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Off The Beaten Track Countryside Tour

nature walk

Off The Beaten Track Countryside Tour

2 reviews
Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Off The Beaten Track Countryside Tour

nature walk

Off The Beaten Track Countryside Tour

2 reviews
Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Small group tour by van to the hidden Dutch Countryside, off the beaten track, away from the tourist traps visited by tour buses. We drive along secondary roads, with photo stops in the very quiet and picturesque village of Broek in Waterland, and the small town of De Rijp, we climb up a dyke, and visit a Windmill. Both communities are not accessible for tour buses, and very difficult to reach by public transport. Therefore they hardly receive foreign visitors, which makes for an authentic experience. The Windmill at Schermerhorn is located a little further away from Amsterdam, and receives only 30.000 visitors a year, as opposed to the Windmills at Zaanse Schans, that receive 1 million visitors a year. Don't be surprised if we have the whole place to ourselves! Worldwide this is one of the few, if not the only drainage Windmill that can be visited whilst it is still actively pumping water. We can climb all the way to the top, and see all its original technical details with our own eyes. In all this experience offers a unique and authentic view of the Dutch Coutryside that would be impossible to do on own.

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Your host

Learn more about Adrie

Adrie

Hi there! I am a professional local guide, and I offer small group tours and private tours. My choice of destinations is based on years of experience. It speaks for itself that I will give you plenty of information on the destinations that we visit, and on The Netherlands and the Dutch in general, but more then anything I will try to create a unique and memorable experience for you. Private Local Guide since 2010; Experienced Commercial Driver with full Licence; Registered with Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam; Commercial Car Insurance

What's included

Drinks
Bottled Water
Equipment
Umbrellas

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Where you'll be

The majority of the houses in village of Broek in Waterland (population 3000) are built in wood, as was customary before the invention of piling. The brick Church in the village centre is not built on piles either, and therefore slightly hanging over. De Rijp (population 4000), was once a fishing village located on an island, known for whaling. Now a commuter village isolated from the sea, it was rebuilt in brick after the city fire of 1654.

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend. You MUST let me know on forehand if you have small children in your party, so I can bring child seats. Their use is obligational. There are two child seats available upon request (and free of charge): * 1 x child…

More tips

This excursion takes place in a recent airconditioned van that seats 8 passengers. You you must be able to get in and out of the Van by yourself.
Adrie
Off The Beaten Track Countryside Tour
2 reviews
£65/person
2 reviews
£65/person