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Découvrez la culture néerlandaise lors d’une visite matinale d’une demi-journée à la campagne au départ d'Amsterdam. En compagnie d'un guide, vous visiterez les villages pittoresques de Zaanse Schans, Edam et Volendam dans la région du nord de la Hollande et plongerez dans le monde des digues, des moulins à vent, du fromage et des sabots. Observez des moulins à vent en fonctionnement et des démonstrations de fabrication de sabots dans un musée à ciel ouvert sur la rivière Zaan ; faites des tours guidés dans les vieilles villes pittoresques d'Edam et Volendam, et apprenez-en plus sur la production du fromage dans une ferme fromagère ou à un poids public.
Excellent tour in which we learned a lot of history, as well as how products such as wooden shoes and Edam and Gouda cheese is made/created. It was a cold day for us, but the countryside is beautiful and our multilingual guide was very entertaining and full of useful knowledge. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone, especially families.
Tour guide was Edgar.
He was fun and friendly. Took really good care of us throughout the trip. It was great that he spoke many languages although it could be confusing at times when he switched from one to the other. I thought that this was an English only tour. I cant help wondering whether he could have provided more information on the places we went to if he wasnt translating in 3 different languages all the time. Great tour and guide and driver all the same.
Don't miss this tour! Loved the charming, picturesque villages and the windmills. Punctual, informative guides. No matter how beautiful Amsterdam is, the countryside is memorable. On finalizing our tour, they dropped us off a short 5 minute walk away from a free ferry to the downtown area where you have quick access to restaurants, shopping, Madame Tussauds, the Royal palace, etc.
This is the second tour of this type we have taken and we loved every minute of it. We actually wish we had booked the longer tour so we could spend more time at each location. Especially Zaanse Schans. Juliet was our guide and she did an excellent job. Considering you are dealing with about 20 people all with their own personalities and wants, she was able to keep us all in check and well entertained. She was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and made us feel like a good friend was showing us around, not a paid guide. Hank, our bus driver was excellent as well. How he dealt with small spaces and backing the HUGE bus up amazed me. Be prepared with WATER and Snacks as there really isn't time to stop to eat! You can leave bags on the bus as well while visiting your next stop. I look forward to booking again through Viator for our next vacation!
So glad we chose to do this tour on our last day in Amsterdam. It was a great break from the city and if you are short on time, its a great opportunity to see the country side without it taking all day. We left at 10am and were back to our hotel by a bit after 4pm, even with transport, leaving us plenty of time in the day. The sights are beautiful and despite being it being a VERY windy and cold day, it was worth it. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and we learned much that we wouldn't have know otherwise, or in doing this excursion on our own. The windmills are gorgeous, but give yourself enough time to walk the distances before you decide to do any souvenir shopping, you want to make sure you have enough time because the photo ops are abundant and you will spend more time than you think doing this! Departures are prompt! Be at your designated meeting spot early, or they will leave without you!