• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 8 hours (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 Edam; witness the art of wooden shoemaking in Marken; take a tranquil cruise to Volendam; and marvel at the ancient windmills of Zaanse Schans.

Highlights

  • Day trip through the Netherlands’ countryside from Amsterdam
  • Experience traditional Dutch culture, folklore and craftsmanship with stops in four authentic villages
  • Walk the charming streets of Marken and visit a wooden shoemaker
  • Enjoy lunch and dress up in traditional Dutch costumes in Volendam
  • Taste Edam’s famous cheese and see one of the Netherlands’ largest churches, the Grote Kerk
  • See the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans

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What You Can Expect

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

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

Lee

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

edgeways

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Tour awesome. Pieter the guide was really knowledgeable and entertaining. A highlight of our stay in Amsterdam

Cindy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great time. Got to see so many different things. A must if you are in Amsterdam.

Henry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the best one day tours we've been on! Our tour operator Pieter made it even more special. He had so much knowledge of the area and a good sense of humor as well. Must say we enjoyed the cheese tasting the most.

Inderawati S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Awesome tour!

eugene.w.wu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I really enjoyed our day trip from Amsterdam. The Netherlands quite easy to travel by train, but going by bus I felt that we had the opportunity to go a bit slower and enjoy the scenic country side. There was also an opportunity to see how clogs are made and get a preview of dutch culture by sampling cheese and waffles. I think both the cheese and waffles can be purchased more cheaply elsewhere. That said, the tour guide was very good and quite professional. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

Liverbird

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We went on this experience on Saturday 23 December. We had Pieter as our guide who was very knowledgeable and kept us up to date wherever we were. We also enjoyed his sense of humour. Even the driver Bert?? was very cordial and cooperative.

It was very interesting to visit the countryside at winter time and really enjoyed the windmill experience, lovely village. Imagine how lovely it would be in spring and summer time....something to think about. Very nice memories. Thank you.

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