4 – Town Day Tour from Amsterdam

Discover Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken

/10 (1,166 votes)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

6.5 Hours

About this tour

A journey to the jewels of the Dutch countryside will give you snippets of the real Netherlands. Experience Holland’s rich culture through its picturesque countryside. Embark on this six-and-a-half-hour tour and discover the charming towns of Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken. Meet your guide and board the vehicle near the Central Station in Amsterdam.

Your first stop is Zaanse Schans. Enjoy the view and take pictures of the iconic Dutch windmills that are still in use today. Stroll around this open-air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses and barns that date back to the 18th and 19th Centuries. The next stop is Edam in Waterland where you will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market once took place. Then at Volendam, visit a local cheese producer, and learn about Gouda and Edam cheeses production. At the clog factory, discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. End your tour at Marken and travel back in time to the 17th century as you walk by cosy fishermen’s houses and the fishing harbour.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Dutch countryside
  • Cover 4 places: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken
  • Take pictures of typical windmills
  • Learn about gouda and Edam cheese production
  • Discover the clog factory and get to know the typical Dutch shoes

Practical information

What’s Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation by bus
  • Amsterdam canal cruise (if option selected)Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional information

Operated by Amsterdam Guias Tours


/10 (1,166 votes)

There are very few guides that can capture all the information a person can learn about a place in an enjoyable and interesting fashion! Xavier was exceptional! He made a the stories come alive, and the information was shared with energy, comedy, and efficiency! Most importantly he made it FUN! In addition to this, the sites were simply gorgeous! The shoemaker, the cheese samplings, the beauty, and the amazing guide- we couldn’t have asked for more!! We have traveled to many places around the world, and our sons felt that it was one of the best tours they had ever been on, and I would agree!

Review by Heidi_L