Once a week, I am opening up my private home, a historic 1632 Windmill, to share with small groups of visitors. As the Miller of this historic monument, I am happy to be able to offer this unique and authentic Dutch experience, off of the usual tourist track. I'll pick you up near Alkmaar’s town square in a 1930 vintage boat: one of the only boats able to fit under the uniquely low bridges of the surrounding canals. We’ll take a 30 min. cruise through Alkmaar, ducking under the bridges and seeing the sights from the most beautiful angle available. I’ll share tips and stories from a local’s perspective. We will then arrive at the mill where you’ll enjoy refreshments, nature, animals, and a tour of the working mill. You’ll also get a peek back in time on the 3rd floor museum, full of treasures from the region’s rich history. With group's limited to 10, I am able to make this a very personalized experience and answer any questions you may have about the mill-or the area-to help you get the most out of your visit. After a couple hours, we’ll cruise 30 minutes back to town, making a full circle tour: one that I hope you will never forget.
A taste of local cheese and traditonal Dutch cookies.
Coffee, Tea, Water, Sparkling Water, and a taste of a special local liquer.
Canal and Windmill Tour
On board, we’ll have blankets and umbrellas to keep you comfortable, as needed.
This trip will make a wide circle: traveling under the bridges of Alkmaar and touring the city from the most beautiful vantage point possible. We will cruise through the local canal to my windmill where we will get out. We’ll then return, seeing new sights along the way.
Curiousity, a camera, and your adventurous spirit!
These tours are exclusive: offered only on Saturday's through mid-September. Alkmaar is a beautiful, short day trip from Amsterdam. For more photos and information, please check out: www.ilovewindmills.com