Vertrektijd: 09:15 uur
Duur: ca. 5 uur
Vertreklocatie: Cafe de Pont Buiksloterweg 3-5, Amsterdam
Aankomsttijd: 14:15 uur
minimum age: 7 years

Excursie van Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans, Volendam/Marken

Laat deze excursie van Amsterdam naar de Zaanse Schans, Volendam/Marken, Uitdam en Ransdorp u inspireren. Deze dorpen zijn wereldberoemd om hun molens, pittoreske gezichten en rijke historie. Met een kleine groep en persoonlijke gids komt u langs de mooiste plekken uit de regio.

Wat ga je doen

  • Stop in Zaanse Schans, het wereldberoemde windmolendorp
  • Bezichtig traditionele vissersdorpen, zoals Volendam of Marken
  • Bezoek een kaasmaker en proef allerlei verschillende kazen
  • Bezoek een klompenmaker en probeer er zelf eens op te lopen
  • Ga naar de plek waar de dijk doorbrak en het hele land overstroomde
  • Ga naar het dorp waar Rembrandt van Rijn woonde, de beroemde schilder uit de gouden eeuw
  • Rijd in een moderne Volkswagen bus
  • Proef scheepsbitter, een oud Nederlands drankje voor zeelui
  • Bezoek de dorpen Uitdam, Durgerdam en Ransdorp (de pareltjes van het gebied Waterland)

Zaanse Schans

We nemen u mee naar wat geacht wordt het eerste industriegebied ter wereld te zijn. De beroemde molens in dit gebied vervulden tijdens hun dienstjaren verschillende taken als bijvoorbeeld; verf, -zaag of oliemolen. Deze molens hebben de eeuwen doorstaan, zijn volledig gerestaureerd en in ere hersteld. Naast de molens staat de Zaanse Schans vol met ambachtelijke werkplaatsen, pakhuizen en oude traditionele huisjes en winkeltjes

Volendam of Marken

In Volendam bezoekt u de historische haven en wandelt u over de eeuwen oude Dijk en kunt u zich in traditionele Volendamse klederdracht laten fotograferen. Dit vissersdorp huisvest een prachtig pittoreske haven tafereel. Hier kunt u genieten van een heerlijke lunch of beroemde visgerechten in een van de restaurants.

Kaasboerderij

In de kaasboerderij wordt een demonstratie gegeven over de eeuwen oude ambachten “gouda kaas maken” en klompenmaker. Wij tonen u het gehele proces van begin tot eind. U kunt hier de verschillende kazen proeven en heeft bent een uniek ervaring rijker. U kunt zelf proberen op klompen te lopen of een stroopwafel en fruitwijn proeven.

Marken

Wandel door een van de meest charmante dorpen in Waterland. Dit voormalige eiland (tot 1957) is een van de dorpen in Nederland waarin de oude tradities het beste zijn bewaard. U kunt hier door de smalle straatjes en over de eeuwen oude woonterpen lopen.

Uitdam

In Uitdam waar u ingesloten wordt door het Markermeer en het water van de Die heeft u het gevoel op een Eiland te staan. De Die waarvan sommigen beweren dat van daaruit het latere Amsterdam is ontstaan. In dit gebied woonden vroeger boeren, vissers en voormalige navigatieloodsen van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC). De dorpsbewoners werden ook wel “skeetebroeker” genoemd. Door de eeuwen heen gebruikten de loodsen hun zgn. scheepskamelen om de zeilschepen door de ondiepe wateren veilig naar Amsterdam te loodsen. U ziet vanaf hier Pampus liggen, een vuurtoren eiland. Beide, onderdeel van de Stelling van Amsterdam.

Ransdorp

De stompe toren van Ransdorp is door Urker piraten ontdaan van zijn puntige bovenkant. Een tekort aan budget zorgde voor een bouwstop en anderen beweren, dat de zachte veengrond zijn gewicht niet meer kon dragen. In Ransdorp woonde ooit Rembrandt van Rijn onze bekendste schilder uit de Gouden Eeuw. U treedt in zijn voetsporen en u kunt de plek bezoeken van waar hij de prachtige toren geschetst heeft.

 

 

Beschikbaar

Monnickendam

MonnickendamOp 25 februari 1355 – de dag na Sint Matthijsdag – verkreeg Monnickendam van de graaf van Holland, Willem V, handvesten en privileges, ook wel stadsrechten genaamd. Monnickendam vielen belangrijke voorrechten ten deel, waardoor de stad samen met andere steden (van Holland) goed op de kaart kwam te staan. De stad Monnickendam vormde een eigen Lees meerLees meer

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Beoordelingen

Anna Marie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

November 2017

It was an amazing tour. Teun was very attentive and knowledgeable. He was fun and because we were a small group which their company prefers, it becomes much more personal and exclusive. Thank you Teun for the amazing experience!

Marie Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

November 2017

This small group tour was amazing, would recommend small group tours all the time

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

November 2017

Great way to see some countryside outside of Amsterdam. Free ferry across to pick up point was easy and our guide was ready and waiting. The windmills were beautiful and the wind showed up to give us a look at the windmills in motion. Places to buy hot drinks and souvenirs,welcome on the cold day. Volendam was a wonderful surprise,quaint and interesting to wander around. Totally enjoyed the day.

lana_1227

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

November 2017

This is a great 1/2 day tour option, I am not a 'tour' person, but wanted to see some of the smaller towns and this seemed like an easy way to do so. It was. It was even fun to take the harbor boat across the canal to the meeting point, in the am it gives a great sunrise view and when the tour finishes you can go to the Eye or the top of the building for a sky high view. Our guide was great, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. His name was Toon I believe, great guide. We had rainy cold weather and he was quick to offer options and give us the best day possible. Really good driver and pointed out interesting things along the drive. It was a fun day and I would highly recommend this tour with this company, it is well laid out, not stressful or rushed for time, fun, informative and offers a good time in the cute, albeit touristy villages. but you are on vacation and are a tourist to enjoy it. Hans the wooden shoe and cheese maker is really funny and interesting.

iblynda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

November 2017

Guide was excellent and went out of his way to make the tour personal. Only six of us on the tour so far superior to the big bus tours we saw, especially at the Zaanse Schans Windmills. Volendam was lovely and we could have spent more time there but the old villages were also enchanting and worth visiting. Loved the Dutch countryside!

