Historical fisherman villages

Day Trips & Excursions in North Holland

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The tour starts at your hotel. We go to Zaandijk where you can walk through Zaanse Schans, an open air museum.  We continue with a visit to Edam. Walk through the lovely old center with the famous cheese market and enjoy a lunch or a snack. After lunchtime we go to Volendam, an old fishermans village on the top of the IJsselmeer-dike. Feel yourself a tourist among thousands of tourists. Eat a herring or a smoked eel and take the boat to the island Marken. Later we meet at Marken and bring you back to your hotel.
The tour starts at Zaanse Schans, an open air museum with historical houses and windmills, collected in the province North-Holland. Walk around in this lovely village and enjoy the fotogenic spots and the original buildings and handicrafts. Learn how we make cheese and wooden shoes. Don't forget to make pictures. We continue with a visit to Edam, an old village with a public cheese balance for the famous Edammer cheese. Walk through the lovely old center and enjoy a snack or a lunch. In the afternoon we go to Volendam, an old fishermans village on the top of the dike from the IJsselmeer. Walk around, resist all the souvenirs, enjoy all these international tourists and arrange a picture from yourself in the famous Volendam costume. Take the boat to the island Marken and get an impression of the way of living in earlier days. Notice the remarkable traditional costumes ans the green houses, only to be seen in the province North-Holland. In Marken the car is waiting for you to bring you back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Landing and facility fees

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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