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Duration: 5h 30m
Location: Volendam, Netherlands | Volendam, Netherlands
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Quaint Dutch countryside getaway from the busy city
Emblematic windmills along slow moving rivers
Charming fishing villages & traditions of island communities
Flavorful cheese varieties produced at an organic farm
Skillful wooden-shoe makers at work
Guided tour of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken
Cruise from Volendam to Marken (between late March and early October only)
Roundtrip transportation from central Amsterdam
Commentary in English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian, Turkish, and Greek
Headset for tour commentary
As you move away from the busy center of Amsterdam, a gentler pace of life prevails. Emblematic windmills stand on the riverside, and fishing villages retain their traditions. Cheese is freshly produced at organic farms, and shoe makers manufacture clogs, the famous Dutch wooden footwear.
Leaving the city behind, you head north to Zaanse Schans, home to the famous windmills—some of which were erected hundreds of years ago. Refreshed by the country air, you arrive in Volendam, a fishing community whose residents proudly preserve the village charm—some still wear the colorful Dutch costume. On the summer tour, you travel by boat to see the characteristic wooden houses of Marken (in the winter you get there by coach).
Visit a farm to watch how cheese varieties are produced, and then enjoy samples of these artisanal creations. No country tour could be complete without a visit to a clog maker. The clog is a shoe made of wood and is iconic to the Netherlands. Learn about different styles and occasions they’re still worn at. You might even be tempted to try on a pair yourself.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 3 and younger are complimentary.,
Tour stops may vary.,
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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