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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Bus Tour

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Bus Tour

Visit Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken on a guided bus tour from Amsterdam. Admire the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans, attend a clog-making demonstration, and sample Edam and Gouda cheese. Depart Amsterdam by luxury bus on this exciting tour and head north of the city to see the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans on the banks of the river Zaan. Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. Continue on to visit Edam, a beautiful town known worldwide for its cheese. Enjoy a cheese tasting and an exciting clog demonstration. Before the end of the day, go to Volendam and Marken, passing many authentic polders, the name given to land reclaimed from the sea. Wander down narrow streets, past colorful houses and visit the harbors full of fishing boats. You will have some free time to shop for souvenirs and sample the local fish specialties. Back in Amsterdam, you will be dropped off at the meeting point.

Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Travel easily in Amsterdam and the surrounding area by purchasing an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (ARTT).  You can use the ARTT for unlimited travel by train (2nd class) between any of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region: Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Central station, Amsterdam Holendrecht, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Muiderpoort, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Halfweg-Zwanenburg, Haarlem, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, Overveen, Zandvoort aan Zee, Zaandam, Zaandam Kogerveld, Purmerend Weidevenne, Purmerend, Purmerend Overwhere, Koog aan de Zaan, Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, Hoofddorp, Diemen, Weesp, Almere Poort, Almere Centrum, Almere Muziekwijk, Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten, Almere Oostvaarders, Lelystad Centrum, Diemen Zuid, Naarden-Bussum, Hilversum, Hilversum Mediapark, Hilversum Sportpark, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, Santpoort Noord, Driehuis, Uitgeest and Beverwijk. The ticket is also valid on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries run by the Amsterdam Transport company GVB, EBS and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region including the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 and N97 (operated by Connexxion). During Keukenhof Season this ticket is valid: From Amsterdam (Europaplein) to Keukenhof on bus route 852 operated by Arriva From Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof on bus route 858 operated by Arriva From Hoofddorp station to Keukenhof on bus route 859 operated by Arriva From Haarlem station to Keukenhof on bus route 50 operated by Connexxion

From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, & Marken Full-Day Trip

From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, & Marken Full-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands on a tour through the jewels of the Dutch countryside. Visit a cheese producer, a clog factory, a fishing village, and see the iconic windmills. Start your tour at Amsterdam’s Central Station and head in the company of your guide to the first destination of the day, Zaanse Schans. Admire the typical Dutch windmills of the town, and learn about how they are still used today. Next, drive to the Waterland area to arrive at the second stop of the tour, Edam. Walk around some of the town’s most historical sites, including the town square where the famous cheese market used to take place. Then, head to Volendam to visit a local cheese producer, learn about the production of Edam and Gouda cheeses, and try a cheese tasting. Head towards a clog factory next to discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Finally, travel back in time to the 17th century as you wander through the fishermen’s houses in the Marken, and explore this quintessential fishing village. IMPORTANT The visit to Marken may be substituted for safety reasons in case of bad weather conditions.

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Edam Live Guided Tour

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Edam Live Guided Tour

Are you ready to escape the bustling streets of Amsterdam and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Dutch countryside? Join us on our 6.5-hour guided tour as we take you on an unforgettable adventure through Zaanse Schans, Edam, and Volendam. We'll begin our journey with a short 20-minute drive to Zaanse Schans, a picturesque windmill village nestled along the banks of the river Zaan. Prepare to be captivated by the timeless charm of 18th and 19th-century architecture, where functioning windmills and wooden houses paint a scene straight out of a storybook. Discover the fascinating art of traditional Dutch wooden shoe-making as skilled artisans showcase their craft before your eyes. Afterward, it's time to explore the pearl of the former Zuiderzee - the enchanting village of Edam. Lose yourself in its narrow streets lined with stunning 17th-century buildings, tranquil canals, and the iconic public weighing house. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the famous Edam Cheese Market and even indulge in a taste of delicious cheese at a nearby farm. Our final stop will be the picturesque seaside village of Volendam. Wander alongside your knowledgeable guide as you soak in the history and charm of this idyllic destination. Explore the time-honored St. Vincent's Church, the remarkable wooden Stolphoevekerk, and witness the vibrant Fish Auction. Take a leisurely stroll atop the Dike and be mesmerized by the breathtaking panoramic view of the IJssel lake. Don't miss your chance to experience the beauty and culture of the Dutch countryside. Reserve your spot now and join us on this incredible adventure. Let the magic of Zaanse Schans, Edam, and Volendam create memories that will last a lifetime. Volendam Lake Cruise Embark on a luxurious, full electric ship. Sit back and relax, enjoying your complimentary beverage while a knowledgeable captain guides you on this 50-minute cruise over the Gouwzee. During the cruise, you will learn all there is to know about the sights, monuments and history of Volendam and its surrounding villages. Amsterdam Canal Cruise Embark on the Amsterdam Canal Cruise, a leisurely journey that showcases the city's iconic attractions, including the historic Canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, and the Anne Frank House. Delight in a relaxing and immersive sightseeing experience as you glide past these renowned landmarks, discovering the charm of Amsterdam from a unique perspective.

Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Enjoy a scenic full-day coach tour of North Holland, and discover a charming landscape of windmills, canals, picturesque villages, and locals in traditional costume. Choose the all-in option to add a few extras to your tour, including a clog-making demonstration and a boat trip. Depart from Amsterdam station for the small fishing town of Marken, renowned for its preservation of traditional Dutch culture. Take a walking tour through streets full of colorful houses. If you've chosen the all-in option, stop at a shoemaker’s studio to watch how wooden clogs are made. Next, head to Volendam by coach if you've chosen the standard option or board the Marken Express if you've chosen the all-in option for a boat trip across the beautiful IJssel Lake. On arrival in Volendam, enjoy free time to explore the shops or try on a traditional costume for a souvenir photo.  Then, enjoy a tasting at a traditional Holland cheese factory and learn how cheese is made before continuing into the heart of North Holland to Edam. Discover the history of the former shipyard and see Grote Kerk, the largest church in the Netherlands, as you stroll the cobbled streets. Next, take in the last stop on your tour, the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans. Admire its magnificent collection of historic windmills. If you opt for the all-in ticket, you can go inside one of the operating windmills to learn more about this Dutch icon of industrial architecture. Finally, marvel at the picturesque homes, wooden barns, and scenic meadows of North Holland as you travel back to Amsterdam by coach. If you prefer a smaller group, like to take your time and explore all the best of this tour, then opt for the Charm of Holland guided tour. Available on Fridays. The tourguide takes a small group to all the inclusions in the all-in tour. The Charm of Holland also includes lunch at a traditional Dutch fish taverne.

From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans Shuttlebus and Walking Tour

From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans Shuttlebus and Walking Tour

Experience the Charm of Zaanse Schans: Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam Explore at Your Own Pace: Discover the wonders of Zaanse Schans with our self-guided walking tour. Wander past the bakery museum and savor the aroma of freshly baked cookies. Witness the craftsmanship of clog-making at the warehouse and don't miss the opportunity to visit the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the iconic windmills. Zaanse Schans is a treasure trove of wooden houses, mills, barns, and workshops. Learn about the art of cheese making, try on traditional wooden shoes, witness the inner workings of a functioning windmill, and admire the charming green-painted houses and shops. Dive into the history of Zaanse Schans and its iconic windmills using our walking app via Whatsapp. Get insider tips from locals, enjoy discounts on attractions, and products along the way. Flexible Schedule: Our half-day tour to Zaanse Schans runs multiple times a day, giving you the freedom to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Spend a delightful morning or afternoon exploring this unique part of the Netherlands. Included in the Tour: - Luxury coach transportation to Zaanse Schans - Free self-guided walking tour with insider tips from locals - Complimentary map and discounts at over 10 shops - Free entrance to the wooden shoe shop - Live cheese making demonstration with cheese tasting Schedule: 10.30: Departure Amsterdam 11.00: Arrival Zaanse Schans Discover Zaanse Schans 13.00: Departure Zaanse Schans 13.30: Arrival Amsterdam 12.00: Departure Amsterdam 12.30: Arrival Zaanse Schans Discover Zaanse Schans 14.30: Departure Zaanse Schans 15.00: Arrival Amsterdam 15.00: Departure Amsterdam 15.30: Arrival Zaanse Schans Discover Zaanse Schans 17.30: Departure Zaanse Schans 18.00: Arrival Amsterdam

Volendam: Bike Rental with Suggested Countryside Route

Volendam: Bike Rental with Suggested Countryside Route

Depart from the old harbor in Volendam on your bike to explore multiple villages. See a beautiful windmill, lots of meadows and a countless number of cows and sheep.  From Volendam, choose or be advised which villages you would like to visit with your bike. Within one hour you can perfectly visit Edam, an almost 800-year-old town north of Volendam.  You can also visit Monnickendam in one hour. When walking or cruising around in the old center of Monnickendam it will feel like you have stepped back in time. Along the streets, you will see the beautiful houses made of light bronze bricks. If you have more time, continue to Marken, a stunning town with lovely bridges over the small canals and gorgeous wooden façades. The small town is surrounded by water. From Marken, it is possible to take the boat back to Volendam. The Volendam-Marken Express is departs every 30 minutes from Marken to Volendam and it is possible to bring your bike on the ship. Why book your vehicles with Rent & Event? Safety comes first! Before we send you off on your way we will make sure you have exactly the right vehicle for your comfort, whether it be a bike or electric vehicle. If you feel you need to bike with a helmet, just let us know and we will make sure you have one. Our expert staff will make sure you know how to work your chosen vehicle and let you ride on it first to make sure you are comfortable with it and know how it works. We have various routes to choose from where you can easily go off on your own. Just scan the code and the route will open in Googlemaps. (Make sure your maps is set to bike and not car for routes). Thousands of people have done this and we haven’t lost one person yet . If you prefer a guided tour instead, we can arrange that as well. (guide requests must be made well in advance). Do you need support or have questions when you are on your way? Fear not as we are just a phone call away. Our office is ready to answer any questions or offer support with anything you may need.

