Dutch Windmills And Countryside Day Trip From Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting In Edam

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Overview

Historic windmills, charming fishing villages, picturesque canals, a delectable lunch and cheese tastings this day trip from Amsterdam shows you the best of traditional Dutch culture and scenery in one day. Venturing through Hollands countryside, visit Volendam, Marken, Edam and Zaanse Schans for guided walking tours and free time. Witness the art of wooden shoemaking in Marken, take a boat ride to Volendam for a typical Dutch lunch, enjoy a cheese tasting in Edam, and admire the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans.

Highlights

  • All-inclusive tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Lunch included

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Youll be picked up from Amsterdams Museum District. Your guide will then take you on a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands.

Your first stop is Marken, a small fishing town known for preserving traditional Dutch culture. Take a walking tour along the charming streets while learning about the history of this special place. Youll also visit a wooden shoemaker to see a craftsman busy at work, demonstrating the fine skill of wooden shoemaking.

Youll then board a boat for a journey to Volendam, offering a beautiful view of Lake Ijssel. When you arrive in Volendam, youll have free time to explore this traditional Dutch fishing village on your own. Browse the shops and even take a picture of yourself in traditional Volendam costumes, which are sill worn during folkloric events. Then meet with your group for lunch at a restaurant along the dike. Here you'll enjoy a set 3-course meal, and can choose between a fish, meat or vegetarian option. Water is included, and other drinks are available for purchase.

Your next stop is Edam, a gem in the heart of North Holland. This little town is famous for its cheese, which has been enjoyed around the world for centuries. Savor the flavor of Edam during a cheese tasting at a local cheese shop. Not only is Edam famous for cheese, it also has a rich history as a former shipyard and is home to one of the Netherlands largest churches, the Grote Kerk, which youll see on your walking tour. Wander the cobblestone streets and gaze upon the quaint homes and bridges along Edams canals its like taking a stroll through a Dutch postcard.

From Edam, continue your scenic drive through the countryside to the province of Zaandam, where youll visit the neighborhood of Zaanse Schans. This famous area is home to a wonderful collection of well-preserved, historic windmills. The area also has picturesque homes, wooden barns and scenic meadows for you to see. Visit one of the windmills by foot, exploring the inside to discover the importance of this Dutch icon up-close.

Zaanse Schans completes your authentic Dutch excursion. Youll then make your way back to Amsterdam.

Inclusions for Dutch Windmills And Countryside Day Trip From Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting In Edam

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Walking tours of Volendam, Marken, Zaanse Schans and Edam
  • Visit of traditional windmill and clogs shoe-maker
  • Boat ride
  • Lunch at local restaurant in Volendam
  • Cup of coffee and pastry
  • Cheese tasting in Edam

Exclusions for Dutch Windmills And Countryside Day Trip From Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting In Edam

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Windmills were charming, cheese and waffles were delicious, clogs were cool. We have a lovely day and it was just what I wanted for Netherlands without the city. My one note is I wish the trip explored a little more of south Netherlands since I felt like we saw a lot of the same small town/region and would like to see some contrast.

  • It was a good way to explore new areas in Netherlands

  • The tour was wonderful and our guide Yvette very experienced and a happy person to be with

  • It was a very good tour with lots to see and do. Thank you!

  • This day tour was amazing! We had the best guide, his name was Edgar Beer, and the best driver Bert! Edgar was so great and helpful all day long, showing us all the great sites and using all his experience and information to help us all learn about he best parts of the country! We got to see a cheese demonstration where we had a glass of wine followed by cheese samples. Than we saw a waffle factory demo with a tasting as well. The whole day was great and comfortable. We got to see and experience so many great things especially two small great towns with lots to see and do! We are so glad we chose this trip, it was a nice day away from the city of Amsterdam. Would highly recommend to anyone, also asked for Edgar! He was the best!

  • Amazing....just fabulous with a knowledgeable guide.

  • Lovely tour. We really enjoyed the itinerary - a great mix of different things throughout the day. The day flew by. Tour guide Pieter was simply wonderful. Knowledgeable, funny, his love of the Netherlands so evident - but also organized and kept a good pace for the day. One thing I really enjoyed, he played local music on the bus at the end of the day, when everyone was a bit tired and ready to wind down and just looking out at the countryside. So simple but lovely.
    And we were extra lucky - our 7-year-old son was celebrating his birthday the day of the tour Pieter found out and our son was king for a day! He got to steer the ferry boat, help make the waffles, got a special birthday ice cream w/sparklers after lunch, little gifts along the way....made our son feel so special. By the end of the tour, he was holding hands with Pieter and leading the tour with him. Very special day. Great memories.

  • Great day full of history and yummy cheese, lunch was awesome at Taverne de Visscher in Marken, well done Yvette guide and Ton bus driver we thoroughly enjoyed our day.....we will go home more knowledgeable about cheese and Waffle making and of course the art of making clogs, history of the dykes and windmills and of course will be searching at home for the beautiful cheese. Highly recommend this trip lovely walk through beautiful town of Edam.......thanks

  • very good tour. weather was challenging but we managed to enjoy. could not see Tulip at this time. driver Bert was really great and helpful as well as our guide Astrid

  • Wonderful tour. I definitely recommend it.

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