Private countryside tour: the highlights of Holland with guide and car

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

From USD 549.00

per group (up to 7)

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in Dutch culture, history, and cuisine on a private 6- to 7-hour countryside tour. Comfortable and swift transportation takes you from the tourist crowds of Amsterdam and into the heart of Holland. Enjoy engaging commentary from your guide as you taste local cheese, stroll past windmills, and try on wooden shoes. Tour highlights include Zaanse Schans, the fishing village of Marken, Volendam, Church Broek, and more.
  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Discover Holland through the eyes of a local
  • Relax in all-inclusive private transportation
  • Take a break from the busy streets of Amsterdam

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance fee to a windmill at The Zaanse Schans
  • Lunch
  • This private tour is not suitable for children under the age of seven years old.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

Pick up time is 9:00am. When you want to start the tour at a different time feel free to ask. We pick up from any hotel, Airbnb address or location in Amsterdam within a radius of 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the city center. For a pickup (and/or return) from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport or another location outside the 6 miles radius we charge €30,- cash payment on the day itself. That is because the airport is 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the city center so it’s costing us extra time and we pay over 2 euros per liter gasoline.

What To Expect

Zaanse Schans

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Holland Windmills

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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87 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Philip our tour guide...
Sara_S, Mar 2023
Philip our tour guide made our experience a 15/10— just an incredible day. He is so knowledgeable and most importantly personable. Couldn’t have asked for a better day!!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Sara! Your review made my day! Brgds, Philip
Wonderful way to see the Dutch countryside!
Karen_C, Dec 2022
Wonderful way to experience Holland’s countryside! All 6 of us have a new appreciation for windmills!!! Our youngest loved the clog factory and dairy farm. I loved driving through the small towns!!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Karen, It makes me so happy that you and your wonderful family enjoyed the tour that much. And thanks your great review. Safe travels back home, best wishes and already happy new year! Regards, Teun Holland Windmills
5 star Experience
Gerard_D, Dec 2022
Phillip was our guide and he was the best. Made the country side experience so memorable. We are from Australia and wanted to see more of Holland not just the big cities. This excursion ticked all the boxes. Thank you
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for your kind words! It was a pleasure touring with the three of you. I hope you enjoyed the Guinea Fowl 😉 All the best, Philip
Family fun day in the countryside
Triya_H, Dec 2022
Great trip to see the countryside, especially the windmills, with such a fun and cheerful tour leader - Teun. We all enjoyed it!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your good review Triya. It’s our first with 4 stars so I guess you expected a little more;-) Take care and all the best. Kind regards, Teun Holland Windmills
Great trip
Helen_B, Dec 2022
The trip included a trip to operating windmills, a flim about the rebuilding of one of the working windmills. Plus stops in several small towns. The guide had lots of information about the area and took us on small roads that allowed us to better appreciate the region
Awesome tour
Italytrip, Dec 2022
Awesome tour. Phillip was a very knowledgeable local guide. Went above and beyond to make the tour memorable and a once in a lifetime experience for us.
Best Trip Ever
majid_s, Dec 2022
Highly recommended best tour ever amazing time and Teun the tour guide was amazing funny and source full, informative and very funny made the whole tour more fun
Fantastic day of windmills, cheese, clogs and charming towns
Jane_M, Nov 2022
What an amazing day! Phillip is incredible. We had no idea how fascinating windmills are! Really one of our favorite days of the trip. Can't recommend this excursion enough
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you too, Jane, for a great day and your kind words. Brgds, Philip
One of our top tours with Viator.
Holly_B, Oct 2022
Peter, our guide and driver, was personable and gave us so much information about the windmills and the history of the area. The tour was more like an experience. We felt like we made a friend in Peter.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you in September! Brgds, Peter
Exploring the countryside outside of Amsterdam
David_S, Oct 2022
Phillip our guide was fantastic! He took us to charming villages. We went to see windmills and even got to go up in one! He was charming, so attentive! We enjoyed the day with him exploring the countryside.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for both the wonderful review and for the great day! Brgds, Philip
Philip was a wonderful...
Coleen_E, Oct 2022
Philip was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. It was a great day. Loved the fact we could do this in a small group.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for your kind words, Coleen! Glad you enjoyed the day as much as I did!! Brgds, Philip
Philip was great. Very...
Ahmad_A, Oct 2022
Philip was great. Very knowledgeable and a great guy. I had a really nice day and learned a lot . Thank you
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you, Ahmad! It was a pleasure touring the countryside with you! All the best, brgds, Philip
Sharon_H, Oct 2022
The beautiful country side, all the friendly people and most of all our guide Phillip. He was so knowledgeable of the area and we thoroughly enjoyed his company.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your kind review! All the best, Philip
Make sure you get out of the city and see Holland
SandyGiberson, Sept 2022
So enjoyed our day in the countryside with Teun. Every place we went on the route was beautiful and Teun was knowledgeable and so easy to get along with and enjoy. We are only in Amsterdam for a couple of days, so a great tour to get out of the city and see the fishing villages, windmills and enjoy seeing wooden shoes being made. Teun went above the call of duty and we felt very well taken care of.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Sandy, So very kind of you to write such a wonderful positive review. Thank you very much and it was an absolute pleasure to have you as my guests. Take care and all the best! Kind regards, Teun Holland Windmills
Country roads in the Netherlands
Debbie_H, Sept 2022
What a time we had with Philip. On time. Clean van. Extremely knowledgeable Entertaining, good story teller. Charismatic Knew all the interesting spots. Great restaurant for lunch. Very accommodating with my issue with walking. Couldn't have been nicer. Thank you Philip, wish you the best. Bob & Debbie, Darsh & Daljit, and Tom & Pam.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thanks Debbie, you’re right: it couldn’t have been better. Such a pleasure to spend the day with you all! Save travels, brgds, Philip
Highly recommend....
Peggy_M, Sept 2022
Highly recommend. Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. Took us to great places, even inside a working windmill. Customized to what we wanted. Mr T was the best.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Peggy, Thank you so much for the extremely kind words and very glad to have granted your wishes. Wish you and your family all the best! Warm regards, Teun Holland Windmills
Tour outside of Amsterdam
daniel_s, Aug 2022
Our guide Teun was pleasant and knowledgeable. All stops worthwhile especially Volendam. Don’t miss this trip
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hello Daniel, Thank you very much for the positive review. It was my please to have you as my guests and o wish you all the best. Warm regards, Teun Holland Windmills
Phillip was an...
Daniel_A, Aug 2022
Phillip was an exceptional guide—on time, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and energetic. He customized our tour to exactly suit our wishes. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
It was a pleasure traveling with the three of you! I’m glad you liked the tour. Brgds, Philip
Annette_M, Aug 2022
Philip was an outstanding host and guide. Couldn't imagine a more enjoyable experience from start to finish.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
It was a pleasure having you all as my guests. Thank you for your kind review! Brgds, Philip
Grand day out!
Teresa_K, Aug 2022
Seeing the beautiful country side & the windmills. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and well versed on the history of the area & the working operation of the windmills. Loved walking around the quaint villages. We never would have been able to experience this without hiring a guide. Would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for coming with me. I ‘m very glad you loved it! All the best, Philip