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

Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam & Windmills w/ A’DAM Lookout

Product ID: 107545
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From the charming windmills in the Zaanse Schans to the cheese weighing house in Edam, see everything typically Dutch. Admire the beautiful landscapes of North Holland and explore the traditional fisherman village of Volendam on a 5.5-hour guided tour.
About this activity
Duration 5.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available at the following locations and times: • 8:30 AM at Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78. Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side. • 9:00 AM at This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. You can use the free shuttle ferry to Buiksloterweg that runs 24/7 from Amsterdam Central Station to the north shore of the river IJ (the journey time is 3 minutes). Embark via the two middle pontoons and on disembarking, turn left and it's 2 minutes’ walk to This is Holland. Please note that from November 4, 2019 until May 10, 2020, tours will depart slightly later: from the Heineken Experience bus stop at 10:00 AM, and from This Is Holland at 10:30 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in an old farm and watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
  • Witness spectacular 360˚views from A’DAM Lookout
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside. Begin your day with a pickup from central Amsterdam or from the central meeting point at "This is Holland" before taking a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River and is home to traditional 18th and 19th-century architecture, including several functioning windmills. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will also be some free time to explore the village on your own before traveling through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area.

From there, continue on to Edam, also commonly 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 place in Edam beyond any doubt is the public weighing house, where you'll still find in the summer every Wednesday the famous Edam Cheese being sold. After a stroll around this historically rich town, have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made and, of course, to taste it in a nearby cheese farm.

Finally, stop at the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over to see the small buildings and houses and take in the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This is a great place to pick-up souvenirs for those at home or a memento for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume. 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). Back in Amsterdam, your guide will give you your premium ticket to A'DAM Lookout. The A’DAM Lookout is an observation deck with an unrivaled panoramic view of Amsterdam. You’ll see the city’s historical center, its pulsating port, the unique Dutch polder landscape and you’ll spot the famous canals which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Complementing the experience is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition about Amsterdam’s history and culture. A’DAM Lookout is located on top of the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam North.
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on-board
  • Lookout Ticket (Ticket to the observation deck including digital photo)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour involves a small amount of walking
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
• Informative, friendly and professional live guide
• This tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 13 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Product ID: 107545