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Volendam, Edam, Windmills + This Is Holland

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 6 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 1-99 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23010
  • 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
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans and explore the area
  • Visit the cheese weighing house in Edam and stroll this historic village
  • Walk the twisting streets of Volendam and feel the fishing village atmosphere
  • Fly over the sites of Holland on The Ultimate 5D Flight Experience
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 River Zaan and is home to original 18th and 19th century architecture, including several still functioning windmills & wooden houses.

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 and a visit a windmill on your own, before travelling through the typical Polder-landscapes (reclaimed land from the water).

From there we continue to visit the beautiful village of to Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church, and former town hall. Most famous in Edam beyond any doubt is the public weighing house, where every year in July and August still every Wednesday morning the famous Edam Cheese Market is held.

After a stroll around this historic village, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese in a nearby cheese farm.

Finally, we will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbour has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over the world to see the small and houses and learn about the locals with their traditions and traditional Dutch costumes. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the village, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction) Also you can enjoy a walk on top of the Dike with a beautiful view of the IJssel-lake.

Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for the ultimate 5D Flight Experience; THIS IS HOLLAND

During this 1-hour experience you’ll learn the history of how Holland was created. The Ultimate Flight Experience gives you a 5D experience of the must-see locations in Holland. Fly over the sights you visited earlier today; Zaanse Schans & the famous canals of Amsterdam & see many other highlights of the Netherlands such as; the windmills of Kinderdijk, the flower fields, The Delta Works, the port of Rotterdam and countless other Dutch landmarks from an entirely different perspective. During The Ultimate Flight Experience you will be hanging inside a sphere-shaped screen with your hands and feet dangling free. Moving with the images, you’ll imagine yourself floating above Holland for a period of 9 minutes. Special effects like wind, mist and scent complete this unique experience.

Please note that the order of visiting the villages may differ from the description.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
  • Ticket for the Ultimate 5D Flight Experience "This is Holland"
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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CANCELLATION

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 InformationThe tour includes 2 walking tours. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. People with walking problems are not advised to take this tour. The tour may be operated by multilingual guide Infants must sit on laps during the bus tour Please note: Return Location of this tour is THIS IS HOLLAND, opposite central station. Amsterdam. (No dropoff at the Heineken Experience) Each visitor to THIS IS HOLLAND must be at least 4 years old and 102 cm. Pregnant women are not allowed to enter the Flight Experience
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