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All about the water – the battle in the Netherlands VIP tour

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All about the water – the battle in the Netherlands VIP Tour

If you are looking to learn more about the Netherlands, our battle against water, our water management and much more. This is your tour!

This tour will show you why the Dutch are called masters over the water. This tour will take you back in time. To the 17th century when the Dutch reclaimed land, to the 20th century when they built the Enclosing Dike, and to today, where we still fight the water to keep our feet dry. But we also enjoy the water very much. Come on a boattrip and experience why so many people own a boat. Visit a famous watersportsvillage and learn why the windmill is right near the water. And meanwhile, enjoy the Dutch countryside.

Highlights of this tour

  1. Endless areas of reclaimed land
  2. The world famous Enclosing dike
  3. The biggest steampumping station in the world, still in operation!
  4. Climb a windmill and meet the miller
  5. An exclusive boattrip over the Frisian lakes
  6. Traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch
  7. Local guides who will learn you so much about our little country
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If you want to get out of Amsterdam and see more than a few awesome examples of how the Dutch are truly masters of successfully managing the power of wind, water, flood control and land reclamation for farming, then you should go on this tour.
Paul, USA
Book here!
179
including exclusive photo booklet
  • Exclusive VIP tour in a luxury minivan
  • Including delicious Dutch lunch
  • Exclusive boat trip over the lakes
Tour days:
Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.Sun.
Book here!
179
including exclusive photo booklet
  • Exclusive VIP tour in a luxury minivan
  • Including delicious Dutch lunch
  • Exclusive boat trip over the lakes
Tour days:
Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.Sun.
Highlights

Highlights of this tour:

  • Learn more about the battle of the Dutch against water
  • Small group so no rush and exclusive insights
  • Large areas of reclaimed land
  • The world famous Enclosing dike (Afsluitdijk)
  • Visit a windmill and meet the miller
  • Exclusive guided tour in a picturesque museum village
  • Traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch including coffee, thee, milk and water
  • The world’s largest working steam pumping station with a private tour by 1 of the operators
  • The flat and beautiful Dutch countryside with it’s Frisian horses and Frisian cows
  • Exclusive guided tours by locals
  • The story of the Dutch and the battle against the water
  • Friesland, a “country” within the country
  • VIP tour, with photo stops wherever you want
Full Itinerary

All about water and the Netherlands VIP Tour

Within 15 minutes we have left the busy city center of Amsterdam behind us so it’s time to keep your eyes and ears open. As you will see the beautyfull Dutch countryside and learn everything about Dutch watermanagement.

We start by exploring a beautiful area of reclamed land. Indeed, we will be driving over the former bottom of the lake. Learn when, why and how this area was reclamed, and why there are still so many little canals in between the meadows. During spring and summer the area is at it’s prettiest.

Up next is the Enclosing Dike. Our biggest and most important dike. Learn why it was built, and explore the dike on your own. Here you will also find out how we still battle the water today. Because when you live below sea level, the fight against water is never ending!

After exploring the dike and learning more about regulating water levels, pumping water in and out and the operation of locks, it is time to enjoy the water. Hop on the boat, sit back and relax while you enjoy the countryside from the water as the captain will tell you everything about the beautiful surroundings.

After this boat trip we’re sure you’re getting a little hungry so it’s time for lunch (which is included in your tour). During this traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch there is more time for questions and learning about life in the Netherlands. From nowadays to back in the day. Our guides love to share the details with you.

Now it’s time to visit a picturesuqe watersports village, the only tourists you’ll find here are either Dutch or German. Enjoy a walking tour by a local guide who will share all the secrets of this little village. The tour will include a visit to a traditional windmill, an exclusive look inside an antiquity room and a tour through a maze of alleys. All exclusively for you!

Our last stop is another amazing architectural piece. The Ir. D.F. Wouda Steampumpingstation. Learn how we use water to fight the water. One of the operators will give you an exclusive tour through the pumping station and while he will tell you everything there is to know about this unique master piece you can ask him anything and take some great pictures.

Now the time has come to explore more polder landscapes while we drive back to Amsterdam. By the end of the afternoon you will be back in the city and have time to enjoy the evening on your own.

