1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Zaanse Schans

Amsterdam: Best of Holland Tour with Canal Cruise

Product ID: 21524
Take a combination tour of north and south Holland on a full-day excursion from Amsterdam. Visit the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, see windmills, cheese-makers and clog-makers, continue with a tour of The Hague, and a canal cruise in Amsterdam.
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Duration: 11 hours
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  • Visit north and south Holland in one tour
  • See the famous windmills of Holland
  • Explore the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken
  • Discover the picturesque pottery village of Delft
  • Tour the Hague, administrative capital of the Netherlands, on a city bus tour
  • Visit Madurodam miniature park and Royal Delft Factory
  • Enjoy a 1-hour Amsterdam Canal cruise at any time during your stay
Full description
This full-day program combines the lovely countryside north of Amsterdam with some of the country's important cities in South Holland.

In the morning go to Volendam, Marken and the Zaanse Schans. In Marken you will visit a clogmaker and explore this traditional Dutch village. After Marken, visit Volendam, where there is time for the cheese factory and for lunch or shopping.

From Volendam the bus will take you to the the windmill village ‘de Zaanse Schans’, with its characteristic green wooden houses and windmills. Then on to Delft, to visit a Delft Blue pottery, after which you will continue your tour to The Hague, the seat of the Dutch Government. Have a driving tour in the Hague, passing the houses of parliament and the political heart of Holland.

Next, continue the sightseeing tour and pass by the Peace Palace. The last stop is the miniature park Madurodam.

Combine your trip with a 1-hour canal cruise ticket to use in Amsterdam at any time during your stay.
  • Deluxe coach
  • Guide
  • Entrance to a windmill
  • Clogmaker
  • Cheesefactory
  • Windmills
  • Delft Blue pottery & Madurodam
  • 1-hour Amsterdam Canal cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Tips

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Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 34A, at the local partner's office in the IJ hall of Central Station. In the back corner of the building, on the right hand side. Please be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note, this tour is a combination of two separate tours and clients might have to change busses in between
• For the morning tour you will have an audio guide, however, in the afternoon a tour guide will accompany you to Delft and the Hague
• Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat)
• The 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal cruise can be done any time during your stay
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This tour comprises a morning and afternoon tour. The morning tour was exceptionally well run. Interactive and informative tour guides, and packed in a lot of activities. The only drawback would be the length of the lunch break at Volendam which could have been shortened to 30-45mins. The long lunch led to the afternoon tour starting around 2.45pm (during the winter months) and so a long drive later, after the Royal Delft factory and town square, saw us driving through The Hague after sunset, and arriving at Madouradam at 6.45pm in darkness - while this might be acceptable in summer, it was a disappointment in winter.

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October 22, 2019


Morning tour was excellent. Edgar and his team had done a good job keeping the group super engaged despite it was a cold raining day. We got to do everything that was mentioned on the agenda. Afternoon tour was okay, not sure if it has something to do with the size of the group and the temperature started dipping, however, we still got to go to all the sights mentioned on the agenda. I definitely recommend joining the morning tour.

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October 12, 2019

Overall tour was fantastic, just a little disappointed in the afternoon tour , it did not stop at the Justice Building in The Hague, mentioned it and just drove right by it, I would think it would be the highlight of The Hague. Linda- Canada

July 30, 2019

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Product ID: 21524