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Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour and Zaanse Schans Windmills

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Explore the countryside around Amsterdam by bike and enjoy a real Dutch experience on this 5.5-hour tour. Visit 17th-century windmills, learn how they made the paper for the US Declaration of Independence, visit a clog maker, and try Gouda cheese.

Highlights

  • Cycle in a small group at a leisurely pace
  • Visit windmills outside the tourist area
  • See the beautiful wetlands painted by Monet

Description

Learn about Dutch culture and history as you discover the area of Zaanse Schans on a half-day bicycle tour from Amsterdam. Meet your guide at Amsterdam Central Station and travel to Zaandam by train to start the bicycle tour. Cycle past industrial windmills and admire the beautiful landscape. Stop at a sawmill to learn how it operates, and visit a paper mill to see how paper was made in the 17th century. Pedal through the stunning wetlands, painted by Monet at the end of the 19th century. Pass the neighborhood of Domineestuin, filled with authentic wooden houses, before arriving in Zaanse Schans. Park your bicycle and enjoy a demonstration of how clogs are made. Take the opportunity to taste delicious Gouda cheese, a local specialty. After a fantastic half-day experience, return by bike to Zaandam and board the train back to Amsterdam Central Station, where your tour will end.

Includes

Bicycle tour Guide Return train ticket from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam Entrance to one windmill
Food and drinks

Important Information

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.

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