Semi private tour to windmills and countryside

Semi private tour to windmills and countryside

A Half Day Adventure

Discover Holland and visit the windmills and countryside villages near Amsterdam. On this small group tour 🚐 we take you to places where big bus tour companies can't come! On this tour you will see more of Holland in less time.

The Semi private tour to windmills and countryside is the perfect option for those short on time, who want to see the sights Holland is famous for. Windmills, fishing villages and green countryside filled with cows 🐄 : on this tour you’ll see the best Holland has to offer. 

The destinations on this tour are close to busy Amsterdam.

This semi private tour has a maximum of 8 passengers. This gives us the freedom to adjust the tour according to your personal needs. This way we can make sure you get the most out of your time in Holland.

We are flexible and don’t have strict time schedules, like so many tour companies. Nor do we have any fixed stops at shops or restaurants. Nothing is compulsory on our tours. It’s holiday, not work!

Historic Landmarks

On this tour you will see many famous Dutch landmarks, like the windmills of the Zaanse Schans and small countryside villages near Amsterdam.

Fully Narrated Tour

No taped messages here: your guide will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about windmills, cheese, clogs and living below sea level.

Professional Guide

Our guides are born and raised in Amsterdam and know the area by heart.

Easy Access

Our pickup point is next to Amsterdam Central Station.

Trip Itinerary

9:30 AM - Departure
Our meeting point is Cafe De Pont (Buiksloterweg 3-5, 1031 CC Amsterdam). This cafe is easily accessible with the free ferry that departs behind Amsterdam Central Station to Buiksloterweg. We leave at 9:30 and drive to our first stop, the windmills of the Zaanse Schans.
10:00 AM - Zaanse Schans
Visit to the windmill area of the Zaanse Schans. Entrance to one of the windmills is included.
11:15 PM - Departure
We leave the Zaanse Schans and drive to a cheese farm near Edam.
11:45 AM - Cheese farm
The visit includes an explanation on making cheese, a demonstration on how wooden shoes are made and cheese tasting.
12:30 PM - Lunch
We drive to either Volendam, Edam, Marken or Monnickendam for lunch. The destination depends on the season and your preferences.
13:15 PM - Little village in Waterland
On our way back to Amsterdam we visit Broek in Waterland. This picturesque and quaint village is quiet and peaceful, without other tourists. It’s one of those beautiful little villages that you just can’t visit on a big tour bus!
14:30 PM Back in Amsterdam
We are back in Amsterdam at the pickup point.


We had the most wonderful trip ever on that day. Not only the view and locations were excellent but the driver and guide rolled into one - Jan was outstanding. He had an easy friendly nature, wealth of knowledge about the country, places we were visiting and knew very intricate details of past history. A very fascinating person. I am truly happy we booked our trip with your organization especially when you have such great guides working for you. Thanks again for making our trip memorable for our family.
Kestur Jagdish Rao
October 2018
Great for those who do not wish to spend their time loading and unloading 40 passengers. Our guide Phillip was so knowledgeable and quite funny! The day was cold, windy and rainy so a great guide made the trip pleasurable. We saw more than we expected to see. With a small group we could name our own photo stops, breaks, and deviations from the formal itinerary. We found the workings of the windmills fascinating. The country and villages were so beautiful. I would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a more personalized way to see the area around Amsterdam.
October 2019
We booked this tour because we were interested in getting out of Amsterdam to see and hear more about the history of the area. We also didn't want to be in a huge crowd of tourists. This tour promised a maximum of 8 people (we had 5 plus the guide) and was not that much more expensive than the larger tour groups. It was worth every penny. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny, and knew how to run a tour. He combined local and historical information, kept us on track without making us feel like we were being herded, and showed and explained everything as advertised. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the countryside.
September 2019

from $89 each

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