This tour takes you through the typical flat Dutch ‘polder’ landscape. Polder island that has been reclaimed from the
sea, and most of the land where you drive through today was a sea until the 1950-ties. On this tour you will be mainly visiting Giethoorn and Bourtange, definitely two of the most picturesque villages of the Netherlands.
Meet your guide/driver at our central meeting point in Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned single deck bus will take you to today’s destinations. The journey takes you through the typical flat Dutch ‘polder’ landscape. Polder island that has been reclaimed from the
sea, and most of the land where you drive through today was a sea until the 1950-ties.
Your first destination will be Giethoorn, definitely one of the most picturesque villages of the Netherlands. The town has been one of the most popular tourist villages in the country and is nicknamed the Dutch Venice. Just like Venice, Giethoorn has many canals and the only way to get around town is by boat or walking. No cars are allowed in the old town, whose history dates back to the middle ages.
During a short walking tour through the village, your guide will reveal the city’s unique character, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities and more. You'll also experience Giethoorn from the water in a 1 hr boat trip. After that, you will enjoy a one-course meal of high quality.
After that, you will depart to Bourtange. Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. It was built in 1593 under the orders of William the I of Orange, to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen, which was controlled by the Spaniards during the time of the Eighty Years' War. You will be guided through the highlights of Bourtange.
Late afternoon we drive back to Amsterdam via the Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk), one of the most famous waterworks of Holland!
- Wyndham Apollo hotel, Apollolaan 2 - 08:30 am
- Heineken Experience busstop, Stadhouderskade 78 - 08:40 am
- Inside the souvenir shop of the A'DAM tower, overhoeksplein 5 opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry ( buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. - 09:00 am
Starting Time : 9:00 AM (Pick-Up time may be different according to your loc
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