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Bailey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

November 2017

Small tour. Great guide. Loved every second of it.

Andrea G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

October 2017

A wonderful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We learn so much about the history and geography of the Netherlands. We saw many places we would never have discovered on our own.

Simon G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

October 2017

This was a fantastic tour. The stops we made were excellent to learn and experience the local culture. The countryside is beautiful. Our guide Teun was awesome. He made the entire tour very comfortable and was shared many valuable insights. Highly recommended.

Barbara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

October 2017

We had a wonderful day on this tour! After easily negotiating the Central train station and finding our way to the free ferry with hundreds of other commuters, most on bikes!, we are picked up at the designated meeting place right on time.
It turned out that we were the only travellers that day, so we had a private tour for the day. Our guide, Roxanne, was terrific. She was very friendly, personable and knowledgeable about all the sights we visited. We never felt rushed nor pressured to visit or buy merchandise in the more touristy areas we visited. Roxanne kept an easy pace for the walking tours and is an experienced and careful driver.
We had a wonderful day in the bright sunshine and we were pleased to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours. We wanted to see some of the countryside and this tour did just that.
Well done Roxanne!

 

christap

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

October 2017

It was very interesting. Have learned a lot about Windmills. The guide was excellent and very informative. We really enjoy walking through the old villages. The cheese making as well as the clog making was also very interesting. The total tour was excellent and will definitely recommend same.

 

Kez Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

October 2017

This was an amazing tour and our tour guide Roxanne was fantastic!!. She was a good driver and provided us with just the right amount of history about Amsterdam and Holland. Her English was really good. It was really good to be taken to some of the small towns surrounding Amsterdam which I would have otherwise never had the chance to see. It was great to sample some local food and have a small drink at the completion of the tour. I would defiantly recommend doing this tour.

Pat P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

October 2017

Choosing the small van rather than the large bus tour was PERFECT! The entire experience was relaxed, comfortable, and very personal. Our guide, Tom, could not have been more informative or responsive to our requests. Being in a group of 6 rather than 60 is definitely recommended! Climbed to the rooftop of working windmills, touched wooden shoes fresh off of the auger, sampled cheeses, wandered through the most quaint of Dutch villages, and so much more... loved the whole day! Rich and Pat Pozzi from California

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Lee H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

October 2017

It was a fun tour. We saw the countryside which was a welcome change from Amsterdam. We got to see an old lumber cutting factory and a cheese factory. The host at the cheese factory was funny and amusing. Our guide was very good, and I was glad to be on a bus after 2 days of walking around Amsterdam. He explained how windmills worked and some sociological details of the various towns we visited. I enjoyed it more than I expected.

Guido

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

It was an amazing tour with our driver/guide Roxanne. It was an intimate small group of 6. Roxanne was very knowledgeable ,vibrant and a good driver. We had enough time on all the places. We enjoyed and learned something cheesemaking/clogg making. Experience Waterland tour is highly recommended. Its nice doing tour without any headsets and just talk directly to your guide.

Guido

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

We were anxious at first to see the instruction of the meeting place Café Dupont. But it was not complicated just go to the back of Central station and take the ferry ,a minute ride and meet the group .It was a small group with 6 members. Our tour guide and driver Roxanne was very nice and vivacious. She is knowledgeable of the places we visited. Its so nice with small group because its quite intimate and all questions were answered. We had enough time , learned something regarding cheesemaking / clog making and enjoyed a beer party in Volendam. Experience Waterland is highly recommended.

Flo S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

Fantastic! Great tour guide and nice small group.

 

Bronwyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

Wonderful tour! Guide incredibly knowledgeable about the region and world geography. Won my vote, he honeymooned with his Bride in Outback Australia. Explained the areas well, in detail and colour. Went inside the spice and lumber working windmills - could spend the entire day inside on of these operational mills. Viewing logs being sawn utilising the wind is breathtaking. The operators are incredibly inclusive and almost invite you onto the shop floor. Highly recommend this tour. Only minus is the pickup point. Whilst really easy to get to, nothing is open until the pick up time, so if you are early and the weather is horrid, there is nowhere to shelter.

MPETROCELL

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

We had a wonderful tour guide Teun and he provided much information during the tour which was very enlightening. He gave us a wonderful experience.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

This was an amazing tour, I love the small group size. It gave us flexibility and the ability to learn much from our knowledgeable Guide. Even though it rained on us a good part of the day, we would do it all over again.

Must Do  8 sept 2017
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

If you would like to visit the windmills and see some of the villages and area outside Amsterdam choose this tour company. My Aunt and I did this tour today and had the best day. As it is a small group tour you get a more in depth knowledge of what you are seeing. We also got to visit a very quiet and beautiful village where there were no other tourists. If you choose these guys you will not be disappointed.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

This was an amazing tour, I love the small group size. It gave us flexibility and the ability to learn much from our knowledgeable Guide. Even though it rained on us a good part of the day, we would do it all over again.

Mysti N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

Enjoyed the small group, and our local guide who was very knowledgeable. Wished we had a bit more time for lunch as service was a little slow in the town and wait staff felt we were a bit rude in our haste to be back on time.

I enjoyed the more local areas and the walking tour through the small village. Would recommend for anyone visiting the area again. Was a nice pace for my elderly grandmother as not too much walking. The other family in our group was a little rushy, but that was in no way a reflection on our tour guide.

Gaye v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

A really excellent day. Very well organised with a terrific tour director. The sight of the windmills and the old villages gave us a real sense of the history of the Netherlands. So much interesting background information given by our tour leader. He couldn't have been more helpful and entertaining. Thank you for a great day.

