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Hop-on to the Countryside & Windmills

bike ride

Hop-on to the Countryside & Windmills

134 reviews
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Hop-on to the Countryside & Windmills

bike ride

Hop-on to the Countryside & Windmills

134 reviews
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Discover the beautiful Dutch countryside in a small group! You will set off in the Zaanstreek, the oldest industrial area in the Netherlands where hundreds of windmills once stood. The start of the tour is at Amsterdam Central Station and the first stop is Zaandam. From Zaandam you'll cycle over the dike and you can almost see beyond the horizon. You cycle along wet meadows that are just above, or even below the water level. This flat, open landscape with wet peat meadows was once an industrial area and is now a last refuge for many meadow birds. An oasis of water and tranquillity. Via the dike you reach Zaandijk. Here you'll see original workers' houses and merchant houses and you'll get explanations about the houses. On the other side of the Zaan is the Zaanse Schans a tourist hotspot with 6 windmills, original 18th century houses and old crafts, including a clog factory and a cheese dairy. In the air there is always the smell of chocolate. In the cacao lab you will discover why, but also how chocolate is made from cocoa beans and what the true taste of chocolate is. After the visit to the Zaanse Schans you cycle back to Zaandam and return to Amsterdam.

Your host

Learn more about Hans

Hans

My name is Hans and I am a historian with a passion for Amsterdam and the region with its rich history. As a historian I will show you the relationship between Amsterdam and the Zaan region. How important the area was for Amsterdam and vice versa. I will show you the quiet places where you can experience the first Dutch industrial revolution for yourself.

What's included

Tickets
Windmills, clogmaker and cheese farm
Transportation
Return ticket Amsterdam - Zaandam. Bicycle

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Where you'll be

Start in Amsterdam + Zaandam to pickup the bikes + Cycle through the nature reserve + Visit a working windmill + Visit a neighborhood with traditional houses + Visit a diary farm with cheese tasting + Zaandam to return the bikes Ends in Amsterdam

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

The total cycle distance is about 15 kilometers in total at a medium pace. Experience traditional Dutch culture and see windmills, cheese markets and green landscapes

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Hans
Hop-on to the Countryside & Windmills
134 reviews
From G$9,252/person
134 reviews
From G$9,252/person