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Windmills and countryside tour by car

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Leander

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

AWARD WINNING Airbnb experience in the category “Expertise”!
A unique intimate all inclusive experience with insider access to the places we visit. We escape the big crowds!
Escape the busy city! A few miles outside Amsterdam lays the beautiful countryside of Holland. Visit the windmills, explore old towns, taste Gouda cheese and Dutch apple pie. This is an all inclusive small group tour. We travel with a luxurious full-size MPV to our destinations. We come at places where no tourbusses can come.

When the group is complete we drive north to the small historic fishermen village of Marken. Over there we have a short walk in the village where I explain some of the history.
In the harbor of Marken we will stop at a local Dutch cafe for coffee, tea and Dutch apple pie. A great time to get to know each other a bit more.

From Marken we drive to the wooden shoe and cheese farm. At the farm we will get a private tour how cheese and wooden shoes are made. You can try to walk on wooden shoes and taste all the different kinds of cheeses.

After the experience we drive to the traditional sawmill where they still saw wood as in the old days. The windmill shows the big industrial revolution in the 16th century.

Most of the time we will driving through countryside roads to our destinations. All admision, drinks and apple pie is included.
Other things to note
Please be 5 minutes before we start the tour at the agreed spot.
AWARD WINNING Airbnb experience in the category “Expertise”!
A unique intimate all inclusive experience with insider access to the places we visit. We escape the big crowds!
Escape the busy city! A few miles outside Amsterdam lays the beautiful countryside of Holland. Visit the windmills, explore old towns, taste Gouda cheese and Dutch apple pie. This is an all inclusive small group tour. We travel with a luxurious full-size MPV to our…

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What's included

  • Food
    1 Coffee or tea and a delicious Dutch apple pie at a local cafe.
  • Drinks
    For each guest there is a bottle of water available
  • Tickets
    Tickets for the Sawmill 5,00 p.p. Tickets cheese expereince 3,00 p.p are in...
  • Transportation
    Car
    Spacious MPV 7 or 8 seater
    Free transportation
  • Equipment
    A few umbrellas and poncho's are available in the car.
From $120
/ person
Mon, Mar 1
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person
Tue, Mar 2
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person
Wed, Mar 3
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person

Meet your host, Leander

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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AWARD WINNING Airbnb experience in the category “Expertise”!

If a date is booked out/unavailable please contact me. So we can look for a solution.

Hello my name is Leander and my cohost is Philip.
I am a enthusiastic guide who has knowledge about the surrounding areas of Amsterdam.
My job as a professional Firefighter gives me the possibility to show you our beautiful countryside when I am off duty.
As my job requires to solve problems in difficult situations, it is also a great challenge to satisfy my group for a great experience.
Philip is a former historian and was the manager of the sawing mill for couple of years. His knowledge is a great advantage for this experience.
Owning a luxurious full-size MPV that accommodates a total of six guests makes it great to show a small group the beautiful countryside.
AWARD WINNING Airbnb experience in the category “Expertise”!

If a date is booked out/unavailable please contact me. So we can look for a solution.

Hello my name is Leander and my cohost is Philip.
I am a enthusiastic guide who has knowledge about the surrounding areas of Amsterdam.
My job as a professional Firefighter gives me the possibility to show you our beautiful countryside when I am off duty.
As my job requires to solve problems in difficult situatio…
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Where you'll be

- Taste delicious Dutch apple pie

- The old town of Marken is isolated and hard to reach with public transportation. The old houses shows allot of history.

- The wooden shoe and cheese farm with insider acces.

- Last but not least the windmills that made our country great in the 1600-1700 hundreds (Golden Age). Traditional and still working windmills in action!

- Family-friendly

- Perfect tour for Solo travellers

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 288 reviews.

Jason
March 2020
Highly recommend taking this tour to get out of Amsterdam and see how folks in the country live. Leander is incredibly knowledgeable and curated a fabulous experience.
Elena
March 2020
This really was an amazing experience. Leander was a great guide and not only did he take us to places where we could really experience and learn more about Dutch culture but also places that we might not had been able to get there on our own. It was nice to get away from the busyness of the city for a couple of hours and see the Dutch country side. Leander took us to a cheese and clog factory where the workers were very welcoming and knowledgeable. We also visited Marken and got to inside one of the historic windmills at Zaanse Schan, how cool is that! This really was an awesome experience and would recommended to anyone visiting Amsterdam in the future.
This really was an amazing experience. Leander was a great guide and not only did he take us to places where we could really experience and learn more about Dutch culture but also…
Mary Ellen
March 2020
This was an amazing experience I would never have found these places on my own. So fun and Leander is super knowledgeable about the Dutch and the history. Had fun and learned a lot. Great Tour
Erica
March 2020
Our trip with Leander was incredible! It was a relaxing way to experience the sights outside of Amsterdam and learn more about Dutch culture, history, and daily life. If you want to visit the sights with a local and avoid some of the tourist traps, this is your tour. Leander is knowledgeable about the history of the Netherlands, and shared a ton of information with us about the landscape and the Dutch engineering that makes it all possible. We felt right at home with him like we were hanging out with a good friend, sharing apple pie in a small cafe, visiting a working mill, and a cheese shop. On top of leading a great tour, Leander was an all around genuine person. Highly recommend!
Our trip with Leander was incredible! It was a relaxing way to experience the sights outside of Amsterdam and learn more about Dutch culture, history, and daily life. If you want t…
Steve
March 2020
Wonderful experience! Leander had a great knowledge of the country side and was able to share great stories about the locations and of the Netherlands in general. Was a nice escape from the city and got to see sites we wouldn't have normally seen
Wonderful experience! Leander had a great knowledge of the country side and was able to share great stories about the locations and of the Netherlands in general. Was a nice escape…
Viviana
March 2020
This was absolutely the most amazing experience and very worth the cost! Philip was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable, kind, professional, patient, and personable. The Netherlands is so beautiful and it’s surreal to see the countryside that’s not far outside Amsterdam city limits. One day I will live there!!
This was absolutely the most amazing experience and very worth the cost! Philip was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable, kind, professional, patient, and personable. The N…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Dress according the weather. Short walks outside

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