Karen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

This was a great tour and definitely worth seeing. No wind what so ever so windmills were not operational but the location was just what we imagined. Volendam was a nice little lake town and the tour to watch how wooden shoes are made was the highpoint because of the narrator. I would highly recommend this trip. We were disappointed in the Shnaaps tasting. The guide had two bottles in the van along with small plastic cups and gave a couple of sips worth to everyone. Hardly worth the effort and cheapened the experience. But if you are prepared, you won't be disappointed. But do take this trip and small group is a good way.

Michelle G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

Yan was our guide. He was knowledgeable and funny. It was nice to hear some background and then have our own freedom to explore at the locations. I'd recommend this tour for sure!

charles_lubrido

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

Great tour. Wish we had more time in Volendam to enjoy a proper lunch instead of having to get fast food.

Howard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

Enjoyable and fun with a very personable tour guide. Knowledge and willingness to share a beautiful countryside was exceptional.

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Susan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

We had a great day on our small group tour-- only four of us which was perfect! The trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills was most interesting and informative. It was so nice and relaxed, we just strolled along and learned a lot about the old village life and about the different windmills. We were able to talk with some of the millers and question what they were doing. The cheese factory trip and clog makingdemonstration were also very interesting. Our guide was great-- lots of tidbits of information as we drove around. He has a perfect personality for the job and We really appreciated the way that he never rushed us and let us linger at lunch. The wine was yumm

Carol G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

It was wonderful to see the windmills, making of clogs, the countryside as well as the quaint little neighborhoods that we walked through. As it was a small group you didn't have to struggle to see out the windows and snap pictures. The guide was fantastic… Good sense of humor and very very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

Gregory C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

The smaller group tour is definitely the way to go. Our guide Tund? was fantastic and took us places you'd never seen on the big bus tours. It's so nice being in a small group where you can always hear your guide talking about the local attractions, history and stories of the places you are visiting. Plus being in a smaller group gave us extra time at all the sites. We loved this tour! I'd highly recommend it to anyone that prefers a personal experience with a knowledgeable and fun guide over the large group buses. Also...pay the extra 4 euros and go into the windmill that is producing the lumber. It's very impressive to see a working windmill in action from the inside. 5 Stars!

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Peter-Britteny B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

July 2017

Was a very personalized tour there was only our family and one other family on the tour so it was great to have the small group, we didn't feel rushed at all at each of the stops and were able to enjoy every moment. Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable as well. Overall we had a great time, would definitely recommend!

"A must do"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Lesley Rhode Island
We had a wonderful day in the Dutch countryside on this tour. A small group led by a very friendly knowledgeable owner, Tol. We were so glad we did this tour and can totally recommend it.
"Must do"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Gaurav Dubai - aug 2017
I am personally not a fan of large bus tours etc. But I am glad we did it. Small group of 8 people in mini bus and very much personalised. Apostolis and Tone but are awsome guys. We did little but of customisation. Did bus one side and were picked up for the boat tour while returning back so that we could get feel of villages and boat ride as well. Our kids aged 12 and 6 years had a blast.

"Very nice tour, very friendly and friendly guide,"

 

"Very nice tour, very friendly and friendly guide,"

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedVanda – Italy 6 - aug- 2017

Being a small group makes a difference, really nice places, it's worth it if you have time to flee half a day from the city to see the beautiful countryside, the windmills and the fishing village. RECOMMENDED"very personalized tour"

"A must do"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Lesley Rhode Island 4-aug-2017
We had a wonderful day in the Dutch countryside on this tour. A small group led by a very friendly knowledgeable owner, Tol. We were so glad we did this tour and can totally recommend it.
"Must do"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Gaurav Dubai - 2 aug-2017
I am personally not a fan of large bus tours etc. But I am glad we did it. Small group of 8 people in mini bus and very much personalised. Apostolis and Tone but are awsome guys. We did little but of customisation. Did bus one side and were picked up for the boat tour while returning back so that we could get feel of villages and boat ride as well. Our kids aged 12 and 6 years had a blast.

"very personalized tour"

5 star rating: Highly Recommended Peter and Britteny 26 - jul - 2017

Was a very personalized tour there was only our family and one other family on the tour so it was great to have the small group, we didn't feel rushed at all at each of the stops and were able to enjoy every moment. Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable as well. Overall we had a great time, would definitely recommend!

"Great Tour"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended "Michelle S Brisbane Australia
This was an excellent choice for us. We had Teun as our guide and he did a superb job of showing us around. A smaller group means a lot flexibility and a much more personalised tour. Getting to the meeting point was easy, and the whole day was enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
 “Amazing tour, must do!”
5 star rating: Highly Recommended
15-Jul-2017 Abbie – United Kingdom
This tour was amazing, as we pulled up to Zaanse Schans we saw big buses of people which made me really appreciate the small group we had. Don't let the others put you off though the place is big so it shouldn't feel too crowded. Our group was only me, my partner and another couple. The tour guide, Tol, was super informative and laid back but professional. He was great, despite the weather being horrible. Due to the weather he asked us where we wanted to go and we agreed to split the day up a bit and went into a couple of little villages after the trip the volendam which was so good. Really get the experience of the countryside. Even had a little tasting treat at the end. Would definitely recommend this company the everyone!
"Loved it!"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Yasotha – Malaysia July 4, 2017
It was a lovely half day spent at Zaanse Schans and the countryside. We had some time one our own to explore, however i would have liked more time in Volendam. Being in a small group, it was very personalised and enjoyable. Highly recommended!
Awesome guide! Awesome Tour! Worth it!
5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJune 14, 2017
 Started out by the ferry and drove into the villages- saw some windmills. Saw how cheese was made- tasted all the types. Saw how clogs are made. Beautiful Countryside. All in all a really fun easy tour.
reviewed by Chet
"Wonderful guide and great tour!"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 27, 2017
 This tour was fabulous from the pick up to drop off. Guide was very interesting and able to answer any questions we had along the way. The village of Volendam is beautiful and should not be missed. We will definitely book another tour with this company when we are next in Holland. Thank you!
 xiaoli H
5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJun 2017 
The Driver/guide sorry forget his name is a handsome, professional, and very nice guy. He guided all scene we expected. The beautiful windmills and fish village. The guide offer us wine to celebrate our successful trip at the end of the trip.
Ann Lorraine P
5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJun 2017 
Excellent trip with Apostley as our wonderful guide. Weather was a bit dull and misty to see all the views but overall excellent value for money. Wandered around windmills, visited cheese and clog making factory. Had local fish dishes for lunch and the icing on the cake was when our guide stopped, produced a picnic hamper with schnapps and local biscuits! Excellent
awaywego_98
5 star rating: Highly Recommended
 Jun 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. There were only 6 of us in a mini van with a wonderful guide Roxanne. It was nice to get away from the city and get a taste of the countryside of Holland. The stops were all interesting and the pace of the tour was great for this senior who is not a fast walker. We were blessed with beautiful weather which made this a perfect excursion.
Laurie H 
5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Jun 2017 

