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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

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Experience Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans throughout a combination tour of several destinations presented in a simple and amazing way. After taking this tour you will be left with a great understanding of Dutch culture.

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Duration 10 hours
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English, Dutch, Indonesian, Arabic


  • 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

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 great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in one of many photo studios of the village. Your last destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century Zaanse Schans village which contains houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage.

In Zaanse Schans village you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. There’s also nothing more Dutch than cheese, and whilst there you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm where you will also learn about its production.

  • Day trip from Amsterdam
  • Live demonstration
  • Food tasting
  • Professional local driver/guide
  • Transportation by car/ minivan/coach
  • Canal cruise in Giethoorn
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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 125 reviews

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Our guide Noval was excellent. The tour was very well organized. It departed promptly and the driver WIlliam *& Noval make an excellent pair for looking after all tourists. Noval was kind enough to keep telling everyone about timings,eating options,about the country,countryside en route etc. On the whole,it was a trip worth the price.Highly recommended

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July 31, 2022

My 15 year old son and I signed up for this tour and it was even better than we expected. The weather was gorgeous to start but our incredible guide would have been a ray of sunshine regardless ! He covered all we needed to know along the way and during our windmill, clog maker and cheese tour, then on to giethoorn to join our boat tour and the lovely seaside village Volendam. It was enough time to see what we wanted in each site considering the distances between. Our group was very good being on time , well done. The coach was extremely comfortable, cool and spacious, clear to hear all the way in back and our driver Tony was amazing . We’ve come away with a great knowledge of the Netherlands, combined with (separate from this tour) the This is Holland 5d experience. This coach tour was worth every penny. I highly recommend. May I say, be generous with your tips. They are very careful not to make a thing about gratuities, but there is a natural talent in customer service!

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July 13, 2022

Novel was entertaining throughout. The trip was well planned and executed. We left a fellow passenger behind as she was 10 mins late twice; the third time we moved without her so be sure to be punctual and respectful of other people’s time. The bus was super comfortable with charging points. They had water for EUR 1 per bottle. All 3 locations were fantastic with private viewings on how to make cheese and shoes in Zaanse Shans. Highly recommended.

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July 13, 2022

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