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Charm of Holland - Volendam, Marken, Edam & Windmills
We depart from Amsterdam and take you on a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands. Our first stop is Marken, a small fishing town renowned for preserving traditional Dutch culture. Our guide takes you on a walking tour through the charming streets, sharing with you the history of this special place. Our tour even includes a visit to a wooden shoemaker, where you can see a craftsman busy at work, demonstrating the fine skill of wooden shoemaking.
Be welcomed onboard the Marken Express as we continue our journey to Volendam. But this is no ordinary boat ride! On our tour, we treat you to a cup of coffee and a tasty pastry (included in the tour price). Enjoy this relaxing ride and the beautiful view of the IJssel lake. When we arrive in Volendam, you have free time to explore this Dutch fishing village, browse the shops, or even take a picture of yourself in traditional Volendam costume. We meet together for a delicious lunch at a restaurant along the dike (also included).
Our next stop is a gem in the heart of North Holland. Perhaps you have heard of this special place and maybe you have even eaten the cheese that comes from here? The little town of Edam is famous for its cheese, which has been enjoyed around the world for centuries. As a special treat included in our tour, we take you for a cheese tasting, so you can savor the flavor of Edam. 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´. Walk the cobblestone streets and gaze upon the quaint homes and bridges along Edam´s canals. It´s like taking a stroll through a Dutch postcard.
From Edam, we continue our scenic countryside drive until we arrive at Zaanse Schans, with its magnificent collection of historic windmills which have been preserved since the 18th and 19th centuries. The area also has picturesque homes, wooden barns and scenic meadows for you to see. Our tour includes a special visit to one of the windmills, where you can explore the inside and discover the importance of this Dutch icon.
Zaanse Schans completes your authentic Dutch excursion and we then take you back to Amsterdam, content with experiences, memories and nostalgia.
The duration of this tour is approximately 8 hours.
- Zaanse Schans
Ticket Office: Damrak 26, Amsterdam
(approx. 200 meters from the Central Station).
***Present your voucher at the tour desk at least 30 minutes before departure***
Things to bring
- Printed Voucher
- Photo / Video Camera
- Live Guide in English, Spanish and German
- Walking tours in Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam
- Admission to a working windmill
- Boat trip on the Ijsselmeer
- Demonstration by a a clog maker
- Lunch with private dining
- Admission to the Cheese Factory Volendam incl. cheese tasting
- Admission to the Old Dutch Bakery
Cancellations more than a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution
We advise to book this tour at least 48 hours in advance.
Check in at the location at least 30 minutes before departure time.
Prices, times and itineraries are subject to change without prior notice.
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