The tour was very well organized and or guide was great. Pick up was very smooth and the locations we visited were great. The summer rush was starting so crowds were around but our guide knew how to work around them. I would recommend this group as the trip was well worth the money.

Carol C USA 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Would highly recommend this small group to all. Special treatment and extra time where the large group are on a time line. The Villages and Windmills were amazing , not the mention the cheese that we brought back!

abarbure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

I really enjoyed the tour. I liked the small group, more personal and easy to get answers to any questions. The guide took us to some really Dutch places, I highly recommend this tour.

Sameera P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Had a very pleasant time exploring the old towns just outside amsterdam. very nice and knowledgable guide. A small tour group.

GORDANA R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Odlican provod

Excellent selection of destinations and very good knowledge guide. A small group has the advantage of in-person get all the information you need. Only recommend a longer retention in Volendam which is beautiful. Wine tasting national drinks on the lake shore was a very pleasant experience.

Ronald L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

What a great day!! Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his region. The tour itself was well planned and gave us plenty of time to have a good look around. The small group aspect of the tour is one of the best parts. Your get a better feel on the tour rather than being herded on the big bus.

John P. B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

We had a wonderful time on this tour. It was a small group so we were able to ask questions and received good information about the areas we visited. Just a note, you do need to pay 4 to get into each windmill, but well worth it. The schnapps at the end of the trip was a nice ending to the tour. Our tour guide was the best!

Frederick F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

April 2017 

Very personal. Great balance of free time and guided information. Feel like a local.

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Suzanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

April 2017 

This tour was fantastic. There was only 4 of us so it felt like a personal tour. Tol explained all the history on the windmills at Zaanse Schans. Pointing lots of things along our way. He is such a wonderful, local guide. Tol took us to the best place in Volendam to try eel, which was surprisingly nice. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Thanks Tol.

Cheryl L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

Very nice tour, small group just like our own private tour. Our guide is friendly and share with us a lot local story. We are unlucky due to the bad weather, however the whole journey is pleasant due to our good and amazing guide.
Thanks to Apostolis for going extra mile to help us solve the hiccup that we face in Amsterdam.

robyngorman54

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

This tour was by far better than we could have imagined. Tol was probably the best we've ever had. There were just two of us, but it was wonderful. The sun was shining and the Windmills in Zaanse Schans were stunning. Volendam was such a picturesque little village we hated to leave. We saw the beautiful Dutch countryside and stopped on a dike to sample a wonderful Dutch drink. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The fact that it is a small group tour guarantees you more personalized day. We will definitely be back and will do this all over again. Fabulous isn't even a good enough word to describe our experience!

Chelsea O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

What a fantastic tour! Our guide, Apostolis sp? was so knowledgeable and charming and gave us a great look into the Dutch countryside with great history facts and tips on what to see/eat/do around the area. We loved being able to see a different part of the Netherlands outside of Amsterdam, and even on a rainy day, the windmills and little villages were an incredible site. The small group made the tour feel very personal-we loved every stop!

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

It was raining, cold and windy on our tour day but that didn't stop our guide from delivering a fantastic tour through the windmills and historical villages. Included in the tour we watch wooden shoes being made and tasted some delicious cheese. A lunch stop over at a charming local waterfront restaurant provided a nice warm up with a hearty bowl of pea soup with sausage and bacon. Highly recommend!

velda l

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedFebruary 2017

There were only 4 of us in this tour and it was really personalised! The tour was informative and fun. Highly recommended.

Catherine S

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedFebruary 2017

February 2017 This small group tour was the highlight of our trip to the Netherlands. Our tour guide, Tol, I believe his full name was Apostoli was fantastic. He was patient with our group of eight and took the time to answer questions as they came up. He shared a lot of his personal experiences with us and balanced our time as we requested. We took this tour in November 2016 and I recommended it to friends who visited Amsterdam in early January 2017. They were fortunate to have the same guide and were so appreciative to have found this opportunity to learn more about the Netherlands from this tour.

Rusitha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

One of the best excursions we did when we are in Europe. We enjoyed the whole day with our Guide. He was very interesting.. Also friendly and flexible. He had good knowledge about what he was talking about... Comfortable vehicle too.

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

This was an outstanding tour. We were provided a great experience, our guide was very knowledgeable and most accommodating. Highly recommend to all.

Stuart M

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

Can and #39;t say enough good. Small personalized attention far better than previously taken big bus tours in area that take you to their own owned stores. This in contrast took us to all locally owned sites like cheese and clog making. Easy to get to across river. Ferry free and only several minutes.

Cristina D

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

The tour was fantastic! We were the only ones in the group, our guide was very knowledgeable, flexible, and eager to show us the gems of Netherlands. We learn and enjoyed a lot!

woerle4

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

This may have been the coolest tour I have ever done! Our tour guide Apostilis was extremely nice and was willing to go out of his way to make sure we enjoyed the tour. I would highly recommend any of his tours and cannot wait to come back in the summer to see more of Holland with him.

syed

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedDecember 2016

A great tour cover north of Amsterdam which cover Zaanse Schans Windmill, Volendam and Marken. It was easy to follow the direction to the meeting point. Our tour guide is very friendly and knowledgeable in which we learnt about culture and traditional life the Dutch countryside. He also allow just right time to stay in each location. Highly recommended tour.

jjnovotny

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedDecember 2016

This tour was great, we had been to Amsterdam many times but never ventured north. There was only one other couple on the tour, so it felt like we booked a private one. Our tour guide was full of knowledge and great to talk to. We had a really good time!

