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Amsterdam City & Countryside Full-Day Private Tour

1. Amsterdam City & Countryside Full-Day Private Tour

Experience a mixed tour between Amsterdam and the Countryside, perfect if you want to have an overall experience of this beautiful part of the Netherlands. Start by meeting your driver/guide at your accommodation in Amsterdam. After a short meet and greet you will set off on your adventure.  Start your day by driving through the famous Canal Belt, added as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010. Witness how the ‘Golden Age’ influenced urban development in Amsterdam as your guide informs you of how Amsterdam became so rich and artistically renowned. During your tour, you will get to see countless interesting sights, amazing views inside and outside the historic city center. Continue on your tour with a visit to another UNESCO World Heritage site, a typical Dutch polder called "the Beemster" - the first ever reclaimed polder in the country. During a stroll over the ring dyke, you will have a perfect view of the extraordinary structure of the polder and the enormous difference in water levels surrounding the area. Learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, you will also get to enter a working 17th-century windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Follow this with a drive through typical 17th-century polder villages, like Midden Beemster, the Rijp and, Graft. Stroll through the cozy historic centers and walk across old draw bridges as you pass a lock that saved the town from flooding. After this inspiring journey, you will be dropped you off at your hotel, Schiphol airport or boat pier.

From Amsterdam: UNESCO World Heritage VIP Tour

2. From Amsterdam: UNESCO World Heritage VIP Tour

Leave the busy city center of Amsterdam and explore the UNESCO-listed sights of the city on a fun and friendly VIP full-day tour.   Start the day by visiting the world-famous Beemster Polder and the Defense Line of Amsterdam. Discover how the Dutch were masters over the water as early as the 16th century by reclaiming land and using water in battles against enemy attacks.   Next, visit the world-famous Afsluitsdijk (Enclosing Dyke). Wander around on this amazing dyke while you enjoy a wonderful view of Ijssel lake. Cross the dyke to the next UNESCO site on the list: Wadden Sea. Visit a small museum and enjoy a cup of Dutch hot chocolate as you learn about the building and opening of the dyke.   Then, head to picturesque Woudsend, a small and charming village in Friesland for a tour guided by a local. Visit an antiquity room dating back to the early 1700s, giving you a sneak peek inside a hidden church and a traditional working windmill. Enjoy a delicious Dutch farmer’s restaurant inside a special restaurant.   Next, visit the impressive Ir. D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station, where you’ll enjoy the grand tour by one of the operators. The last stop of the day will be the “island” of Shockland, where you’ll stand on former seabed and learn about this unique area.   By the end of the day you’ll be back in Amsterdam after a full day exploring this great little country.

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Our grandson was most happy about the Benley and our tour guide got on really well with our 13 year old and knew what interests these guys. Our tour guide was very personable, knew very well about Amsterdam and showed us Amsterdam that we didn't know before. A wonderful, full day. Anytime again and our best recommendation to our guide. We had a lot of fun !!!