Day trip

Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam, & Zaanse Schans Day Trip

Activity provider: Tour Company

Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam, & Zaanse Schans Day Trip

Activity provider: Tour Company
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From US$ 41.69 US$ 36.28 per person

Visit the famous Zaanse Schans windmill village, walk past rows of wooden houses in Volendam, and discover how Dutch cheese is traditionally made on this fully guided day trip from Amsterdam.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance for a full refund
Duration 6.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, German

The Original experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • This is Holland

  • 30 minutes
  • Edam (guided tour)

  • Cheese factory

  • Volendam (guided tour, free time)

  • Zaanse Schans (guided tour, free time, windmills, wooden shoe factory)

  • 30 minutes
  • This is Holland

    • Entry not included
Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Wander through the quaint streets of Edam with your guide
  • Learn how huge rolls of Dutch cheese are made on an old farm
  • Break for lunch and immerse yourself in the unique fishing village atmosphere of Volendam
  • Observe craftsmen making traditional clogs
  • Explore the famous Zaanse Schans windmill village
Full description

Leave Amsterdam for half a day on this guided tour of the rolling Dutch countryside. Sit back and travel comfortably in a coach to the rural village of Edam. Take a walk through the quaint streets of Edam. En route to Volendam, stop to visit an old cheese farm to see how authentic Dutch cheese is made. Indulge in trying some of these huge spheres of delicious cheese. Upon arrival in Volendam, follow your guide on a journey through the fishing village’s winding streets. Hear about how this bustling place was once the harbor for neighboring village Edam. Enjoy some free time to eat lunch. Next, move on to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Once used to ground spices, dyes, lumber, oil, cocoa powder, and many other items, the mills are still in use today.

Some are now living museums where you can learn about the ins and outs of milling. Visit a wooden shoe factory and behold how traditional clogs are created using antique machines. Filled with newfound knowledge and a taste of the traditional Dutch ways of life, relax and reminisce about your trip while on the journey back to Amsterdam.

Includes
  • Informative, friendly, and professional live guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Pickup from This is Holland
  • Drop-off at This is Holland
  • All taxes and parking fees
  • A visit to a clog (wooden shoe) maker
  • A visit to a cheese farm
  • Cheese demonstration and sample tasting
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 and under go free of charge.
  •  For the private option: do not book a ticket for children aged 3 and under during the booking process. Please state how many children aged 3 and under will be present in your party during the booking process in order to reserve spots for them in the vehicle
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • The tour ends at This is Holland
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 804 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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The tour guide and also driver are very nice and friendly. I almost got lost at one of the places due to my own mistake, but they were still waiting for me. I tried to call the call center and fortunately they responed quickly and the bus picked me up on the way. Unforgettable experience in The Netherlands. Thank you!

December 6, 2022

This tour was excellent and well worth the money. Jolanda was a wonderful guide and was very informative and personable. If you have time for a longer tour, I recommend because this was slightly rushed. However, I am glad I got to see all of the places we went and would happily do this tour again.

December 5, 2022

Our tour guide Derek was very knowledgeable and friendly. I’m so grateful that he managed to tell us Netherlands history along the journey, allowing us to immerse ourselves and appreciate Netherlands like never before. I will sign this up again if I ever come back to visit Netherlands. Highly recommended!

November 30, 2022

Product ID: 389497