Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour (2.5 hours):
Begin your day with a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Amsterdam. Travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach and see top attractions including the Royal Palace and National Monument, Albert Cuyp Market, the Skinny Bridge, and beautiful gabled houses lining the banks of the UNESCO-listed canals. Visit a diamond factory and watch how the gems are polished using traditional methods.
Once your tour finishes, you will have a couple hours of free time to explore the city on your own before your afternoon tour starts. You can enjoy this ample time for lunch or for a walk in Amsterdam.
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip (5.5 hours):
Together with your guide, travel through the Dutch countryside to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. See the town and snap photos of its colorful windmills. Then, continue to Volendam and Marken, authentic fishing villages with wooden houses built on stilts and residents who wear vibrantly hued traditional clothes. During this afternoon, you’ll watch a local clog-maker make traditional wooden shoes, and stop by a Dutch cheese factory for a demonstration of how cheese is made. Afterward, enjoy transport back to Amsterdam.