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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

1. 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 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.

Volendam: Photo Opportunity in Traditional Dutch Costume

2. Volendam: Photo Opportunity in Traditional Dutch Costume

If you're looking for some fun, or the perfect holiday souvenir, then this photo experience in traditional Dutch costume is an unmissable opportunity. Every year thousands of tourists come to Volendam to experience what it's like to wear traditional Dutch national costume, which is famous all over the world.  Try on traditional Dutch national dress, including the lacy cap, or 'hul', worn by women and necklaces made of blood coral. Some Dutch women even continue to wear these outfits today. Once you're fully dressed, have your photo snapped to keep as the perfect momento of your experience. Take home either two small or one large photo of yourself in the traditional and unique costumes to share your holiday memories with your friends and family. 

Volendam: Original Volendam Costume Photography Session

3. Volendam: Original Volendam Costume Photography Session

Your opportunity to experience a photo workshop where everyone is skillfully dressed in authentic Volendam costume. The clothes are original, and it will show in your pictures. Much time will be spent on getting the poses exactly right, securing the perfect images. Your photographic professionals have an eye for every detail, and will take a number of pictures in order to have a least one picture that is both perfect and professional. During the photo-shoot, it will be closely monitored that everybody is looking into the camera and providing their best appearance. The professionalism of your photographers will mean that nothing is left to chance. After taking the pictures, you will be able to decide which pictures are best, with the result being an authentic and professional picture which everybody likes. Quality and pleasure are everything in this unique photo opportunity.

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What people are saying about Volendam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6 reviews

A wonderful day with a variety of experiences! Zaanse Schans gives you the chance to go up in a windmill and see how clogs and cheese are made. The Volendam stop was only for a lunch break. The scenery is pretty being on the lake, but I would have rather had the food stop and spent more time in picturesque Giethoorn. This was my favorite of the 3 stops. The canals and homes are beautiful. Such a unique and lovely place!

Loved the guide and the bus driver! Very friendly and helpful and loved the experiences in all 3 places of the places. We had the wooden shoe making demonstration and cheese tasting in Zaanse sans, lunch in Volendam and canal ride in Gitehoorn. The only little issue I had was that we spent a bit less time in each places.

What a great day trip. To be able to visit all three locations while being driven by a professional driver is well worth it. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive and the driver was great. We enjoyed our trip.

Had a great time, made even better by our guide Nadira (sp?). Everything was as described, nice commentary and a great time was had by all. Glad I picked this tour!

Great tour with quite a bit of free time in all the three stops!