Amsterdam Lake District UNESCO Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Amsterdam

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Discover 5 UNESCO World Monuments and more on a full-day tour, with lunch included, to the Amsterdam Lake District. See the Defense line of Amsterdam, The Beemster polder, the Wadden sea with its world famous Afsluitdijk, the worlds largest steam pumping station D.F. Woudagemaal and the former island of Schokland. Enjoy a typical farmers lunch (included) and meet locals in typical Dutch picturesque villages. Discover a side of Holland which you have never seen before!
Discover 5 UNESCO World Monuments and more hidden treasures in the Amsterdam Lake District.Departing at This is Holland (across the Central Station) at 9 o'clock it will take about 20 minutes to escape the busy city center. Driving through the world famous Beemster and observing the defense line of Amsterdam the day starts with 2 UNESCO monuments. Then, a stop at the world famous Afsluitdijk. Where you will look out over both the IJssel lake and smell the salty air of the Wadden sea, UNESCO World heritage.Thereafter discover Allingawier. A picturesque museum village where history comes to life. A local guide will tell you all about it. Enjoy a typical Dutch Farmers Lunch (included in the tour). Then enjoy some free time in Hindeloopen, a beautiful scenic city with only 900 inhabitants. Meet locals in their old Dutch costumes. Walk over the dike, visit a traditional Hindelooper painting shop or the museum. Then continue to another UNESCO treasure. The biggest, still in operation, Steam Pumping Station in the world. The Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal.Finish the day with UNESCO, culture and history on the former island of Schokland. With a photo stop at the VOC-ship the Batavia and look out over the unique swamp area of the Oostvaardersplassen. At around 18.30 we will be back in Amsterdam. 

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off