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Volendam, Edam and the Windmill Village Tour

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 6 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 1+ years old
  • max group size 50
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-1823
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Amsterdam, Holland
  • Ends Amsterdam, Holland
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
  • Marvel at the landmark monuments of Volendam, including the old fish auction rooms
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is being made and watch traditional craftsmen at work
From the churning windmills in the Zaanse Schans to the cheese weighing house in Edam, this tour highlights everything typical Dutch. See the beautiful landscapes of North Holland and explore the traditional fisherman village of Volendam on a 5 1/2 -hour guided tour from Amsterdam.
Learn about clog making in the wooden shoe shop and try some tasteful Edam cheese.

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 cheesefarm.

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).

Please be noted that the order of visiting the villages in the description can be different on each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuties (optional)
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Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.

Other Practical InformationWe have the following pickup points: Address: • THIS IS HOLLAND , Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. ( Check-in desk inside the entrance of THIS IS HOLLAND) This tour involves a small amount of walking. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Drive in 30 minutes to Edam Walk during 40 minutes with your guide through this wonderful small city. Drive in 15 minutes to Cheesefarm Alida Hoeve. See how cheese is made and taste more then 25 different types of Gouda Cheese. Drive in 10 minutes to the fishing village of Volendam. Walk during 20 minutes together with your guide. Discover the village during some free time own your own. Drive in 30 minutes to Zaanse Schans. Walk together with your guide and listen to the interesting facts of the village. Join the wooden shoe demonstration in the wooden shoe factory. Discover the village on your own during free time. Drive in 20 minutes back to Amsterdam.
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