"A must do"
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 31, 2016

Personalised small group tour of the Dutch countryside run by the charming and knowledgeable owner Apostolis, including the Zaanse Schans windmills and Volendam. On route you will also stop at a local clog/cheese making outlet which is very interesting were goods can be purchased.

 

Daniel D

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedNovember 2016

Great to cover north of Amsterdam in half a day. Was the only 2 participants so it became a private tour. Guide Apostoli is knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. Visited Zaanse Schans windmills, very charming. Went to cheese farm and klompen factory and did the traditional costume photo-shoot in Edam - great variety of cheese, there'll be a couple which should suit your taste. In Volendam, tasted great seafood - raw herrings and fried cod cubes are must-try at much lower price compared to Amsterdam central. Given extra tour to Monnikendam for additional snack stops and drive-bys tour.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We did this tour and Mrs Mariel was our guide. There were only 6 of us and Mrs Mariel was a wonderful and very friendly guide. She ensured that we were very informed and took the time to ensure that we had a great day. We would recommend this tour highly.

Do this! Highly recommended. 
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Booked this company on viator, the idea of a smaller group was very appealing. On the day of the tour, we met Tuen (sp?) at the free ferry and one other couple joined us in his van. We went to Zaans Schans to see the windmills, explored some fishing villages and visited a clog/cheese making factory. It was an amazing...

Emily B

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedOctober 2016
We had a group of five and absolutely loved it! The directions to the meeting place were easy to follow. Throughout the day our guide allowed us to choose what we wanted to talk about and the amount of time we stayed at each place. Our guide was very nice and funny. We had a great time seeing all the highlights of Holland!

VY N

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedOctober 2016
I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide is awesome. He provided excellent customer service. Small group tour makes a difference with bus tour. My husband and I really enjoy this tour.

kenneth m

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedSeptember 2016
This was an excellent tour led by a relaxed ,knowledgeable guide.

Sofia D

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedSeptember 2016
We had a great time with this small group tour! We could feel almost dutch :
Ottoni R
5 star rating: Highly RecommendedSeptember 2016

Very interesting. I definitely recommend.

 

Murray M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2016 

Our guide gave us an absolutely fabulous experience of the countryside. Highly recommend this small group tour!

Siddharth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2016 

This Trip to the countryside was the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. We picked a small group tour and luckily for us we were the only group as we were 5 of us. ApostleTall, picked us and took us on this tour of Zaanse Schans , Volendam and the countryside. He made the trip memorable with his knowledge, continuous chit chat and trivia facts. From Eel delicacies to clog making to dutch cookies, we covered it all. If not for the Europride parade, we would have had more time to see the other treasures around Amsterdam.Highly Recommend this experience.

David A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2016 

This was an excellent tour run by Doun for 5 hours in the Dutch countryside. It was a pleasure to do a small group tour rather than a large coach as it was a great deal quicker to get in and out of e places we visited. Out guide was knowledgable and interesting and allowed just the right amount of time at each location. I'd highly recommend this tour.

 Richard A. F
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2016 

Our guide was prompt, very friendly, and shared great information. Small group means small group there was only one other couple with us, so the attention was fantastic, and a lot of surrounding area was fit into our small time together. We concluded the trip with a lovely toast of Dutch liqueur on the top of a dike. The whole trip was memorable and well worth it.

Kirsten E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016 

Great small group tour. Personalised, knowledgable and professional. Did not feel rushed and felt very welcomed. Highly recommend this type of tour in preference to a large bus tour.

Berryno5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

July 2016 

Our guide was wonderful! It was like a private tour with a local, lots of interaction with the guide, great sightseeing, flexible itinerary. I highly recommend!

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TERESA R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

July 2016 

You cannot miss this Waterland Tour! Very interesting, great guide!

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gustafsonem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

July 2016 

This was an excellent trip! It was a small group with just 4 people so the guide was able to answer many questions we had as we visited each area. While there was a schedule, because we were a small group it gave us more flexibility as we went from place to place. When driving from one place to the next our guide told us a lot about the Netherlands - history, culture, food, etc. and he encouraged us to ask questions so we would learn more. Walking through a windmill was amazing. I highly recommend this trip!

nilamjetha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

June 2016 

The trip was excellent - the guide was very knowledgeable and customer service was excellent. It was for a small group and it was perfect!

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I picked up a flyer at a cafe in Amsterdam Central Station advertising a small group tour of Zaanse Schans, Volendan and Marken lasting 5 hours. Sensing something new and different we took a punt and were not disappointed. The sole operator and owner, Apostolis, drove us and another two clients in his van through some wonderful waterlands landscape and...

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

June 2016 

Skip the big bus and book this small tour. We were picked up promptly which was great since it was raining hard! Tol has a Volkswagen van that is nice and comfortable. We saw all of the things that the big buses saw but did not have to be in the big crowds. Tol is very accommodating and willing to stop or adjust the tour to your liking. He grew up here and is really knowledgeable about the history and the area. Book this tour, you won't regret it.

Cassandra J USA 

4 star rating: Recommended

November 2016 

This tour is a great way to see the picturesque villages many people associate with the Netherlands. This tour began in a super-convenient location just a quick, free ferry ride from behind Amsterdam Central Station. I'm really glad we got to see this other side of the area. The windmills were beautiful we even went inside of one and climbed to the top, and so were the fishing villages. We ate lunch overlooking the water. We were in a group of 5, and it is much nicer to have a small group like this. I definitely recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Small group and great guide. Tol will take good care of you and is flexible if you want to stop or stay longer. I would highly recommend this tour.

