From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, & Marken Full-Day Trip
- Duration: 6.5 hours
From US$ 40.78
From US$ 40.78
Immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands on this amazing tour through the jewels of the Dutch countryside. The tour starts from Amsterdam’s Central Station and heads to the first destination of the day, Zaanse Schans. Spend some time admiring the typical Dutch windmills of the town, and learn about how they are still used today. Next, drive to the Waterland area to arrive at the second stop of the tour, Edam. Walk around some of the town’s most historical sites, including the town square where the famous cheese market used to take place. Then head to Volendam to visit a local cheese producer and learn from the cheese master about the production of Edam and Gouda cheeses. Head towards a clog factory next to discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as you wander through the fishermen’s houses in the Marken, and explore this ...
Wonderful interesting tour. I saw many out-of-the way places that I enjoyed so much. Slow pace so we can take photos. Very good English-speaking. Price for value is Excellent! Highly recommend, top marks.
The guide will meet you at the Zaandijk Zaanse Schans train station and you’ll spend 1 hour and 15 minutes on a walking tour of the open-air village. You’ll hear about sites of interest on the 10-minute walk from the station to Zaanse Schans, including a working cocoa factory and authentic windmill. You’ll see wooden houses dating from the 1700s. Visit a wooden clog factory and enjoy a live demonstration of clog making. There will be time to buy a pair of beautifully decorated clogs or related souvenirs. Next, visit the cheese makers. Learn about the Dutch cheese-making process and taste and buy some local cheeses if you wish. You’ll see an authentic windmill, where a local mustard is produced. Zaanse Mosterd and a variety of interesting spices are available for purchase. The last stop of the tour is the Albert Heijn Museum Shop, where you’ll see how grocery shopping has changed over...
I was lucky enough to have the guide all to myself. I arrived at the station a little early and he met me, and off we went! Kinito was well-prepared with extra materials to help me understand the history of Zaanse Schans, and was very enthusiastic and accommodating. Our tour went a little over the 75 minutes, which I enjoyed because we took our time walking and learning. He also seems to have a good relationship with all the local places we visited. I had plenty of time after to explore on my own, and he even sent me off with recommendations. I loved the clog making demonstration. Overall, a very friendly, knowledgeable local that made the whole experience super fun. Would recommend for sure!
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It is a good Tour to see all These Places in a short time if you dont have a car. The Guide made a great Job by describing history and interessting facts in a funny way.
Laura was our guide for the coach trip. She was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. Full of energy and knowledge. Enjoyed it very much
Very nice to get information about the Netherlands as a Dutch person, as foreigners get it. Nice guide and good driver. Nice excursion.
The guidenwas very helpful, i arrived late and I could catch them in some point to take the rest of the tour
great experience.. and the tour guide was very accomodating.. big plus!