Guided tour

From Amsterdam: Small Group Zaanse Schans and Volendam Tour

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours
Guided tour

From Amsterdam: Small Group Zaanse Schans and Volendam Tour

Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours

From US$ 95.42 per person

A small group tour to explore a characteristic Dutch fishing village complete with historic windmills. You can explore distinctive green wooden houses which have been relocated to recreate the look of an 18th/19th century traditional Dutch village.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Listen to live and interesting commentary
  • Experience the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans with its traditional houses, windmills, cheese factory and clog workshops
  • Visit the well-preserved fishing village Volendam to get close to the sea
  • Get a glimpse of everything typically Dutch
Full description
A relaxing and complete journey to the typical Dutch countryside, visiting a windmill and fishing village. After being picked up from your hotel in the Amsterdam area by a friendly local guide, you will transfer to your van to enjoy a small-group traveling experience with a personal touch. Your typical Dutch experience begins with the Zaanse Schans windmill village. You can see the clog makers at work in the workshop, and learn about the history of wooden shoes in the museum. Following this you will experience a cheese factory demonstration where staff will be dressed in traditional Dutch costumes. You can buy beautiful souvenirs in a wide variety of outlets from cheese, wooden shoes, delft blue pottery, to local handcrafted items. Do not miss your chance to have your picture taken in the giant wooden shoe! Following this, you will arrive in Volendam at around noon. Here you will begin a guided walking tour to explore the charming seaside village. You can stroll along a walkway adjacent to the old port area, visit local vendors for authentic Dutch treats, experience seafood from the region, and sample cheese, waffles and pancakes. You will also have the opportunity here to dress up in an authentic local costume!
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transportation by 9-Seater van
  • Friendly and professional guides
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

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  • Children under the age of 2 years old are free, subject to them not occupying a seat
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4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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There is a lot of walking even though you are picked up at your hotel. We felt it was worth it. You don’t know what you are missing if you don’t leave Amsterdam. Just about 20 minutes outside of Amsterdam is all farm country. Our guide Mustalpha was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

October 21, 2019

the chocolate museum was pretty average. unless you are interested in the production of chocolate I don't think it was worth the money. I really enjoyed our guide. He was very informative and quite witty. we only had two on our tour which doesn't usually happen but we had a good time because we got to do things at our own pace. we also really enjoyed Volendam. best fish and chips we've eaten

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July 7, 2019

Cherry was amazing and knowledgeable.

Our small-group tour was the perfect experience for anyone seeking genuine human interactions and a fun, personable guide. We got to know Cherry, our driver and the other tourists as we toured throughout the must-see, typical Dutch attractions. Cherry ensured we got to see all the demonstrations of cheese-, wooden shoe- and stroop waffle-making while maintaining our fast-paced schedule. She made sure to get both candid and group photos of our group, and sent them to us via WhatsApp, which was very nice and something not many tour guides may do. Cherry is an experienced world traveller with lots of fun facts along the way. She gave up her seat in the front to let my daughter sit there (she gets carsick).

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May 17, 2019

Product ID: 179351