From Amsterdam: Netherlands Countryside Tour & Dutch Lunch

From Amsterdam: Netherlands Countryside Tour & Dutch Lunch

From $187.86 per person

Escape the busy city for a day and experience the Netherlands beyond Amsterdam on this small group tour. Discover the hidden treasures of the countryside, see the famous Afsluitdijk, explore charming Dutch villages, enjoy a traditional lunch, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Walk across the world-famous Afsluitdijk, an enclosing dike
  • Enjoy a traditional Dutch lunch in a village frozen in time
  • Admire charming farmhouses and sprawling grasslands
  • Visit a fascinating UNESCO listed steam pumping station
  • Explore the small city of Hindeloopen and shop for souvenirs
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Depart the busy city of Amsterdam and head out towards the world-famous Afsluitdijk, which connects the two northern provinces and is the gateway to the Amsterdam Lake District. Enjoy free time to explore the dike then walk across to the North Sea and climb the Watchtower. From here, admire views of Ijssel Lake and take a picture with Mr. Lelie, the founder of the dike. Continue the tour into the province of Friesland where you’ll be transported back in time as you explore the only open-air museum village in the area. Meet the villagers and take a guided tour of the old farmhouses, then stroll through the sprawling grasslands and admire cows and windmills in the meadows. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a traditional Dutch lunch before traveling to Hindeloopen. After a tour of this charming little city, spend some free time exploring, shop for souvenirs, and grab a drink from a harbor bar. The final stop of the day is to the beautiful Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, a UNESCO listed steam pumping station.
  • All entrance fees
  • Bottle of water
  • Lunch
  • Traditional treats
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned van
  • Experienced guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    To reach the meeting point, take the free ferry from Amsterdam Central station to Buikslotermeer and walk two minutes to the bus stop behind "This is Holland". Please check-in at the meeting point at 8:15 AM.

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    •  Please note, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
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