Eight hour private car tour. No hurry, no worries; discover an authentic province, with its own language & culture/ Lonely Planet worldwide listed Friesland in 2018 as number 3 place to visit!
This tour takes you to a special part of the Netherlands, the province of Friesland. The Frisians try to keep their landscape, language, culture and typical sports as authentic as possible. To reach Friesland we will pass the 33 km long “Closure Dam” a monument of Dutch waterworks. This dam sperates Unesco World Heritage listed” Waddensea” and the fresh water lake ”IJsselmeer”. On the Dam we will visit the Wadden Center, to drink a cup of coffee.
Driving through Friesland we will visit three historic small towns: Franeker, Hindeloopen and Sloten. In Friesland you see typical farmhouses, with their black & white Frisian Holstein cows and the Famous Frisian horses. We will drive on some small country roads and even on a dike (=dam) along the IJsselmeer. On our way back to Amsterdam we pass reclaimed land: 6 meters below sea level.
Languages: English & German & Dutch & Frisian.
Pick up 9.30 AM drop off 17.30 PM at Hotel, AirBnB, Cruise terminal in Amsterdam Center.
Included: local taxes, fuel, driver-guide, free bottles of water and stroopwafels in the car.
Also included: a picknick basket with light food & drinks. Possible to have lunch in a restaurant.
Make a coffee stop at the Closure Dike Driving time: about 1 ½ hour, heading North West.
To drive back: 1 ½ hour You will get information, while driving, about Friesland’s’ culture, language and sports.
Number of People: 1 – 6 people: (4 adults, 2 children)
Possible to adapt tour, when visiting your family roots location in Friesland!
Our family spent two days with Gerk. The first day he picked us up promptly in our hotel lobby and took us around Amsterdam. It was a wonderful way to... read more see the city on foot and Gerk was full of information about the history and culture of the areas. He brought us to places we would never have found on our own. The second day he picked us up from our hotel lobby again and took us via his comfortable car to see some small towns and a working windmill. Once again he demonstrated great knowledge and was very patient with all of our questions. We enjoyed the tour of the windmill and the small towns as well as the wonderful lunch in a charming cafe. I would highly recommend Gerk and this company - the time spent with him was one of our favorite parts of our time in Amsterdam.
rachelir39 3 July 2019
Gerk was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. He tailored our day to assist us to locate the cemetary where my wife's famly is buried and tour the city they came... read more from. Easy to work with and I highly recommend him over anyone else. I thnk for the price the all day trip was well worth the expense. He is #1 for a reason!!
sweigl 1 August 2019
Gerk was a very knowledgeable and thoughtful tour guide. Met us promptly at our hotel in Amsterdam. He was prepared for various contingencies; Umbrellas, water, snacks. Lunch and... read more admissions were included. We did his 6 hour tour to the north of Amsterdam. Loved seeing the countryside and learning about Dutch history through the eyes of a native away from the crowds and tour buses.