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Ages 1-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
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  • Transfer by coach
  • Professional guide
  • Tasting of local cheese and other products like cookies , fruits wine
  • 1-Hour Amsterdam canal cruise with audioguide (if option selected)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - A'dam Lookout


Start:
  • De Ruijterkade 151, 1011 AC Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Meet your tour guide at 8:00 am, at the bus stop in De Ruijterkade 153, (by the Aloha Bowling in the riverside) the bus leaves at 08:15 am. LOOK FOR THE BLUE UMBRELLAS with our logo "Amsterdam Guides & Tours".
End:
  • Amsterdam, Buiksloterwegveer, 1031 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands
    We will take the free ferry to Amsterdam Central Station

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61268P6

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  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

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  • You'll start at
    De Ruijterkade 151
    De Ruijterkade 151, 1011 AC Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Meet your tour guide at 8:00 am, at the bus stop in De Ruijterkade 153, (by the Aloha Bowling in the riverside) the bus leaves at 08:15 am. LOOK FOR THE BLUE UMBRELLAS with our logo "Amsterdam Guides & Tours".
    See address & details
  • 1
    Zaanse Schans
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Cheese Market Edam
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Volendam Haven
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Marken
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    A'dam Lookout
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Central Station
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Amsterdam, Buiksloterwegveer
    1031 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands
    We will take the free ferry to Amsterdam Central Station
    See address & details
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  • Veena P
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    Thy left us behind as they in a rush to end the tour today 21 Dec 2023
    We booked this tour . like Christine the other reviewer - they left us in voldendam . No one looked for us We were 10 minutes late Lots of lies that Costa was waiting 8 minutes longer They were in a rush the minute we got on the bus We were sent to a restaurant that the tour company obviously prefers They did not look for my son and I We left our belongings on the bus We had to call Viator They then said to meet at the hotel where We met in the morning Then it was the Adam’s lookout We waited for over 20 minutes We had to take a bus and train which cost us over 50 euros We want our money back from Voldendam Don’t book with them They are not at all focused on customer care or value their paid clientele Leaving is behind of any guest is UNACCEPTABLE We we what our money back
    Written 21 December 2023
  • StevenYGo
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    City tour
    Walking tour around Central Amsterdam ... guide was pleasant and knowledgeable ... a great intro to a great city. Highly recommend
    Written 5 December 2023
  • jessicavH2403TC
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    Bike tour through Ámsterdam
    Very personable tour guide. Bikes were in good condition and I enjoyed the time with my friend. Group was a little too big for me especially with the high school kids.
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Pioneer46700668576
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    Fantastic guides to the city of Amsterdam
    Our walking tour was fun and informative. Blanca taught us so much and her voice was clear and loud enough to hear over the city noises. Our boat tour was also well presented. All in all a must do activity to enjoy and better understand what makes this historical city so special.
    Written 24 October 2023
  • harryrZ1737YO
    0 contributions
    Great walking tour
    Our guide was Laura and she was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and easy to understand and very friendly. We were on the Amsterdam walking tour with pancake lunch which was delicious. All in all a great tour with a great guide. We are couple from the US
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Josh V
    0 contributions
    Ruben was great!
    Ruben was great! I learned a lot of interesting things about Amsterdam along with getting to see the city it was meant to be seen…on bikes! Bikes rule the city and it was fun getting to explore the city on them!
    Written 10 October 2023
  • P4763GUmartinf
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    I liked it
    It is a good way to see Amsterdam. Stops involve a little history talk and information about the area. It is a good way to see some of the sights.
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Cortney K
    0 contributions
    Great way to see a lot in a short time.
    This was a good way to see a lot in a short period of time. The biking is an adventure since we aren't used to the aggressive nature of biking here. It was nice to see the different parts of town. The canal cruise was perfect! Even the weather cooperated. Greti, Jim, and Omar were great hosts, and provided great stories. It was a nice relaxing way to enjoy the city. If you are short on time in Amsterdam, this is a way to see a lot and find things you may want to go back to another time.
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Jamie M
    0 contributions
    Bike and canal tour
    We really enjoyed it! It’s such a great way to be introduced to a new city! The guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. We especially enjoyed the canal tour with wine and cheese! They definitely made it worth the money spent. Really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend.
    Written 26 September 2023
  • nahomd849
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    What a blast!!!
    Awesome experience. Loved every bit of it. Costa and Rodriguez you guys rock. Amazing tour guides. I can't wait to do it again with you guys. And Amsterdam Rock's !!!!! Thank you.
    Written 24 September 2023
  • C7277VGleom
    0 contributions
    The best way to see Amsterdam!
    We had so much fun on this tour. Riding around Amsterdam is a little daunting at first, but you get used to it very quickly. There are pretty much no hills, so it's a very easy ride for the most part. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the history of Amsterdam and surrounding areas, and was fantastic at keeping us entertaining and engaged.
    Written 24 September 2023
  • R6823NHemilyt
    0 contributions
    Great Way to See Amsterdam!
    This was a great tour! I was nervous about the biking but our guide Blanca gave a good rundown of what to expect and how to stay safe. We biked around 15km with breaks at different spots. It was a good way to see a lot without walking. Expect some stressful biking moments due to other bikers and cars, but for the most part, it was easy cruising. It was nice to have a small group of 5 to stay together. We opted for the canal cruise after which was a wonderful end to the day! It was rainy out, but we didn’t mind since I think there were a lot less people.
    Written 21 September 2023
  • 21alwyna
    0 contributions
    Learned a lot, laughed a lot, rain didn't matter!!
    Our group of 9 was led by Karl - quirky, informed, fun, engaging and a great ambassador for Amsterdam - the city, its citizens and the Dutch psyche. We gained an understanding of the city's history and development, past and present, discussions ranging across money, trade, sex, drugs, death, pop up Gents' facilities. persecution, and politics. Lots of facts, (165 canals, more than Venice!), lots of fun, learned 3 rules - does it generate money? does it cause any harm? blind eye and discretion. Chilly, windy and raining during tour - didn't matter because we kept moving, kept listening, kept laughing - pacy and fun. And teven an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Karl's published murder novel! Highly recommended tour. Great value for money.
    Written 18 September 2023
  • nicholeu4
    0 contributions
    Great way to feel like a local and get to know the city!
    Excellent way to see the city and Blanca, our guide was very considerate and clear in getting everyone and their bikes out, about and back in one piece! The stops and the info at them were very helpful. This is a wonderful way to see the city and feel really local through biking. The boat, wine and cheese at the end was super relaxing and gorgeous. Highly recommend this tour!
    Written 7 September 2023
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    Amsterdam bike tour.
    Incredible way to see the city and learn about Amsterdam’s history. Miguel was an outstanding guide-very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Written 23 August 2023
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Dornbirn, Austria23 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
On our trip to Amsterdam we decided to spend one day outside the city and booked this tour. We enjoyed it so much - you can blame Xavi, our guide: he was wonderful! We loved his explanations on special and random Dutch things, recommendations in and around Amsterdam and the way he took care of all of us (and saved us from countless bikes!)
The trip itself took us to an outdoors museum (quite touristy, but wonderful pictures), a nice little Dutch town with a cheese & cloks factory (we enjoyed to taste everything) and two more small towns (in one of them we had a delicious lunch in a nice restaurant also recommended by our guide).
Even though the stops were always quite short, the tour itself was very long, but as it started very early in the morning we still got to enjoy the afternoon & evening in Amsterdam.
As other people pointed out their guides poor English, I would like to comment that as well: maybe we had a different guide, but even though our guide was not native English his explanations were more than perfectly understandable and I guess everybody got his many jokes!
We loved the trip, Muchísimas gracias Xavi!
Written 6 February 2020
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OnAir827223
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Brill trip. Funny. Just the right amount of time at each place. Loved the walking tour of edam - gorgeous architecture. The windmills place was beautiful too and theres a museum there for an extra 5 euros each. Definitely recommend this trip!!
Written 3 February 2020
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Ben
1 contribution
Mar 2020
I ended up in more gift shops on this tour than anything else. It delivers by busing you to each of the areas it calls out, but I wouldn't expect much of a history lesson. You'll get a chance to take a few photos with Dutch windmills (and visit their gift shop). You'll eventually get to the cheese and wooden clog factory but don't expect to see how the cheese is made and after a quick demo of a machine making a wooden clog you'll be ushered to...you guessed it...the gift shop.
The walks through Edam, Volendam, and Marken are fine if you're looking for a bit about some of the smaller villages outside of Amsterdam. And don't worry, Volemdam has a full street of gift shops selling generic Dutch trinkets.

