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"Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills
"Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam""If you are in Amsterdam and want to take a break from the fast city life this is your perfect opportunity. Enjoy a 5 hour trip to the country side and suburbs of Amsterdam. During the trip you can see the old wooden houses and the wonderful windmills at the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans that make Netherlands famous around the world. In addition to this we will also visit a cheese making factory where you can see in detail
From EUR390.00
 
Private Tour: 8h Amsterdam and Holland Country Side Tour
"Your guide will pick your up from your hotel. Start with a 2-hour walking tour to see the highlights of Amsterdam. Dam square with the royal palace the Beguinage floating flower market hidden church in the attic canals and more.Leave the city by car with your private guide and drive to the nostalgic village of De Rijp for a traditional lunch. A former fishing town. Enjoy a scenic drive through the typical Dutch Country Side of the Beemster polder. F""2-hour walking tour Amsterdam city highlights. By car drive to nostalgic small village to enjoy a traditional lunch. Windmills at reclaimed land of Beemster polder (UNESCO world heritage site). Local dairy farm to taste homemade Gouda cheese.
From EUR95.00
 
"Dutch Countryside and Culture Tour from Amsterdam Including Zaanse Schans
"Dutch Countryside and Culture Tour from Amsterdam Including Zaanse Schans Edam and Volendam""Start with a pickup from central Amsterdam or select city hotels. Settle into your seat aboard a single-decker coach. With limited spaces you’ll enjoy a smaller more personalized experience than that of larger double-decker coach trips.Leave the city behind and ride out to the Dutch countryside characterized by its dykes windmills and blooming flowers. As you travel
From EUR45.00

More Things to Do in Bourtange

Bourtange Bridges

The fortress was completely surrounded by water. The bridges are draw bridges, that would be opened to seal to fortress. Even when an enemy made it across, a long flat walkway over the water followed,...
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pieter_jan_v
Feb 02, 2016

Bourtange Gates

After the bridges the fortress gates were the next obstacle for attackers.There were just two narrow gates, making the village a real fortification.To reach the gates one has to walk over an angled...
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pieter_jan_v
Feb 02, 2016

Bourtange Pictures

Just a couple of impressions; just go through the pictures.This village is ideal for one or more 'Kodak moments'. The walls give you a good opportunity to shoot some overview pictures. The streets...
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pieter_jan_v
Feb 02, 2016

Papenburg,Deutschland

Around 10:00 am the tourists start to arrive ,it may be a busload of School children , or visitors from Nearby Germany ...it was at this point we decided to travel the 20 Kms or so to Papenburg...
Xefian
Jul 01, 2005

Stand Guard on the Eastern Wall

If you're looking for a little tranquility after the hectic pace of the Randstad ,Bourtange will do nicely.For a history buff , or those who enjoy movies set in this period ,I haven't been anywhere...
Xefian
Jul 01, 2005

End of an intensive walk through the fortress

After this few hours of walking through a magnificent example of late-medieval and renaissance defensive systems, one has a great experience of what things must have been like in these times. There...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005
 
 
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The windmill of Bourtange, target practice

Also within the fortress a windmill stands tall in the wind. The original one was sold in 1832, when the whole fortress was publically sold to the highest bidder andeventually became the windmill in...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005

The tred mill to provide oils and more

Between the windmill and the "Turf schuur" (peat barn) stands the "Rosmolen" (Tred mill, or literally "horse mill"). this completely restored building is fully operational. The millers stone can be...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005

Fuel (turf = peat) for keeping warm

Fuel for heating was - in the average Dutch winter of those times - very necessary. To prevent that the enemy would hold a longer siege in winter time, the fortress Bourtange had to have a fuel...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005

This was not a children's toy

The military was a strict and disciplinous place. This often was created by a reward and punishment system. If one did a heroic action in wartime or learned well at military school, the rewards came...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005

The commanders house at the market square

Back on the Markt (central square) we again can enjoy the shade of the sixteen old trees that surround it (350 years old !). We stand next to the Commander's House and where once commands were called,...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005

More religious food for the soldiers

In times that freedom of religion was the main drive of the independance struggle of the Lowlands (and the Seven Provinces in the first place), churches were of great importance. Also in Bourtange...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005

More barracks and officers houses

In the direction that is still undiscovered terrain are a little restaurant and a small supermarket "t Lutje Winkel" and further away again more barracks appear. Here is also the hostel, but more...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005

All information in building "De Poort" (The Gate)

When we return in "Bourtange Vesting" itself, the large building on your right hand side (number 32 on the map) is very much worth a visit. Inside a large maquette of the fortress is present and this...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 08, 2005

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