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  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Wouda Pumping Station

From Amsterdam: 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Day Tour

Product ID: 289995
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Enjoy a full day tour to the Amsterdam Lake District and learn more about the Netherlands, explore 5 UNESCO sites, experience the Dutch countryside and discover beautiful hidden treasures.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover 5 UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Learn more about the Netherlands, life below sea level and the Dutch battle against water
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the day
  • Admire the Dutch countryside
Full description
Discover 5 of the Netherlands' 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, stopping to sample traditional Dutch food and explore the countryside along the way. Make your way to your first two stops of the day, the world-famous Beemster Polder and the Defense Line of Amsterdam, where you will discover why the Dutch are known as masters of the water and find out what a "polder" is. Next, head to the Afsluitdijk. Wander around this imposing dam and enjoy wonderful views of the IJssellake, the biggest fresh water lake in the Netherlands. Afterward, cross the dam to the next UNESCO World Heritage Site on the list: the Wadden Sea.

Later, head to picturesque open-air museum village. Explore the old farmhouse, the church and taste the delicious cookies made in the small bakery. After enjoying a typical Dutch farmer's lunch, head to Hindeloopen to meet your local guide. Here, discover the secrets and brilliant details of this once very wealthy city and enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Your next stop is another UNESCO treasure: the impressive Ir. D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station. Here, enjoy a grand tour by one of the operators and learn about the importance of the pumping station to the region.

Finally, head to Schokland, an island which has been reclaimed by the sea and learn what happened to the former residents of this underwater island. Arrive back in Amsterdam in the afternoon, just in time to enjoy your evening in the city.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • All entrance fees
  • Exclusive map of the area
  • Local guide
  • Typical Dutch treats
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Nederland From the Amsterdam Central Station you take the (free) ferry at the back side of the station in the direction Buikslotermeer. When you arrive on the other side of the water take a left. It is only a 2 minute walk to the meeting point.

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Amsterdam Lake District Tours

Product ID: 289995