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

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

    Immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands on this amazing tour through the jewels of the Dutch countryside. The tour starts from Amsterdam’s Central Station and heads to the first destination of the day, Zaanse Schans. Spend some time admiring 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 and learn from the cheese master about the production of Edam and Gouda cheeses. Head towards a clog factory next to discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as you wander through the fishermen’s houses in the Marken, and explore this ...

    Wonderful interesting tour. I saw many out-of-the way places that I enjoyed so much. Slow pace so we can take photos. Very good English-speaking. Price for value is Excellent! Highly recommend, top marks.

  • Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam and Windmills Live Guided Tour

    2. Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam and Windmills Live Guided Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River and is home to traditional 18th and 19th century architecture, including several functioning windmills. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be some free time to explore the village on your own, before traveling through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area. From there continue on to Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. Most famou...

    The cheese making demonstration in Edam was very interesting and the variety of cheeses available to taste was enlightening. The windmills in Volendam were beautiful and the tour inside was fascinating. Volendam itself was a lovely village but touristy, a larger version of Holland Michigan.

  • Experience Volendam in Virtual Reality

    3. Experience Volendam in Virtual Reality

    Enjoy a 25-minute guided virtual reality tour of Volendam, the most famous village in the Netherlands, located just north of Amsterdam. For centuries this isolated village had its own unique lifestyle, religion (Catholic in a Protestant enclave), dress code and even its own dialect. Now you can travel back in time to this glorious past by means of a stunning virtual reality experience. During this time journey you’ll visit the village in the year 1916, and see how its people lived and worked. In this 360-degree experience you’ll be part of everyday life in an accurately rebuilt village, on a genuine fishermen’s boat and even in a severe storm at sea.

  • Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

    4. Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

    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 grea...

    it was perfect and the guid is so wonderful. he laugh all the time and he was helpful.

  • From Amsterdam: Dutch Countryside Sightseeing Small Group

    5. From Amsterdam: Dutch Countryside Sightseeing Small Group

    Enjoy a leisurely, laid back tour to some of The Netherlands most popular rural tourist destinations on a half-day countryside tour from Amsterdam. Traveling in small groups of no more than 20 people, you will visit the once busy fishing harbor of Volendam. Now a picturesque tourist destination, it is the perfect spot to watch the boats come and go, taste local fish delicacies, or walk along the narrow alleyways between traditional fishermen’s houses. Next, go to western Europe’s first industrial area, and admire the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans. Travel back to the 17th and 18th centuries as you explore well preserved buildings, and discover how traditional Dutch clogs are made at a wooden shoe workshop. Continue off the main road to experience the Dutch countryside up-close-and-personal. Pass some of the lesser known villages of the area, such as Broek in Waterland, Monnickend...

    Excellent day trip into the counteyside with a great guide who explained things very well.

  • Amsterdam: Countryside Tour and Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

    6. Amsterdam: Countryside Tour and Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

    Depart Amsterdam and travel by air-conditioned coach to the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans. Marvel at the historic windmills and other typical architecture, and watch live demonstrations of traditional craftsmen at work to see how authentic clogs are made. Get some free time to explore on your own before traveling through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from water) of Beemster. Continue to Edam to see the tranquil canals, lined with beautiful 17th-century buildings, including Carillon Tower and the Town Hall. Learn how Edam cheese is made and taste some at a nearby farm. End with a visit to the fishing village of Volendam, where you can buy souvenirs or put on a traditional Dutch costume for a photo keepsake. Walk through the oldest parts of the village to discover sights such as the wooden Stolphoevekerk before driving back to Amsterdam.  Finally, finish your day w...

    Очень легкий и интересный тур. Гид очень приятная женщина, старалась учесть все пожелания группы

  • From Amsterdam: Small Group Zaanse Schans and Volendam Tour

    7. From Amsterdam: Small Group Zaanse Schans and Volendam Tour

    A relaxing and complete journey to the typical Dutch countryside, visiting a windmill and fishing village. After being picked up from your hotel in the Amsterdam area by a friendly local guide, you will transfer to your van to enjoy a small-group traveling experience with a personal touch. Your typical Dutch experience begins with the Zaanse Schans windmill village. You can see the clog makers at work in the workshop, and learn about the history of wooden shoes in the museum. Following this you will experience a cheese factory demonstration where staff will be dressed in traditional Dutch costumes. You can buy beautiful souvenirs in a wide variety of outlets from cheese, wooden shoes, delft blue pottery, to local handcrafted items. Do not miss your chance to have your picture taken in the giant wooden shoe! Following this, you will arrive in Volendam at around noon. Here you will begi...

    There is a lot of walking even though you are picked up at your hotel. We felt it was worth it. You don’t know what you are missing if you don’t leave Amsterdam. Just about 20 minutes outside of Amsterdam is all farm country. Our guide Mustalpha was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

  • From Amsterdam: Windmills & Volendam Private Tour

    8. From Amsterdam: Windmills & Volendam Private Tour

    Experience traditional Dutch culture on this 6-hour private journey from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans, a clog and cheese factory, and Volendam. After pickup from your accommodation in Amsterdam, your driver and guide will take you to the first destination of the day: Zaanse Schans, a region of the Netherlands full of traditional structures. Tour the wooden dwellings, windmills, and quaint little shops. Above all, you can admire the traditional mills scattered throughout the town, each of which has its own purpose: there's a paint mill, oil mill, saw mill, spice mill, and more.  The next stops will be the clog factory and cheese farm, two essential elements of any visit to the Netherlands. Learn how the cheese is made and taste some delectable tidbits. Then, you’ll be treated to a demonstration on making wooden clogs.  Next, visit Volendam, a fishing village known for its fresh eel and he...

  • From Amsterdam: Keukenhof, Countryside Tour & 1 Attraction

    9. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof, Countryside Tour & 1 Attraction

    Meet your guide and driver at the Heineken Experience, located in the Oude Pijp section of Amsterdam. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned, and luxurious minivan which will take you to Keukenhof. After a short ride from Amsterdam to the bulb flower area around Lisse, start your tour by enjoying a scenic journey in this area. Depending upon the season, you will see a landscape with colorful bulb flower carpets in almost any color you can imagine. Try to find a spot where you can stop to take some pictures. Then, continue to the true highlight of this tour, Keukenhof Park. Once a mere kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, the Keukenhof now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting some 1,000,000 visitors per year. Wander through the 15 kilometers of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where millions of bulbs are planted each year. Tulips, hyacint...

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What people are saying about Volendam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 483 reviews

The experience was really good, fun and rich with information and knowledge … also it was very well organized and the tour guid was really helpful, fun and informative.

Highly recommended tour.The Itinerary was comfortable.The Tour Guide Mr.Rob was very friendly and professional

We had a wonderful day and Robbie was a fantastic guide was delighted to see a different side to Amsterdam

We had an amazing tour guide Rob and all the places were great, would definitely recommend the trip!

Well organized trip, good timing , interesting spots.