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Charm of Holland - Volendam, Marken, Edam & Windmills

Marken, Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans
5 out of 5 stars (1 review)

Description


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. 

Itinerary

Tour Route:

  • Marken
  • Volendam
  • Edam
  • Zaanse Schans

Included:

  • A scenic bus tour through picturesque countryside
  • A walk through authentic Dutch villages of Marken, Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans with a private guide
  • History, stories and interesting points about places of interest from a professional, historic guide 
  • A visit to a wooden shoemaker’s workshop and a live demonstration of how the shoes are made
  • Exploring the inside of a traditional windmill 
  • The “Marken Express” boat ride on the IJssel lake
  • A tasty cup of coffee with a delicious pastry
  • Lunch at a local restaurant on Volendam’s Dike
  • A cheese tasting visit in Edam

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Pickup

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 

Inclusions

- A scenic bus tour through picturesque countryside
- A walk through Dutch villages of Marken, Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans with a private guide
- A visit to a wooden shoemakers workshop and a live demonstration of how the shoes are made
- Exploring the inside of a traditional windmill
- The Marken Express boat ride on the IJssel lake
- A tasty cup of coffee with a delicious pastry
- Lunch at a local restaurant on Volendams Dike
- A cheese tasting visit in Edam

Cancellation

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

Additional Info

Duration: 8.5 hours

Departure Times:

  • October 27th  - March 19th : 09:45 am, Thursday, Saturday
  • March 20th  - October 25th : 09:45 am, Sat, Sun Tue and Thu

Departure location:

City Center

Prices:

Adult: 99,00 EUR

Child (4-12): 49,50 EUR

Languages:

     

Please note:

Prices, itineraries and commissions are subject to change without prior notice. 

 

Reviews

" Splendid day, Like a Charm "
5 out of 5 stars
This was a good way to see Holland and it's culture. The villages that you visit are typical for Netherlands, this is culture! My family enjoyed the boat ride to Marken a lot and we liked to walk around in Volendam. We did not go inside the windmill but made nice pictures infront of them in Zaanse Schans open air museum town. It worth the price.