Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Holland on a comprehensive day-trip from Amsterdam. With a professional guide, travel through Holland’s beautiful countryside and discover tulip-filled meadows, historical windmills and traditional cheese factories. Visit villages and towns like Edam, Marken, Volendam and Zaanse Schans, and enjoy a pleasant balance of guided walking tours and leisurely free time. Taste the globally renowned cheese of Volendam; witness the art of wooden shoe-making in Marken; take a tranquil cruise to Volendam; and marvel at the ancient windmills of Zaanse Schans.
Day trip through the Netherlands’ countryside from Amsterdam
Experience traditional Dutch culture, folklore and craftsmanship with stops in four authentic villages
See the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans
Enjoy lunch at a traditional Dutch restaurant in Volendam and take a boat cruise on Ijsselmeer lake
Walk the charming streets of Marken and visit a wooden shoemaker
Taste Edam’s famous cheese and stroopwaffels, and see one of the Netherlands’ largest churches, the Grote Kerk
Live guide in English, Spanish and German
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This all-inclusive express tour lets you see a traditional side of the Netherlands without long travel times.
Depart from a central Amsterdam location and climb aboard a comfortable vehicle destined for the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands. Stop first in Marken, a traditional fishing town famed for its pristine preservation of Dutch culture, and embark on a guided walking tour of the town’s pretty streets. Visit a wooden shoemaker in a craftsman’s lair and delve into the rich history of this unique area. Then, climb aboard a boat headed to Volendam and absorb stunning views of Lake Ijssel. On arrival, enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the quaint boutiques and picturesque harbor of the fishing village, and then reconvene with your guide and group for a fulfilling Dutch lunch. Opt to enjoy meat, fish or a vegetarian 3-course meal. Wander the cobblestone streets and gaze upon the quaint homes and bridges along Edam’s canals – it’s like taking a stroll through a Dutch postcard. Travel onward to the province of Zaandam, famed for its collection of perfectly preserved Dutch windmills. Admire the quaint structures and disembark to visit one of the iconic windmills up close. After your enriching Dutch excursion, relax during the ride back to central Amsterdam.
This excursion was full of activities but also included some leisure time. The weather wasn't very cooperative but that didn't greatly impact the day. We saw great countryside and a couple of beautiful, quaint villages, visited a cheese factory for wine and cheese tasting, learned how to make wooden shoes, dutch waffles, visited windmills - went inside a windmill and learned how/why they operate and had a great lunch (included). Our tour guide (Alfredo) was very pleasant and a wealth of information. Overall, we would recommend this trip to anyone - great day !!
Excellent guide in English. Totally worth the money just to avoid figuring out transportation to zaans schans, marken, edam, and volendam. Great waffles and cheese in volendam. Cruise across to marken was cold in April.Loved the tour of the working windmill. Just wished there was more time for shopping in volendam and zaans schans. Lunch wasnt great but cozy little place. Tour was informative!
Overall, the idea of this tour was good. The places we visited (besides Volendam as it was too touristy) were quite pretty. The day however seemed rushed as there was no free time at any of the stops, except the last stop which allowed for 15 minutes. The lunch was also mediocre.
We also, unfortunately for us, seemed to have booked this tour on a day with a 'celebrity' present. We were not notified of this in advance. A camera crew followed us around throughout the day and always had their cameras in our faces which was rather uncomfortable. The guides also seemed to make the time to allow the camera crew to get the right shots, but couldn't let us stop for a minute to go to the washroom.
This was an enjoyable day trip and nice way to see a bit of the Netherlands countryside - plus get a bit of education on their amazing engineering and problem solving. Of course there was a bit of hard sell at the cheese shop, etc, but it was still a fun thing to do and the scenery was beautiful.
The tour was wonderful. The guide and driver were great but...the advertisement said we would have some free time and insinuated there would be available places for shopping. Our guide when asked mentioned shopping at the last stop. There was no free time until the very end and it was a tiny shop in the wood shoemaker Demo. That was disappointing. I felt they were rushing us all day to get back an hour and a half before what was advertised.
We are greateful that we booked the Lindbergh Day Tour to the windmill which included the lunch and cruise, it was really fruitful, not just sightseeing and seeing how the windmill function, but also get to see Waffle making, cheese tasting, Clogs shoe making, and ended with the nice cruise to enjoy the wind!The Tour Guide - Yvette is so so so friendly and hospitality! She is very clear, caring and ensuring everybody is happy! Offers help to take photo and take extra questions patiently! Very professional guide and the driver Bert - was also nice and friendly!This is a highly recommended tour! Go for it and u won’t be regret!More
The day trip was really good and I highly recommend it to many. Our guide was awesome too! If you want to shop where you are taken to, just be prepared to not be allowed to shop much. Overall, this was a great tour.