Day trip

Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam, & Zaanse Schans Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Tour Company
Day trip

Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam, & Zaanse Schans Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Tour Company
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Visit the famous Zaanse Schans windmill village, walk past rows of wooden houses in Volendam, and discover how Dutch cheese is traditionally made on this fully guided day trip from Amsterdam.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance for a full refund
Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German


5.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 30 minutes
  • Edam (guided tour)

  • Cheese factory

  • Volendam (guided tour, free time)

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

  • 30 minutes
  • Grand Café 1884, Amsterdam

    • Entry not included
Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • 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 the famous Zaanse Schans windmill village
Full description

Leave Amsterdam for half a day on this guided tour of the rolling Dutch countryside. Sit back and travel comfortably in a coach 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. Once used to ground spices, dyes, lumber, oil, cocoa powder, and many other items, the 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. 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.

  • Informative, friendly, and professional live guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • All taxes and parking fees
  • A visit to a clog (wooden shoe) maker
  • A visit to a cheese farm
  • Cheese demonstration and sample tasting
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Grand Cafe 1884. The cafe is a 6-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. From the front of Amsterdam Central Station (Stationsplein), looking away from the station, turn left and walk east. Keep walking and cross the small bridge. Continue walking until you reach the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Turn left and follow the walkway underneath the railway crossing. Grand Cafe 1884 is on your right after the crossing.

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Important information

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

4.7 /5

based on 926 reviews

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Hat alles wunderbar funktioniert mussten nicht lange warten

The coach bus was very comfortable. There was a good balance of guided tour as well as personal time to roam around. The 3 sites were very interesting - I would go back. We did have difficulty finding where the initial meeting place was, though. It would have been very helpful to have some signage there.

March 14, 2023

I had a lot of fun on this tour. I did this tour by myself and I loved how welcoming the tour guide was and created a fun and safe space for everyone. A lot of very interesting information was shared at each stop. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area and knew a lot of languages to accommodate everyone’s language needs.

February 2, 2023

The whole tour was very interesting and enjoyable, my friend and I were delighted with the number of places of interest that we met and curiosities. The guide was super attentive and friendly at all times, she adapted to the languages of the people present, and she made us very good recommendations for eating. We also really liked that he was originally from the Netherlands, as that allowed us to learn some details and get a deeper insight into his perspective. A highly recommended tour!!

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January 24, 2023

Product ID: 389497