If you're just looking for a few photos and need to pick up some souvenirs this is a fine tour. If you're looking for history, the museums throughout the city are much better at providing that information. If you want great cheese, you can find shops sourcing locally produced cheese all over downtown. And if you just want a ride to Zaanse Schans to get a picture next to a windmill...well this tour nails that.
Written 7 March 2020
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jgroce2016
Rockville, MD21 contributions
Jul 2022
I'm not a big fan of bus tours. I generally prefer to explore on my own. But my wife feels differently, so we booked this for us and our three teenage daughters. All in all, I'd give it a "very good" rating (that's a mix of my kids' "average' rating, my wife's "excellent" rating, and my own "very good" take on the experience).

The bus itself was comfortable, air conditioned, and the driver drove very safely, which I appreciated enormously. Tosca, our guide, was helpful and knowledgeable (not to mention endlessly patient). We got to see a "traditional" cheese market, a cheese farm, a working windmill, a shop that makes and sells clogs, and the IJsselmeer. The experience was very touristy and commercial, but quite nicely done. The towns of Edam and Volendam are gorgeous. We were able to walk through them a bit and I hope to be able to go back someday to explore some more.

And that is my only disappointment--that there was really no time to explore. At Volendam, we were given only about 50 or 60 minutes to head off, but that was about it. Given that it was getting well into afternoon and we were hungry, we had time only to grab a quite bite. This is understandable from the tour company's perspective, but I would have loved an extra hour.

