Tour of Holland’s Rolling Countryside

Amsterdam to Volendam Day Trip

/10 (123 votes)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

6.5 hours

About this tour

Explore the most picturesque villages near Amsterdam on this guided tour. Set off from the city in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and head to your first visit point — the picturesque windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Even though the Zaanse Schans is one of the most toured sights in the Netherlands, it is a must-do.

The windmills are impressive, you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and watch local craftsmen at work. The guide will lead you to Edam to witness first-hand how the world-famous Dutch cheeses are made and as an added bonus try it fresh. The icing on the cake is a stop in the traditional fisherman village of Volendam where you will get to walk to St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag, the famous fresh fish market. This half day trip is suitable for both the young and old.

Tour Highlights

  • See the beautiful landscapes, typical Dutch villages, and historical windmills
  • Explore Zaanse Schans and its clog-making at the local wooden shoe shop
  • Discover the old harbour and colourful houses in the traditional fishing village of Volendam
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is made and try the flavorful Edam cheese

Practical information

What’s included

  • A windmill tour ticket
  • Informative, friendly, and professional live guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Pickup from This is Holland and drop off
  • All taxes and parking fees
  • A visit to a clog (wooden shoe) maker
  • A visit to a cheese farm
  • Cheese demonstration and sample tasting
  • A visit to a windmill
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private tour option is selected)

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

Additional information

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/10 (123 votes)

Great tour! Guide was brilliant and so lovely. Gave us free waffles and water, was fab ! Definitely good value for money !

Review by GetYourGuide traveler – United Kingdom