COUNTRY SIDE TOURSExperience the Netherlands the local way.
We call ourselves ‘non-touristic tour guides’. Off the beaten track, out of the box, connecting visitors and residents with their surroundings and each other. That counts for our country side tour as well. Let us take you out of the city for the day and we promise you won’t feel like a stereotyped tourist. Take a stroll through some picturesque villages, be amazed by the eternal interactions between land and water, meet a miller in his mill, and learn all about fish and birds while sailing through the polder. All parts of the day will be accompanied by Dutch cuisine and everything is local, organic produce.
For this tour, we searched and found the rural crème de la crème. Your day starts with a drive through the most scenic landscapes by (electric) car. During a private reception in an old windmill, the miller will show and explain how several kinds of wheat are being milled. You will stroll through an old, picturesque fishing village and sail through the typical Dutch polder landscape. A local, retired geography teacher will teach you along the way. The whole day will be accompanied by several typical Dutch foods and beverages.
When in Amsterdam, do as the Amsterdammers do and go around by bike. Technically you aren’t leaving Amsterdam on this relaxing cycling tour. Northern Amsterdam consists for a big part of a rural area, with pastures and picturesque villages. Along the route there’s a nice variation of water, dikes and farm land. Enjoy the beautiful scenery while we’ll explain you everything you want to know about life below sea level!
We start this tour by ferry, crossing the river to the north side of the city. Soon you’ll experience the transformation from urban to rural area, from the bustling center to the tranquil hinterland. The distance we cover, is about 20 km. Depending on your preferred speed and amount of breaks, we take 4 to 5 hours.
Even though the biggest part of the route is through quiet area, cycling experience is a must for this tour..!