Volendam, Edam and Windmills small group tour
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Volendam, Edam and Windmills small group tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is made in a farm - and of course taste it
  • Stroll through the streets of Volendam
  • Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
What to expect

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour in Edam
    • Cheese tasting at Alida Hoeve
    • Wooden shoe demonstration
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    Overhoeksplein 51, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meeting point:

    Meet your tour at THIS IS HOLLAND (opposite Central Station). You can get there by taking the free ferry to Buiksloterweg that runs 24/7 from Amsterdam Central Station to the north shore of the river IJ. Journey time is three minutes. Embark via the two middle pontoons. On disembarking, turn left. It’s two minutes walk to THIS IS HOLLAND.

    What to remember
    • Small group tour for a maximum of 8 people
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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