Escape the city and take a walk on the wild Dutch countryside
Windmills, cheese, clogs, adorable rustic Dutch houses. This award-winning countryside experience will make you feel Dutch for a day.
Who is Leander?
Meet Leander. A firefighter by day and the owner of Amsterdam Countryside Tours, he was inspired to start his tour company after joining an art tour in Miami, USA. As proud locals, he and his team love giving travellers the real Dutch experience. It’s no wonder this tour has won an AirBnB award for “Best Expertise”.
What's This Experience About?
Escape the bustling city and explore the Dutch countryside! This unique all-inclusive experience gives you an insider’s access to the places you visit — where tour buses can’t go. Explore Marken, a historic fishing village. Learn about its history and enjoy a delicious Dutch apple pie by the harbour. Explore working windmills and clog and cheese farms and experience how clogs and cheese are made. Meet the people who keep Dutch traditions alive. The best part? You get to try the clogs and taste different Gouda cheeses. Book early to avoid disappointment.
The maximum group size is 6 persons. Got a bigger group? Drop Leander an email to inquire.
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“This is the best way to get a true feel for the countryside. A small, private tour through charming old streets that no tour bus could ever come close to driving on. Leander’s local knowledge was superb and he really has great local connections at these stops. A very memorable experience that we will cherish forever. You can’t beat the experience.“
“This was beyond a doubt the highlight of our trip. We learned a tremendous amount about Dutch history, especially information about the way the Dutch have managed the water and land ratios over time. To learn this information while over looking the inland lakes that have been created was just incredible. The town of Marken was beautiful and Leander did an astonishing job of bringing everything to life in history. Highly recommended.”
“If you want to visit the sights with a local and avoid some of the tourist traps, this is your tour. Leander is knowledgeable about the history of the Netherlands, and shared a ton of information with us about the landscape and the Dutch engineering that makes it all possible. We felt right at home with him like we were hanging out with a good friend, sharing apple pie in a small cafe, visiting a working mill, and a cheese shop. On top of leading a great tour, Leander was an all around genuine person. Highly recommend!”
Maybe it’s because he’s a firefighter. You can’t help but feel safe around Leander. He’s got everything under control. It’s all cool. When my family came over to visit, I (Alexandra) knew Leander would give them the Dutch cultural experience of their lives. Because of his relationships with everyone — from the cheese to clog makers, flower farmers to windmill wizards — we were able to enter and experience places no one else could. This is exactly why we’re proud to have Leander in our inner circle.