This was a great tour as you can see a lot in a short time. It is well organised and the tour guide was very friendly. You can learn about the cheese-making process and stock up on cheese, wander through a pretty village in Marken, then catch the ferry to Volendam, which is another pretty village, with the wooden shoe factory. There is time to eat in a cafe/restaurant in Marken, but not lots of time (I went on the shorter tour) but it is great to see the Dutch countryside, as a contrast to Amsterdam. If you want to get out of the city for a bit, experience windmills, cheese and clogs, this is a fun day with lots of pretty scenery for photos. I enjoyed the places we visited but also enjoyed the scenery out the bus window on the way (with commentary so you can learn some new facts and figures as you go).
Everything is explained well, and the tours leave from an easy-to-find location in Amsterdam.
The only things some people might not like about this tour is that I was with a very large group (full double decker bus) and it is quite touristy, and the places you go will have lots of other tourists.
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