The Netherlands is famous for two things geographically, how flat we are, and how close we are to drowning… But no need to worry, the Dutch engineers are very good at keeping us afloat despite working on land below the see level. The Waterland (funny little paradox there, ain’t it?), (or Zaanse Schans & Volendam) is a place where you’ll see such a Dutch landscape in all its glory!
The region is mainly marshy wetland with nine historical villages and 391 monuments. The tour will take you through a string of old fishing villages, windmills and craftsman shops. We visit restored windmills in Zaanse Schans and walk on the dikes at Volendam’s Harbor. In the Zaan region, we take you from the North sea canal to Westzaan where the architecturally famous green wooden houses are located. Then along the river Zaan, you see the remanents of the 19th century industrial revolution. We then cycle to Fort Spijkerboor, one of the 46 Defence line of Amsterdam forts and an UNCECO World Heritage site.
This tour also include a visit to a old school cheese factory.
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Departure and arrival location: Buiksloterweg 3-5, 1031 KT Amsterdam (close to Central station)
This tour departs every day of the week at 09:15 am in English.
After you have made the booking we will confirm the exact date which you will see mentioned on the voucher.