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

Amsterdam City and Countryside Private Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 45681
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See the sights of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside on a private 8-hour tour by executive vehicle. Marvel at the polders and canals north of the city, and visit the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. Go inside a typical windmill, and more.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Dutch, English, Russian

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Pick-up from your hotel or any location in Amsterdam

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  • Explore the highlights and hidden sights of Amsterdam
  • Gaze at the canals and bridges of the Canal Belt
  • Drive through a typical Dutch landscape of small canals and polders
  • Visit the open air museum of Zaanse Schans and go inside an historic windmill
  • Go to one of the last remaining cheese farms to make cheese according to old traditions
  • Tour the traditional fishing villages of Volendam and Marken
Full description
Discover the main highlights of Amsterdam on a full-day private tour, and delve into some of the city’s more hidden sights before driving to the small canals and picturesque fishing villages of the Dutch countryside.

Along the way, your personal driver/guide will tell you about Amsterdam's social life, where to find the best areas for shopping, and how to navigate the public transport system. Some of the highlights of your tour include the main Dam Square, where you can admire the National Monument and Royal Palace.

Travel around the beautiful Canal Belt to see Anne Frank’s House and the typical merchant houses from the Dutch Golden Age. Go to the famous Bijenkorf department store and the historic Stock Exchange building. Take a peek inside the Red Light District, and find some of the local markets.

You will then drive out into typical Dutch countryside, passing unique polders (land reclaimed from the sea) and small canals. Stop at the open air museum of Zaanse Schans on the Zaan River to look inside one of the historic windmills.

Visit a clog factory to learn how the famous wooden shoes of Holland are made. Continue to the picturesque fishing village of Volendam on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (IJsselmeer). Wander the streets to find typical wooden houses painted green, and keep a look out for locals dressed in traditional costume.

End with a visit to one of the last cheese farms where the cheese is still made according to traditions that date back centuries.
  • Transportation by luxury Mercedes E Class or Mercedes mininbus
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at any location in Amsterdam
  • Entrance to a cheese factory in Volendam
  • Entrance to a clog factory in Marken
  • Parking fees
  • VAT
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance to other attractions not mentioned

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Important information
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• Please note that this tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance

From US$ 694.47 Per group up to 3

Organized by

City Tours B.V.

Product ID: 45681