Day 2:Volendam, Edam and Windmills Tour
From the churning windmills in the Zaanse Schans to the cheese weighing house in Edam, this tour highlights everything that is typical Dutch. See the beautiful landscapes of the province of North Holland and explore the traditional fishing village of Volendam on a 5,5 hour guided tour from Amsterdam. Learn about clog making in the wooden shoe shop and try some tasteful cheese in one of the Dutch cheese farms. 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. Please note that the order of visiting the villages may differ from the description.
Meeting Point, Volendam, Edam and Windmills Tour, Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the Tour start time.
Tour without Cruise
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