Amsterdam Surroundings Highlights Tour by premium luxury car
We start the day with a highlight tour by car through the historical center of Amsterdam, with its unique architecture, beautiful canals and countless bridges.
Then from Amsterdam we take a scenic dike road that follows the contours of the Ijsselmeer (formerly Zuiderzee). We will visit the historical former fisherman's island Marken , Volendam and Edam (famous for it's cheese) and will do light walking tours there. If you wish we can enjoy a lunch in one of these places.
Optionally we can include a boat ride (ferry, 30 minutes) from Marken to Volendam or vice versa.
Off we go for a car drive through the unique landscapes of the Beemster and Schermerpolder (Unesco World Heritage) where we can see a 400 years old still working windmill!
The tour ends with a visit to the Zaanse Schans where you will see a collection of well preserved old wooden houses and windmills.
After picking you up from your hotel, the airport, cruise terminal or elsewhere, we will be travelling comfortably by luxury car from one site to another. We will explore the various highlights of our trip by foot (easy walks).
Highlights car drive through the historical center of Amsterdam
Countryside tour along the Ijsselmeer (former Zuiderzee)
Walking tour in Marken, Volendam, Edam
Cheese tasting nearby Volendam
Car drive through the unique landscape of the Beemster and Schermerpolder (Unesco World Heritage)
Visit inside a 400 years old windmill (open from April-October)
Visit to the Zaanse Schans area
Drop off at your hotel, cruise ship or any other location
Please remember, above itinerary can be fully customized according to your specific needs and interests! Feel free to contact me and I will be happy to send you a proposal.
Tour duration approximately 7 hours
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up by car from any airport, cruise terminal, hotel or any other address of your choice in The Netherlands. There are no additional charges.
End location: I can drop you off by car at any airport, cruise terminal, your hotel or any other location in The Netherlands. There are no additional charges.
Duration: 7 hours
Transportation will be by premium luxury car. Up to 3 adult passengers plus 1 child or a smaller adult travel comfortably in my airconditioned Lexus LS460. 4 adult passengers will still be fine, but if you want more room I recommend that we rent a minivan at additional cost. Please inquire.
For groups consisting of 5-8 passengers, I will rent a suitable minivan at additional charge. Please contact me for a quotation.
My services as a private driver/guide
All car expenses (fuel, insurance, unlimited mileage)
Pick you up from /drop you off at any location.
All my personal expenses.
Free drinks and snacks from the cars' minibar.
Free portable wifi hotspot.
Zaanse Schans: entrance to the park is free, visiting windmills inside is at additional charge
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - Cost for lunch
Entrance tickets for windmills, museums and churches.
Some examples, prices in euro per person:
Van Gogh Museum...18.00 (only time-slot tickets are available Spring/Summer 2018, these need to
be purchased in advance! I will be happy to take care of that on your behalf)
Zaanse Schans windmills...4.50
Ferry Marken-Volendam (or vice versa)...8.00
Anne Frank Museum...9.50 NB: time-slot tickets for Anne Frank need to be purchased approximately 8 weeks in advance! During Spring/Summer 2018 it is NOT possible to buy them at the museum on the day of your visit!
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We just spent the day with Eric originating from Amsterdam (with a quick car tour of the city) and visiting Marken, Voldendam, Elam and various areas outside the city. He tailored our tour based upon our interests which included, amongst several things, windmills, a cheese factory and a shop that hand-makes wooden shoes. Eric is very knowledge, patient, and a great host. An overall excellent day for a family of 4!