Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
long day but totally worth it. cheese tasting was great. plenty of opportunities for shopping but not much free time.
Great tour of the country. The towns, the windmills, the cheese, wine, lunch were all great.
This tour had been the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. Our guide was knowledgeable and was engaging enough to keep our interest up. Of all the places we've visited, Zaanse Schans had to be the best since that's where the windmills are. With such an idyllic scenery, it was made for picture taking. Going up the windmill afforded us with an elevated 360 views of the surrounding area. Learning about the windmill's inner workings was fascinating. I do wish that we were allowed more time to meander around the neighborhood and check out the shops. I feel that an hour give or take wasn't nearly enough.
The other portion of the tour at Edam, Volendam and Marken were also interesting. The lunch in Marken was surprisingly good. Normally, lunches included in tours are nothing to write home about. However, our lunch was pretty good if I say so myself.
Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour as it gave us an experience that was something that's totally different from the big city feel of Amsterdam.
This was a perfect day! A little bit of everything that is so typically Dutch, and with a local who could explain what we were experiencing. A great way to see outside of the city centre and understand the waterways of the Lowlands.
What a wonderful tour. It was extremely well organized and great value for the cost. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, and our tour guide was excellent. What a great way to see the Netherlands countryside.
Fantastic coach. Great mix of activities. Kids loved the wooden shoe factory and windmill components. Boat ride to Marken and the lunch there were superb. Loved walking around Edam, visiting the cheese shop and other shops there. Viola was an excellent tour guide. Of the 10 or so tours we took in Europe, this one stood out.
Fabulous tour. It gives you a view of the countryside from various cities. Cheese tasting, a scenic boat tour, lunch and even time for shopping. Well informed friendly tour guide. Even the bus driver joins in on the tour and answers questions. This tour is a must!
It could not have been better! Plenty of time at stopovers, stopovers were wonderful, lunch was mediocre but when you have to serve that many people at one time, no one is expecting five star. The guide and bus driver were great . . . hauled purchases back to the bus for us so we could eat and shop. Our guide was very knowledgeable, easy to understand, and had such a nice way about him.
I had visited some of the sights before but many years ago. Took a young friend who just moved to Amsterdam. She had not been to that part of North Holland before. Both of us were so pleased. Thank you!!
Excellent tour. The guide was informative and very friendly. Lovely countryside and had the Unique experience of seeing how cheese is made, how a wooden shoe is carved and a real windmill extract oil. A great tour to experience the Dutch way of living
Was pleasantly surprised by the town of Edam. The cheese was awesome and plenty of spectacular views!
Our guide, Josy and driver Tom were wonderful. Especially enjoyed the stop in Edam and the scenic walk by the canals and tea houses in Vollen dam. Great intro to Dutch cheese and fascinating tour of historic windmill. Great value and great guide and driver!
United States of America
This was a very charming tour we saw the country side, charming fishing villages and the historic wind mills. Lunch was ok but not superior, I wish if it was more Dutch food.
United States of America
Terrific guide. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I recommend the trip.
We had an absolute fabulous time on this tour. It was organized and easy to meet up with the group. The directions were clear and precise. Astrid and David were an absolute delight to be on tour with. We loved all of the stops and everything from a timing perspective was well planned. We learned so much about each area we stopped at. Thank you this is a don't miss tour and be sure to try and do it with Astrid!
Excellent day trip. very well looked after by the driver and the Guide. Would recommend to anyone looking for day outside Amsterdam.
Enjoyed the trip! However, the cheese tasting was actually in Voldendam not Edam so you might want to change this in the title as its misleading... Windmills were fantastic.. Also, the guide did a great job of explaining everything in English and Spanish. I'd recommend the trip!
The Tour was fantastic - and carried on even while there was a hurricane. The bus driver was awesome - when we got back to Amsterdam after the storm we found out that there was no public transport to Schipol Airport - we were amazed that the driver said no problem and drove us back to the hotel at Schipol airport at no cost. What fantastic service.
Our guide Jaime was awesome, very knowledgeable, very informative. It was so much fun definitely was of the highlights of our entire week in The Netherlands!
The tour was great. We saw a lot and our driver and guide were excellent. It was well worth it! We traveled with kids ages 8 and 12 and they really enjoyed it as well.
Our guide, Astrid, was engaging, smart, fun, and full of interesting commentary during the tour. We felt the tour gave us a terrific sense of the local countryside and history. Very worthwhile.
This tour is really worth the price. The tour guide Viola is knowledgeable and fun and each stop was fun and informative. It was a joy to see so much of the beautiful country. The highlight for me was the oil mill and the beautiful chocolate and cheese shops in that area. I recommend this!