Jewels of the Dutch Countryside Day Trip

Zaanse Schans, Volendam Historical Tour

/10 (4,379 votes)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

5 hours

About this tour

Escape Amsterdam for a day of connecting with culture on a classic, all-inclusive tour in the countryside. Explore the Dutch countryside’s quaint villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken, with a round-trip transfer from central Amsterdam.

Zaanse Schans is the first stop where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today. The drive will then take you to Volendam a village steeped in the Dutch tradition, you might spot residents in years gone by costumes, and also visit the Volendam museum and old Bakery too. The village is also known for Cheese, music and great fisher folk thus a visit to a local cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses is on the cards. After a cheesy lesson and tasting grab a bite of fresh seafood. In Volendam, visit the clog factory and see how this Dutch wooden shoe is made. Fittingly, travel back in time to the 17th century by viewing the fishermen’s houses in Marken and walking the fishing harbour.

Tour Highlights

  • Gain an overview of rural Holland on this full-day tour
  • Learn about the region’s history and culture from your guide
  • Learn all about traditional Dutch craft of clog making
  • Witness making of Dutch cheese.
  • Explore the traditional Dutch fishing villages

Practical information

Whats included

  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi
  • The traditional Dutch experience in fishing villages Volendam & Marken
  • Cheese demonstration
  • Visit to a traditional Marker house (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • 30-minute boat tour between Volendam and Marken (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Visit an operating windmill (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Clog making demonstration with operating antique steam engine (only on the All-inclusive Tour)what is not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Additional information

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/10 (4,379 votes)

This was the perfect way to end our trip in the Netherlands. Our tour guides Mattea and Audrianna were excellent with bringing us around each town and educate us on the history they have. It was a great afternoon. Thank you!

Review by GetYourGuide traveler – Canada