnickendam: a quaint village that was famous for the smoking of the eel and mackerel. - Broek in Waterland: so peaceful and picturesque!

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Your good mood and comfortable shoes to walk on.

More tips

Please note that we do not take children younger than 7 years old. This because by law they need additional measures for transportation. With the private group tour you can choose a location for a pick up and return as long as it's within a distance of 20km from the Amsterdam city center.

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Teun
Windmills, villages and countryside tour
37 reviews
From $91/person
37 reviews
From $91/person