Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a small group tour to the Dutch countryside. Ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam.
Begin your tour in the village of Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Edam’s old streets and quiet canals are lined by beautiful 17th-century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church and the former town hall. After a stroll around this historic village, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese in a nearby cheese farm.
Continue to the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor has been a major tourist attraction since early 1875, where people come to see the small houses and learn about the locals with their traditions and traditional Dutch costumes. Walk through the oldest parts of the village, passing St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Fish Auction. Enjoy a walk on top of the Dike with a beautiful view of the IJssel-lake.
Finally visit Zaanse Schans, situated on the banks of the River Zaan it is home to the original 18th and 19th-century architecture, including several still functioning windmills and wooden houses. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. Experience free time to explore the village and visit a windmill on your own, before travelling through the typical Polder-landscapes.