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Charm of Holland - All-inclusive Countryside & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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    What to Expect
    Depart from a central Amsterdam location and climb aboard a comfortable vehicle destined for the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands. Stop first in Marken, a traditional fishing town famed for its pristine preservation of Dutch culture, and embark on a guided walking tour of the town’s pretty streets. Visit a wooden shoemaker in a craftsman’s lair and delve into the rich history of this unique area. 

    Then, climb aboard a boat headed to Volendam and absorb stunning views of Lake Ijssel. On arrival, enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the quaint boutiques and picturesque harbor of the fishing village, and then reconvene with your guide and group for a fulfilling Dutch lunch. Opt to enjoy meat, fish or a vegetarian 3-course meal.

    Wander the cobblestone streets and gaze upon the quaint homes and bridges along Edam’s canals – it’s like taking a stroll through a Dutch postcard.

    Travel onward to the province of Zaandam, famed for its collection of perfectly preserved Dutch windmills. Admire the quaint structures and disembark to visit one of the iconic windmills up close.

    After your enriching Dutch excursion, relax during the ride back to central Amsterdam.
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    Departure Point
    Tours & Tickets Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time
    9:45 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional live guide in English, Spanish and German
    • Walking tours of Volendam, Marken, Zaanse Schans and Edam
    • Visit of traditional windmill and clogs shoe-maker
    • Boat ride on Ijsselmeer lake
    • Lunch at local restaurant in Volendam
    • Cheese tasting + a glass of wine in Volendam
    • Syrup waffles tasting in volendam
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Loved it! It was so nice! Definitively recommend. Tour guides Edgar and Josey were great. Bus was comfortable, walking pace was not too fast. Boat ride across the lake was picturesque. Towns were quaint. Even the driver Robby was funny. Let me save you some...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 535christin
    Reviewed yesterday

    Tour included first a walking tour of Edam- a wealthy village near Amsterdam (e.g.tea houses in gardens by the canal), and then a walking tour of pretty nearby Volendam (by the side of the huge lake that was once the Zuiderzee) where we visited both...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank peregrin2012
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    We really enjoyed the full day tour. Our guide, Edgar, was knowledgeable, funny, and charming. He made the trip so fun and our driver, Ton, was wonderful as well. We had plenty of time at each of the stops and the lunch was absolutely delicious....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Robin V
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I had a great time on the tour. The sites were excellent, the guide was thorough - it was a day very well spent!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 12,345,677,123
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Got to go into only one mill. Walked by others. Long walk for just one. Walk was too long passing mills we could not enter.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Tommie22
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    5 September 2019|
    Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
    We left Amsterdam at 9:45 am and we were back around 6:00 pm
    12 August 2019|
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    Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
    No, everyone is picked at once at Centraal Station.
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    26 July 2019|
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    Response from leoniestevens69 | Reviewed this property |
    Plenty of time to shop at cheese shop & clog shop.
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