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Volendam, Edam and Windmills Tour from Amsterdam


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 famous in Edam is beyond any doubt the public weighing house, where in summer still every Wednesday the famous Edam Cheese is being sold.

After a stroll around this history-rich town, you’ll have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made and, of course, to taste it in a closeby cheesefarm.

Finally, you will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over to see the small buildings and houses and take in the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs for those at home or a memento for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the city, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction).

  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • See the cheese weighing house in Edam
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in an old farm
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
  • Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
  • Marvel at the landmark monuments of Volendam, including the old fish auction rooms
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Important information

  • A small amount of walking is involved.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the starting time.
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Meeting point

Overhoeksplein 1, 1031KS, Amsterdam (Inside the souvenir shop of the A'DAM tower, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here)

From EUR 47 per person


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Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes

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  • Offer type: Shared
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  • Fitness level: Easy

Cancellation policy


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Offer ID: 2591

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