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Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip with Boat Tour

Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip with Boat Tour

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and travel through a typical Dutch landscape for 1.5 hours en route to the picturesque town of Giethoorn. Experience how the Dutch people live with, and on, the water upon arrival, and set off to explore on foot and by boat. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a town where cars are forbidden and little has changed over the centuries. Admire the many types of boats in the town, from gondolas to punters and flat-bottom vessels used as transportation on the canals. Cruise past the skillfully restored farmhouses on a 1-hour boat trip, and get some free time for lunch and to explore on your own. Get tips from your guide on what to see and where to eat. Continue to the Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk), the 32-kilometer dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland. The Netherlands is famed the world over for the way it deals with water management. Admire the Afsluitdijk, built to tame what was formerly the Zuiderzee (now the Ijsselmeer lake), and a prime example of Dutch water prowess.

Amsterdam: Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Day Tour

Amsterdam: Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Day Tour

Experience an unforgettable adventure as you discover the enchanting beauty of Giethoorn and the iconic Zaanse Schans windmills. Immerse yourself in the peace and splendor of Giethoorn's picturesque waterways during a scenic canal cruise, where you can admire the charming thatched-roof farmhouses and elegant bridges that adorn this car-free village. In Zaanse Schans, witness the impressive windmills in action, paying tribute to the rich heritage of craftsmanship and innovation in the Netherlands. Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by a passionate local guide who shares captivating stories and insights about the history and culture of the region. Indulge your taste buds with a delicious stroopwafel, a typical Dutch treat, and stay hydrated with complimentary bottles of water. The tour provides live commentary on board, offering interesting facts and anecdotes as you travel in comfort. Immerse yourself in the charm of Giethoorn and the fascinating world of Zaanse Schans, creating lasting memories and developing a deep appreciation for the natural and cultural wonders of the Netherlands. Get ready to explore, experience, and enjoy the best of these iconic destinations.

Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Afsluitdijk and Zaanse Schans Day Trip

Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Afsluitdijk and Zaanse Schans Day Trip

Explore the most famous scenic spots in the Netherlands – Giethoorn, Afsluitdijk, and Zaanse Schans – on a guided day trip from Amsterdam. Start with a hotel pickup, traveling on a luxury minivan. First, visit a Dutch cheese factory, followed by a wooden clog factory. Then, enjoy a royal diamond demonstration at Zaanse Schans, a site known for historic windmills and wooden houses. Afterward, make a photo stop at Afsluitdijk, the longest dyke in the Netherlands. In the afternoon, discover the car-free village of Giethoorn for a boat tour of its scenic canals.

Amsterdam: Half-Day Seal Safari at Waddensea UNESCO Site

Amsterdam: Half-Day Seal Safari at Waddensea UNESCO Site

On this half day small group tour you will explore the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea. We will pick you up right in the center of Amsterdam in the morning and drive you through the beautiful Dutch country side: land claimed from the sea; past farms, villages and windmills. Upon arrival, we will board our ship that takes us onto the Waddensea. Because of its unique coastal wetlands and tidal system, it is a refuge for a huge number of animals, including marine mammals such as the harbor seals, gray seals and harbor porpoises. Then we will explore the Waddensea by boat at low tide, scouting for gray seals, harbor seals and migrating birds. After the boat tour you have time to explore the historic town of Medemblik, wander the narrow streets, visit the windmill, brewery or the castle, shop or have lunch!

From Amsterdam: 4 Provinces Highlights Van Tour

From Amsterdam: 4 Provinces Highlights Van Tour

Discover famous Dutch landmarks and lesser-known but equally impressive locations on a van tour from Amsterdam. From iconic windmills to long stretches of water dykes and more, there's something for everyone on this tour. Learn about the fascinating history of all these locations from your licensed guide. First, head out to the Zaanse Schans, where iconic windmills are perfectly lined up along the smooth river. With your early head start, enjoy this unforgettable view in the most pristine way before other tourists arrive. Next, see the 32-kilometer-long Afsluitdijk (enclosing dyke). This water barrier is the most impressive example of Dutch water management, connecting the provinces of Noord Holland and Friesland. Marvel at the view of the Wadden Sea to one side of the dyke and the Ijsselmeer Lake on the other. Then, make your way to Sloten, the smallest of the 11 legendary Frisian cities. Walk along the canal with its charming houses and gables. Continue to the quaint fishing village of Urk. Take a stroll to the characteristic white lighthouse and the small church by the sea, which is the oldest building of the village. Finally, see the fortified Hansa town of Elburg. Take a step back to the middle ages as you marvel at its narrow alleyways and overgrown town walls.

From Amsterdam: Tour to 5 unique and intriguing hidden gems!

From Amsterdam: Tour to 5 unique and intriguing hidden gems!

De Rijp We start the Tour at the village of "De Rijp". It looks like an open- air museum, but it’s real! It’s hard to imagine that De Rijp is still to be discovered by the many people who visit The Netherlands. Beautiful wooden houses, an old white bridge over the water, an incredible townhall from the Dutch golden age, just enjoy an unforgettable walk through this monumental village. Museum-mill of Schermerhorn When you're in The Netherlands, you HAVE to visit a historical windmill. This one happens to be one of the most beautiful examples. And one where not a lot of tourists go. You can explore this unique windmill from top to bottom and also admire the beautiful landscape surrounding it. Planetarium Franeker We continue to the province of Friesland for our next destination, which is truly out of this world: the planetarium of Franeker (which recently became a UNESCO world heritage site)! The town of Franeker, one of the famous 11 cities of Friesland, has many beautiful sights, but the highlight is the oldest working planetarium in the world! This accurately moving model of the solar system was built between 1774 and 1781 by a Frisian wool comber. It is suspended from the ceiling of the living room of a beautiful canal house. It will definitely leave you mind boggled. Mummie-crypt of Wieuwerd You’re in for another treat on this unique tour: the mystery of the mummies of Wieuwerd. In this Frisian village, something happened that puzzles scientists up to this day. In the local church, four mummified people were found! They’re there for more than three centuries and you will see them lying in the crypt in which they were buried in! Enclosing dyke On the way back to Amsterdam, we stop at the Afsluitdijk. This water barrier is the most impressive example of Dutch water management. The construction of the 32 kilometers long dyke started a hundred years ago. It connects the provinces of Noord Holland and Friesland.

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Everything was very well organized. Everything is on time. Our guide told us a lot about the country. Giethoorn is a great place, very calm and green place. An ideal place for a photo shoot.

Our tour guides did an awesome job! They were all very knowledgeable and helpful. Josie, Jay and Rashid were all nice. Will definitely choose them if we decide yo come back.

Jay was wonderful and really very helpful I suggest 10/10 for the trip enjoyed it thank you ♥️

Guide explaining everything very well. Boat ride was superb. Bus was very comfortable

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