This is a small group tour. There were 8 people on ours and two other groups of 8. We sometimes were at the same place at the same time, but not always. We started at Zaanse Schans. This is an outdoor history museum with many...More
Holland is known for its unique merchant and industrial history, but this is often overlooked by those visiting the vibrant, modern capital. Learn more about traditional Dutch culture with a small group tour from Amsterdam, that includes Zaanse Schans’ windmills, Volendam’s fishing harbor and a wooden shoe factory. Travel with ease in a private minibus, and get an authentic taste of Holland with included cheese and schnapps tasting.
Begin your tour at a location near Amsterdam’s Central Station. Meet your guide and group, and then board your private minibus, setting off to Zaanse Schans, a recreated windmill village to the north of the capital. Visit a range of different mills and gain insight into country’s industrial history.
Next, travel to the fishing village of Volendam and tour its harbor, dike, and typical green timbered buildings. Pose for a snap in a traditional Dutch outfit, and pause for lunch in a local restaurant (own expense).
Afterward, do a cheese tasting at a nearby factory in Waterland, sampling some proper Dutch cheese, and visit a wooden shoe factory to watch the process of clog carving. Take the opportunity to savor some Dutch schnapps, before visiting the traditional villages of Monnickendam and Broek on the journey back to Amsterdam.
Conclude your journey back at your original point of departure.
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The whole day was great.Tuen was our guide and he was very knowledgable, easy going and fun. The windmills were beautiful, we were not rushed at any time. We were taken to small villages and were able to walk through them which was beautiful. We...More
Reserved a tour with Experience Waterland while in Amsterdam. Picked a small tour because I didn’t want to be on big bus tour. With Experience Waterland we were a group of 6 traveling in a van to Zaanse Schans, Volendam & and a couple more...More
We absolutely loved this tour! We hopped on the free ferry and crossed over to the pick up point (a cafe) and as we were early we popped in for a drink. The tour guides arrived and introduced themselves, told us not to rush our...More