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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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 activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance for a full refund
Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German

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
  • 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

From the front of the Amsterdam Central Station (Stationsplein), turn to your left and walk in the eastern direction. Keep on walking and cross the bridge. Walk until you reach the Hilton hotel. Turn left and follow the walkway underneath the railway crossing. After this crossing, It is on your right.

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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 870 reviews

Review summary

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

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Really enjoyed our day outing with Eva and Neil. They navigated us through small beautiful villages of Edam, Volendam and Zaanch saans. Tour covered almost everything that could be done in a day. Enjoyed cheese tour with cheese sample tasting. Watched the demo of wooden shoe making. Our guide was very knowledgable about Dutch culture and history. Explained everything in depth.

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January 17, 2023

Meeting point was easy to find. Tour guide Eva was very helpful, she knows how to engage tourists and gave us a lot of history. I enjoyed the tour (even though it was very windy/rainy). The cheese factory was my favorite part! This tour is not to be missed! Beautiful scenery and history.

January 15, 2023

This is a must do if you are in Amsterdam. We had a great outing ( rain and all ) with the family visiting the country outside the city. Dietrich, our guide was very knowledgeable and clearly was passionate about the Netherlands and its people. His english was very good and his manners were excellent - he made the day better for all of us despite the rains. The trip included a visit to Windmills ( my highlight ) and walks thru pretty towns. Almost made us want to retire out there :)

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January 2, 2023

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