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  2. North Holland
  3. Volendam

Volendam: E-Fatbike Rental with Cheese Tasting and Lunch

Product ID: 216444
Discover the cultural and culinary highlights of Volendam, Monnickendam and Marken on 2 wheels with your rented e-fatbike. Visit the best photo stops along your self-guided route then enjoy a tasty lunch and cheese tasting, plus a boat ride all included.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit various photo stops, like the famous harbor of Volendam, the Kathammer windmill, and the charming streets of Monnickendam
  • Taste a variety of delicious cheeses in a working cheese farm along the route
  • Enjoy lunch in a beautiful restaurant in Monnickendam and feel like a local while enjoying the view on the terrace
  • Ride on a boat trip from Marken to Volendam. Take your vehicle on the boat and enjoy the beautiful coastline of the former Zuiderzee area
  • Decide your own track, your own speed and the locations you want to hop off. Enjoy advice about additional stops of this route by our friendly staff
Full description
Explore the stunning countryside of Amsterdam at your own leisure atop 2 wheels with this fun 4.5 hour e-fatbike rental. On this self guided tour, visit the quaint towns of Volendam, Katwoude, Monnickendam and Marken, and see exactly what you want to see, when you want to see it. Start your trip in the famous old harbor of Volendam, and marvel at the traditional houses that line this pretty fishing village. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere as you wander through the streets and stop by some souvenir shops to pick up a memento of tour trip. Visit the famous maze of ‘Doolhof’ in Volendam and dress up in traditional costume for a photo.

Next, glide on to Katwoude, a nearby village that is known world-wide for its cheese farms. Mingle with the other tourists who have come to see how the famous Dutch cheese is made, and visit a traditional farm to see the whole process from cow to cheese. A cheese-tasting session is included in your rental, so enjoy the opportunity to taste a variety of different cheeses and purchase a few to take home.

Ride onto Monnickendam next, a well-preserved historical city known for its smokehouses, churches and shipyards. Travel back in time as you cruise around this historically rich area, and snap a photo of the bronze-brick houses that line the streets. Take a trip down to the harbor to enjoy some fresh sea air and watch the pretty ships sail by before enjoying a delicious local lunch served on one of the canal side terraces.

Finally, continue onto Marken, a stunning town with several beautiful wooden bridges overlooking the canals. Marken is a truly unforgettable place, with many characteristic houses and a pleasant ambiance all round. Visit the market and try some ‘haring’ a delicacy of raw herring served with chopped onions at the fish stall. From Marken, use the boat ticket included in your bike rental to sail back to Volendam.
Includes
  • E-fatbike rental (4.5 hours)
  • Cheese tasting in a cheese farm
  • Lunch at a restaurant in Monnickendam
  • Boat trip between Marken and Volendam or the other way around (one-way, depending on ticket chosen) + Free Dutch / English audio guide on board
  • Beautiful photo stops in Volendam, Katwoude, Monnickendam and Marken
  • Map of the surroundings to determine your route
What’s Not Included
  • Live-guide

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Meeting point

You can pick up your vehicle at the address: Haven no. 45 (underneath the dike of Volendam) Please make sure to be at the rental company 10 minutes prior to your departure time

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Driving on an e-fatbike is allowed without being in the possession of a valid driving licence
• When renting an e-fatbike a deposit of €50,- will be taken, which will be returned to you after giving back the (undamaged) e-fatbike
• This is a self-guided tour. You will receive clear and easy directions in order to be able to find your way
• It is never allowed to rent or drive one of our vehicles when you are intoxicated by alcohol or drugs
• It is not allowed to drive on the highway with our vehicles. You are obliged to always drive on the stated bike paths
• Always be aware of the residents and other road users. It is not allowed to use your claxon unnecessarily, always drive slowly when passing wanderers and other bikers and always create enough space for other road users