Explore Dutch history and culture on this private daylong tour of Amsterdam and the Northern Holland countryside. Work up your appetite on a 2-hour walking tour of Amsterdam's most important landmarks, then drive'through the countryside and get a taste of village'life when you stop for lunch at your own expense in De Rijp village. Visit traditional windmills on the UNESCO world heritage site of'Beemster polder, and sample homemade Gouda cheese at a local dairy farm before returning to Amsterdam in the early evening.

Your day begins in Amsterdam, when your personal guide picks you up at your hotel or another central location at 9am. Explore Amsterdam's most important landmarks by foot with plenty of attention from your guide. See Dam Square, the royal palace, the Beguinage, a floating flower market, a hidden attic church in the attic, and the city's winding canals over the course of two hours.

Leave the city by private car with your guide and'drive to the nostalgic former fishing village of De Rijp for a traditional Dutch lunch at your own expense. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque'Dutch countryside'of the Beemster polder, a UNESCO-listed world heritage site. Visit a windmill to see how the miller's family used to live, and visit a dairy farm to sample homemade Gouda cheese before returning to your hotel in Amsterdam at the end of the day.

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