Great experience to visit the countryside, to view real windmills and be inside one, to take a boat ride between fishing villages of Volendam and Marken and to realise how the Dutch mastered to expand their land from the sea, to sit in a clog-making demo and cheese manufacturing demo, and to try the fresh herring with diced onion and squeezed lemon. It's the tour, the experience that makes part of good memories.
Excelent too short the first stop no time to enjoy
Wonderful experience and got to taste some fantastic produce!!!
This tour exceeded our expectations. It was well worth going. You so so many more sights then you could on your own. They took us to several different sights.
Fabulous day tour from Amsterdam. We thought we were only going to see old windmills, which in fact they were but still in use today. The one we visited was used for logging and sawing the logs for restorations etc. and was fascinating. The clog demonstration also great and fishing village great. Thoroughly recommend the tour.
This is a wonderful tour that includes many interesting places. We loved seeing a working windmill that could be explained to us by the Miller. Next we went to a cheese factory and heard all about making cheese and as a bonus got to taste many different kinds of cheeses. Next was lunch at a local restaurant. They were waiting and ready for us so it was very efficient. Then the boat ride which gave a little time to relax and talk with other visitors to Amsterdam. Last we went to the wooden shoe factory. It was fascinating. Where else could you try on actual wooden shoes. All in all it was a perfect day.
Personable guide. Clean, safe bus. Beautiful views and commentary on countryside and reclamation of land from sea. Best part, though: I never expected to see an authentic windmill actually working up close and inside. A must see. Absolutely fascinating. The host miller ground flax seed with massive mills stones driven by the wind. Everything made of wood and absolutely the way they did it in the old days. Many thanks to the folks who have kept this windmill running.
Tour was excellent - the service and information from the guide and bus driver was exceptional. A fantastic day!
The tour guides were excellent. Bus was good. There was a full bus of tourists but it went well. Long day but worth it. You do not have to do a tour of an area ie the cheese factory but keep an eye on the time so you can meet the group afterwards. Windmill was included in the price so keep with the group or you pay 4 euros for entrance. Defiantly a good day trip to experience some of Holland outside the city center.
We had a wonderful time on our tour and were thoroughly impressed with our guides. We rate it a 10.
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