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Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans Small-Bus Tour

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78 reviews

Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans Small-Bus Tour

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Enter a famous Zaanse Schans windmill, walk past rows of wooden houses in Volendam, and discover how Dutch cheese is traditionally made with a guide.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German

The Original experience

5.5 hours
  • Heineken Experience

  • This is Holland

  • 30 minutes
  • Edam (guided tour)

  • Cheese factory

  • Volendam (guided tour, free time)

  • Zaanse Schans (guided tour, windmills, free time, wooden shoe factory)

  • 30 minutes
  • This is Holland

    • Entry not included
Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • Wander through the quaint streets of Edam with your guide
  • Learn how huge rolls of Dutch cheese are made on an old farm
  • Break for lunch and immerse yourself in the unique fishing village atmosphere of Volendam
  • Observe craftsmen making traditional clogs
  • Explore inside one of the famous Zaanse Schans windmills
Full description

Leave Amsterdam for half a day on this guided tour of the rolling Dutch countryside. Sit back and travel comfortably in a minivan with your fairly small group to the rural village of Edam. Take a walk through the quaint streets of Edam. En-route to Volendam, stop to visit an old cheese farm to see how authentic Dutch cheese is made. Indulge in trying some of these huge spheres of delicious cheese. Upon arrival in Volendam, follow your guide on a journey through the fishing village’s winding streets. Hear about how this bustling place was once the harbor for neighboring village Edam. Enjoy some free time to eat lunch. Next, move on to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Once used to ground spices, dyes, lumber, oil, cocoa powder, and many other items, the mills are still in use today. Some are now living museums where you can learn about the ins and outs of milling. Visit a wooden shoe factory and behold how traditional clogs are created using antique machines. Afterward, go inside a windmill and take a look at all the mechanisms and go out onto the platform for a remarkable view over the surrounding area.  Filled with newfound knowledge and a taste of the traditional Dutch ways of life, relax and reminisce about your trip while on the journey back to Amsterdam.

  • A windmill tour ticket
  • Informative, friendly, and professional live guide
  • Transportation by minivan with a live guide
  • Pickup at Heineken Experience and This is Holland
  • Drop-off at This is Holland
  • All taxes and parking fees
  • A visit to a clog (wooden shoe) maker
  • A visit to a cheese farm
  • Cheese demonstration and sample tasting
  • A visit to a windmill
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private tour option is selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Meet at This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, opposite Central Station • Enter the This is Holland building and head to the TourCompany counter • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag and exchange your GetYourGuide voucher for a ticket with them • A free shuttle ferry to Buiksloterweg runs 24/7 from Amsterdam Central Station to the north shore of the river IJ (Journey time is 3 minutes). Embark via the 2 middle pontoons. On disembarking, turn left. It’s a 2 minute walk to This is Holland. • Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 and under go free of charge.
  •  For the private option: do not book a ticket for children aged 3 and under during the booking process. Please state how many children aged 3 and under will be present in your party during the booking process in order to reserve spots for them in the vehicle
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • The tour ends at This is Holland
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 78 reviews

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Great little day trip. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Nice to meet others from different countries. Enjoyed walking around Edam and Volendam. He also had some great recommendations. The windmills didn't disappoint as we were there on a very windy day. We also had some "free time" which was nice.

October 23, 2021

It was so nice from guide and the driver. I do so enjoy the trip so much the guide explain telling stories very clear . In that day it so wonderful weather and I have a nice group in Tour . Thank you so much . Hope to go back again.

October 7, 2021

Loved this tour! The tour guide was really knowledgeable and easy to have a conversation with. I wish we could have had more time to talk! The bus driver was super as well! Thank you so much from the couple that live in Germany and are from Florida! ( The shiny doors) haha!

June 21, 2021

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