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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

1. Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

You will begin with to a trip to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore this fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Your trip will continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses and see locals wearing their colorful regional attire. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam harbor, which has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in one of many photo studios of the village. Your last destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century Zaanse Schans village which contains houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. In Zaanse Schans village you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. There’s also nothing more Dutch than cheese, and whilst there you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm where you will also learn about its production.

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Marken, Volendam and Edam: Private Full-Day Tour

2. Marken, Volendam and Edam: Private Full-Day Tour

Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside with this full-day tour from Amsterdam. Meet your local guide at your hotel in Amsterdam and enjoy a scenic 45-minute ride to the island of Marken. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Marken and enjoy stunning views over the Markermeer, then have visit a local mini museum to discover how the people of Marken used to live. Continue your tour with a lovely 30-minute boat ride across the lake towards Volendam, where you will embark on a short walking tour of the famous fisherman village. Explore its labyrinth, see its unique former fish auction building, and then make your way to a local cheese shop to sample some local cheese. After some free time to explore Volendam, set off for the next stop on the tour: the charming medieval village of Edam. Visit Edam's former town hall, the floating cellar, as well as the oldest wooden house in town before you catch a local bus back to Amsterdam bid farewell to beautiful Dutch countryside.

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What people are saying about Volendam

Great trip with a fantastic guide!

Thanks to our great guide, Linda, the day trip was a complete success. Linda is fun and entertaining and it was a friend to spend the day with her. She gave us wonderful information about each of the small towns and we had enough time to stroll a bit alone. The trip was very well organized, you didn't have to worry about a thing. Linda picked us up at the hotel, had all the tickets ready and took care of every bus and ferry. Fortunately, even the weather was fine. It is worth a clear recommendation. Thank you for a nice day, Linda! :)

It is a must-have experience when you visit The Netherlands, Giethoorn, Volendam and Zaanse Schans are well worth visiting. Our Guide was so nice, funny and a great Boat Driver :) even the 1.5h ride was so fun, thanks to our Guide who tell us interesting facts about Amsterdam, every destinations and about the Country in General! I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone! We will surely take this tour again when we get a chance.

Even though it was a rainy day still the van driver was excellent giving us a lot of information on the road. To Giethoorn we still had the chance to do the small boat cruise and the village was beautiful even with the rain. Volendam is a village you must visit, so unique and Zaanse Schans has a lot of history - who doesn't want to see wind mills still working?!?

Superb experience, the guide was super nice and friendly. I recommend ++++. Thank you for a nice day!

it was perfect and the guid is so wonderful. he laugh all the time and he was helpful.