Welcome to Holland! Are you looking to get away from the crowds? Join Dutch Tours on a daytrip from Amsterdam

Dutch Tours offers small group tours off the beaten track with experienced local guides. Come and explore the Dutch countryside, ride a horse on the beach or enjoy a day on a boat looking for seals. Learn more about WWII at a former Nazi concentration camp or dive into art (Van Gogh) and architecture surrounded by Holland’s most beautiful nature.


  • Dutch Tours offers small group daytrips from Amsterdam, for up to 8 people
  • Our Dutch Tours guides/drivers are fully vaccinated
  • Multiple day discount!

Existing destinations are: UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea with its mudflats and seals, former Nazi concentration camp Vught, National Park Hoge Veluwe with it’s Van Gogh collection in Kröller Müller museum, Castle De Haar, Royal Palace Het Loo, Delft & Kinderdijk, Horse riding and the Island of Texel. Because we are very flexible, we can add new destinations upon request.  

Prefer to be on a fully private tour for your group only? All regular tours can be upgraded to private tours. In addition we offer fully private daytrips from Amsterdam to the following destinations:

  • Delft & Kinderdijk
  • Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans
  • Former Nazi concentration camp Vught & war museum Arnhem (battle of Arnhem)
  • Royal Palace Het Loo & Castle De Haar

Have you always wondered what the area your ancestors came from looks like? Or would you like some help on your ancestry reseach? Please have a look at our Heritage and ancestry page and contact us to see what we can do for you!

If you are traveling by yourself we welcome you to join our tours! Please call or email for availability! info@dutch-tours.com
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National Park Tour

We will explore the Hoge Veluwe National Park, home to Red Deer, Roe deer, Wild Boar and Mouflon, in a small group, stopping at several lookouts and wildlife viewing areas. If you like, you can discover the park on your own by bicycle as well! For those in your group who are more interested in art or architecture we offer to drop you at the entrance of the The Kröller-Müller Museum, home to the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world, or the country residence/museum Jachthuis Sint Hubertus.

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Seal Tour

On this half day tour, we will take you on a journey along the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea. We will drive north and explore the Waddensea by boat at low tide, scouting for seals and migrating birds. We will visit the historic town of Medemblik on the IJsselmeer coast, the golden era village of Twisk, and we will see the famous enclosing dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland up close, on this family friendly trip.

Horse Riding Tour

Come and discover Holland from horseback! Our amazing trail ride takes you through the forest of the Veluwe or the dunes on the Dutch coast. We offer hacks for beginner, intermediate and experienced riders. The ride typically lasts 1,5 – 2,5 hours, depending on the weather and riding level of the people in your group. Please note our age (10+) and weight(<85kg/185lbs) restrictions for this activity. Contact us for a customized tour!

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Remembrance Tour

On this small group tour, we will visit the remainders of the WWII Nazi concentration camp Vught, with its reconstructed watchtowers, barracks, crematorium and children’s memorial. The camp was first used in 1943 and held 31,000 Jewish and political prisoners. During this visit, the importance of this time in our recent history will be highlighted. An audio tour is included at the site. Our tour guide will stay with the group throughout the visit and will be able to answer your questions.

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Castle Tour

On this small group tour, we will visit the castle, its gardens, and the beautiful, landscaped park around it. Kasteel de Haar is characterized by its rich and extravagant history and the many special stories hidden behind the castle walls. First built in the 13th century it came in the van Zuylen family in the 15th century.



Island Tour

Experience a full day at the beautiful island of Texel and it’s surrounding UNESCO World Heritage site Wadden sea! We will sail to Texel and explore its National Parks, historic villages and beaches. We will pick you up in Amsterdam in the morning and will bring you back late afternoon. A full day of island experience at one of Holland’s most beautiful islands! A boxed lunch is included. Upon request and availability you can add a seal watching tour to this booking.

