A little bit north of Amsterdam is an outdoor museum: de Zaanse Schans. I don’t think it will get more Dutch anywhere else in the world. Everything you think of when you think of Holland is there. Want to learn how to make wooden shoes? Or cheese? Old-fashioned candy? Ever wanted to see those big windmills? Or even visit one and see how they work? There’s enough to do.
For a small break you can take a boat tour, eat in a pancake restaurant or just sit at the water side and enjoy the view.