Amsterdam’s Countryside Bus Tour

History and Culture Tour

/10 (1130 votes)

Amsterdam, Holland

8 hours

About this tour

During this tour you will discover a world unlike any other, take a break from the commotion of the city and unwind as you visit one of the Netherlands’ best-kept secrets. Meet your guide at De Ruijterkade 153, 1011AC Amsterdam (main entrance of the Bowling Alley “Aloha”) he/she will be dressed in green for you to pick them out easily.

Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and windmills of the Dutch countryside on a tour of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Edam, and Marken from Amsterdam. Relax as you drive through the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place then partake in some cheese tasting. In Volendam and Marken, your guide will narrate how polders (land reclaimed from the sea) in the area were created by resilient Dutch. During the stop stroll down narrow streets, past colourful houses and visit the harbours full of fishing boats as you shop for souvenirs and sample the local fish bitings.

Tour Highlights

See the 17th-century houses and preserved windmills of Zaanse Schans
Stop at a farm to sample authentic edam and gouda cheeses
Watch a clog demonstration to see how traditional Dutch shoes are made
Learn how the Dutch created their polders from the sea
Stroll among the colorful houses of Volendam to experience a traditional Dutch fishing village

Practical information

What’s Included

  • Transportation by a comfortable private coach
  • Tour guide
  • Visit the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Clog making demonstration
  • Cheese tasting

Not Included

  • Food and drink
  • Ticket inside a windmill at Zaanse Schans (optional)
  • Tips

Additional information

Operated by Camaleon Tours


/10 (1130 votes)

Our guide Bevo (?) was the best. He’s very good at organizing and thoroughly stated the historical and the cultural of Netherland. He’s very patient to answered any questions that was asked. He’s the best guide we’ve encountered in the 7 tours we took in Amsterdam. The villages are so wonderful and prestigious, they look like fairy land!

Review by GetYourGuide traveler – United States