Half-Day Tour: Dutch Countryside on a Boat from Amsterdam

4 hr


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A visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the lovely Dutch countryside. Discover the Dutch countryside by boat and leave Amsterdam behind for a half-day tour. Experience the unique villages in the Waterland area (broek in waterland, zuiderwoude, Holysloot, Uitdam) and enjoy panoramic views and insights from a knowledgeable local guide. On saturday and sunday's visit one of the tea gardens, wine farms or church restaurant.
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Itinerary Details

On a 20 minute drive from Amsterdam we start our experience in Waterland. Start your experience sailing  through the the most stunning old Dutch villages of the area (Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam and Zuiderwoude. Explore Holland as it has been since the 10th century. Get out and walk through the old streets, taste a wine in a wine farm or visit one of the restaurants along the way (tea garden, local food farm). 

This boat tour will take you through the beautiful landscape of Waterland. You will see moorland meadows, “Piet land”, old Dutch farms, marchlands and picturesque villages for which the area is known. This area is famous for it’s old villages, local food, cheese and traditions.

Embark on this journey alongside a knowledgeable local guide who will give you many insights about the locations you will be seeing.

Important Details

  • Local guide
  • Dutch shnapps tastting, Dutch Cheese platter, Wine, beer and Bio Juices
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by raft
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure Point
Cafe de Pont
2:45 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Reviewed: June 13, 2017

karen M

We had a wonderful day with our guide on a small boat navigating our way through some smaller waterways around villages outside of Amsterdam. we stopped in a couple of villages to have a walk around. we would never have seen these places if we had not done the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did everything to make us comfortable and tailored the timing of visits to suit us. It was just the two of us on the tour. Unfortunately the weather was not the best, but it did not ruin our tour.

Reviewed: May 20, 2017

Louise Z

The weather was poor so the guide suggested an alternative tour that was wonderful. The guide was extremely informative, flexible and pleasant. We learned all about making cheese, wooden shoes and the used for windmills. It was a wonderful excursion!

Reviewed: January 19, 2017

sandrozahra   |   Malta

Tour was great!
And the guide was the best guide I ever had. Very informative!

Reviewed: July 12, 2016

Sarah Jo A

This is a must-do activity during your trip to Amsterdam. Our tour was absolutely magical. We explored Waterland by boat and saw extraordinarily beautiful scenes of the Dutch countryside. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and showed us the history of Holland and the local area from such a marvelous perspective. When we arrived for our boat ride, our tour guide had breakfast ready for us on the boat with an assortment of sandwich rolls made with local ingredients and a sampling of Holland's famous local cheeses.

We stopped in a small ancient town called Monnickendam where we grabbed a coffee, walked through the gorgeous old town, and took lovely photos with the vintage ships in the port. We visited a traditional smoked fish shop and saw the smoked fish being crafted by hand. Our tour guide truly made this trip unforgettable with his hospitality, friendliness, and endless historical knowledge.

The scenery of the Dutch Countryside is alluring so have your camera ready to capture photos of moments you have never experienced before. You'll see an array of wildlife such as farm animals, milk cows, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, fish, and a wide variety of birds. We stopped for photos with the black and white cows and they walked right up to our boat to say hello!

Besides the wildlife, you will have an insider's view of traditional Dutch gardens, back yards, and homes, which are decorated with meticulous attention to detail. Every back yard we saw from the boat had beautiful rustic decor, incredible gardens, and a mix of textures and colors that made for an enchanting backdrop.

This tour was the best part of our week long trip to Amsterdam. This tour is great for a romantic couple, a family, or even a business person with a free half-day who wants to relax and be immersed in the beauty of Holland's countryside.

Reviewed: September 5, 2015

Cindy B

This was an absolutely wonderful 4 hours! The day was quite rainy, so our guide Tol, also a part owner I believe, gave us the option of rescheduling for another day or going on a tour in his car. We chose the car.Tol is from the area and it was quite clear he loves his land as well as knows the history and people. He is a personable and polite young man whom we thoroughly enjoyed spending half a day with. We often take tours and I'd say this one was one of the best ever!