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Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) Tours and Activities

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In 1932, the North Sea coastline of The Netherlands was sealed off by a 30-km (19-mile) dike, connecting the province of Noord-Holland with Friesland. The Afsluitdijk stands 100 meters (328 feet) wide and sits seven meters (23 feet) above sea level, and this outstanding feat of hydraulic engineering closed the mouth of the saltwater Zuiderzee (Southern Sea), shortening the coastline and giving Amsterdam and other low-lying towns protection from repeated flooding by the sea.

In time the Zuiderzee became the freshwater Ijsselmeer – one of the largest lakes in Western Europe – and while large areas of land were reclaimed for farming and housing, many residents of the outlying fishing villages lost their livelihoods. Towns including Volendam, Makkum, Hoorn and Harderwijk turned to tourism for a new lease of life; today the region is a paradise for walkers and cyclists – the 405-km (252-mile) Zuiderzee Cycle Route circles the Ijsselmeer – while the Zuiderzeemuseum at Enkhuizen recalls past times with reconstructed buildings, fishing boats, windmills and displays of traditional Dutch crafts in an open-air museum. Other towns including Medemblik have become top spots for water sports, while former islands such as Marken are now connected to the mainland; its pretty green-gabled village is one of the most popular with visitors to the region.

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Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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Visit the picturesque town of Giethoorn on a full-day tour from Amsterdam. Take a boat ride through ‘Dutch Venice’, where you'll have free time to  explore, then climb a dike for views of lakes and polders, or reclaimed land. See, too, Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) which is a 20-mile (32-km) long dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.04
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Giethoorn, Afsluitdijk, Zaanse Schans Day Tour on Mini VIP Bus

Giethoorn, Afsluitdijk, Zaanse Schans Day Tour on Mini VIP Bus

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This unique tour will bring you to the most famous scenic spots in the Netherlands, which are Giethoorn, Afsluitdijk and Zaanse Schans within one day. In our journey, you would visit a dutch cheese factory, a wooden shoes factory and enjoy a royal diamond demonstration at Zaanse Schans; After that a beautiful photo stop at Afsluitdijk, the longest dike of the world; In the afternoon, you would discover green 'Little Venice' of Holland and enjoy one hour free boat cruise in Giethoorn. This tour offers free hotel pick-up service within Amsterdam; a luxury and comforable mini bus (Mecedes brand) with maximum 8 persons; and a free bottle of water (one bottle per traveler). This 10 hours experience gives you a relaxed, memorable and enjoyable tour with a lot of beautiful photos. One remark: Making new friends on the road won't be a bad idea of your travel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Holland Dutch Golden Age Private Tour (Choice of your Own Itineraries)

Holland Dutch Golden Age Private Tour (Choice of your Own Itineraries)

Choose your own adventure on this fully customizable private tour of the Netherlands. Choose from a list of top destinations; pick three that interest you the most to build your itinerary. Travel in a luxury minivan with your private group, which makes it easy to get between sites. Your guide will provide insightful commentary and answer any questions.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$752.58
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Discover The Netherlands Tour (from Amsterdam)

Discover The Netherlands Tour (from Amsterdam)

This tour gives you an unforgettable experience of The Netherlands! Visit 5 iconic destinations in 4 different provinces in 1 day. See the windmills of the Zaanse Schans in all its morning glory, admire the world famous Afsluitdijk, walk through Sloten, one of the legendary "Frisian eleven cities", stop by at the historic fishing village of Urk and get a sense of the middle-ages in the fortified Hansa- town of Elburg. This day-trip has it all!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Discover The Netherlands Private Tour

Discover The Netherlands Private Tour

This private tour offers an unforgettable acquaintanceship with The Netherlands! Starting at Amsterdam, we drive into the country for hundreds of kilometers to visit 5 very different and truly amazing places: a picturesque village off the beaten track, a magnificant windmill, the world famous "Afsluitdijk", a charming fishing village and even one of the most beautiful medieval castles of Europe. Experience The Netherlands at its best!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Frisian Culture and Heritage Tulip Fields Tours

Frisian Culture and Heritage Tulip Fields Tours

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The province of Friesland is considered to be the most beautiful province of the Netherlands. In 2018 Friesland ranked 3rd on the list of “top 10 best European destinations” according to travel guide Lonely Planet. That titled Friesland to be a “real hidden treasure”. With its own culture, heritage, language, flag, pride, and independence the province stands out from the rest of the country. Take a look inside life in this beautiful province where most of the land lies below sea level. Escape the busy city center to learn more about the culture and heritage and experience the beautiful countryside. Meadows, Cows, Windmills, Dikes and many colorful Tulip fields will bring you to the world-famous Afsluitdijk, the Gateway to Friesland. Furthermore, you will discover a frozen in time open-air museum village, the picturesque city of Hindeloopen, and ultimately you will discover the world-famous Dutch tulip fields.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dutch Countryside and Tulip Fields Tour

Dutch Countryside and Tulip Fields Tour

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Swap the city for the countryside and spend your day exploring some of the natural beauty within easy reach of Amsterdam. This guided tour takes you to see such marvels as the open-air museum of Het Friese Museumdorp, the picturesque village of Hindeloopen, hidden away in the center of Friesland, and a colorful field of tulips. Lunch is included.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Hidden Gems Tour: visit 5 unforgettable places from Amsterdam

Hidden Gems Tour: visit 5 unforgettable places from Amsterdam

This very special daytrip takes you to lesser known, but truly magical places. See the monumental village of “De Rijp” and the magnificent windmill of Schermerhorn. Experience the oldest working planetarium in the world and be amazed by the mystery of the mummies of Wieuwerd! We show you The Netherlands at its best! Our tours offer best value for money; more distance, more adventure, no tourist traps.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.82
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The Netherlands beyond Amsterdam and Tulip Fields Tour

The Netherlands beyond Amsterdam and Tulip Fields Tour

There’s more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam. With this hassle-free day trip from Amsterdam, explore the Dutch countryside and learn about Dutch culture without spending multiple days out of town. See windmills, colorful tulip fields, the Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk), and the historic harbor town of Hindeloopen. Plus, you’ll save yourself the hassle of trip planning with transportation and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Northern Highlights Tour: visit 4 magnificent places from Amsterdam

Northern Highlights Tour: visit 4 magnificent places from Amsterdam

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! Go for unforgettable! Our tours offer The Netherlands at its best. More distance, more adventure, no tourist traps. Best value for money.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Hidden Gems Tour: visit 5 unforgettable places from Amsterdam

Private Hidden Gems Tour: visit 5 unforgettable places from Amsterdam

This very special daytrip takes you to lesser known, but truly magical places. See the monumental village of “De Rijp”, the magnificent windmill of Schermerhorn and the 32 km long enclosing dyke. Experience the oldest working planetarium in the world and be amazed by the mystery of the mummies of Wieuwerd! We show you The Netherlands at its best! Our tours offer best value for money; more distance, more adventure, no tourist traps.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$671.23
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What are Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) hours of operation?
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Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) hours of operation: Open daily 10am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 11 Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) costs USD 71.04. Guided Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) tours start around USD 71.04 per person. See all 11 Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) tickets and tours on Viator.
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