From the churning windmills in the Zaanse Schans to the cheese weighing
house in Edam, this tour highlights everything typical Dutch. See the beautiful
landscapes of North Holland and explore the traditional fishing village of Volendam
on a 5 1/2 -hour guided tour from Amsterdam.
Learn about clog making in the wooden shoe shop and try some tasteful cheese
in one of the Dutch cheesefarms.
Escape the hustle and bustle 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 conservation area is situated on the banks of
the River Zaan and is home to original 18th and 19th century architecture,
including several still functioning windmills & wooden houses.
Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker
crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be some free
time to explore the village and a visit a windmill on your own, before travelling
through the typical Polder-landscapes (reclaimed land from the water).
From there we continue to visit the beautiful village of to Edam, also
commonly referred to as the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient
streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings,
including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church, and former town hall.
Most famous in Edam beyond any doubt is the
public weighing house, where every year in July and August still every
Wednesday morning the famous Edam Cheese Market is held.
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 cheesefarm.
Finally, we will stop in the
beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its
bustling harbour has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People
come from all over the world to see the small and houses and learn about the
locals with their traditions and traditional Dutch costumes. Your guide will
take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the village, exploring a
labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as
St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish
Auction) Also you can enjoy a walk on
top of the Dike with a beautiful view of the IJssel-lake.
Please note that the order of
visiting the villages may differ from the description.
Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78. (Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side)
or THIS IS HOLLAND, Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. ( Check-in desk inside the entrance of THIS IS HOLLAND)
Starting Time : 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM / 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (According to season
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