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Dutch Countryside and Windmills

Discover the typical Dutch countryside and visit a 17th century windmill with a private guide.
Cultural Visit
3.5 hours
Private Certified Guide
Local Customs & Traditions

Meet your private, fully licensed guide and your private chauffeur at your hotel and hop into a fully-equipped Mercedes V-class minivan to get out of the city and discover the Dutch countryside.
The first stop is a local milk farm, approximately 30 minutes away from Amsterdam. Learn all about the life at a farm today, and what it was like to be a farmer in the past and enjoy some fresh milk.
The second stop is a 17th century village called De Rijp, which is located 40 minutes away by car from the milk farm. Not only will you be exploring the charms of this village, but you will also live the life of a 17th century family, playing an old Dutch children’s game (depending on the age and size of your family), eating Dutch cookies and tasting herring (De Rijp built its fortune through herring fishing).
The final stop is a windmill located 10 minutes away from the village. You will have a private tour of the windmill and understand how it was used to grind the wheat or pump water.
At the end of this private visit of the windmill, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Amsterdam.

This tour is available in the following languages : English

Meeting Point: The hotel in Amsterdam
Finish: The hotel in Amsterdam

6 years
3 Hrs, 30 Min
A private, experienced guide who knows how to keep the children engaged
A private chauffeur and fully-equipped V-class minivan
A private visit of a typical Dutch windmill
Tastings: milk, cookies and herring
Snacks and drinks other than the tasting included and water in the vehicle
Tips and purchases such as souvenirs
A typical local milk farm
A charming 17th century village
A traditional windmill

Is this a private activity?

It sure is. Your family members will be the only ones doing this tour, with your private guide, chauffeur and vehicle. You will be the only guests in the milk farm and in the windmill.

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages. Our vehicles are equipped with baby seats or booster seats, so we are able to accommodate to any child, regardless of their age. Our family-friendly guide will adapt to the ages of the children and make sure everyone has a great time.

Are the parents staying with the children or separated?

We always promote a family-bonding moment, where parents and children enjoy an activity together as a family. So, parents and children will not be separated. However, if you choose to send your children on this activity alone, it is possible, provided that a babysitter accompanies the children regardless of the age, for insurance purposes (our guides are not responsible for the children).

Will we spend a long time in the vehicle?

The time spent in the car is not more than 2 hours (that is with traffic), which will enable you to admire the countryside. There is at least 2 hours spent outside of the minivan

What happens if it rains?

The tour will take place no matter what the climate conditions are. Just remember to bring a rain jacket or an umbrella when visiting the village.

Will my teenage kids like this excursion?

Sure they will. It is a great way to get out of the city and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Besides, although very flat, the countryside has some great landscapes. And since this is a private tour, the guide will adapt their speech to your teenage children.
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