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EXPERIENCE

9.30: Pick up from your hotel in Amsterdam
10.15: We ll head to the Schermer, one of the largest regained land areas in Holland, filled with windmills! In the 17th century, the lake Schermeer was drained by 52 mills, resulting in the Schermerpolder. A unique piece of water management from the Golden Age. We ll visit the Museum Mill which you can see from top to bottom. You ll see how the mill works and how people used to live in mills.
11.00: a drive on the dikes through regained land of the Schermer passing Esther s family windmill and idyllic small villages.

11.15: A visit to De Rijp which was once a busy fishing village famous for its herring fleet and whalers. However, after the surrounding sea got drained the Rijp found itself encircled by land. Jan Adriaanzoon Leeghwater, the famous hydraulic engineer was born here. Free from mass tourism, De Rijp is a beautiful village to visit.
11.30: The Beemster. We ll drive through the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Beemster with its regained land known as Polders. A system of roads, plots, farms, and canals was carefully planned across the polder after the Beemster Lake was drained. We ll see the beautiful farmhouses and the green meadows.
12.00: The famous cheese town of Edam. In Edam, we ll take a small stroll in the old center and visit Henry Willig s cheese shop of to have a Gouda & Edam cheese tasting. They rank among the top 10 cheesemakers globally. If you re a big cheese lover& you ll be in cheese heaven! They have 30 flavors and design the cheeses especially for traveling.
13.00 : Lunchtime. You can choose where you want to have lunch on your own but as locals, we can direct you to some nice places. Whether it s at a nice local fish restaurant or a traditional Dutch pancake restaurant, just tell us your preferences and we ll arrange it for you.
14.15: Clog demonstration. Always wanted to know how a clog is made? Join the wooden shoe demonstration and find out! You can even try on a pair of wooden shoes.
14.45: Broek in Waterland. This village is surrounded by water and is one of the most beautiful villages in Holland. It is comparable with the famous Dutch water village Giethoorn. We ll enjoy a pleasant stroll passing the old wooden houses with their preserved original details, like ceremonial doors and carved lintels, and a beautiful restored sixteenth century church. The floor is paved with the tombstones of the formally rich inhabitants of Broek in Waterland.
15.30: Back at your hotel in Amsterdam

 

HIGHLIGHTS

We make stopovers in less touristy gems, such as De Rijp, Driehuis, Beemster
We will visit a working windmill from the 17th century that once regained land
Indulge in a Gouda and Edam cheese tasting
This tour is especially made for seniors or people who have mobility problems.
Enjoy a wooden shoe crafts demonstration

 

 

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