1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Dam Square

Volendam and Marken by Bike: Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 16193
Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam and explore the countryside area of Amsterdam North on an 8-hour bike tour of picturesque villages, such as Holysloot and Uitdam. Cross to the former fishermen’s village of Volendam, visit a cheese farm, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German
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Experience

Highlights
  • Cycle the picturesque villages of Amsterdam North
  • Cross Lake Ijsselmeer to the former fishing town of Volendam
  • Stroll among the colorful wooden houses of Marken
Full description
Feel like a local on your bike and discover the countryside North of Amsterdam in a private 8-hour guided full-day bike tour from Amsterdam. Your experienced and friendly guide is at your service all day long. 

From the central Amsterdam meeting point, you will catch the ferryboat to the North of Amsterdam. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute ride to the island of Marken. Pass by small villages such as Durgerdam and Uitdam, just north of the city. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Marken and enjoy stunning views of Markermeer. Visit a museum to discover how the people of Marken used to live and enjoy some free time. Next is a half hour boatride to Volendam. 

Upon your arrival in Volendam you can enjoy a short walking tour of this famous fisherman village. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor, small buildings and houses and locals in traditional Dutch clothing has been a major tourist attraction since 1875. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the city, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction).

Next is the charming medieval village of Edam, also referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. Most famous in Edam is beyond any doubt the public weighing house, where in summer still every Wednesday the famous Edam Cheese is being sold.
Includes
  • Private tour in your chosen language
  • Experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide
  • Rental bike
  • Cheese tasting in Volendam
  • All local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's shop, next to the AH supermarket.

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Important information
Know before you go
This tour involves about 60 km of cycling. Although the country is flat, it can be windy. You do not need to be an experienced cyclist, but a sporty mind is needed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Beautiful tour - highly recommended.

September 12, 2018

Beautiful surrounds, tour guide (Jan) was very knowledgeable, & fun!

- bike route was excellent - good choice of stops throughout - Jan (tour guide) very knowledgeable & friendly - level of difficulty of ride was well suited - didnt feel rushed at all - well-timed breaks (all well planned)

September 5, 2015

Highlight on the trip, especially by our guide Profi- Wilhelm

again and again

September 3, 2014

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Product ID: 16193