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This is Holland: Our most recommended tours and activities

Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam, & Zaanse Schans Day Trip

1. Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam, & Zaanse Schans Day Trip

Leave Amsterdam for half a day on this guided tour of the rolling Dutch countryside. Sit back and travel comfortably in a coach to the rural village of Edam. Take a walk through the quaint streets of Edam. En-route to Volendam, stop to visit an old cheese farm to see how authentic Dutch cheese is made. Indulge in trying some of these huge spheres of delicious cheese. Upon arrival in Volendam, follow your guide on a journey through the fishing village’s winding streets. Hear about how this bustling place was once the harbor for neighboring village Edam. Enjoy some free time to eat lunch. Next, move on to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Once used to ground spices, dyes, lumber, oil, cocoa powder, and many other items, the mills are still in use today. Some are now living museums where you can learn about the ins and outs of milling. Visit a wooden shoe factory and behold how traditional clogs are created using antique machines. Afterward, go inside a windmill and take a look at all the mechanisms and go out onto the platform for a remarkable view over the surrounding area.  Filled with newfound knowledge and a taste of the traditional Dutch ways of life, relax and reminisce about your trip while on the journey back to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: 5D Flight Experience Entrance Ticket

2. Amsterdam: 5D Flight Experience Entrance Ticket

Visit This is Holland and learn the history of Holland while enjoying 4 entertaining shows and experiencing a 9-minute flight simulation over the country's must-see locations. Embark on a 5D flight over Holland and see the Kinderdijk windmills, the canals of Amsterdam, the flower fields, The Delta Works, the port of Rotterdam, and countless other Dutch landmarks from an entirely different perspective. During the 5D flight experience, you will be hanging inside a sphere-shaped screen with your hands and feet dangling free. Moving with the images, you’ll imagine yourself floating above Holland for a period of 9 minutes. Special effects like wind, mist, and scent complete this unique experience. After the 5D flight experience, you can learn more about the attractions that drew your attention during the flight. THIS IS HOLLAND devotes special attention to the 10 areas of Holland that are listed as official UNESCO World Heritage sites. You’ll find out a lot about Holland in a very short time.

Amsterdam: 1, 2, 3, or 5-Day Go City All-Inclusive Pass

3. Amsterdam: 1, 2, 3, or 5-Day Go City All-Inclusive Pass

Enjoy unlimited access to Amsterdam's hottest attractions with a city pass for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. Visit the Moco Museum, discover world-famous collections of historic art, and admire the city from the canals on a cruise. Easily display your pass on your phone and use the digital guide to help you plan your itinerary and make reservations when necessary. There is something for everyone to see with over 25 attractions including the Heineken Experience. Attractions: Heineken Experience (reservations required)RijksmuseumThis Is HollandMoco MuseumA'DAM Lookout100 Highlights CruiseTour de BonTonRoyal Experience - Royal Coster Diamonds1-Hour pedal boatMacBike bike rentalHouseboat MuseumDiamond Museum AmsterdamPancakes AmsterdamJewish Cultural QuarterAmsterdam Pipe MuseumHouse of Bols cocktail experienceAmsterdam Tulip MuseumTony Chocolonely Superstore

Amsterdam: Go City Explorer Pass with over 25 attractions

4. Amsterdam: Go City Explorer Pass with over 25 attractions

Visit 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 40% compared to buying individual tickets with an Amsterdam Explorer Pass. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day, for entry. Valid for 60 days from first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation at your own pace. Visit THIS IS HOLLAND and soar over the Netherlands on a 5D flight simulator, learn all about the brewing process at the Heineken Experience, see the collection of diamonds on a private guided tour with the Royal Experience, take in the views on the 100 Highlights Cruise and many more! With the Amsterdam Explorer Pass, you can choose 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions from the following: • Heineken Experience • Rijksmuseum • THIS IS HOLLAND • Moco Museum • A'DAM LOOKOUT • 100 Highlights Cruise - Stromma • Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Live Guided Tour • Tour de BonTon • Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience • House of Bols Cocktail Experience • Floraide Expo 2022 • Royal Experience • Keukenhof Tour • Zaanse Schans Card • Pedal Boat 1-hour - Stromma • MacBike Bike Rental • Houseboat Museum • Muiderslot Castle • Volendam, Edam & Windmills Tour • Diamond Museum Amsterdam • Jewish Cultural Quarter • Zaanse Schans Tour • Rembrandthuis Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable, before you go.

Amsterdam: Green Expo, Zaanse Schans & Canal Trip/5D Flight

5. Amsterdam: Green Expo, Zaanse Schans & Canal Trip/5D Flight

Experience a greener world at the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, visit the delightful windmill village of Zaanse Schans, and top it off with a canal cruise or the adrenaline rush of a 5D flight simulator. Enjoy a three-in-one day trip from Amsterdam to some of the Netherlands' best attractions. Choose from 2 convenient meetings points in Amsterdam, then settle in for the 40-minute journey to your first stop. Start by immersing yourself among the plants and flowers of the Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere. This expo is a big deal, as it only happens once every ten years. Enjoy a guided tour of exhibits on the theme of "Growing Green Cities", featuring contributions from more than 40 countries across the world. You can also try the food or drink options, or take a ride in the cable car. Next, hop back in the bus for the 45-minute ride to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a walking tour of this typical Dutch settlement filled with picturesque houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the clog museum and see how to make this wooden footwear, then stop by a cheese farm and get a demonstration of how to make Gouda cheese. There may even be the opportunity for a taste test. Finally, finish your day with the choice of two attractions. Choose between a relaxing canal cruise passing Amsterdam's most famous attractions, or strap into a 5D flight simulator for a spectacular perspective of the Netherlands from the air.

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What people are saying about This is Holland

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,118 reviews

Great day trip experience allowing you to see some of the Dutch countryside as well as the small picturesque towns of Edam and Volendam. The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. It was also good to see the traditional art of clog and cheese making as well as visiting an old windmill.

Really great trip to see some cute towns outside of Amsterdam, learn a lot about the history, eat some seriously delicious cheese and more. I'd recommend this tour to anyone visiting Amsterdam.

Great tour- well organised from start to finish. Tour guide was knowledgeable with great sense of humour. Driver was equally friendly.

the guide was absolutely amazing, he really went above and beyond. I had a wonderful time. Thank you.

Great guide, very knowledgeable and humorous…. Kept all travellers safe; even the stupid ones.