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  • Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

    1. Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

    A visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the picturesque Dutch countryside. First stop is the quaint village of Zaanse Schans, where you will walk around and be able to admire the well-preserved historic windmills and houses.  Next, head to the fishing village of Volendam. Visit a cheese shop that still makes cheese using the traditional Dutch method. Enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant, before visiting the Volendam Museum and the Old Dutch Bakery.  In Volendam, try to spot the recognizable Dutch traditional costumes often featured on tourist postcards and posters. Afterwards travel back in time to the quaint island community of Marken.

    Fantastic day out with a great tour guide and driver, who kept us entertained. Plenty time giving to see everything and the demonstrations were excellent. Highly recommend this tour

  • From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn with Boat Ride

    2. From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn with Boat Ride

    Start your day with a drive through the green countryside on your way to the reconstructed village Zaanse Schans. Here, visit a clog workshop and see a demonstration of clog production. Stroll along the village's pathways and marvel at the old wooden houses. Wander along the banks of the Zaan river and take in panoramic views of the typical dutch windmills. Continue to the picturesque town of Giethoorn. Take a boat ride along the canals, view the picturesque fairy-tale houses and enjoy free time for wandering through the village. On the way back to Amsterdam, pass the great polders – land reclaimed from the sea. If it is the season, there will also be some flowering tulip fields along the way where you can stop for pictures.

    Perfect tour for a day to see and visit other ! Definitely worth the money and the driver-guide was incredible!

  • Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn Day Tour

    3. Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn Day Tour

    Your experience begins as your guide meets you at the pickup point from where you travel to the typical Dutch windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum complete with a cheese farm, clog factory, diamond museum, bakery museum, and Kuiperij, where barrels were made to transport goods, green timber houses, traditional crafts, and windmills. Following noon, be transferred to the unique Dutch village of Giethoorn, heading further north out of Amsterdam. As you travel, listen to nice stories including the history and significant elements in the region of Giethoorn throughout the roughly 2-hour bus ride, with a break included to ensure a pleasant journey. Giethoorn is beautiful in all seasons, and contains a simple beauty which hardly seems real. Discover this as you glide gently through its small canals, passing old but pretty thatched-roof farmhouses. Throughout...

    Cherry isn't just an excellent tour guide, she is an excellent person. Definitely would recommend this trip to anybody. They let me drive the boat through the canals which was the highlight of my trip.

  • Amsterdam: Boat Cruise to Windmill Village at Zaanse Schans

    4. Amsterdam: Boat Cruise to Windmill Village at Zaanse Schans

    Sail out of Amsterdam and towards the Dutch polder. Enjoy the unique landscape and stroll around a living village filled with operational wooden windmills. Sit back, relax and take in Holland's unique scenery as you leave the port of Amsterdam. Enjoy panoramic views from the boat's sun terrace as you glide through a landscape dotted with pumping stations, dikes, and, of course, windmills. Pass huge container cargo ships and through a traditional lock as you leave the city behind and make your way to the village. Disembark and take in a photogenic array of historic windmills, some of them over 350 years old. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the clog warehouse or the cheese factory. Enjoy a last look at picturesque historic wooden houses and factories, before boarding your boat back to Amsterdam.

  • Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

    5. Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

    You will begin with to a trip to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore this fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Your trip will continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses and see locals wearing their colorful regional attire. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam harbor, which has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875. This is a grea...

    it was perfect and the guid is so wonderful. he laugh all the time and he was helpful.

  • Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans + 1 Free Attraction

    6. Amsterdam: Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans + 1 Free Attraction

    Begin your day with pick up from one of the meeting points in central Amsterdam. From there, you can get comfortable in your seat aboard a single-decker coach as you gaze out at the vivid flower fields of the Dutch countryside. Awash with colorful crocuses, tulips, and daffodils, these blooming fields are remarkably beautiful. As you admire them, you can listen to your guide to reveal more about the history of this region. When you arrive at Keukenhof Gardens, step off the bus and embark on a guided tour of the grounds. Covering an area of more than 79 acres (32 hectares), these magnificent gardens are home to innumerable blooming bulbs, all meticulously landscaped into aesthetically pleasing patterns. The gardens are filled with delicate blossoms of all sorts of colors and textures, which emanate a gently perfumed fragrance. Next, continue to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans - an...

    Bus driver and tour guide very good. There were multiple language groups on our tour which took away from her time having to speak in 3 languages when she could have devoted more time to share history of the Netherlands. While most of the tulip fields had already been either clipped or plowed up, they made an effort to find an area that still had a few rows of tulips left. Tour was timely. Enjoyed our canal cruise. Felt the narration via recording on canal cruise could have been more informative.

  • Amsterdam: Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour and One Attraction

    7. Amsterdam: Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour and One Attraction

    After beginning your tour at the central meeting point, a comfortable, air-conditioned single-deck bus will take you to your day's destination in just 25 minutes. The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 onwards bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region. In its golden age, the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills which acted as wooden factories powered by wind. In these small factories, many tasks were being executed with the aid of wind energy: wood sawn by machines, the grinding of spices, oil for food and paint, flower, cocoa powder and many other things. The prosperity in the 18th and 19th century can be seen i...

    Enjoyable experience. Great guide + bus driver. Very informative. Had a great time learning about + tasting the different cheeses. Windmills were fantastic just a shame not able to go in one due to restoration taking place. Another week later + I could have. Maybe next time I visit I will try again. Also enjoyed watching the clog making . Very impressed . This is a trip highly recommended.

  • Private Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills

    8. Private Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills

    Enjoy an unforgettable tour of one of the biggest flower gardens in the world. Besides visiting the spacious 32 hectares of flowers, you can enjoy spectacular flower shows, inspirational gardens, unique art, and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion. Christen your own tulip, see how the tulips are cultivated, and get advice and tips from experts about the use of flower bulbs in your own garden. This Keukenhof flower garden tour is also fun for children, as they can enjoy treasure hunts, a petting farm, a maze, and the playground. Afterwards, you will visit the Zaanse Schans, a residential area in which the 18th and 19th-centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the va...

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What people are saying about Zaandam

It was very good I was so happy to discover something different That will be better if we could a little more time to appreciate the place where we are like 15/20 min each place to have the time to enjoy a little But I high recommend!

Was nice, good weather allowed us to enjoy more the trip. The guide Ian was funny and entertaining, the driver Francis was really expert and safe. Group was big but compact. Everything we saw was interesting and enjoyable.

Cherry isn't just an excellent tour guide, she is an excellent person. Definitely would recommend this trip to anybody. They let me drive the boat through the canals which was the highlight of my trip.

The best guide ever Steve You will not find a person like him He told us everything , he helped us alooooooot So kind you will not find Anas from Germany

The overall tour was very good and our guide and driver were excellent as well as the factories and cities that we visited. I really enjoy it.