Small Group Experience
Live the tale of an exciting windmill adventure at UNESCO’s Kinderdijk and combine it with a visit of one of the oldest and best preserved medieval castles in the Netherlands: Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot. Join our small group tour of max. 7 travelers and a friendly and professional guide.
This tour includes hotel pick up (between 9 and 9:30 am), so you can comfortably wait in your hotel to start your tour to Kinderdijk & Muiderslot.
There's not a windmill complex like Kinderdijk anywhere else in the world to be found. The ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations has been keeping the soil dry here for nearly a thousand years now, in a constant struggle between human brains and the power of the water.
Upon arrival (after a transfer of 1.5 hrs), watch a brief introductory movie about Kinderdijk and learn about its history. After the movie your tour guide walks you to two museum mills, where you meet the millers and learn about their trade. All the other windmills are still inhabited by millers and their families. Climb the stairs inside one of the two mills and see for yourself how water and wind are paramount in the lives of millers. Ask the millers anything you'd like to know about milling, before walking back to the visitor's center to see the old machinery.
Your guide sets up a meeting time and point, so you have some time to explore the area on your own. With your ticket, let the skippers of Kinderdijk carry you across the glittering waters of the Kinderdijk basins for 30 minutes; a guarantee for marvellous pictures.
Then it's for the 1 hr transfer to Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle.
A real medieval castle, with a moat, towers, battlements, arrow slits and a drawbridge. This so-well preserved castle is over 700 years old and surrounded by water and beautiful historic gardens.
The castle has a long and turbulent history. Discover its secrets, with included admission and a guided tour. After the tour you have some free time to continue your explorations on your own. Discover the historical gardens, where they grow vegetables of the past and herbs for all sorts of purposes, enjoy a drink on the terrace of the the tavern in the courtyard of the castle, or watch the birds of prey. Then it's time to go back to Amsterdam, where you are dropped of at Amsterdam Central Station around 4:30 pm.
- Air-conditioned transportation
- Hotel pick-up (within Amsterdam City)
- Kinderdijk: boat ride & visit 2 windmills
- Admissions: Kinderdijk & Muiderslot
- Live-tour of the castle in English
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Small group tour means escaping mass tourism
- Hotel p/u between 9 am - 9.30 am
- Drop off at the end is at Central Station
- 24-hr free cancelation policy: just drop us a line by SMS, WhatsApp or e-mail at least 24 hours before the tour starts
You can fill out your pick-up address later during check-out, if your hotel isn't listed.