1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Zaanse Schans

From Amsterdam: Dutch Countryside Sightseeing Small Group

Product ID: 48437
Explore the scenic Dutch countryside on this exclusive and personal, small group tour. Visit the beautiful fishing harbor of Volendam, explore the iconic windmills of Zaanse Schans, and taste authentic Dutch cheeses at a family farm.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a personal experience with no more than 20 people in each tour
  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Go to a local dairy farm to taste the traditional Edam cheese
  • Learn how the wooden clogs are made at a shoe workshop
  • Get off the usual tourist path and see some of the lesser known villages of the region
  • Visit the once bustling fishing village of Volendam
Itinerary
4 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 30 minutes
  • Broek in Waterland

  • Katwoude (cheese tasting)

  • Volendam

  • Volendam Harbour

  • Zaanse Schans (windmills, wooden shoe factory)

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Enjoy a leisurely, laid back tour to some of The Netherlands most popular rural tourist destinations on a half-day countryside tour from Amsterdam.

Traveling in small groups of no more than 20 people, you will visit the once busy fishing harbor of Volendam. Now a picturesque tourist destination, it is the perfect spot to watch the boats come and go, taste local fish delicacies, or walk along the narrow alleyways between traditional fishermen’s houses.

Next, go to western Europe’s first industrial area, and admire the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans. Travel back to the 17th and 18th centuries as you explore well preserved buildings, and discover how traditional Dutch clogs are made at a wooden shoe workshop.

Continue off the main road to experience the Dutch countryside up-close-and-personal. Pass some of the lesser known villages of the area, such as Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam, and Edam. Here, you will stop at a dairy farm for a tasting of Holland’s most famous cheese.
Includes
  • Transportation from and to central Amsterdam
  • Cheese tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the windmills (€5 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the entrance to the Magna Plaza shopping center, located just behind the Royal Palace on Dam Square. Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182, 1012 SJ Amsterdam

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tours are limited to a maximum of 20 participants
• Please be aware that the windmills are not always open
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We (3 of us) showed up at the meeting place and time and no one else showed up. I asked another tour guide and he didn't know anything about my tour. He then came back over to us and took a picture of my confirmation and sent it to someone. Being out of the country it cost me to call the tour place but I did and they said they had just received the info from the other tour guide but somehow my reservation got lost. They had asked if we could reschedule for the next day and they would pick us up at our hotel. We had both days planned out so I was so disappointed but glad that at least we could switch everything around and make it work. We had a good tour and everything turned out good. Our tour guide was very nice. I would recommend this tour because it is so interesting to see the wooden shoes being made and just the countryside and history of it all.

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September 10, 2019

Great day with a friendly group

We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the countryside. The tour was for up to 20 people but our group was only 8 so we had a small vehicle. The advantage was that the small vehicle could go places where a large bus could not adding some places to the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The meeting place was easy to get to. Everything was great.

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June 4, 2019

Nice tour!

The tour was in 2 languages, Hebrew and English. We were 8 people, I was the only person for the English and I don't feel that I had less information or was put on the side of the group. The guide was friendly and gave us a lot of information about Amsterdam, Netherlands and every village we visit. I wish it was longer at the windmill to have more time to walk around.

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February 26, 2019

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Easy Rider Amsterdam

Product ID: 48437