Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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What To Expect

Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam and enjoy a typical Ducth experience in North Holland's countryside! Visit the churning windmills in Zaanse Schans, learn about clog making in a wooden shoe shop, try some tasteful local cheese in Edam, explore the traditional fisherman village of Volendam and see beautiful landscapes along the way.

Highlights

  • See the cheese weighing house in Edam, learn how Dutch cheese is being made in an old farm and taste it!

  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans and the typical fishing village Volendam

  • Informative, friendly, multilingual and professional guide

  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Amsterdam
Departs From:
Amsterdam
Meeting Point:
Wyndham Apollo, Heineken Experience, Busstop Rokin, Gray Line Shop or A'DAM tower
Duration:
5 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
daily at 10:00 AM
Product Code:
15537
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Your tour begins with a 20-minute drive to the beautiful village of Zaanse Schans, with its traditional 18th and 19th century green wooden houses and everal functioning windmills.

Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. Enjoy some free time to explore the place on your own, before traveling through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area.

Head to the pearl of the Zuiderzee - the medieval town of Edam, with its ancient streets and tranquil canals lined by beautiful 17th century buildings. Stroll around this history-rich town and see the Carillon tower, the Great Church, and the town hall. You cannot miss the the famous public Edam weighing house ("De Kaaswaag Edam"), where you can taste and buy delicious Edam Cheese!*

You'll also get to visit a cheesefarm, to learn how Edam's world-famous cheese is made and, of course, enjoy a delicious tasting!

Your last stop is in the charming seaside village of Volendam. The Volendam harbour has been attracting people from all over the world since 1875. Get to see the small buildings and houses of the area, and admire the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This the perfect stop to pick up souvenirs and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume.

Finally, follow your guide through the oldest parts of the city, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction).

Pick-up information:

  • 10:00 am: Wyndham Apollo hotel

  • 10:10 am: Heineken Experience

  • 10:20 am: Busstop Rokin

  • 10:30 am: Gray Line Shop

Includes

  • English, German and Spanish speaking live guide

  • Transport by modern, air-conditioned coach

  • Pick-up and Drop-off

  • All entrance fees

  • All taxes and handling charges

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • *De Kaaswaag Edam is open every day between April and September but it's closed during the winter months.

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge.

  • Infants must sit on lap. No childseats available.

  • This tour involves a small amount of walking. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.

  • This tour is not recommended for those using a wheelchair or with walking disabilities.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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