• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Experience an iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills and craftsmen’s shops on a 5-hour, small group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside. Visit a series of traditional, restored windmills in Zaanse Schans, and walk the dikes and harbor of Volendam, a pretty port lined with bright houses and sailboats. Sample locally-make cheeses and Dutch schnapps, with time to choose a restaurant for lunch, then enjoy sweeping views of the landscape during the return trip to Amsterdam.

Highlights

  • 5-hour, small-group tour of the Dutch countryside
  • See picture-perfect landscapes and villages
  • Learn about traditional life and culture
  • Choose a small-group tour for a more personal experience
  • Great overview and orientation
  • Editor's Pick

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Patricia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour .

Alex W.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great small group experience! Our tour guide, Mr. T, was very nice and knowledgeable. Going around North Holland was beautiful and all the stops were incredible to see and walk around, even in the freezing cold! Very great tour. Highly recommend

olly1970

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our tour guide Pol was excellent and the itinerary was great. Highly recommend.

Lea S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I had a fantastic day on this tour. Was a little late because I got on the wrong ferry and the guide was there waiting for me!! The short trip to the windmills was filled with interesting stories and information. The tour was at a good pace with heaps of time for photo's and taking in the sites.

Cathy C.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had a wonderful day with our tour Guide Jan. He was an informative, personable, relaxed person that went with our flow our pace. The time of year worked in our favor as we were the only people on our tour. the Windmills are beautiful and we loved Volendam. Follow the directions as to where to meet your guide. The ferry you have to take from the train station to where you meet your guide is interesting insight as to how the Dutch commute! Great day overall.

Nicole P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The Zaanse Schans was pleasing to the eyes and has a rich history which is very interesting. It was amazing that a lot of windmills are still functional and not just there for display. The old villages we went to were like a breath of fresh air from hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. We enjoyed waking around the villages and trying some of the delicious food. We also enjoyed buying souvenirs as there were a lot of shops and a wide variety of items. Our guide Apostolis Tol for short was very knowledgeable about the places we went to. He was also very nice and has a good sense of humor. Overall, we had a great time!!! Though, this almost didn't happen as our guide didn't show up at the meeting place but he made an effort to contact us if we would still like to do the tour at a later time. We didn't have anything planned for the afternoon so we were still able to do the tour. Tol was really apologetic for not showing up earlier and he more than made up for it. Just before we went back to Amsterdam, Tol made us try some Schnapps which we also liked. We had a really great time at the tour and we hope more people will go on this tour as well!!!

Amandri J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had a wonderful time with our guide Teun. He really went the extra mile to engage with the tour group and brought a personal touch to the tour with his humor and friendly approach. The tour itself was very well organised with all pickup instructions and information communicated well in advance. We really enjoyed each of the various stops and found that the tour offered sufficient time to visit each place without feeling rushed. Each of the different locations offer a unique experience with a great mix between the touristy Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam, to the more quaint and quiet old villages and scenic routes.

Bill E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

great tour, great guide, very happy we didn't do the big bus tour.....highly recommend this tour

Robyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A great way to see outside the city centre. Our guide had good local knowledge and we learned about the history of the areas we visited as well as enjoying the great scenery. There were only 6 people on the tour which made it like a private tour.

Debra H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our driver and guide was very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. We saw a lot of places and things in a short time.

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