Escape the crowded city of Amsterdam on a private trip through the charming Dutch countryside. Just half an hour from Amsterdam, enjoy traditional Dutch culture at the fishing town and souvenir promenade of Volendam and the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. A luxury vehicle with a personal guide gives you a private tour; no need to navigate trains or crowded buses.
Enjoy the waterways and historic villages of the Dutch countryside
See active, authentic windmills in Zaanse Schans
Walk through the fishing village of Volendam
Pickup and drop-off from your central Amsterdam hotel
Our guide Robert met us at our port and we drove Zaanse Schans, a quaint village. There are working wind mills using the direct power for specific tasks, such as a lumber mill, sawing through trees. There are many shops to purchase local wares, clogs, cheese, mustard, chocolate etc. It's scenic, well organized and definitely worth a visit, Prepare to spend about 2 hours or so. We then drove to Volendam, a shore front town/fishing village bordering Merkermeer Lake with an abundance of restaurants. It's beautiful and colorful but definitely touristy, but well worth a visit for the sheer beauty of the area. There are also several good fresh herring stands. Robert, our guide was very articulate and knowledgeable and didn't waste any time. He was well prepared.