Amsterdam - Villages, Fields & Water - Durgerdam to Schellingwoude

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Villages, Fields & Water - Durgerdam to Schellingwoude

Sun, 1 Aug
(54 reviews)
Durgerdam / Schellingwoude, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

Mark begins this tour on the outskirts of Amsterdam in the small village of Durgerdam and shows how the Dutch have defended themselves against water for centuries. Durgerdam is made up of a string of colourful woden houses on an ancient dike / levee and is exceptionally pretty. The walk includes a look at the tiny drawbridge behind the dike next to the old church of the village. Next Mark takes you on a 5 minute scooter ride to the next stop though typical Dutch countryside of green fields and ditches, 5 metres below sea level! His camera is in a body harness so you see what he sees and he explains what is passing by. The destination is another picturesque village, just inside the Amsterdam boudary, called Schellingwoude with it's huge community of housboats. After another very scenic walk, the tour finishes at the massive Orange Locks, which are an important part of Amsterdam's water defences.

Meet Mark - That Dam Guide

Mark - That Dam Guide

Mark has been sharing places and stories about Amsterdam, his adopted home, for 10 years now and he is still smitten by the place! He absolutely loves distilling chunks of history into bite-sized bits of fun. The vibrancy of the city takes his breath away, and he loves finding odd little details to share. Live-streaming tours are an exciting adventure as it is possible to open places and areas that are not accessible on in-person tours!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Orysia S.

31 May 2021

I liked the tour very much.

🇳🇿 Lorene A.

26 May 2021

Great tour with you today, Mark. Thanks very much. I look forward to seeing more of your tours soon.

Nancy S.

26 May 2021

Excellent tour

Mindy 🇺🇲 (New York) N.

26 May 2021

Thought it was a silent tour. Didn’t realize Heygo added a default to start tours muted and you need to unmute. Hope to catch it in the future. The views were nice.

Carole L.

26 May 2021

Mark Law is an exceptional guide. The weather has been awful all spring but he always finds a way to bring sunshine to the tour. If you want information, great stories, wonderful photos mixed with a sense of humor and a genuine love of guiding, tour with Mark!

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