Volendam and Edam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Volendam and Edam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the canals of medieval Edam
  • Go to the former fishing port of Volendam
  • Taste the famous cheeses of Edam at a dairy farm
  • See the wooden houses and traditional Dutch costumes of Volendam
  • Get a photo of you wearing traditional Dutch dress
  • Stroll the winding lanes of Volendam to sights such as the Fish Auction
Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day, small group tour of picturesque Edam. Taste the famous cheeses of the medieval town at a dairy farm. Continue to Volendam to marvel at the traditional wooden houses and local costumes.
What to Expect
Depart Amsterdam for a half-day tour of the former fishing port of Volendam and the famous cheese-making village of Edam. Meet your guide and driver at a central meeting point, just across from Central Station. Then, transfer by air-conditioned luxury minivan, driving through the typically flat Dutch landscape of green meadows full of cows, horse, and sheep.

Upon arrival at Edam - commonly referred to as the “Pearl of the Zuiderzee” - explore its ancient streets and tranquil canals lined with beautiful 17th-century buildings. See the leaning Carillon Tower, Great Church, and Town Hall. Go to the old weighing house for the cheeses, where every Wednesday in summer edam cheese is still sold. Next, learn how edam cheese is made at a dairy farm, and enjoy some delicious tastings.

Continue to Volendam to look at the wooden houses of a typical Dutch fishing village. Go to its bustling harbor, which has been a major tourist attraction since 1875. Marvel at the locals who still wear their traditional Dutch costumes. You can even get a photo of you wearing the same Dutch clothes. Take a stroll through the oldest parts of the city, exploring a labyrinth of lanes that lead to sights such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk, and the Visafslag (Fish Auction).

Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure before your transfer back to Amsterdam.
What's Included
  • Transportation by luxury minivan with wifi
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Meeting Point

Meet at the Victoria Hotel, Prins Hendrikkade 36, Amsterdam

What to Remember
• Please wear comfortable shoes. Walking shoes are recommended
• This is a small group tour of no more than 8 people

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