Delight in the pretty Dutch countryside from the water on a 4-hour boat tour experience from Amsterdam. Leave the city’s bustle behind, and board a comfortable boat to sail around the beautiful landscapes of Waterland. Waft along quiet waterways past gabled farms, lush dairy pastures and pretty marshlands; and have your camera ready as you sail through quaint towns and time-warp villages such as Uitdam, Broek and Zuiderwoude. Along the way, hear fascinating facts and tales about the region’s history, cheese-making heritage and other traditions from the onboard guided commentary. At the weekend indulge yourself with an additional visit to a tea garden, wine farm or church restaurant (own expense).
4-hour Dutch countryside cruise experience from Amsterdam with an informative local guide
Cruise through the bucolic landscapes of the Waterland region on a comfortable boat
See quaint villages such as Broek, Uitdam and Holysloot, and hear about their way of life
Pass old Dutch farms, flower meadows, marshlands and grazing herds of black-and-white cows
Learn about this picture-postcard region, famous for its old towns and cheese, from the onboard commentary
We had a wonderful day with our guide on a small boat navigating our way through some smaller waterways around villages outside of Amsterdam. we stopped in a couple of villages to have a walk around. we would never have seen these places if we had not done the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did everything to make us comfortable and tailored the timing of visits to suit us. It was just the two of us on the tour. Unfortunately the weather was not the best, but it did not ruin our tour.
The weather was poor so the guide suggested an alternative tour that was wonderful. The guide was extremely informative, flexible and pleasant. We learned all about making cheese, wooden shoes and the used for windmills. It was a wonderful excursion!
This is a must-do activity during your trip to Amsterdam. Our tour was absolutely magical. We explored Waterland by boat and saw extraordinarily beautiful scenes of the Dutch countryside. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and showed us the history of Holland and the local area from such a marvelous perspective. When we arrived for our boat ride, our tour guide had breakfast ready for us on the boat with an assortment of sandwich rolls made with local ingredients and a sampling of Holland's famous local cheeses.
We stopped in a small ancient town called Monnickendam where we grabbed a coffee, walked through the gorgeous old town, and took lovely photos with the vintage ships in the port. We visited a traditional smoked fish shop and saw the smoked fish being crafted by hand. Our tour guide truly made this trip unforgettable with his hospitality, friendliness, and endless historical knowledge.
The scenery of the Dutch Countryside is alluring so have your camera ready to capture photos of moments you have never experienced before. You'll see an array of wildlife such as farm animals, milk cows, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, fish, and a wide variety of birds. We stopped for photos with the black and white cows and they walked right up to our boat to say hello!
Besides the wildlife, you will have an insider's view of traditional Dutch gardens, back yards, and homes, which are decorated with meticulous attention to detail. Every back yard we saw from the boat had beautiful rustic decor, incredible gardens, and a mix of textures and colors that made for an enchanting backdrop.
This tour was the best part of our week long trip to Amsterdam. This tour is great for a romantic couple, a family, or even a business person with a free half-day who wants to relax and be immersed in the beauty of Holland's countryside.
This was an absolutely wonderful 4 hours! The day was quite rainy, so our guide Tol, also a part owner I believe, gave us the option of rescheduling for another day or going on a tour in his car. We chose the car.Tol is from the area and it was quite clear he loves his land as well as knows the history and people. He is a personable and polite young man whom we thoroughly enjoyed spending half a day with. We often take tours and I'd say this one was one of the best ever!