We spent the day with Alfredo as our guide. Very entertaining and a great sense of humour which kept our small group laughing. Tour is an easy way to see a number of Dutch sites and experience the culture. Highly recommend
Combine visits to Marken, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans—three top sites in the Dutch countryside—on this tour from Amsterdam. Choose from a half-day or full-day tour, and opt to join a ferry cruise from Volendam to Marken (summer season only). Listen to an audio guide during the coach ride, and stop to see a shoemaker fashion traditional clogs, a group of Holland’s famous windmills, and a cheese factory.
Make your way to a central Amsterdam meeting point to board the coach bus, which will transport you to three famous Dutch countryside sites. In your comfy seat, listen to an audio guide, narrating the history, culture, and traditions of your destinations: the North Holland villages of Marken, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans.
While the driving is taken care of, enjoy the Dutch countryside, passing areas of land reclaimed from water, called polders, and dikes.
Arrive at Zaanse Schans to see the well-preserved windmills, some from the 17th century. Entry to one windmill is included.
Back on the coach, continue to Marken and Volendam, with 45-minute stops at each. See traditional fishing boats and visit a dairy for a demonstration and samples. You’ll watch traditional clogs being made at a local shoemaker. In summer, a ferry ride between the towns is included.
The full-day tour includes longer stops at each destination. When the tour is complete, relax on the way back to Amsterdam for drop-off.
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We don't normally enjoy the large group bus tours, but this one was a way to see some of the countryside and iconic Netherlands sights. The windmill tour was very interesting and fun. The cheese factory was good and making the waffle things was interesting...More
Tosca did an excellent job as our tour guide. We got to see everything as described. The bus ride was uneventful....scenery was beautiful. We had a beautiful day . . .weather was delightful. My partner had trouble negotiating some of the terrain and Tosca was...More
Dear Judy S, It makes us extremely happy to hear that you and your partner were able to provide you with a memorable and informative experience on the Countryside Tour. We will make sure your kind words will be forwarded to Tosca, I am sure...More
Today me and my freind took this tour. Trip started from central station to Netherlands' nord country side. 1st visit was for the windmill which had really historic background. Next visit was for the cheese factory in Volendam where we experiened nice tasting for the...More
Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. It is for us always great to hear feedback from the tour and we are happy that you enjoyed the different demonstrations during the tour. it is one of the best ways to see and learn more...More
Took this tour to go and explore the countryside of the Netherlands and we were very happy with it. Our guides for the day, Daniella and Nathalia gave us valuable information and our driver Stefan was great with his witty one liners and conducting the...More
Dear Yayati S, Thank you for your positive feedback! We are glad to read that you and your family enjoyed our tour. We can agree that the journey is a great way to explore the beautiful countryside and sights of our country. Our colleagues are...More