Escape the busy life of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans.
This outdoor area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River and is home to traditional 18th and
19th century architecture, including several functioning windmills.
Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be free time to explore the village on your own, before traveling through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area.
From there, you will proceed to Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful
17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. The most famous attraction in Edam is certainly the public weighing house, where in summer still every Wednesday the famous Edam Cheese is being sold.
After a stroll around this history-rich town, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made and, of course, to taste it in a closeby cheese farm.
Lastly, you will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over to see the small buildings and houses and take in the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs for those at home or a memento for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume. Your guide will take you on a short walk 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).
Till November 5th2018, Daily:
- Apollo Hotel, Apollolaan 2, meet your guide inside the lobby of the hotel at 8:30am
- Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78. (Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side) at 8:40am
- A'DAM tower/Lookout, Overhoeksplein 5, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. ( Check-in desk inside the entrance of the A'DAM Lookout) 09:00am
From November 5th till March 21st 2019:the Winter time schedule will apply, Daily:
-Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78. (Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side) at 10:00am
- A'DAM tower/Lookout, Overhoeksplein 5, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. ( Check-in desk inside the entrance of the A'DAM Lookout) 10:30am
Starting Time : 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM / 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (According to season
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