Volendam: E-Fatbike Rental

Volendam: E-Fatbike Rental

Depart from the old harbor in Volendam on your super cool E-fatbike to explore multiple villages. Along the route you will see a beautiful windmill, lots of meadows, a countless number of cows and sheep and you will cross the famous Dutch dikes. You will be cruising on top of the dike, so you can see (and even dive into!) the lake, the 'Gouwzee'. You can also ride meters below sea level along the dike to experience how the Dutch locals live behind the dikes.  From Volendam you can either choose or be advised which villages you would like to visit with your E-fatbike. Within one hour you can perfectly visit Edam, an almost 800 year old town north of Volendam. Edam is famous for its peaceful narrow alleys and small canals, the beautiful façades of the cozy houses and the unique small boutiques. Also Edam is known for its cheese market where visitors can both taste and purchase a various number of cheeses.  Also another town, which is called Monnickendam can be visited in only one hour of time. When walking or cruising around in the old center of Monnickendam it will feel like you went back in time. Along the streets you will see the beautiful houses made of light bronze bricks. Also the old harbor with its pretty ships and charming terraces is definitely worth a visit. An absolute highlight in Monnickendam is the beer brewery, where you can see where and how the beer is brewed, where you can taste the homemade sausages and enjoy the lovely terrace along the water. When you have more time to spend it is highly advised to make a tour from Volendam to Monnickendam and from Monnickendam to the former island Marken. Marken is a stunning town with lovely bridges over the small canals and really nice wooden façades. As the island can only be reached by the 10 kilometer long dike, the small town is surrounded by water where it becomes really clear again how the Dutch are dealing with living below sealevel. From Marken it is possible to take the boat back to Volendam. The Volendam-Marken Express departs every 30 minutes from Marken to Volendam and it is possible to bring your E-bike on the ship. After a 30 minutes cruise you will be back in Volendam where you can drive underneath the dike back to the rental company to bring back your E-fatbike.  Why book your vehicles with Rent & Event? Safety comes first! Before we send you off on your way we will make sure you have exactly the right vehicle for your comfort, whether it be a bike or electric vehicle. If you feel you need to bike with a helmet, just let us know and we will make sure you have one. Our expert staff will make sure you know how to work your chosen vehicle and let you ride on it first to make sure you are comfortable with it and know how it works. We have various routes to choose from where you can easily go off on your own. Just scan the code and the route will open in Googlemaps. Thousands of people have done this and we haven’t lost one person yet .

Edam: Edam Cheese Museum Entry Ticket

Edam: Edam Cheese Museum Entry Ticket

Discover The Story of Edam Cheese museum by Henri Willig, and learn about Edam cheese, from past to present. During the visit, listen to your audioguide to hear about this historic city and its relationship with the famous cheese. After your museum visit, be sure to sample the various cheeses in the Henri Willig Cheese Farm Store.

Volendam: E-Bike Rental With Suggested Countryside Route

Volendam: E-Bike Rental With Suggested Countryside Route

Depart from the old harbour in Volendam on your E-bike to explore multiple villages. Along the route you will see a beautiful windmill, lots of meadows, countless number of cows and sheep, and you will cross the famous Dutch dikes. From Volendam, you can ask for advice as to which villages you would like to visit with your E-bike. Within one hour you can easily visit Edam, an almost 800 year old town north of Volendam. Edam is famous for its peaceful narrow alleys and small canals, the beautiful façades of the cosy houses, and the unique small boutiques. Also Edam is known for its cheese market where visitors can both taste and purchase various cheeses. Another town,Monnickendam, can also be visited in only one hour of cycling. When walking or cruising around in the old centre of Monnickendam it will feel like you have gone back in time. If you have more time to spend, it is highly recommended that you go from Volendam to Monnickendam and from Monnickendam to the former island of Marken. Marken is a stunning town with lovely bridges over the small canals and really nice wooden façades. Why book your vehicles with Rent & Event? Safety comes first! Before we send you off on your way we will make sure you have exactly the right vehicle for your comfort, whether it be a bike or electric vehicle. If you feel you need to bike with a helmet, just let us know and we will make sure you have one. Our expert staff will make sure you know how to work your chosen vehicle and let you ride on it first to make sure you are comfortable with it and know how it works. We have various routes to choose from where you can easily go off on your own. Just scan the code and the route will open in Googlemaps. (Make sure your maps is set to bike and not car for routes). Thousands of people have done this and we haven’t lost one person yet . If you prefer a guided tour instead, we can arrange that as well. (guide requests must be made well in advance). Do you need support or have questions when you are on your way? Fear not as we are just a phone call away. Our office is ready to answer any questions or offer support with anything you may need.

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4.7
(4,525 reviews)

Loved the serenity and beauty in these small towns. People at the farm were terrific. Our tour guide, Karl was superb- we so appreciated his knowledge, energy, and humor!

We used the travel card to get from the airport to where we were staying and to and from Amsterdam each day. Good value for money and very easy to use.

All the stops were good, but the amount of time spent walking around could be more

Edu is a good guide, the tour was good and the day was very nice

I liked the flexibility of it and how easy it was to use.