Volendam, Edam & Windmills Day Tour

Created with Sketch. De Ruijterkade 105, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Duration

6.5 hours

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Location

Amsterdam

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Experience

Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch

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Languages

English, German

Overview

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam and enjoy a scenic day trip on a 6,5-hour live guided tour through the Dutch countryside. Scenic landscapes dotted with windmills, picturesque canals and villages with charming streets awaits you on this wonderful Volendam, Edam & Windmills Day Tour.

The tour departs nearby Amsterdam Central Station and takes you within 20-minutes to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Here, you can admire the original 18th and 19th-century architecture, including still functioning windmills and typical Dutch wooden houses. Watch live demonstrations of artisans at work, such as a clog maker. There is some free time to further explore the village on your own.

The Pearl of the former Zuiderzee

Then, your tour continues through the typical polder landscapes (‘polder’ is reclaimed land from the water) to Edam. The beautiful and historic town of Edam is also known as ‘The Pearl of the former Zuiderzee’. Edam’s cobbled streets and quiet canals are lined by beautiful 17th-century buildings. These include the leaning Carillon tower, the ‘Grote Kerk’ (Big Church) and the former town hall. Well-known for its cheese, the public weighing house is without doubt the most famous building in Edam. During the summer months, the popular Cheese Market is held every Wednesday. After a stroll, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam cheese is made and enjoy a cheese tasting at a cheese farm nearby.

The quaint seaside village of Volendam

Your last stop during the Volendam, Edam and Windmills Day Tour is the fishing village, Volendam. Enjoy a short walk and explore the maze-like streets, where you can see the St. Vincent’s Church and the Fish Auction. After, enjoy a lovely walk along ‘De Dijk’ (The Dike) and soak in the beautiful views of the IJssel Lake.

The informative, friendly and professional guide will make this unique day tour an unforgettable experience!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans and watch artisans at work
  • Explore the traditional cheese weighing house in Edam
  • Taste delicious Dutch cheese at a local cheese farm
  • Stroll the maze-like streets of Volendam
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of the fishing village, Volendam
  • Walk the cobbled streets of quaint Edam and admire the beautiful 17th-century buildings

Included

  • 6,5-hours Live guided day tour
  • Transportation in a single deck bus
  • Visit to a clog maker (wooden shoemaker)
  • Visit at a local cheese farm, including a cheese tasting

Excluded

  • Food & drinks

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. De Ruijterkade 105, Amsterdam, Netherlands

FAQs

Is the meeting point the same as the drop off point?
Yes, the meeting point and drop off point are at Cantral Station Amsterdam: Ruijterkade 105.

This is only a 6-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. When in front of Amsterdam Central Station (Stationsplein), turn to your left and walk in eastern direction. Keep on walking and cross the small bridge. Walk until you reach the Doubletree By Hilton hotel. Turn left and follow the walkway underneath the railway crossing.

After this crossing, the departure point is on your right, inside Cafe 1884.
Are children free of charge?
Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat).

Children rate applies to children from the age of 4 to 11 years old.
Does this tour run whatever the weather?
Yes, this tour will go ahead whatever the weather.
Is entry to the windmills included?
Entry to windmills costs around €5.50.
Tickets are available at the service desk.
When does the tour depart?
This tour is offered daily. The departure time is at 9.30am.
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