Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam, & Zaanse Schans Small-Bus Tour

4.9 / 5

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Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam, & Zaanse Schans Small-Bus Tour

From US$ 78.75 per person

Enter a famous Zaanse Schans windmill, walk past rows of wooden houses in Volendam, and discover how Dutch cheese is traditionally made with a guide.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish
Pickup optional
• Pickup is available from any hotel in Amsterdam • Please be ready in the lobby before your tour start time

The Original experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • Heineken Experience

  • This is Holland

  • 30.0 minutes
  • Edam (guided tour)

  • Cheese factory

  • Volendam (guided tour, free time)

  • Zaanse Schans (guided tour, windmills, free time, wooden shoe factory)

  • 30.0 minutes
  • This is Holland

    • Entry not included
Pickup included
Main stop
End point
Highlights
  • Wander through the quaint streets of Edam with your guide
  • Learn how huge rolls of Dutch cheese are made on an old farm
  • Break for lunch and immerse yourself in the unique fishing village atmosphere of Volendam
  • Observe craftsmen making traditional clogs
  • Explore inside one of the famous Zaanse Schans windmills
Full description
Leave Amsterdam for half a day on this guided tour of the rolling Dutch countryside. Sit back and travel comfortably in a minivan with your fairly small group to the rural village of Edam. Take a walk through the quaint streets of Edam. En-route to Volendam, stop to visit an old cheese farm to see how authentic Dutch cheese is made. Indulge in trying some of these huge spheres of delicious cheese. Upon arrival in Volendam, follow your guide on a journey through the fishing village’s winding streets. Hear about how this bustling place was once the harbor for neighboring village Edam. Enjoy some free time to eat lunch. Next, move on to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans where you can see the authentic windmills. Once used to ground spices, dyes, lumber, oil, cocoa powder, and many other items, these mills are still in use today. Some are now living museums where you can learn about the ins-and-outs of milling. Visit a wooden shoe factory and behold how traditional clogs are created using antique machines. Afterward, go inside a windmill and take a look at all the mechanisms and go out onto the platform for a remarkable view over the surrounding area.  Filled with newfound knowledge and a taste of the traditional Dutch ways of life, relax and reminisce about your trip while on the journey back to Amsterdam.
Includes
  • A windmill tour ticket
  • Informative, friendly, and professional live guide
  • Transportation by minivan with a live guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in Amsterdam
  • All taxes and parking fees
  • A visit to a clog (wooden shoe) maker
  • A visit to a cheese farm
  • Cheese demonstration and sample tasting
  • A visit to a windmill
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 and under go free of charge.
  •  For the private option:
  • - do not book a ticket for children aged 3 and under during the booking process
  • - please state how many children aged 3 and under will be present in your party during the booking process in order to reserve spots for them in the vehicle
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
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Our guide was great. Juliette gave us a lot of new knowledge. Nobody could do it better. We were a small group of six in the minibus. The whole tour was in German. It was an all-round successful trip. Thank you. I recommend everyone to book this tour. It is worth it ..

September 28, 2020

Best Tour! The tour was awesome and the Windmills were a blast. Had the best cheese ever and hot chocolate at the Zaanse! The tour guide and the driver were extremely helpful and welcoming! A big thank you to them and to The Tour Company. Thanks a million, Leo and Pat

August 30, 2020

It was a very varied tour. Our guide and driver were very responsive to our needs and provided us with very interesting facts. Even though we were only 2 participants, the tour took place - that was great.

September 12, 2020

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