Must Do  8 sept 2017
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

If you would like to visit the windmills and see some of the villages and area outside Amsterdam choose this tour company. My Aunt and I did this tour today and had the best day. As it is a small group tour you get a more in depth knowledge of what you are seeing. We also got to visit a very quiet and beautiful village where there were no other tourists. If you choose these guys you will not be disappointed.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

This was an amazing tour, I love the small group size. It gave us flexibility and the ability to learn much from our knowledgeable Guide. Even though it rained on us a good part of the day, we would do it all over again.

Mysti N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

Enjoyed the small group, and our local guide who was very knowledgeable. Wished we had a bit more time for lunch as service was a little slow in the town and wait staff felt we were a bit rude in our haste to be back on time.

I enjoyed the more local areas and the walking tour through the small village. Would recommend for anyone visiting the area again. Was a nice pace for my elderly grandmother as not too much walking. The other family in our group was a little rushy, but that was in no way a reflection on our tour guide.

Gaye v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2017

A really excellent day. Very well organised with a terrific tour director. The sight of the windmills and the old villages gave us a real sense of the history of the Netherlands. So much interesting background information given by our tour leader. He couldn't have been more helpful and entertaining. Thank you for a great day.

Karen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

This was a great tour and definitely worth seeing. No wind what so ever so windmills were not operational but the location was just what we imagined. Volendam was a nice little lake town and the tour to watch how wooden shoes are made was the highpoint because of the narrator. I would highly recommend this trip. We were disappointed in the Shnaaps tasting. The guide had two bottles in the van along with small plastic cups and gave a couple of sips worth to everyone. Hardly worth the effort and cheapened the experience. But if you are prepared, you won't be disappointed. But do take this trip and small group is a good way.

Michelle G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

Yan was our guide. He was knowledgeable and funny. It was nice to hear some background and then have our own freedom to explore at the locations. I'd recommend this tour for sure!

charles_lubrido

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

Great tour. Wish we had more time in Volendam to enjoy a proper lunch instead of having to get fast food.

Howard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

Enjoyable and fun with a very personable tour guide. Knowledge and willingness to share a beautiful countryside was exceptional.

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Susan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

We had a great day on our small group tour-- only four of us which was perfect! The trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills was most interesting and informative. It was so nice and relaxed, we just strolled along and learned a lot about the old village life and about the different windmills. We were able to talk with some of the millers and question what they were doing. The cheese factory trip and clog makingdemonstration were also very interesting. Our guide was great-- lots of tidbits of information as we drove around. He has a perfect personality for the job and We really appreciated the way that he never rushed us and let us linger at lunch. The wine was yumm

Carol G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

It was wonderful to see the windmills, making of clogs, the countryside as well as the quaint little neighborhoods that we walked through. As it was a small group you didn't have to struggle to see out the windows and snap pictures. The guide was fantastic… Good sense of humor and very very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

Gregory C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

August 2017

The smaller group tour is definitely the way to go. Our guide Tund? was fantastic and took us places you'd never seen on the big bus tours. It's so nice being in a small group where you can always hear your guide talking about the local attractions, history and stories of the places you are visiting. Plus being in a smaller group gave us extra time at all the sites. We loved this tour! I'd highly recommend it to anyone that prefers a personal experience with a knowledgeable and fun guide over the large group buses. Also...pay the extra 4 euros and go into the windmill that is producing the lumber. It's very impressive to see a working windmill in action from the inside. 5 Stars!

Peter-Britteny B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

July 2017

Was a very personalized tour there was only our family and one other family on the tour so it was great to have the small group, we didn't feel rushed at all at each of the stops and were able to enjoy every moment. Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable as well. Overall we had a great time, would definitely recommend!

"A must do"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Lesley Rhode Island
We had a wonderful day in the Dutch countryside on this tour. A small group led by a very friendly knowledgeable owner, Tol. We were so glad we did this tour and can totally recommend it.
"Must do"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Gaurav Dubai - aug 2017
I am personally not a fan of large bus tours etc. But I am glad we did it. Small group of 8 people in mini bus and very much personalised. Apostolis and Tone but are awsome guys. We did little but of customisation. Did bus one side and were picked up for the boat tour while returning back so that we could get feel of villages and boat ride as well. Our kids aged 12 and 6 years had a blast.

"Very nice tour, very friendly and friendly guide,"

"A must do"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Lesley Rhode Island aug - 2017
We had a wonderful day in the Dutch countryside on this tour. A small group led by a very friendly knowledgeable owner, Tol. We were so glad we did this tour and can totally recommend it.
"Must do"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Gaurav Dubai - aug 2017
I am personally not a fan of large bus tours etc. But I am glad we did it. Small group of 8 people in mini bus and very much personalised. Apostolis and Tone but are awsome guys. We did little but of customisation. Did bus one side and were picked up for the boat tour while returning back so that we could get feel of villages and boat ride as well. Our kids aged 12 and 6 years had a blast.

 

"Very nice tour, very friendly and friendly guide,"

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedVanda – Italy 6 - aug- 2017

Being a small group makes a difference, really nice places, it's worth it if you have time to flee half a day from the city to see the beautiful countryside, the windmills and the fishing village. RECOMMENDED"very personalized tour"

 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended Peter and Britteny 26 - jul - 2017

Was a very personalized tour there was only our family and one other family on the tour so it was great to have the small group, we didn't feel rushed at all at each of the stops and were able to enjoy every moment. Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable as well. Overall we had a great time, would definitely recommend!

