Volendam, Edam and windmills guided tour from Amsterdam

De Ruijterkade 105, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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6h 30min
English, French, Spanish, German
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What To Expect

Get a break from Amsterdam on a 6.5-hour guided tour around the Dutch countryside. Start with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, situated on the banks of the river Zaan and home to the original 18th and 19th-century architecture, including several still functioning windmills and wooden houses. Watch live demonstrations of artisans at work, including a clog maker crafting wooden shoes worn by hundreds of years by Dutch people. There will be free time to explore on your own before continuing through typical polder landscapes (land reclaimed from water).From there on, the tour continues to the beautiful Edam village, also called the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Beautiful 17th-century buildings, including the leaning Carillon Tower, the Big Church, and the former town hall line Edam’s old streets and quiet canals. The public weighing house is most famous in Edam, beyond doubt. This is where the famous Edam Cheese Market is held every year between July and August. After a stroll around this historic village, you'll have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese on a nearby farm.Finally, your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of Volendam, exploring various twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk, and the Fish Auction. You can also enjoy a walk on top of the Dike.

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Important info

  • Tickets for the Amsterdam canal cruise are optional and need to be selected at checkout. You will receive an open departure ticket during check-in and can join the canal cruise at your own leisure
  • The Amsterdam canal cruise departs from Stromma Central Station at Prins Hendrikkade 37A, 1012 TM Amsterdam (opposite the Central Station) and is operated by 100 Highlights Cruise
  • This tour is led by a multilingual guide and includes some cheese tasting and a shoe-making demonstration
  • This tour is led by a multilingual guide
What's included
Transportation in air-conditioned coach. Food tasting. Multilingual guide
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Know Before You Go

See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans. Learn how Dutch cheese in made in a farm. Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and feel the fishing village atmosphere. Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts. Taste the delicious Dutch cheese at a cheese farm

Cancellation Policy
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Meeting Point

De Ruijterkade 105 is only a 6-minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Station. From the front of the Amsterdam Central Station (Stationsplein), turn to your left and walk in the eastern direction. Keep on walking and cross the small bridge. Walk until you reach the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel. Turn left and follow the walkway underneath the railway crossing. After this crossing, the departure point is on your right.