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Charm of Holland - All-inclusive Countryside & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more


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.

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Prepared to be Charmed
, Jul 2019
A great experience. You get to see the wonderful countryside towns that are absolutely breathtaking, see the wonderful windmills, sample delicious cheese, and see how wooden clogs are made. I had the wonderful guide, Josey, and driver, Ton. Josey was great! She spoke in English, Spanish, and German. WOW! Very informative. I did feel bad for her as so many inconsiderate people on our tour would stop to take pictures yet not hustle quickly. So, we would have to constantly stop and wait for them. Overall, it was a great tour. I'm glad I chose this tour over the other ones because it included lunch (which was delicious), more experiences, and seemed worth the money (it was). Definitely recommend this tour :)
, Jul 2019
What an awesome tour. This is a MUST DO when in Amsterdam! Cecilia was our tour guide. She was hilarious, smart, entertaining and engaging. Toni the bus driver participated in the fun and was just as engaing! Don't let the amount of time spent on the trip scare you away (about 8.5 hours) it is so worth it, no long bus rides and every stop is first class and interesting. The lunch stop was YUMMY. Make this day trip a priority if you have the time
Another side of Netherlands
, Jul 2019
It was a great experience.glad that i choose this trip.away from city.tour guide and driver was friendly enough to explain about all places that we my opinion its better if they can split spanish and english tour will help us understand better in certain explanation.
Excellent trip highly recommended
, Jul 2019
There was a lot to cover on this trip and it was all covered very professionally and efficiently. The guide was excellent, informative, humorous, knowledgeable and courteous. The windmill tour was fun and enriching . The lunch setting was excellent as was the cheese and stroupwaffle tasting in Volendam. Highly recommend this for a good fun day trip.
Highly recommend!!!!
, Jul 2019
This is one of the best toured I’ve been on! Incorporates everything that should be seen and tasted! Yum. Edgar and Rob were awesome and very knowledgeable! Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Amsterdam!
Wonderful time!
Vinny T
, Jul 2019
A 5 star tour at a very reasonable price. Modern and Comfortable tour bus Knowledgeable and well spoken guide Bus driver is more than just driver - assists a bit with the tour. Interesting stops and demonstrations. No sales pressure at all afterwards. A very high quality lunch. I was concerned that the price was too low for the quality of experience I wanted, but took the plunge. And very happy i did so.
Great day!
, Jul 2019
This tour was perfect for our one day adventure in Holland. We were able to see so much! The tour guide and bus driver were awesome!! They made every effort to make sure our needs were met and they were so informative. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see a lot in one day.
Very nice scenery 👍 .& good tour guide.A
, Jun 2019
Mr.Alfredo is a good tour guide. He vy patience & vy take care of old people.N the driver also a nice guy too. Our family like this tour vy much. 🙂🥰. In future when we come to Europe again, we will join the tour &ticket.👍
Great tour
, Jun 2019
This tour was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The bus was brand new and spotless. Our guide Josey was delightful and insightful, always pleasant and full of marvelous insights. This tour is a great way to get a real feel for Holland and how distinct and wonderful it is. The only downside for our day, and it of course is no reflection on the tour, but it was (gloriously) very hot and sunny (33c and unusual for Holland) and most of the places were not air-conditioned. Josey was always smiling, even when most of us were dripping. Take this tour, you won't regret it. Finally, book this from home. Don't think you will get it cheaper once you arrive. We saved about $100cdn (for 4) over what the cost was when purchased in Holland.
Charm of Holland
, Jun 2019
Perfect for a Day Excursion. We went in end of May. Got lucky to get perfect weather with great highlights oh Holland

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