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Royals and Nobility

Today we will submerge in the rich history of Dutch Royalty and Nobility. We will drive to Apeldoorn for our first stop: the stunning Royal Palace Het Loo. You will have plenty of time to visit the Palace and explore the beautiful gardens. After lunch, we will continue this magical day with a visit to the fairytale castle De Haar.

Delft en Kinderdijk

Would you like to learn more about the history of watermanagement in The Netherlands? Join us on our small group tour to the UNESCO windmills of Kinderdijk and the enchanting city of Delft. At both locations, besides being truly beautiful, a significant part of Dutch history is explained and showed.



In the footsteps of World War II

On this small group tour, we will learn more about this fascinating part of Dutch history with a visit to a Nazi Camp and War Museum. We will visit the Airborne Museum at Villa Hartenstein, we will have a short stop at the John Frost Bridge and visit the Oosterbeek War Cemetary.

In the afternoon, we will visit the remainders of the WWII Nazi concentration camp Vught, with its reconstructed watchtowers, barracks, crematorium and children’s memorial. 


star rating  Fascinating facts.
I learnt so much more than I expected. Comfortable van ride and a great sized group, felt very personal.

avatar thumb Sandi B
5 januari 2024

star rating  Best Tour, Best Guide, Funny and Best Driver! - Had an amazing time with Josie today and her amazing colleague who drove us. Not only did we get a fantastic tour of Zaanse and Giethorn but we laughed a... read more

1 januari 2024

star rating  Castle de Haar is a tour worth taking and our guide Sarah was great. We had time to explore both inside and out and enjoyed learning the story of the... read more

avatar thumb Jeff L
14 november 2023


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Unesco heritage

The Waddensea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. The Waddensea is one of the largest wetlands in the world. It consists of islands, channels, gullies and flats, which are continually changing shape and sometimes even location. The Waddensea is unique: it is the only tidal and coastal island system in the world with a temperate climate that is so large and contains such an enormous variety of plants and animals. A World Heritage Site since 2009 it has a surface area of almost 11,500 km² and is shared by The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.


The Waddensea is teeming with life! Mussel banks and mudflats that arise from the sea at low tide form a rich area where large amounts of mussels, shellfish, worms, shrimps and plants make up a richly laid table for many birds and fish. Many North Sea fish use the Waddensea as a nursery while others live there year round. Marine mammals, such as the harbour seal, the grey seal and the porpoise, profit from the rich fish life in the Waddensea. The seals hunt in the sea at high tide and rest on the sandbanks at low tide. More than 30,000 harbour seals live in the Waddensea as well as over 2000 grey seals. The area is famous as both a breeding ground and winter fuel station for migrating birds. In total, 10-12 million migrating birds pass through every year, consisting of waders, geese, ducks and gulls.

Vintage villages

During our half day tour we will stop in the beautiful historic town of Medemblik on the IJsselmeer coast. Founded in the 13th century the town became important and wealthy in the 16th and 17th century, largely because of the trade vessels which sailed to faraway cities on the Hanze Trade route. The town has a small castle from the 14th century as well as a working grain mill.  Wandering along its canals it is easy to imagine the times of the golden age!

During our full day Island tour we explore the beautiful island of Texel, located in the Unesco World Heritage site Wadden Sea. The island has a wide variety of picturesque fisherman’s villages that we will visit along the way.

About us

Dutch Seal Tours was founded by Sarah and Eva, close friends since they were kids. Both coming from a family of passionate flatboat sailors, we spent a substantial part of our childhood out on the mudflats of the Wadden Sea, searching for shellfish and scouting for seals. We have already passed on the love for this unique wildlife area to our kids and friends, but we are convinced the Waddensea is one of the must sees for international nature lovers! This small country is home to a great UNESCO World Heritage site teeming with wildlife and we would like to share it with you! As conservation of the area is key, our focus is on sustainable tourism. It’s a wonderful world out there, let’s go exploring!

Dutch Seal Tours is a member of VvKR (Dutch Association for small scale travel organizations).