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Hidden Treasures of the Dutch Countryside

Are you ready for a surprise trip? We promise it will be a unique experience where you discover the Netherlands at its best. The tour includes several stops, but we keep it a secret which stops it will be exactly.

Within 15 minutes we have left the busy city center of Amsterdam behind us and your surprise tour will start.

Meadows, cows, ditches, windmills, dikes, farms, Frisian horses, local villages, a steam pumping station, a local museum, a museum village, UNESCO world heritage, local guides, traditional clothing, a cruise over the lakes…

Anything is possible during this surprise tour. The only thing you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy this unique day in which we will show you the best in the area.

Do you have any specific wishes? Just send us an e-mail and we will try to make it happen.


8 hours


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Lunch - This tour includes a delicious traditional Dutch farmer lunch including coffee, tea, milk and (hot) water
    • Experienced driver and guide
    • All entree fees
    • Local guides at several stops
    • Transport by luxurious air conditioned touringcar or mini van
    • Exclusive map of the Amsterdam Lake District
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Hindeloopen
    • Entry/Admission - UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Schokland
    • Entry/Admission - Het Friese Museumdorp
    • Entry/Admission - It preamke
    • Entry/Admission - Woudsend
    • Entry/Admission - Harlinger Aardewerk & Tegelfabriek
    • Entry/Admission - Eise Eisinga Planetarium
    What's excluded :
    • Transport from your hotel
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Afsluitdijk, Den Oever The Netherlands

    Afsluitdijk or the world famous enclosing dike which is indispensable while visiting Friesland. Walk across the dike, climb the watchtower monument and take a picture with Mr. Lely, founder of the dike.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Hindeloopen, Dijkweg 1, 8713 KD Hindeloopen The Netherlands

    One of the must-see when visiting the Amsterdam Lake District is this little city with only 900 inhabitants. A local guide will there for you to walk with you through the streets of this wonderful place. Also, you will have the chance to meet with Roosje a traditional painter.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, Gemaalweg 1a, 8531 PS Lemmer The Netherlands

    A true UNESCO World Monument, the Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal an exceptional steam pumping station. One of the operators will give you an exclusive tour through the heart of this beautiful building.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Museum Schokland, Middelbuurt 3, 8319 Schokland The Netherlands

    Schokland is a former island in a former sea. Lots of culture and heritage is hidden in this beautiful place. Look out over the former sea bed and have a local guide show you around on the former island.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Het Friese Museumdorp, Meerweg 4, 8758 LC Allingawier The Netherlands

    Allingawier is a small and beautiful open-air museum village. Over there you will be delighted to discover hidden treasures. Take some time to meet with villagers while our local guide shows you around and tells you all about the secrets this village keeps.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: It preamke, Suderseewei 11, 8754 GK Makkum, Netherlands

    Enjoy 1hour cruise on a traditional shallow-draught flat-bottomed ship and discover the Frisian Lakes. You will know everything about the areat thanks to your local skipper while enjoying the beautiful landscapes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Molestrjitte, 8529 MJ Woudsend, Netherlands

    Amongst all the villages of the Amsterdam Lake District, Woudsend, is one of the most picturesque. You will have the chance to have a unique tour through this village, with our local guide, exploring 4 churches a maze of alleys, small shops, an antiquity room and 2 windmills where we will visit at least 1 to get a special tour by the miller.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Giethoorn, Giethoorn, Overijssel Province

    The "Venice of the North", a famous village known for its particularity to have not roads. Enjoy a canal cruise and wander around through this small village and over the little bridges.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Harlinger Aardewerk & Tegelfabriek, Voorstraat 84, 8861 BP Harlingen The Netherlands

    A local inhabitant guide will give you an exclusive tour and tell you more about the process while you watch the painters hand painting the tiles.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Eise Eisinga Planetarium, Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker The Netherlands

    Visit the oldest planetarium in the world. you will be given plenty of information in the Planet Room and there is time to discover the rest of the museum, including the radar on your own.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Amsterdam Lake District Tours

Activity ID: V-88330P20

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