Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans Windmills Guided Day Tour from Amsterdam

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  • Day Trip
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  • 5.5 hr

From the churning windmills in the Zaanse Schans to the cheese weighing house in Edam, this tour highlights everything that is typical Dutch. See the beautiful landscapes of the province of North Holland and explore the traditional fishing village of Volendam. Learn about clog making in the wooden shoe shop and try some tasteful cheese in one of the Dutch cheese farms. Zaanse Schans. This outdoor preserved area is situated on the banks of the River Zaan and is home to the original 18th and 19th century architecture, including several still functioning windmills and wooden houses. From there we continue to the beautiful village of Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Edam’s old streets and quiet canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church, and former town hall. Volendam; this typical fishing village with its bustling harbour has been a major tourist attraction since early 1875.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Kaaswaag Edam

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. Walk during 40 minutes with your guide through this wonderful small city.

Duration: 1 hour

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You will have the opportunity to see how world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese in a nearby cheese farm.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Volendam Haven

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. • Enjoy an orientation guided walk with our live goude for 20 minutes. • During some free time you'll have the time to explore the city on your own.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Zaanse Schans

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).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop

Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands.

Duration: 15 minutes
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