Northern Highlights

This tour visits four great places

Highlights of the Netherlands

The Northern Highlights tour takes you to the beautiful windmills of the “Zaanse schans”, a world famous dyke, a historic Frisian town and the “Muiderslot”, one of the most beautiful medieval castles in the world. This tour really has it all!

Northern HIghlights  Netherlands tour

€ 99,-

Approx. 310 km.
9.00 A.M. from Amsterdam (near central station)
8,5 Hours (approx.)

The Northern Highlights tour takes you to:

Zaanse Schans

One of the topsights of the country! Water, mills, wooden houses. This is where the past comes alive. Explore the area by walking, cycling or from the water. You can also visit the (inside of) the windmills and museums. Or just laze around and enjoy the wonderful view. More information at the Zaanse Schans website.


This water barrier is the most impressive example of Dutch water management. The construction of the 32 kilometers long dyke started a hundred years ago. It connects the provinces of Noord Holland and Friesland. We stop at the watchtower for a splendid view upon the construction with the ‘wadden sea’ at one side and the ‘IJsselmeer lake’ on the other.
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We continue to pretty Sneek, one of the legendary “eleven cities” of the province of Friesland. This atmospheric old town offers beautiful canals and buildings. Highlight is the Watergate. This 17th century gate was part of a larger defence system and has become the emblem of Sneek. Not to be missed!


The majestic Muiderslot looks exactly the way you expect a medieval castle to be! It’s one of the oldest and best preserved castles of the country, with a long and turbulent history. It’s surrounded by water and beautiful historic gardens. Wander around and learn how the enemy has been opposed here. More information at the Muiderslot website.

Itinerary of the Northern Highlights tour

09.00 – 09.30
Transport to Zaanse Schans
09.30 – 11.30
Zaanse Schans
11.30 – 12.30
Transport to Afsluitdijk
12.30 -13.00
13.00 – 13.30
Transport to Sneek
13.30 – 14.15
14.15 – 15.30
Transport to Muiderslot
15.30 – 17.00
17.00 – 17.30
Back to Amsterdam
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What’s included in the Northern Highlights tour?

All transportation

by van or minibus

English speaking guide

but Zaanse schans and Muiderslot are to be explored by yourself so that you can choose what to see and what to do

Admission Fee Muiderslot

normally € 15,50

Snack pack

What’s not included?

Lunch, food, beverages (additional to free snack-pack).
Optional activities Zaanse Schans (bike rental, museums, cruise etc).
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