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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.

Wander the cobblestone streets and gaze upon the quaint homes and bridges along Edam’s canals – it’s like taking a stroll through a Dutch postcard.

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.
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Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience
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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Reviewed 6 days ago
So glad we went on this tour

Four full days in Amsterdam was just enough time to steal one whole day for a trip to the countryside. Josie and Bert, guide and driver, made the trip enjoyable and interesting. So many stops, but actually not that far from Amsterdam, allowed a packed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Visitor, you let us down!

Beware if booking a small group windmills day trip through Viator. We arrived on time at the designated meeting place, for our small group (eight people) tour. In total, there were 10 people waiting. Viator had contracted the tour out to Experience Waterland. When a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very interesting and enjoyable

I really enjoyed the countryside tour, I found it to be extremely beautiful and informative. The saw windmill was fascinating, as well as the cheese making, Dutch shoe maker and how the Dutch converted the swamps into livable farms and later highways. Be sure to...More

2  Thank Brenda G
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile
Well worth it!

We’ve been told we are “independent-style” travelers rarely taking a tour. We booked this tour because of the variety of locations. We didn’t have a car because Amsterdam is so walkable so this tour fit the bill. (This experience really added to our vacation!) Our...More

2  Thank CapistranoBeach
Reviewed June 10, 2018
Beautiful tour of Holland Countryside with Jan

Enjoyed this trip immensely with our small group tour last week. We got to see beautiful scenery, how clogs and cheese are made, and windmills all in one day. We spent the rest of the trip in Amsterdam so this was a great getaway. Would...More

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Is there an age restriction for this tour? Travelling with a 1 and 2 year old
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