Leave Amsterdam behind and step back in time as you head to the serene Dutch countryside for a taste of the real Volendam experience.
Leaving at midday from the centre of Amsterdam, the hamlet of Zaanse Schans is our first destination, globally renowned for its perfectly preserved antique windmills. One of the symbols of Holland itself, there you can learn how these wooden structures have aided (and continue to aid), in the production of products such as oil, grain, dye and mustard.
From there the tour moves on to the town of Volendam, where you can sample authentic Dutch cheese during a tour of a fully functioning cheese factory, and some fine Dutch bread at a traditional Volendam bakery.
With your bellies full, our guide will then take you on a tour of the historic fishing village, where you will have the opportunity to take in its bustling harbour and its charming green houses. Here the tour stops, and you will have free time to explore on your own: highly recommended is the traditional Dutch herring, which you can try in one of the restaurants which line the shore, and which no trip to Volendam would be complete without.
The final stop on the tour will be a visit to the village of Marken, where a traditional artisan will give you a special demonstration of the tools and techniques used to make clogs; the wooden shoes forever associated with the Dutch nation.
The tour will then return to Amsterdam, arriving around 7pm
This tour also includes a free Amsterdam canal cruise, which leaves daily from the dock at Prins Hendrikkade 25. The cruise leaves at frequent intervals between 9:30am and 9pm, and you should arrive 30 minutes before check-in time.
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English language tour
Children over 3 years old41.5$
Children under 3Free
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide.
Admission to a beautiful working windmill.
Admission to the Volendam cheese factory.
Demonstration from a traditional clog maker.
Visit to an old Dutch bakery.
Boat trip on the IJsselmeer bay
Free Amsterdam canal cruise
When to book?
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You can book up until the previous day ( 18:00 local time) if there are still places available.
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Damrak 26, Just across the water from the Central Station
Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity.
If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.