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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and travel through a typical Dutch landscape for 1.5 hours en route to the picturesque town of Giethoorn. Experience how the Dutch people live with, and on, the water upon arrival, and set off to explore on foot and by boat. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a town where cars are forbidden and little has changed over the centuries. Admire the many types of boats in the town, from gondolas to punters and flat-bottom vessels used as transportation on the canals. Cruise past the skillfully restored farmhouses on a 1-hour boat trip, and get some free time for lunch and to explore on your own. Get tips from your guide on what to see and where to eat. The tour will continue to the Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk), the 32-kilometer dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland. The Netherlands is famed the world over for the way it deals with water management. The Afsluitdijk, built to tame what was formerly the Zuiderzee (now the Ijsselmeer lake) is a prime example of Dutch water prowess.

Amsterdam: Half-Day Seal Safari at Waddensea UNESCO Site

2. Amsterdam: Half-Day Seal Safari at Waddensea UNESCO Site

On this half day small group tour you will explore the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea. We will pick you up right in the center of Amsterdam in the morning and drive you through the beautiful Dutch country side: land claimed from the sea; past farms, villages and windmills. Upon arrival, we will board our ship that takes us onto the Waddensea. Because of its unique coastal wetlands and tidal system, it is a refuge for a huge number of animals, including marine mammals such as the harbor seals, gray seals and harbor porpoises. Then we will explore the Waddensea by boat at low tide, scouting for gray seals, harbor seals and migrating birds. After the boat tour you have time to explore the historic town of Medemblik, wander the narrow streets, visit the windmill, brewery or the castle, shop or have lunch!

From Amsterdam: UNESCO World Heritage VIP Tour

3. 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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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 409 reviews

There is not much to see at the dam, I would have easily skipped the stage. Giethoorn, on the other hand, is simply beautiful, it seems to be in a fairy tale! The guide, Oxana, was always available and attentive, she explained a lot of things both on the way out and on the way back by bus. Highly recommended!

I really enjoyed the tour boat tour was informative, also bus tour guide Fernando was great and attentive. Thank you

excellent tour guide, his name is Alejandro. English and Spanish. everything on time. Fully recommended

Friendly and informative guide. Comfortable bus and enjoyed myself.

Worth it :) and the guides are really nice and coperative :)