D'Admiraal Windmill

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D'Admiraal Windmill: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the day and discover the Dutch countryside on bike. Departing from the city center, take the ferry over the beautiful IJ-lake. Ride your bike over dams and dikes, past picturesue villages and through scenic landscapes. Your guide will tell you about the history of this country and the villages you will be seeing. You will learn about watermanegement while cycling over the embankments that keep the Dutch feet dry. Halfway through the tour, stop for coffee in a lovely little restaurant in Holysloot, a tiny village in the farmlands of Holland. Ask your guide all your questions and enjoy a relaxing break in this peaceful place. The homemade apple pie that's served here is world-famous and the perfect fuel to keep you going. After the refreshment break, continue to Ransdorp. Witness the beauty of this former capital of the Waterland region with its iconic flat church tower and fascinating history. Later, begin the journey back to the city. Before getting back, stop to see Holland's last chalk windmill for another iconic photo opportunity. Learn about the functioning of windmills and the mill industry of Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries. Soon after leaving the windmill behind you will arrive back in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam-Noord: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam-Noord: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

After finding a meeting point that suits you in Amsterdam Central (if your hotel is in the area we can meet there), we head to Centraal Station, and hop on the ferry to urban, edgy Amsterdam-Noord, an area once used for heavy industry that today attracts the city’s cool kids and artists. Check out a fascinating exhibition at the Eye Film Museum and see a collection of Dutch and foreign movies and film posters before zooming up the elevator to the A'DAM Lookout, an observation deck with a panoramic view of Amsterdam’s historical center, the port, and the Dutch landscape. Back at ground level, snap pictures of the NDSM Werf – a shipping yard turned gritty skate park – then take a peaceful stroll along the idyllic Noordhollandsch Canal (and maybe stop for a drink at the storybook-esque d’Admiraal Windmill, a centuries-old smock windmill next to the canal). Explore the Pekmarkt flea market – which has a different theme every day of the week – and browse through goods ranging from textiles to fresh local produce. Amble through the historic Nieuwendammerdijk, a quaint urban village that was once a late medieval settlement, and stop off at Pllek – a post-industrial local hangout near the IJ waterfront housed in old storage containers. And if you still have a minute to spare? Gawk at Crane Hotel – a quirky B&B set inside a former harbor crane. Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from our team will be in touch, so let us know if you have any special requirements.

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What people are saying about D'Admiraal Windmill

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

It wad excellent!I rode with two local guides to the countryside just north of the city. it wa beautiful, green and peaceful. the guides where very friendly and we had a long interesting conversation throughout the tour. highly recommended!

Veronica was a very good guide, took us on a nice route. Easy to find the rental shop, bikes were in good shape, except mine needed some minor gear maintenance.

Loved our tour guide who really helped me when I was lagging behind a bit. He was very patient and kind.

We had an amazing tour with Thijs, he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a great time :)

A lovely, peaceful picturesque trip out of the city