Alkmaar is a beautiful village and time there was extremely short. Due to the crowds that arrived prior to our tour bus it was difficult to see much. I would recommend the tour getting started earlier, enabling an earlier arrival and maximizing the experience.
The windmill portion of the trip was very informative, especially the ability to freely tour the inside of a working windmill.
The knowlegable guide's soothing voice lulled me to a restful place during the return commute which was great since traffic prohibited our return at the promised time. A rejuvinating nod was able to be captured during the ride back to de Dam which was great preparation for afternoon events. Glad we booked this tour!
This was booked for the first afternoon in de Dam as an opportunity to become familiarized with the city. We went up and down so many canals that although the tour was informative, it was easy to get mixed up. It would be beneficial to have a map, and for the guide to reference which Straats were being paralleled. The narrative was informative. Some boats were totally covered, and others only half covered. Standing back in line to ensure receiving preferred seating choice on the next boat - or even the one after that - was appropriate.
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