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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

From US$ 140.21 per person

Visit Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans on a day tour with your guide. See traditional houses, take a canal cruise, sample local cheese at a factory, and try on traditional costumes.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Dutch, Indonesian, Arabic

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

See three different regions of the Netherlands with pickup and drop-off from Hotel ibis Amsterdam Centre. Sample local cheeses, enjoy lunch, dress up and take pictures, and take a cruise in Giethoorn.

 

First, start with a visit to the 17th-century village, Zaanse Schans. See windmills from the country's industrial background, and stroll among the green residences. Then visit a factory that makes the popular clogs in this region of the Netherlands. 

 

Before continuing to Volendam, stop at Catharina Hoeve Farm, where you can sample cheese and learn how its made. In Volendam, see brightly-painted wooden buildings and residents dressed in vibrant regional clothing. Your guide will lead you on a brief stroll around Volendam harbor. 

 

Pick up souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home, and take photographs in traditional Dutch costumes. Stop for a local lunch, then continue to Giethoorn in the northeastern Netherlands, known as the "Venice of the North".

 

See the numerous canals and lack of motorways in Giethroon. During a 1-hour guided boat trip, you'll learn about this fairy-tale village with less than 3,000 residents. Next, stroll through the preserved village. 

 

Finally, explore the village's small footpaths to find hundreds of bridges and take in the tranquil ambiance before returning to Amsterdam.

Includes
  • Day trip from Amsterdam
  • Live demonstration
  • Food tasting
  • Local driver/guide
  • Transportation by car/minivan/bus
  • Canal cruise in Giethoorn
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Hotel ibis Amsterdam Centre to exchange your voucher before the tour begins.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 159 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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I highly recommend this tour. The 3 locations Giethorn, Volendam and Zaanse Schans were absolutely beautiful. The tour was well organized with about an hour or so to wander on your own. Zaanse Schans was visited first with over an hour of free time, then Volendam with time for lunch and lastly Giethorn with an hour of free time. The amount of time was ample to shop or walk around. These areas are small so it doesnt require alot of time. The tour operator was informational, was clear in describing the cities and itinerary. He was also lighthearted and funny. Dont hesitate, book this tour and enjoy the beauty of Holland.

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September 29, 2022

My wife and I went on this tour last week. It was a wonderful and fun tour! Perfectly organized and enough time in every stop. Special thanks to Noval and Mario! Thank you both for making it a fun and amazing day for us. Highly recommend this tour for anyone traveling the Netherlands, you definitely won’t regret it.

September 14, 2022

The tour was great! Our group was small so the tour was in a van. Our guide was very nice, and great at getting us where we needed to be and clear about our allotted time at each location. Our guide didn’t offer a lot of information about each location without being asked, but this wasn’t really an issue for us! I think I may have preferred only two locations, so you have a bit more time to explore.

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August 25, 2022

Product ID: 354790