- Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
- Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
- Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
- Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in an old farm
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).
- All transfers on modern, air-conditioned single decker vehicle
- English, German and Spanish speaking live guide
- Pick up and Drop off at one of the 3 stops
- Parking fees
- Food and drinks
08:30 am: Stedelijk museum, Museumplein 10 (Museum square and near Leidseplein).
08:50 am: Tourist Service Point, close to West Church at Westermarkt 7.
09:00 am: Victoria Hotel, Prins Hendrikkade 36 (in front of Central station)
From 7th November:
10:00 Wyndham Apollo hotel, Apollolaan 2
10:10 Heineken Experience busstop, Stadhouderskade 78
10:20 Busstop Rokin, across no. 122, close to Kooij Canal Cruises
10:25 W hotel, Spuistraat 175, behind Damsquare, outside main entrance
10:30 outside entrance of the Gray Line Shop, Prins Hendrikkade 47, next to the Victoria hotel in front of the Central station.
Please advise a pick up point close to your hotel at time of booking
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.