"Great Tour"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended "Michelle S Brisbane Australia
This was an excellent choice for us. We had Teun as our guide and he did a superb job of showing us around. A smaller group means a lot flexibility and a much more personalised tour. Getting to the meeting point was easy, and the whole day was enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
 “Amazing tour, must do!”
5 star rating: Highly Recommended
15-Jul-2017 Abbie – United Kingdom
This tour was amazing, as we pulled up to Zaanse Schans we saw big buses of people which made me really appreciate the small group we had. Don't let the others put you off though the place is big so it shouldn't feel too crowded. Our group was only me, my partner and another couple. The tour guide, Tol, was super informative and laid back but professional. He was great, despite the weather being horrible. Due to the weather he asked us where we wanted to go and we agreed to split the day up a bit and went into a couple of little villages after the trip the volendam which was so good. Really get the experience of the countryside. Even had a little tasting treat at the end. Would definitely recommend this company the everyone!
"Loved it!"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended Yasotha – Malaysia

July 4, 2017

It was a lovely half day spent at Zaanse Schans and the countryside. We had some time one our own to explore, however i would have liked more time in Volendam. Being in a small group, it was very personalised and enjoyable. Highly recommended!

Awesome guide! Awesome Tour! Worth it!
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

June 14, 2017

 Started out by the ferry and drove into the villages- saw some windmills. Saw how cheese was made- tasted all the types. Saw how clogs are made. Beautiful Countryside. All in all a really fun easy tour.
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"Wonderful guide and great tour!"
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

June 27, 2017

 This tour was fabulous from the pick up to drop off. Guide was very interesting and able to answer any questions we had along the way. The village of Volendam is beautiful and should not be missed. We will definitely book another tour with this company when we are next in Holland. Thank you!
xiaoli H
5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Jun 2017 

The Driver/guide sorry forget his name is a handsome, professional, and very nice guy. He guided all scene we expected. The beautiful windmills and fish village. The guide offer us wine to celebrate our successful trip at the end of the trip.

Ann Lorraine P
5 star rating: Highly Recommended
 Jun 2017 

Excellent trip with Apostley as our wonderful guide. Weather was a bit dull and misty to see all the views but overall excellent value for money. Wandered around windmills, visited cheese and clog making factory. Had local fish dishes for lunch and the icing on the cake was when our guide stopped, produced a picnic hamper with schnapps and local biscuits! Excellent

awaywego_98
5 star rating: Highly Recommended
 Jun 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. There were only 6 of us in a mini van with a wonderful guide Roxanne. It was nice to get away from the city and get a taste of the countryside of Holland. The stops were all interesting and the pace of the tour was great for this senior who is not a fast walker. We were blessed with beautiful weather which made this a perfect excursion.
Laurie H 
5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Jun 2017 

The tour was very well organized and or guide was great. Pick up was very smooth and the locations we visited were great. The summer rush was starting so crowds were around but our guide knew how to work around them. I would recommend this group as the trip was well worth the money.

 

Carol C USA 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Would highly recommend this small group to all. Special treatment and extra time where the large group are on a time line. The Villages and Windmills were amazing , not the mention the cheese that we brought back!

abarbure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

I really enjoyed the tour. I liked the small group, more personal and easy to get answers to any questions. The guide took us to some really Dutch places, I highly recommend this tour.

Sameera P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Had a very pleasant time exploring the old towns just outside amsterdam. very nice and knowledgable guide. A small tour group.

GORDANA R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Odlican provod

Excellent selection of destinations and very good knowledge guide. A small group has the advantage of in-person get all the information you need. Only recommend a longer retention in Volendam which is beautiful. Wine tasting national drinks on the lake shore was a very pleasant experience.

Ronald L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

What a great day!! Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his region. The tour itself was well planned and gave us plenty of time to have a good look around. The small group aspect of the tour is one of the best parts. Your get a better feel on the tour rather than being herded on the big bus.

John P. B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

We had a wonderful time on this tour. It was a small group so we were able to ask questions and received good information about the areas we visited. Just a note, you do need to pay 4 to get into each windmill, but well worth it. The schnapps at the end of the trip was a nice ending to the tour. Our tour guide was the best!

Frederick F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

April 2017 

Very personal. Great balance of free time and guided information. Feel like a local.

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Suzanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

April 2017 

This tour was fantastic. There was only 4 of us so it felt like a personal tour. Tol explained all the history on the windmills at Zaanse Schans. Pointing lots of things along our way. He is such a wonderful, local guide. Tol took us to the best place in Volendam to try eel, which was surprisingly nice. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Thanks Tol.

Cheryl L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

Very nice tour, small group just like our own private tour. Our guide is friendly and share with us a lot local story. We are unlucky due to the bad weather, however the whole journey is pleasant due to our good and amazing guide.
Thanks to Apostolis for going extra mile to help us solve the hiccup that we face in Amsterdam.

robyngorman54

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

This tour was by far better than we could have imagined. Tol was probably the best we've ever had. There were just two of us, but it was wonderful. The sun was shining and the Windmills in Zaanse Schans were stunning. Volendam was such a picturesque little village we hated to leave. We saw the beautiful Dutch countryside and stopped on a dike to sample a wonderful Dutch drink. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The fact that it is a small group tour guarantees you more personalized day. We will definitely be back and will do this all over again. Fabulous isn't even a good enough word to describe our experience!

Chelsea O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

What a fantastic tour! Our guide, Apostolis sp? was so knowledgeable and charming and gave us a great look into the Dutch countryside with great history facts and tips on what to see/eat/do around the area. We loved being able to see a different part of the Netherlands outside of Amsterdam, and even on a rainy day, the windmills and little villages were an incredible site. The small group made the tour feel very personal-we loved every stop!

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

It was raining, cold and windy on our tour day but that didn't stop our guide from delivering a fantastic tour through the windmills and historical villages. Included in the tour we watch wooden shoes being made and tasted some delicious cheese. A lunch stop over at a charming local waterfront restaurant provided a nice warm up with a hearty bowl of pea soup with sausage and bacon. Highly recommend!

velda l

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedFebruary 2017

There were only 4 of us in this tour and it was really personalised! The tour was informative and fun. Highly recommended.

Catherine S

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedFebruary 2017

February 2017 This small group tour was the highlight of our trip to the Netherlands. Our tour guide, Tol, I believe his full name was Apostoli was fantastic. He was patient with our group of eight and took the time to answer questions as they came up. He shared a lot of his personal experiences with us and balanced our time as we requested. We took this tour in November 2016 and I recommended it to friends who visited Amsterdam in early January 2017. They were fortunate to have the same guide and were so appreciative to have found this opportunity to learn more about the Netherlands from this tour.

