North Holland & Enclosing Dike Tour with Steam Train Ride

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Duration: 8h
Location: Afsluitdijk, Netherlands | Afsluitdijk, Netherlands

Category: Attractions

Astounding size & craftsmanship of the Enclosing Dike
Thrilling ride on an old-world steamer across West Frisia
Picturesque yacht harbor & a working windmill in Medemblik
Cobbled alleys & delightful shops in historical Hoorn
Scenic & leisurely day trip with engaging narrative

Guided tour of Enclosing Dike, Medemblik, and Hoorn
Train ride
Admission fees
Roundtrip transportation to and from central Amsterdam via coach


Admire far-reaching sea views from the great barrier of the Enclosing Dike, an astonishing example of Dutch craftsmanship. Walk in the charming towns of Medemblik and Hoorn with a guide, and ride on a meticulously restored steam train across the picturesque West Frisian countryside.

Marvel at the breathtaking dimensions of Afsluitdijk, the Enclosing Dike. Unimaginable human effort went into building a 20-mile-long (32-km) dam in the early 20th century. Erected to protect the Netherlands' coastline from the battering open sea, it separated the North Sea to create the freshwater lake of IJsseelmeer.

During your panoramic drive, stop at a monument in the middle of the dike, dedicated to the men who devoted several years to the task of creating this impressive structure.

Visit the enchantingly preserved medieval trading and fishing ports of Medemblik and Hoorn. Join a knowledgeable guide on a walking tour along cobbled alleys past enchanting canals and pretty harbors, and see a working windmill from inside.

You also have time to browse the stalls of delightful shops, or get down to some serious people-watching from the terrace of a café or ice cream parlor.

To complete the experience, hop on an exhilarating train ride. Hear the wheels sing, steam hiss, and wooden partitions creak as the classic steamer drives across the idyllic countryside.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: Children 3 and younger are complimentary., Tour stops may vary., Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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