With its distinctive wheel-like shape and fire-engine red rind, Edam is one of Amsterdam’s most famous exports, although the cheese looks a little different in its home town - here, the cheese has an uncharacteristic yellow rind. Edam isn’t just a ... 

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Zaanse Schans, Holland

November 2014

We were able to enter one of the windmills and see it in operation close up.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Zaanse Schans, Holland

November 2014

Our day trip ended at Zaanse Schans where several windmills have been preserved; most of them still in operation.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Edam, Holland

November 2014

This photo was taken during our walk through Edam. There are so many photo opportunities of quaint canals and small shops.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Volendam, Holland

November 2014

In Volendam, we were able to wander around for an hour or so before lunch. Volendam is a wonderful little town with so many quaint little shops and restaurants. There are so many photo opportunities. This is a must see when you visit Amsterdam.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Volendam, Holland

November 2014

This photo was taken in Volendam after we disembarked from the Marken/Volendam ferry. Apple pie and cream were served on the ferry along with coffee. In Volendam, we were served lunch at one of the many restaurants along the promenade.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Marken, Holland

November 2014

There are two things you absolutely must do when you visit Amsterdam; one is rent a bicycle and cycle around Amsterdam and the other is to experience this day trip to the Dutch countryside. This photo was taken before boarding the passenger ferry from Marken to Volendam.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

The wooden shoe maker

July 2014

We bought a pair of the shoes to bring home. The 'shoemaker' was friendly and informative

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Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Windmills at Zaans Schans

April 2014

While a tourist trap, Zaans Schans was the best way to view windmills. The tour did well to focus on what we were there for (windmills) without wasting time with the other distractions, which could be accessed elsewhere in Holland.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Windmills!

April 2014

After lunch and touring in Volendam and Edam, we headed to Zaans Schans for the windmills in that area.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Marken's harbour

April 2014

Walked through Marken (very easy pace) from the shoemaker to the harbour for a ferry ride (with snack provided onboard) to Volendam/Edam.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Wood shoemaker's workshop.

April 2014

Visited the (klompenschoen) wooden clog shoemaker's workshop, which includes access to a gift shop of many tourist-focused products.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

Windmills

May 2013

Windmills on the tour. You have an hour to line up this shot.

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Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Edam

October 2012

Cheese shop

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