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Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour

Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour

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£36.02 per Adult

About Product

Product Code: PRODUCT5596

Duration: 06:30:00

Pickup Service Available

Description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a guided tour to the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village Zaanse Schans. This outdoor preserved area is situated on the banks of the River Zaan and is home to the original 18th and 19th century architecture, including several still functioning windmills and wooden houses. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be some free time to explore the village and a visit a windmill on your own, before travelling through the typical Polder-landscapes (reclaimed land from the water). From there we continue to the beautiful village of Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Edam’s old streets and quiet canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church, and former town hall. Most famous in Edam beyond any doubt is the public weighing house, where every year in July and August still every Wednesday morning the famous Edam Cheese Market is held. After a stroll around this historic village, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese in a nearby cheese farm. Finally, we will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbour has been a major tourist attraction since early 1875. People come from all over the world to see the small houses and learn about the locals with their traditions and traditional Dutch costumes. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the village, exploring a variety of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Fish Auction. You can also enjoy a walk on top of the Dike with a beautiful view of the IJssel-lake.

Highlights

  • Learn how Dutch cheese is made in a farm
  • Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and feel the fishing village atmosphere
  • See the cheese weighing house in Edam
  • See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board by Multi-lingual liveguide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuties

Know Before You Book

  • People with walking problems are not advised to take this tour
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Know Before You Go

  • Please exchange your printed/digital voucher at the meeting point
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as moderate amount of walking is involved

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Location & Meeting Points

  • Volendam Village

    Volendam

Operated By :Tour Company NL

From

£36.02 per Adult

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