Within 15 minutes in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, we have left behind us the busy city center and along the way, you will discover the Dutch countryside. Start the day with two UNESCO sites, Beemster polder, and the Defense Line of Amsterdam. Discover how the Dutch were masters over the water as early as the 16th century by reclaiming land and using water in the battle against enemy attacks. Next, you will visit the world-famous Afsluitdijk (Enclosing Dike). Walk through this amazing dike while you enjoy a wonderful view of the IJssellake and the Wadden Sea (UNESCO). Then it’s off to a picturesque open-air museum village where the locals will welcome you for a trip back in time. After enjoying a typical, traditional delicious Dutch farmers' lunch, continue your journey and learn about the 11 cities of Friesland while on the way to Hindeloopen. In this beautiful, scenic city with only 900 inhabitants, your guide will tell you the secrets and brilliant details of this once very wealthy city. The next stop is another UNESCO treasure, the impressive Ir. D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station, where one of the operators will give you a tour. Lastly, we will stop at another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your local guides will take you to the former seabed where you will find the “island” of Schokland. It’s impressive to learn all the history surrounding this former island.
I am a co-founder of Amsterdam Lake District Tours. Since I was born and raised in Friesland, I am a proud Frisian who is ready to share the beauty of my home area with the world. I have lived abroad for a few years, but each time I came back to my beloved province I surprised myself to be amazed at its beauty. Today I know how important it is to share your culture and traditions to keep it alive. However, I realised that many travellers don't go beyond Amsterdam. They don't know and realize that there is so much more beauty to discover in our country. Therefore we wish to share the secrets of our beautiful home area with you while we teach you about the country, Unesco World Heritage, life below sea level and much more. Come and explore the Netherlands with us
Traditional Dutch farmer lunch
In a luxurious air-conditioned minivan
The Netherlands is home to 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and you will have the wonderful opportunity to discover 5 of them today! This tour is perfect to escape the busy city for a day and explore the real Netherlands and the Dutch countryside. Heading to North, Friesland will welcome you. Highlights of this tour: Defense Line of Amsterdam Beemster polder Wadden Sea Ir. D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station Schokland and surroundings
Explore Holland and five UNESCO sites