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Windmills and Fishermen

Windmill Countryside Tour with a private guide


Tour on windmills and fishermen villages 

The area North of Amsterdam in the 17th century used to be the biggest industrial area of North-Western Europe; 600 windmills were graining, cutting, pressing materials for prosperity.
The Golden Age….and we could not have done it without them!

Fishing in the old days was, especially at the borders of the former “Southern See”, currently known as “IJsselmeer”, one of the most common professions in The Netherlands.
Although the industry disappeared for the biggest part after the built of the enclosure dyke in 1930, making the salty sea a sweet water lake, the picturesque fishermen villages are still there.

In this tour we will visit the Cultural heritage site Zaanse Schans where we will also visit a working windmill. On our way to the fishermen village of Marken we will have a small presentation on making wooden shoes and making cheese. There you will also have the chance of tasting and buying cheese, wooden shoes and souvenirs.
We will have lunch depending on our progress in the day and the feel of our stomach.

Included: Guiding, Entrance fee windmill,  Presentation wooden shoes and cheese making, Mileage and fuel, Overhead and taxes
Excluded: Lunch, Toilet stops, Personal expenses and Banking costs money transfer for your booking


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