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Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour

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5 hrs 30 mins


  • Head over to Zaanse Schans, home to traditional Dutch architecture (green wooden houses)
  • Zaanse boasts several functioning windmills and craftsman's workshops
  • Visit Edam and check out its famous sights such as the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church and town hall
  • Dive into the world of cheese as you head to a local cheese farm and learn how the cheese is made
  • Sample the world famous Edam cheese sold at the public weighing house
  • Cruise over to Volendam, a quaint fishing village by the sea
  • Explore St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag
  • Have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume and purchase souvenirs
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Your Experience

Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Situated on the banks of the Zaan River, it is home to traditional 18th and 19th-century architecture, including several functioning windmills.

Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. From there continue on to Edam, a commune of ancient streets and tranquil canals lined by beautiful 17th-century buildings. After a stroll around this history-rich town, you’ll have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made and taste it in a traditional cheese farm.

The tour then heads over to Volendam, a beautiful seaside village. See the small buildings and the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. Explore the oldest parts of the city and sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag.

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  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
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  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
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My Tickets

Your mobile voucher will be sent to you shortly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID before your pick up. You can choose to be picked up from one of two locations.

Heineken Experience: Stadhouderskade 78. Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the waterside at 10 AM.

A’DAM Tower/Lookout: Overhoeksplein 5, opposite of central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get there. Wait at the check-in desk inside the entrance of the A’DAM Lookout at 10:30 AM.

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Inside the souvenir shop of the A'DAM Tower, Overhoeksplein 5, opposite Central Station, Amsterdam

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Additional Information

  • Please note: The meeting point is inside the souvenir shop of the A'DAM Tower, Overhoeksplein, opposite the central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here.
  • This tour is available in English, Spanish, and German
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
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