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!
Everything about the tour was excellent! We spent 6 hours touring the countryside, walking quaint villages and exploring windmills. He was an engaging tour guide, helping us understand... read more the history, culture, and politics of the region. Highly recommend to anyone interested in a unique, more personalized type tour.
Nathan H 14 October 2019
Gerk was a perfect tour guide for our family. Our group included an 85 year old and a Type 1 Diabetic so he had to stop more than usual and... read more spent extra time with us. The tour was just as I hoped it would be. He took us to the countryside on a 6 plus hour tour on 06/29/19. We had a working windmill all to ourselves and stopped for coffee and lunch at two separate quiet local places. The next day he walked with us in Amsterdam and again avoided crowds while tailoring the tour to our needs. The whole family enjoyed him and I would highly recommend him over any other tour guide.
dmartz5313 10 July 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. Highly recommended. …