5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

My husband and I very much enjoyed this tour. It was comprehensive with windmills, wooden shoe making and cheese making demonstrations that were interesting and informative and gave us a feel for Holland. The tour guide was knowledgeable and personable and the lunch was delicious. We highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great trip outside of Amsterdam. Our guide Maryann was terrific. This tour was just the right amount of interesting things to see and do to get a feel for the Netherlands. Wonderful, we would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Very comfortable, enjoyable and friendly. More information please next time but guide quite new. Excellent choice!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Excellent tour of small villages, boat ride to Markaan, and the Dutch windmills. Wonderful tour guide. Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

The tour guide Ingrid was fantastic. The tour was well-planned, well-timed with enough time built in for people to roam and discover and take pictures and have fun, and very well-balanced, with wonderful exhibitions by craftspeople in the cheese factory, oil mill, and shoe factory. A lot of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This was a super tour! It was such a great way to see the countryside and small towns and villages outside of Amsterdam! My main interest was in taking pictures, and I got wonderful shots of windmills, the wooden houses, the countryside, and many birds. On the tour, we got a combination of bus tour, walking tour, and a boat tour, with time to shop, and lunch at a great restaurant. I loved the visit to the cheese factory in Volendam, too. The one part of the tour I wasn't sure I'd enjoy was the shoe factory, but the presenter there was so entertaining that it turned out to be a really fun stop on the trip! It would be very hard to see as much and get the same level of information without taking an organized tour, so this really was a great tour package!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great tour! Our guide was great, and all of the activities were really interesting. Tour had to be slightly adjusted at times due to the very cold weather, but everything was great! Clogs, cheese, windmills, fishing villages, apple pie...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great tour, good value and great overview of the Netherlands. Nice amount of time in each place including some free time for shopping. Countryside and towns were beautiful to visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Beautiful villages and countryside. Very professional guide and driver. Just the right amount of info, walking, sightseeing, and resting. Very good food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Loved the tour :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Super tour - a must in Amsterdam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

The best day I had in Netherlands. Ideal balance between free time and activities with group. Really worth to go. Good weather is quite important to be so satisfied as I am.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Our chance to see more out form Amsterdam, good choice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Very enjoyable trip, loved the wooden shoe shop in Marken, the boat trip to Volendam, the cheese shop and cathedral in Edam, and the windmills of Zanse Shans. Only negative was lunch in Volendam -- the soup as OK but the entrée was tough, inedible meat. Our guide was very good and accommodating-- since I use a walker, she arranged with the bus driver to drop us off closer to the cheese shop in Edam so I could avoid the 20 minute walk. The bus driver was wonderful - he took us on a personal guided trip through the cathedral and served us the cheese at the cheese shop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Wonderful day and tour guides. Loved the stories about each individual door and the lovely communities we visited. It included everything I wanted to do in the country including a boat ride.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Beautiful trip. Nice to get away from the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

I definitely recommend this day trip from Amsterdam. We also did the Holland in One Day Sightseeing tour, which I do not recommend. This tour is a fun filled day, but there is actually NO cheese tasting in Edam. Viator definitely shouldn't mislead people. The tasting was just at a tourist cheese shop in Volendam. Our guide told us that cheese isn't even made in Edam. They simply named the cheese after it. There are some great authentic cheese shops in Amsterdam so seek those out where you can buy the cheese from local farms and where chefs were buying cheeses for their restaurants. Edam is a quiet little town. It was exciting to be there on their festival weekend when everyone in town was out on the streets having fun. Seeing the countryside and getting to explore a working windmill was extraordinary.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Loved everything about this trip. The guide was very knowledgeable. I felt like we got to see the real Holland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This trip was very very good. The Countryside is just beautiful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Brilliant tour. Entertaining guide. Many many beautiful sights to see. Loved it all - the clog maker, the boat trip, Vollendum, Edam, and especially the windmills. We actually went inside the windmill and up onto the outside first level. Spectacular. Very generous lunch. Good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was a gr8 day out . Maryanne our guide was wonderful . Highly recommend it :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

A wonderful tour. Great tour guide who was very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

It rained the whole day, and we still had a great time!!!! Beautiful trip. Nice guide. well worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Money again well spent! Do this tour, do not avoid it; get out of Amsterdam and see more that beautiful Holland has to offer - you won't regret it!

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