Included

This tour includes:

  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned minivan
  • Exclusive boat trip over the Frisian lakes
  • Traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch with coffee, tea, milk and water
  • Typical Dutch treats
  • All entry fees
  • Local guides giving exclusive tours at several locations
  • Exclusive map of the Amsterdam Lake District
  • Meet and greet with locals
  • Experienced driver & guide
Not included

Not included in this tour:

  • Transport from your hotel
  • Gratuities (optional)
Practical information

Practical information

  • Tour available from March 23rd – Septhember 30th
  • Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Departure location: Amsterdam, This is Holland
  • Check-in time: 8.15 AM
  • Departure time: 8.30 AM
  • Duration: ± 8,5 hours

 

Highlights of this tour:

  • Learn more about the battle of the Dutch against water
  • Small group so no rush and exclusive insights
  • Large areas of reclaimed land
  • The world famous Enclosing dike (Afsluitdijk)
  • Visit a windmill and meet the miller
  • Exclusive guided tour in a picturesque museum village
  • Traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch including coffee, thee, milk and water
  • The world’s largest working steam pumping station with a private tour by 1 of the operators
  • The flat and beautiful Dutch countryside with it’s Frisian horses and Frisian cows
  • Exclusive guided tours by locals
  • The story of the Dutch and the battle against the water
  • Friesland, a “country” within the country
  • VIP tour, with photo stops wherever you want

All about water and the Netherlands VIP Tour

Within 15 minutes we have left the busy city center of Amsterdam behind us so it’s time to keep your eyes and ears open. As you will see the beautyfull Dutch countryside and learn everything about Dutch watermanagement.

We start by exploring a beautiful area of reclamed land. Indeed, we will be driving over the former bottom of the lake. Learn when, why and how this area was reclamed, and why there are still so many little canals in between the meadows. During spring and summer the area is at it’s prettiest.

Up next is the Enclosing Dike. Our biggest and most important dike. Learn why it was built, and explore the dike on your own. Here you will also find out how we still battle the water today. Because when you live below sea level, the fight against water is never ending!

After exploring the dike and learning more about regulating water levels, pumping water in and out and the operation of locks, it is time to enjoy the water. Hop on the boat, sit back and relax while you enjoy the countryside from the water as the captain will tell you everything about the beautiful surroundings.

After this boat trip we’re sure you’re getting a little hungry so it’s time for lunch (which is included in your tour). During this traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch there is more time for questions and learning about life in the Netherlands. From nowadays to back in the day. Our guides love to share the details with you.

Now it’s time to visit a picturesuqe watersports village, the only tourists you’ll find here are either Dutch or German. Enjoy a walking tour by a local guide who will share all the secrets of this little village. The tour will include a visit to a traditional windmill, an exclusive look inside an antiquity room and a tour through a maze of alleys. All exclusively for you!

Our last stop is another amazing architectural piece. The Ir. D.F. Wouda Steampumpingstation. Learn how we use water to fight the water. One of the operators will give you an exclusive tour through the pumping station and while he will tell you everything there is to know about this unique master piece you can ask him anything and take some great pictures.

Now the time has come to explore more polder landscapes while we drive back to Amsterdam. By the end of the afternoon you will be back in the city and have time to enjoy the evening on your own.

This tour includes:

  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned minivan
  • Exclusive boat trip over the Frisian lakes
  • Traditional Dutch Farmers Lunch with coffee, tea, milk and water
  • Typical Dutch treats
  • All entry fees
  • Local guides giving exclusive tours at several locations
  • Exclusive map of the Amsterdam Lake District
  • Meet and greet with locals
  • Experienced driver & guide

Not included in this tour:

  • Transport from your hotel
  • Gratuities (optional)

Practical information

  • Tour available from March 23rd – Septhember 30th
  • Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Departure location: Amsterdam, This is Holland
  • Check-in time: 8.15 AM
  • Departure time: 8.30 AM
  • Duration: ± 8,5 hours

 

If you want to get out of Amsterdam and see more than a few awesome examples of how the Dutch are truly masters of successfully managing the power of wind, water, flood control and land reclamation for farming, then you should go on this tour.
Paul, USA
Book here!
179

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