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

Private Tour to the Zaanse Schans Windmills and Giethoorn

Product ID: 272357
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Enjoy a full day of sightseeing fun and take a trip to the windmills, cheese factory, Volendam, and Giethoorn. Witness authentic Dutch culture and take in some of the area's most important landmarks.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up included

Pickup at hotel or any other address in Amsterdam.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a peaceful canal cruise through the historic village
  • Travel to and from Amsterdam in a private vehicle
  • Take the opportunity to drive a boat yourself
  • Visit the Amazing Windmills
  • Explore the picturesque Volendam
Full description
Start your tour with a convenient, pickup service from your accommodation. After being picked up from Amsterdam in a luxury Mercedes sedan or minivan by a professional driver, travel to one of the most beautiful villages in Holland, Giethoorn. Take a lovely canal cruise through the village, known as the Dutch Venice. The elongated village is located in one of the largest areas of continuous fenland in northern Europe. The village is an excellent starting point to make a canoe trip through the area and there are a number of special museums and art galleries to discover. 

After exploring Giethoorn, you will visit the Zaanse Schans. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns, and workshops. Enjoy a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops, or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant.

After the windmills, you will visit Volendam, a small fishing village with 22000 citizens. Walk along the beautiful harbor and marvel at the typical Volendam shops before enjoying lunch at one of the best seafood restaurants in Holland (at own expense). Depending on the amount of time remaining, you can take a boat trip with the Volendam-Marken express. For over 80-years the Volendam-Marken Express has operated a ferry service between Volendam and Marken. The boats sail all year round and every year thousands of travelers use the ferry to enjoy a relaxed trip on the water and to visit the historic towns and harbors of Volendam and Marken. After a day full of adventure and excitement, your driver will return you back to your accommodation for an evening of well-deserved rest.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Canal cruise
  • Professional driver
What’s Not Included
  • Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
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• Please provide a pickup location
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Product ID: 272357