Rusitha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

One of the best excursions we did when we are in Europe. We enjoyed the whole day with our Guide. He was very interesting.. Also friendly and flexible. He had good knowledge about what he was talking about... Comfortable vehicle too.

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

This was an outstanding tour. We were provided a great experience, our guide was very knowledgeable and most accommodating. Highly recommend to all.

Stuart M

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

Can and #39;t say enough good. Small personalized attention far better than previously taken big bus tours in area that take you to their own owned stores. This in contrast took us to all locally owned sites like cheese and clog making. Easy to get to across river. Ferry free and only several minutes.

Cristina D

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

The tour was fantastic! We were the only ones in the group, our guide was very knowledgeable, flexible, and eager to show us the gems of Netherlands. We learn and enjoyed a lot!

woerle4 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

This may have been the coolest tour I have ever done! Our tour guide Apostilis was extremely nice and was willing to go out of his way to make sure we enjoyed the tour. I would highly recommend any of his tours and cannot wait to come back in the summer to see more of Holland with him.

syed

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedDecember 2016

A great tour cover north of Amsterdam which cover Zaanse Schans Windmill, Volendam and Marken. It was easy to follow the direction to the meeting point. Our tour guide is very friendly and knowledgeable in which we learnt about culture and traditional life the Dutch countryside. He also allow just right time to stay in each location. Highly recommended tour.

jjnovotny

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedDecember 2016

This tour was great, we had been to Amsterdam many times but never ventured north. There was only one other couple on the tour, so it felt like we booked a private one. Our tour guide was full of knowledge and great to talk to. We had a really good time!

Daniel D

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedNovember 2016

Great to cover north of Amsterdam in half a day. Was the only 2 participants so it became a private tour. Guide Apostoli is knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. Visited Zaanse Schans windmills, very charming. Went to cheese farm and klompen factory and did the traditional costume photo-shoot in Edam - great variety of cheese, there'll be a couple which should suit your taste. In Volendam, tasted great seafood - raw herrings and fried cod cubes are must-try at much lower price compared to Amsterdam central. Given extra tour to Monnikendam for additional snack stops and drive-bys tour.

Emily B

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedOctober 2016

We had a group of five and absolutely loved it! The directions to the meeting place were easy to follow. Throughout the day our guide allowed us to choose what we wanted to talk about and the amount of time we stayed at each place. Our guide was very nice and funny. We had a great time seeing all the highlights of Holland!

VY N

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedOctober 2016
I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide is awesome. He provided excellent customer service. Small group tour makes a difference with bus tour. My husband and I really enjoy this tour.

kenneth m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Ottoni R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2016

Very interesting. I definitely recommend.

Sofia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016
We had a great time with this small group tour! We could feel almost dutch

Murray M

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedSeptember 2016
Our guide gave us an absolutely fabulous experience of the countryside. Highly recommend this small group tour!

Siddharth S

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedAugust 2016

This Trip to the countryside was the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. We picked a small group tour and luckily for us we were the only group as we were 5 of us. ApostleTall, picked us and took us on this tour of Zaanse Schans , Volendam and the countryside. He made the trip memorable with his knowledge, continuous chit chat and trivia facts. From Eel delicacies to clog making to dutch cookies, we covered it all. If not for the Europride parade, we would have had more time to see the other treasures around Amsterdam.Highly Recommend this experience.

David A

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedAugust 2016
This was an excellent tour run by Doun for 5 hours in the Dutch countryside. It was a pleasure to do a small group tour rather than a large coach as it was a great deal quicker to get in and out of e places we visited. Out guide was knowledgable and interesting and allowed just the right amount of time at each location. I'd highly recommend this tour.

Richard A. F

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedAugust 2016
Our guide was prompt, very friendly, and shared great information. Small group means small group there was only one other couple with us, so the attention was fantastic, and a lot of surrounding area was fit into our small time together. We concluded the trip with a lovely toast of Dutch liqueur on the top of a dike. The whole trip was memorable and well worth it.

Kirsten E

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJuly 2016
Great small group tour. Personalised, knowledgable and professional. Did not feel rushed and felt very welcomed. Highly recommend this type of tour in preference to a large bus tour.

Berryno5

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJuly 2016
Our guide was wonderful! It was like a private tour with a local, lots of interaction with the guide, great sightseeing, flexible itinerary. I highly recommend!

TERESA R

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJuly 2016
You cannot miss this Waterland Tour! Very interesting, great guide!

gustafsonem

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJuly 2016
This was an excellent trip! It was a small group with just 4 people so the guide was able to answer many questions we had as we visited each area. While there was a schedule, because we were a small group it gave us more flexibility as we went from place to place. When driving from one place to the next our guide told us a lot about the Netherlands - history, culture, food, etc. and he encouraged us to ask questions so we would learn more. Walking through a windmill was amazing. I highly recommend this trip!

nilamjetha

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJune 2016
The trip was excellent - the guide was very knowledgeable and customer service was excellent. It was for a small group and it was perfect!

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJune 2016
Skip the big bus and book this small tour. We were picked up promptly which was great since it was raining hard! Tol has a Volkswagen van that is nice and comfortable. We saw all of the things that the big buses saw but did not have to be in the big crowds. Tol is very accommodating and willing to stop or adjust the tour to your liking. He grew up here and is really knowledgeable about the history and the area. Book this tour, you won't regret it.

Cassandra JUSA 

4 star rating: RecommendedNovember 2016
This tour is a great way to see the picturesque villages many people associate with the Netherlands. This tour began in a super-convenient location just a quick, free ferry ride from behind Amsterdam Central Station. I'm really glad we got to see this other side of the area. The windmills were beautiful we even went inside of one and climbed to the top, and so were the fishing villages. We ate lunch overlooking the water. We were in a group of 5, and it is much nicer to have a small group like this. I definitely recommend this tour.

Marilena G

4 star rating: RecommendedSeptember 2016