• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

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Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Holland on a comprehensive day-trip from Amsterdam. With a knowledgeable 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 see one of the Netherlands’ largest churches, the Grote Kerk
  • Live guide in English, Spanish and German

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What You Can Expect

Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Volendam

Enjoy a cheese tasting in Edam

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. 

Sated, travel onward to Edam to enrich your knowledge of traditional cheese making processes. Head to a local cheese shop to pleasure your palate with the smooth taste of globally renowned Edam, and then begin an informative walking tour around the town’s charming churches and famous former shipyard. 

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.

Customer Reviews

Colin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was a great tour. Very informative and we saw some new destinations and learned a lot about the places we visited.

Rod Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

wonderful tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This tour took us to several small towns for cheese and wine tasting and a visit to windmills. The tour guide was great, very knowledgeable. Great fun!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Amazing! Highly recommended

Craig D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Excellent trip

Kimberlee G United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

LOVED this tour. So much great stuff we got to see outside the city. Great guide, and so many delicious treats along the way!!! It was perfect.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A beautiful trip into the countryside, saw so much and met some amazing people. Would highly recommend this tour.

Sanja P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

great tour, really well organized, absolutely no disappointments, everything as described and we had a wonderful and very professional guide - Cecilia

Francis C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Despite the horrible weather, Pieter made this a very memorable trip. Glad we went.

Jithesh A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fantastic day trip. It was blue skies and the dutch windmill was spectacular

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