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Countryside & Windmills Tour

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The Netherlands is more than just the picturesque Amsterdam, the countryside and windmills are just as, if not even more, special. Countryside & Windmills Tour to experience the often overlooked beauty of the Netherlands.

Countryside & Windmills Tour will show you the beauty of the Netherlands

Venture out of Amsterdam! Yes, the lively city center, the picturesque canals, historic buildings and exotic nightlife are exciting, but the rest of the Netherlands is truly worth it! Combine the country’s bustling capital with a tour of the mesmerizing Dutch countryside. The Countryside and Windmills tour is the perfect addition to your city trip! The peaceful villages of Zaanse Schans and Volendam are only a short ride away from the center. There you’ll be able to enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings. Immerse yourself in the old way of life and admire the colorful windmills. Take a look at our numerous offers and book one of our day trips to discover the beautiful Dutch Countryside!

Our Dutch Countryside and Windmills Tour will take you to the villages of Zaanse Schans and Volendam and on a boat trip on the IJsselmeer lake to the former island of Marken. The Dutch Countryside and Windmills Tour includes a wonderful cheese tasting at a cheese factory, an exciting demonstration by a traditional clog maker and you’ll even be able to go inside one of the antique working windmills. There will also be time for a guided stroll around the villages and to have a nice lunch in a local fish restaurant (not included). The Dutch Countryside and Windmills Tour lasts around six hours in total, therefore it is the perfect day activity to complement your visit to the city.




Tours & Tickets


Damrak 26, Amsterdam

Important info

  • Departures:
    Summer Season (March 23 – October 29):
    Daily at 08.45 and 14.45 h.
    Winter Season (October 30 – March 22):
    Daily at 09.15 and 12.15 h.
  • Extra information:
    On April 27 this tour has a different departure time due to Kings Day:
    Departs only at 08.45 h.
  • Duration:
    ± 6 h.
  • Check-in:
    30 min. before departure at Damrak 26
  • Child age and price:
    0-3 years: free
    4-13 years: child ticket

What’s included?

  • Live Guide in English and Spanish
  • Admission to a beautiful working windmill
  • Admission to the Cheese Factory Volendam
  • Demonstration from a traditional clog maker
  • Visit to the old Dutch bakery
  • A boat trip on the Ijsselmeer
  • GPS audio guide in 16 languages


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