If you are limited for time and want the convenience of an organized tour and the opportunity to learn about some Dutch economic history, I recommend this tour. It was a pleasant 6-hour experience and very reasonably priced.
Written 5 August 2022
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Aeriell C
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Overall this is a great bang for your buck kind of tour as a you get to see several places at a reasonable price. Ilya, our tour guide, was very entertaining and knowledgeable throughout the tour. He mentioned a lot about the history of Netherlands between the commutes from each destination which was all interesting to learn! One main thing to note about the tour is that it’s quite a large group so if that’s not your vibe, you’ll probably want to search for a smaller group size tour.

The visit to the cheese and clog shop was short and sweet and you’re able to sample some cheese and a bit of wine. Afterwards, you get to shop around their gift shop but just a heads up their prices for the souvenirs are a bit more expensive so if you want to do some souvenir shopping I recommend doing that in Volendam! Keep in mind that since this tour is jam packed, the stops are compact so you won’t be able to explore as much if you were to go on your own instead (would have loved to have much more time in Volendam for example). Nonetheless, they allow you to depart if you wish to stay further in whichever place and you’ll just have to commute back on your own.
Written 24 November 2022
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Andy
Essex, UK48 contributions
We did this tour today with Rob as our guide. Firstly Rob (an American ex-pat and genuine lover of Holland) was excellent. He had some incredible knowledge of the tour and the country in general, he also made the tour funny throughout!

We did this with two kids (4 and 6 years) they stayed interested all day.

The description is accurate i.e you can take photos of windmills when you visit. However you can also pay spontaneously when you visit and go in them €5 per adult and €2.50 for a child, it was a little rushed as we only had 45 mins but that wasn’t the fault of the tour it was ours for cramming in a visit inside! I do recommend it though!

We saw some very idillic sights and visited some really great places, we even got the kids to try stinging nettle cheese!

We took the optional boat tour at the end. This means you return almost back to where you started. It was also a great tour just over an hour long (meaning we finished around 4pm) but if you choose not to take the boat tour (it was about 50/50 from our tour) then you finish on the north side of the river meaning you either have to take one of the free boats back over the river to central station or I think some people were taking the Metro which I heard Rob say would be maybe €2 to get back.

You could take your own lunch I am sure but we chose to eat at the lunch stop. There were loads of choices and the food was good.

I highly recommend this tour and Rob was great 👏🏻👏🏻
Written 31 August 2022
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jbahadin
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
Dec 2019
We had a wonderful time visiting Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken. Our guide Sandra and driver Stef is amazing. The trip was very well plannedout to maximise our time and experience. Even the restaurant serving us lunch was prepared to handle our crowd. As such, we need not wait. Service was fast and food was awesome. What made the trip mor memorable was the wonderful staff. Sandra and two more staff ensured we had a nice experience and everyone was happy. Our drive Stef sang for us. The places we visited was really pretty and worthwhile visiting. I will strongly recommend this trip to everyone especially those with a short period of time in Amsterdam and really wants a quick snapshot of the countryside
Written 10 January 2020
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Theresa M
Lakewood, OH6 contributions
This day trip was such a fun way to spend my last day in Amsterdam. Even though I was traveling solo, the other guests were warm and fun to talk to.

Even though the stops were all small Dutch villages, each was unique and nothing felt repetitive. The cheese stop was particularly delicious (try the aged Gouda).

I should also mention that this trip was on an exceptionally windy day, which is a little unsettling when you’re sitting on the top level of a double decker bus. That said, our guide Ilya handled the necessary itinerary adjustments beautifully, staying transparent and keeping us informed from the beginning. I loved hearing his colorful background story, as well as the deep knowledge he shared about Netherlands history. His restaurant recommendations at the end were very appreciated!
Written 13 March 2023
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GolferBarbie
Dunwoody, GA70 contributions
Jan 2020
If you've only got one day to see the area surrounding Amsterdam - this is a great way to do it! The stops and sites were something you would never be able to experience if you stayed in the city.

I learned so much about the history of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Zaanse Schans (the windmill park) was probably my favorite stop - although each stop was unique and provided a glimpse into something important in the history of the Netherlands. I had no idea windmills were so versatile and was a bit sad that newer technology has replaced windmills that I had expected to see all over the country.

Xavi was a great entertainer and tour guide. His English was great and his knowledge of the area and history was amazing. He was able to answer any question and provide various options of things to do, places to eat, etc. for all once they got back to Amsterdam.

Although extremely cold (~37F) and gray, we were lucky that it did not rain on our January tour. We were never in one place too long to get THAT cold...but the heated bus was a nice and comfortable place to be between stops. There was just enough time at each stop to be able to experience the stop.
Written 25 January 2020
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Vacationer558446
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Our tour leader, Laura, was super upbeat and enjoyable. She gave us great information the whole ride so we never felt bored. She always encouraged us to ask questions and was super knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour for those who want to get a few hours out of the city checking out the sites and learning some things in the process. Also…cheese!!!
Written 5 October 2022
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