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

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  • 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
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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Volendam
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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Volendam
US$138.54
Overview
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.
What to Expect
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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Reviewed 5 days ago
Very cute villages, very touristy

The tour itself was great. So were the tour guide and driver. BUT. (And this is a rather big but)... all of the places we were taken were SO busy and SO touristy. I've never quite gone somewhere with so many tourists in one small,...More

Thank TrustyWalnuts
Reviewed 1 week 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

1  Thank SMF818
Reviewed 2 weeks 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

1  Thank DHEDH
Reviewed 5 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 16 June 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
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Edwin and Ann T
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Response from SMF818 | Reviewed this property |
We returned around 5pm local time.
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Edwin and Ann T
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Response from GA_lpd2014 | Reviewed this property |
It's a full day. Should give you the times on the sign-up form.
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crangiheuea
21 July 2018|
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Response from GA_lpd2014 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about a formal age restriction, but I would not take small children on this one. It's a full day, a lot of walking, and nothing much to occupy small childrens' attention.
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