Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam: Private Car Service
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
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The whole event was great from the beginning to the end. Bart, the owner of the scooters first explained us the possible five routes and gave some recommendations, while having a cup of coffee. Afterwards we had a short "training session" on the yard to make sure that we understood how to operate the scooters and felt safe driving them. When everything was looking good we left off to our tour, which was really nice: We could explore the beautiful landscape in our own pace and pause whenever we wanted. To not get lost we had gotten a map of the route and there were guiding arrow stickers at every lamp post or traffic sign where it makes sense (i.e. when the road reaches a crossroad or you have to leave the current road). After we arrived back we had another cup of coffee and some nice words with Bart, the owner. We can definitely recommend this activity to anyone who would like to explore the beautiful countryside, but does not like to do such a long trip (about 40-50 km) by bike.
Bart, the owner, was very responsive in his communication and very welcoming when he picked us up from our hotel. We were given a preview of how to ride the scooter and also the route we were going to take. He has a link he can send you so you can see the route on Google maps which is super helpful. He provided a drink before we took off and one when we came back which was really nice. The scooters are electric and super quiet. We felt very safe. The route was so much fun. We went to see the windmills and had a blast touring the countryside. The windmills were enjoyable to see but the highlight was being able to scooter around and stop for lunch and coffee at various locations of our choosing. Highly recommend and we plan to go back and try a different route next time.
Steve was an excellent guide! We learned a lot about The Netherlands and the places we visited. He customized the trip to suit our needs/taste. For example, he saw that my niece is found of cows so he took us to the cheese farm that also had cows. In Volendam, we had lunch at a lake-side restaurant more frequented by locals than tourists. A truly one-of-a-kind experience! Despite the heat (no thanks to the heat wave) we had fun. I highly recommend it.
the chocolate museum was pretty average. unless you are interested in the production of chocolate I don't think it was worth the money. I really enjoyed our guide. He was very informative and quite witty. we only had two on our tour which doesn't usually happen but we had a good time because we got to do things at our own pace. we also really enjoyed Volendam. best fish and chips we've eaten
Our guide, Miguel, made the experience so much more special. He was attentive to our physical needs and was very knowledgeable about the places visited, the area and country. We had an amazing time, exploring all the demonstrations and shops. It was all at a leisurely pace and this made the experience very enjoyable. Highly recommended.