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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

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Experience Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans throughout a combination tour of several destinations presented in a simple and amazing way. After taking this tour you will be left with a great understanding of Dutch culture.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Explore the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands, known as the “Venice of the North”
  • Take a short walk through the Volendam harbor, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875
  • Enjoy a picturesque 17th-century village which houses a collection of beautifully preserved windmills
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You will begin with to a trip to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads.

You will explore this fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Your trip will continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses and see locals wearing their colorful regional attire. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam harbor, which has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875.

This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in one of many photo studios of the village. Your last destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century Zaanse Schans village which contains houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage.

In Zaanse Schans village you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. There’s also nothing more Dutch than cheese, and whilst there you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm where you will also learn about its production.

  • Day trip from Amsterdam
  • Live demonstration
  • Food tasting
  • Professional local driver/guide
  • Transportation by car/ minivan/coach
  • Canal cruise in Giethoorn
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Hotel ibis Amsterdam Centre to exchange your voucher before the tour begins.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • This experience requires a minimum number of 4 travelers (if it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund)
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 91 reviews

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Very well organised. Noval was very helpful and accomodating with sound knowledge about places. Tony, the driver was very nice. Highly recommended tour if you have just one day and want to utilize time to maximum. The bys seats were very comfortable. We had one infant on stroller with us and they helped us everywhere with commute. Overall 10/10.

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June 14, 2022

5 stars, but I wish I could give this tour more than that!! Extremely organised, great driver and comfortable vehicle, very generous breaks for getting food, going to the bathroom, as well as relaxing and sightseeing. Despite the fact that the trip lasted pretty much all day, we didn't feel tired at all when we got back and we still had energy for a night out in Amsterdam! All the places we visited were just amazing and very picturesque. If you want to experience the Dutch countryside, please do not miss out on this tour! It was definitely the highlight of our trip to Holland :)

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June 9, 2022

Great tour! Included a variety of sights and an easy way to see a lot of things in one day. Do wish we would have spent just a bit more time in Volendam since the majority of the time time was taken up with lunch, but otherwise it was perfect. Would definitely recommend

May 28, 2022

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