Excursion

Windmills & Villages by Helicopter

See quintessential Holland from a whole different perspective as you board a helicopter for a thrilling flight over windmills, the village of Volendam, the picturesque town of Marken and the skyline of Amsterdam.

  • Code
    AMS-W
  • Level
    High
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 2 hours

A half-hour transfer brings you to the helipad, where after a briefing you will take off for your exciting adventure.

Flying in the direction of Zaanse Schans, take in the scenery of the landscapes below, dotted by buildings constructed between the 18th and 19th centuries and giving you a compelling view of classic Holland. Wooden houses, barns, windmills and unique buildings housing museums are just a few of the landmarks you will see.

Continue towards Volendam, one of Holland’s most famous villages. With 22,000 residents, it is a small community, yet it has a big personality with most of its Dutch traditions still intact. Keep an eye out for the quaint fishing harbor and, of course, the area’s many dykes.

Next, follow the coast to the village of Marken, boasting characteristic wooden houses with steeply pitched roofs and white trim that are the very vision of a Dutch town.

As your expert pilot guides the helicopter to Amsterdam, marvel at the views of the city, rich in history and especially picturesque from your bird’s-eye perspective.

All too soon, it will be time to land and return to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:  
It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The operation of this excursion is subject to prevailing weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.