A tour around Amsterdam. We
can make a tour around Amsterdam by car into the country site, 200km with only
500mtr highway. I like to suggest the following. At 10
AM we can enter the
where I can tell you all about
windmills in Holland, the dry making of this part of the country and I will make
a tour with you through this mill. From there we drive to the Old Sea Dyke above
Amsterdam, the "Spaarndammerdijk". At the same time I will tell you about
Maria de Medici,
the former queen of France who drove over this dyke in 1638 to visit
and the connection with
Rembrandt van Rijn and his most famous painting
We visit the
village "Spaarndam" with the statue of
on Thursday's we can enter and visit the beautiful church op Spaarndam.
Drive to the
Ruins of Brederode `the Castle
built in 1355
on the fundaments of an older one The Castle of he Lords 'Van Brederode'
from which Lancelot was beheading by the
and his brother
Hendrik became one of champions in the revolt against the King of
Spain in what we call the "Eighty Years"
the Dutch revolt
in which the Netherlands became an independent republic in the year 1648.
that we drive on to "IJmuiden" the sea harbour of Amsterdam on the cost of
the North Sea where we can have lunch at "de Kop van de Haven"
Waasdorp" restaurants specialized
in seafood. After lunch we drive over the Sea Locks to the North, along the
near the Dunes where the first Tulips are flowering from the 15th
Near the city of Alkmaar
we go on to the
in this area of the Northern part of Holland or West Freesia
as it is called now.
We driver over narrow roads to "De Rijp" once a famous
village which means that this village, now in the middle of the land,
lay once near the Sea.
Go on Further to "Midden-Beemster" where a
pupil of Rembrandt,
Carel Fabritius was born, famous for his painting of the
little bird called "
From there we go on to "Purmerend and Ilpendam" (the
captain of the Night Watch)
Frans Banninck Cocq, was Lord of Purmerland and
Ilpenstein, ones a mighty Castles now only a few stones are left.
From there we go
"Marken" an Island in the
1953, which can be reached now over a dyke.
After a visit here we go on
along the old
(South Sea) dyke along the ‘Randmeren”
(Edge Lakes) from which on the left side the paintings I made, behind the dyke back to the border of Amsterdam
I hope my suggestion will give you the
feeling of how this part of Holland once has been, because a lot is still the
same, from the Polders made in the 17th Century till the
which are painted in the same colours like in the past.
On this page you will find on the left site pictures I made from the erea we
pass by, special from "Waterland" the erea just behind the South Sea
dyke, now "IJsselmeer dijk" as the sea became a lake since closing the dyke in
Enjoy this tour which take a whole day and from which you can
also make a choice to visit parts (the Sloten Windmill, the Tulip Fields,
without making the whole tour of course.
For this tour I will pick you up by car.
for this tour is different from the normal one which take about 3 hours. Please
contact me by e-mail or phone first. This tour takes alle day (6/7hrs) and is not
including the lunch. This tour is private, easy to make for 2 persones, for more
I have to hire a bigger car. For an example