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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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Volendam: Photo Opportunity in Traditional Dutch Costume

2. Volendam: Photo Opportunity in Traditional Dutch Costume

If you're looking for some fun, or the perfect holiday souvenir, then this photo experience in traditional Dutch costume is an unmissable opportunity. Every year thousands of tourists come to Volendam to experience what it's like to wear traditional Dutch national costume, which is famous all over the world.  Try on traditional Dutch national dress, including the lacy cap, or 'hul', worn by women and necklaces made of blood coral. Some Dutch women even continue to wear these outfits today. Once you're fully dressed, have your photo snapped to keep as the perfect momento of your experience. Take home either two small or one large photo of yourself in the traditional and unique costumes to share your holiday memories with your friends and family. 

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Volendam: Original Volendam Costume Photography Session

3. Volendam: Original Volendam Costume Photography Session

Your opportunity to experience a photo workshop where everyone is skillfully dressed in authentic Volendam costume. The clothes are original, and it will show in your pictures. Much time will be spent on getting the poses exactly right, securing the perfect images. Your photographic professionals have an eye for every detail, and will take a number of pictures in order to have a least one picture that is both perfect and professional. During the photo-shoot, it will be closely monitored that everybody is looking into the camera and providing their best appearance. The professionalism of your photographers will mean that nothing is left to chance. After taking the pictures, you will be able to decide which pictures are best, with the result being an authentic and professional picture which everybody likes. Quality and pleasure are everything in this unique photo opportunity.

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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Canal Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Canal Cruise

Zaanse Schans will be your first destination, where you will explore this most picturesque traditional 17th-century village. Discover houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. In the 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 you will be able to try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm. The most obvious association with the name "Edam" is its cheese. For centuries the well-known and round Edam cheeses have been sent from this town to all corners of the world. You will be invited to take a walk along the old streets and quiet canals, where one can easily imagine how it looked centuries ago. Discover the well-preserved gables, squares, bridges, and tea-houses on the "Schepenmakersdijk", as well as the leaning Carillon tower (1561), the historic museum with its floating cellar, the dam, the Townhall, and more. 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 Volendam Harbour, 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, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costumes. For the final part of your tour, you will be invited to enjoy the city of Amsterdam throughout a canal cruise. There is no better way to experience the essence of the Dutch capital than on an Amsterdam canal cruise, as you wind past grand merchant houses, Gothic churches, museums, and medieval buildings.

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What people are saying about Volendam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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.

Warm welcome, super friendly with the right sense of humor. Simply great!