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Volendam, Edam, and Windmills tour from Amsterdam

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Availability: Every day
Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in an old farm
  • Stroll the winding streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
  • Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
What to expect

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 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 some 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 continue on 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. Most famous in Edam is beyond any doubt 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’ll have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made and, of course, to taste it in a closeby cheese farm.

Finally, 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).

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What's included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
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  • Reduced price for children 4-11 years.
Where

IJpromenade 1, 1031 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

You can join the tour at the following pick-up points:

8.30am/10.00am Heineken Experience 1 bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78

9.00am/10.30am THIS IS HOLLAND, Overhoeksplein 51. How to get there: Take the 3-minute free shuttle ferry to Buiksloterweg from Amsterdam Central Station. On disembarking, turn left.

What to remember
  • A small amount of walking is involved
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When
  • The tour bus will not arrive before hours mentioned
  • From 5 November to 21 March: you can join the tour at the following pick-up points:
    • 10.00am: Heineken Experience bus stop
    • 10.30am: THIS IS HOLLAND
  • From 22 March to 4 November: you can join the tour at the following pick-up points:
    • 8.30am: Heineken Experience bus stop
    • 9.00am: THIS IS HOLLAND
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Receive a 85 % refund if you cancel up to 1 week before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.
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