Amsterdam Windmill Tour
This is a 4½-hour small group tour of max 8 people.
Avoid the crowded buses,
be in relaxed company
with expert guide
Visit Zaanse Schans,
one of Holland’s most famous and enchanting sites.
Stroll along authentic wooden houses, actually inhabited today
and enter into a working windmill.
Drive through the Beemster,
the first polder in the Netherlands
to be reclaimed from a lake in 1612.
Learn about the engineering ingenuity
and innovative strength of the 17th century
Dutch investors who accomplished this mission
by means of 50 windmills.
14.6 ft under sea level, the Beemster is still drained perpetually today.
Since 1999 it has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Marvel at one of 45 late 19th century fortresses
that composed the 83 mile Amsterdam Defense Line
Stelling van Amsterdam,
equally classified as UNESCO World Heritage.
Learn how the Dutch used the abundant waters,
on the one hand their worst foe,
to their advantage in times of war.
By means of inundation the defense line would keep the
enemy at a safe distance from Amsterdam.
Visit the picturesque cheese village Edam
and enjoy a stroll on the banks
of our counry’s largest body of water IJsselmeer.
Small group tour
minimum 1 person – max 8
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Price €59 per person
(excl. €5 p.p. entrance fee to Windmill)
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