Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam and Windmills Live Guided Tour

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Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam and Windmills Live Guided Tour

From US$ 66.95 per person

From the cheese weighing house in Volendam to a delightful walk through Edam, followed by a visit to the churning windmills of the Zaanse Schans, this tour highlights all that is typically Dutch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 2 participants
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Booklets
English

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 30 minutes
  • Volendam (walk)

  • Cheese factory, photo stop

  • Edam (walk)

  • Zaanse Schans (wooden shoe factory, free time)

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is being made on an old farm
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
  • Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
  • Marvel at the landmark monuments of Volendam, including the old fish auction rooms
Full description
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).
Includes
  • Transportation by single decker bus with live guide
  • Pick-up and drop off in Amsterdam
  • All taxes and parking fees
  • Visit to a clog (wooden shoe) maker
  • Visit to a cheese weighing house
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fee to the windmills at the Zaanse Schans
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  Please note, the tour's itinerary may vary depending on the guide on the day
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • Informative, friendly and professional live guide
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  •  This tour is not recommended for wheelchair-users or those with mobility issues
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 546 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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We had a wonderful time with Evelyn (our guide) and Jan (our driver). Because of the very low amount of tourists nowadays due to COVID, we ended up having a private tour. The tour is very convenient because the driving times are very short (everything is close by) and we get to spend a significant amount of time exploring each place we stopped.

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14 September 2020

Just the best day from start to finish, a nice change after the busyness of Amsterdam. Richard (our guide) and Jan (our driver) were both the nicest people you could wish to meet and experience this day with. Starting with visiting the Small church and Big church in the prettiest village learning the history as walked by landmarks and old traditions. Next stop: learn how cheese is traditionally made & taste lots of samples! Move on to Volendam fishing village for spectacular views and a bite to eat before the last stop of the day to see traditional clogs being made and of course see the windmills in their finery.

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10 August 2020

Totally enjoyed this trip! The times allotted for every part of the excursion was perfect! The tour guide was excellent. He spoke perfect English and Spanish. Learn a lot about Holland. The sites where they took us were beautiful! The coach bus was very clean and comfortable! I definitely recommend this tour if you are in the area!

25 February 2020

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