Russia & Baltics Tours

Dutch Countryside & Windmills Tour

ID 1574, Private tour

From $133.38 ($133.38 per person)

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Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Private/Custom Tours
  • Walking tours

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  • Admission included
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Walk through a picturesque old Dutch town of Monnickendam
Visit a Dutch a family farm producing dairy, tulips, and potatoes
Have a picnic lunch at an original windmill from 1600s

Itinerary

9:00 am - 12.30 pm
Meeting by the ship. The exact meeting time will be specified on your confirmation letter
Please note: the timing of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time

9.00 - 10.00 am
Drive through the very scenic backroads of Waterland.
Stop at the edge of the largest lake in Western Europe, and driver explains the eternal Dutch battle with water. Pass through three tiny rural villages.

10.00 - 11.30 am
Guided tour through the unspoiled harbour town of Monnickendam
You’ll amble its history-lined streets, and take in the beautiful Golden Age architecture, including a bell-tower that has famously been out of tune since the 1590s! Option to stop at a lovely local cafe for coffee and Dutch apple pie. Visit a lovely deli* to pick up supplies for a picnic lunch later at the windmill. (Except Sundays. Other lunch options will be available).

11.30 am - 12.00 pm
Drive to Beemster Polder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

12.00 - 12.30 pm
Explore Dutch family farm (dairy, potatoes, tulips - tulips only in season in late April or May)
Their milk goes to the most famous of all Dutch cheesemakers, Beemster (named after the region). The farmers sometimes come and chat – though that’s not guaranteed as it’s a working farm!

12.30 - 1.15 pm
Drive to working original windmill from 1600s, and enjoy a guided tour bringing you all the way inside and to the top of the building

1.15 - 2.00 pm
Enjoy a picnic lunch at the windmill. Indoor and outdoor seating available

2.00 - 3.35 pm
Drive back to Amsterdam.
3.35 - 4.00 pm
Return to the ship

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Inclusions

-Transport by A/C coach
-Professional tour guide-driver
-Top Attractions: Monnickendam, Beemster Polder, picnic at the windmill, Zuiderzee (the largest lake in Western Europe) etc.

Inside visits of
-Dutch family farm
-Original and working windmill from the 1600s


Price includes:
-English speaking professional tour guide-driver up to 8 pax; other languages upon request
-For groups of 9 people+ there will be a separate guide and driver
-Entrance fee to the Windmill
-Transportation in a A/C vehicle for 6 hours
-Pick up and drop off in the port

Price doesn’t include:
-€5 - €7 coffee and Dutch apple pie,
-€5 - €15 - Picnic lunch* (depending on what people buy, a nice ham and cheese sandwich is just €4 - wine is available at the deli we go to)
-Tips (recommended tips for guide: 10% of the tour cost, for driver: 5% of the tour cost)
* The picnic lunch option is not available on Sundays. The sit-down lunch place on Sundays is about €7-15 pp (depending on your choice)
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