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

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:45am
  • Departure Details :
    Tours & Tickets Office: centrally located in Amsterdam
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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 shoe-making in Marken, take a boat ride to Volendam for a typical Dutch lunch, enjoy a cheese tasting in Volendam, 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

Know More about this tour

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

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional live guide in English, Spanish and German
  • Entrance fees
  • Walking tours of Volendam, Marken, Zaanse Schans and Edam
  • Visit of traditional windmill and clogs shoe-maker
  • Boat ride on Ijsselmeer lake
  • Lunch at local restaurant in Volendam
  • Cheese tasting inVolendam

Exclusions

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)

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