Experience the real Amsterdam countryside

We value truly authentic experiences, a taste of Dutch life beyond the standard tourist attractions. Therefore we developed our own countryside tour. It does include typical Dutch landscapes, stories and tastings. We will stroll through picturesque villages and be on top of dikes. Throughout the day you will feel like you are getting to know the Netherlands like a local instead of a tourist.

In the morning, we depart from the center of Amsterdam. Soon we will reach the rural part of the city and then move on through several landscapes where land and water have their eternal interactions. You will learn everything about the history of the region and its relationship with the city of Amsterdam. After a lunch break in style, it’s time for the highlight of the day.

Highlight: private reception at a windmill

We will visit a centuries old windmill in the middle of the Dutch polder landscape. Passionate retired millers keep the mill alive. They are always happy to receive us and show you all the ins and outs. If you are interested, you may even lend a hand and experience yourself what it’s like to run a windmill!

How to book our countryside tour

This Amsterdam countryside tour is a private tour by Amsterdam Odyssey. We are a small scale company for private tours in and around Amsterdam. The countryside tour takes about 5 to 6 hours. You can book the tour via this link or by email to tours@amsterdamodyssey.com.

About Amsterdam Odyssey

We, Hanneke and Eva, both born & raised Amsterdammers, are friends since we met at university. Eva is an anthropologist and teacher of social sciences. Hanneke is a film scholar and an art history teacher. After having worked as guides in several other contexts, we started our own private tour company in 2016. In 2018, Huibert and Irina have joined the team. Huibert is a designer, historian and author of several books on Amsterdam. Irina is a very experienced museum and family guide. We love to create customized tours beyond mass tourism, giving you a meaningful experience and an actual connection with Amsterdam.