Netherlands beyond Amsterdam tour of the Lake District with Hindeloopen, cheese tasting and lunch
- Visit a taditional cheese making farm with cheese tasting
- Explore the picturesque Dutch city of Hindeloopen
- See the Ir. D.F. Wouda steampumping station
- Experience the beauty and authenticity of the Amsterdam Lake District
Within 15 minutes you will have left the busy city center of Amsterdam behind you and start to discover the Netherlands beyond Amsterdam.
Meadows, Cows, Ditches and Windmills will take you to the world famous Afsluitdijk. This dike, connecting the 2 northern provinces and protecting half of the country against the force of the North Sea is the gateway to the Amsterdam Lake District. here you will discover the Netherlands beyond the busy city of Amsterdam.
Experience time to explore the dike. Walk across to the North sea, climb the monument; a watchtower to look out over both the Ijssel lake and the North sea, or take a picture with Mr. Lelie, founder of the dike.
Next enter the Amsterdam Lake District in the province of Friesland. Where you will step back in time in the only open air museum village in the area. Get your camera’s ready because you want to capture this. Meet the villagers, have our local guide take you back in time to the craftsman, inside and old farmhouse, walk through the grasslands and take a picture with the cows in the meadows.
Next, will visit Hindeloopen. A beautiful, authentic city with only 900 inhabitants. Our local guide will await you and take you through the streets and alleys of this wonderful little city. Visit the painting shop of Mr. Roosje. The only painter in the city which still paints according to the typical Hindelooper style.
Wander through the streets, buy local souvenirs or have a drink in the harbour, with leisure time.
You can’t leave the Netherlands without tasting typical Dutch cheese. Therefore, you'll travel to traditional Dutch cheese maker. The farmer will tell you everything about cows, mill, making cheese and of course you will try some delicious Dutch cheeses.
Your final stop will be at the beautiful Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal. A steam pumping station at the border of the Amsterdam Lake District. Where a local operator will give you entrance to the heart of this Steam Cathedral. It is not without reason that this beautiful and indispensable building has been a UNESCO World Monument for several years.
By the end of the afternoon it’s time to head back to Amsterdam, where you will enjoy your evening in the city thinking about the beauty of the Netherlands beyond Amsterdam.
- Transport by luxurious air conditioned minivan or small bus
- Experienced driver
- Qualified English guide
- All entree fees
- Local guides at several stops
- GPS guide in 7 languages
- Exclusive map of the Amsterdam Lake District
- Transport from your hotel
- Gratuities (optional)
- Children aged (4-13): Reduced
- Infants aged (0-3): Free
Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Meet your guide at This is Holland. Take the free ferry from the Amsterdam Central station (to Buikslotermeer) and walk 2 minutes to "This is Holland".
- Bring your booking confirmation (on your phone) and show at the check-in desk or to your tour guide
- Maximum group size of 19 people
- Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.30am
- Tour does not operate during the winter from 1 November to 1 April
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tours departure
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