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dikes and polder tour

Explore the dikes, polders and waterways of Holland 

God created the earth, but the Dutch created The Netherlands’.
This old saying perfectly sums up the engineering marvel that is the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a unique country and the dikes and polders are great to explore on a tour. Explore the reclaimed land, the dikes and windmills in a beautiful, countryside setting on a dikes and polder tour. You can walk, cycle, or hire a boat with us. Your local guide will share with you how these landscapes were developed, why water is so important for the Dutch, and what they do today to protect themselves from flooding.

Join us on a private and customized tour of the Netherlands 

Today, approximately 27 percent of the Netherlands is actually below sea level. This area is home to over 60 percent of the country’s population of 15.8 million people. For centuries, the Dutch worked to slowly push back the water of the Zuiderzee, building dikes and creating polders (the term used to describe any piece of land reclaimed from water). Once dikes were built, canals and pumps were used to keep the land dry.

Interested in your own customized tour of the Dutch dikes and polders?

Then this dikes and polder tour is an incredible opportunity to experience the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It is ideal for lovers of nature, the outdoors, history, or engineering!


  • Professional guide
  • Transport for pick up or drop offs
  • Bike hire (optional)
  • Boat hire (optional)
  • We can 100% adapt the literary to suit your timeframe and interests

Does not include:

  • Food and beverages (this is an optional extra – its up to you!)
  • Gratuities / tips (optional)

Get in touch with us to customize your tour

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