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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

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Experience Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans throughout a combination tour of several destinations presented in a simple and amazing way. After taking this tour you will be left with a great understanding of Dutch culture.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Explore the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands, known as the “Venice of the North”
  • Take a short walk through the Volendam harbor, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875
  • Enjoy a picturesque 17th-century village which houses a collection of beautifully preserved windmills
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You will begin with to a trip to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore this fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Your trip will continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses and see locals wearing their colorful regional attire. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam harbor, which has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in one of many photo studios of the village. Your last destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century Zaanse Schans village which contains houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. In Zaanse Schans village you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. There’s also nothing more Dutch than cheese, and whilst there you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm where you will also learn about its production.
  • Day trip from Amsterdam
  • Live demonstration
  • Food tasting
  • Professional local driver/guide
  • Transportation by car/ minivan/coach
  • Canal cruise in Giethoorn
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. You must exchange your voucher at the meeting point before the tour begins.

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  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • This experience requires a minimum number of 4 travelers (if it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund)
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based on 57 reviews

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Beautiful tour very well organized! Meeting in front of the central station and departure by bus and guide to Zaanse Schans where we saw the making of clogs and cheese and had free time for photos and souvenirs. We continued to Volendam where we stopped for lunch and free time and, whoever wanted, could take a photo in typical costume. Finally, the wonder ... After a journey of about 1 hour and a half we arrive in Giethoorn where we take a relaxing cruise on the canals commented by the captain! On this tour you will see typical Dutch places and the bus ride allows you to see life in the countryside ... in addition to the expanses of tulip fields!

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May 3, 2022

The main reason I decided to go on this tour was to see Geithoorn, the 1hr boat cruise around the canals was great. My only complaint was that we did not have much time afterwards to explore Geithoorn-I think we only had like 30 minutes or so. Volendam and Zaanse Schans were pretty cool too. Also our guide was very sweet!

April 30, 2022

A wonderful day with a variety of experiences! Zaanse Schans gives you the chance to go up in a windmill and see how clogs and cheese are made. The Volendam stop was only for a lunch break. The scenery is pretty being on the lake, but I would have rather had the food stop and spent more time in picturesque Giethoorn. This was my favorite of the 3 stops. The canals and homes are beautiful. Such a unique and lovely place!

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April 25, 2022

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