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$91.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam, Schnapps from Amsterdam

Meet your private guide of experiencewaterland behind Amsterdam's Central Station at "Cafe the Pont" to begin this 5-hour tour of the Dutch countryside. Hop aboard and drive with your small group (max 8 persons) to the restored windmill village of Zaanse Schans, where you'll see a water mill, an oil mill, a paint mill, and a spice mill. Next up is the quaint fishing village of Volendam, known for its green timbered houses and warehouses. Visit the harbor, take a stroll on the dike, and even have a photo taken in traditional Dutch costume. Take a break in a restaurant for lunch at your own expense, visit a cheese factory and taste the local cheeses produced there. Visit a wooden shoe factory and see how craftsmen quickly transform blocks of wood into clogs. Sample Dutch schnapps before driving by the villages of Monnickendam, Broek in Waterland and return to Amsterdam around 2:15 pm.

$62.23 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Tour: Dutch Countryside on a Boat from Amsterdam

On a 20 minute drive from Amsterdam we start our experience in Waterland. Start your experience sailing  through the the most stunning old Dutch villages of the area (Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam and Zuiderwoude. Explore Holland as it has been since the 10th century. Get out and walk through the old streets, taste a wine in a wine farm or visit one of the restaurants along the way (tea garden, local food farm).  This boat tour will take you through the beautiful landscape of Waterland. You will see moorland meadows, “Piet land”, old Dutch farms, marchlands and picturesque villages for which the area is known. This area is famous for it’s old villages, local food, cheese and traditions. Embark on this journey alongside a knowledgeable local guide who will give you many insights about the locations you will be seeing.

$500.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Countryside & Windmills day tour by Luxury Car

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland ProvinceThis wonderful tour covers the magnificent Dutch polder landscape with its ribbons of farmland north of Amsterdam. You will please yourself with the visit of fishing villages marked by windmills, lakes, dikes and dams.This tour allows you to visit a working windmill, a visit to a wooden shoe manufactory and cheese farm!Zaanse SchansZaanse Schans, a true Dutch heritage site, a picturesque village with typical green-timbered houses and working windmills!VolendamVolendam a lively fishing village. Stroll among the colorful houses anddiscover off the beaten path gems.Have a view over the IJsselmeer and walk along the lively boulevard with all the little restaurants, souvenir shops and bars.Monnickendam Once, a wealthy trading port in the Middle Ages, a treasure trove of medieval architecture and canals, today a protected heritage site. Stroll along its small harbor and perhaps enjoy a Jenever in the Waag, a medieval weighhouse!. MarkenVisit this pearl, a former island hidden away from the world, but in the 1950’s connected with the land. Take a short walking tour with your private guide through this little fishing village and explore its quiet streets and history.What to expect Your private guide will drive directly to the Zaanse Schans and will take you around through this Dutch heritage site, here you will experience famous aspects of Dutch manufacturing and visit a working old windmill to learn how products were fabricated in the 17thand 18thcentury. After de Zaanse Schans your guide will drive to the fishing village Volendam were you perhaps can enjoy lunch and taste some Dutch food like herring, smoked eal, Dutch shrimps or kibbeling. In the afternoon your guide shall take you to a typical family owned cheese farm and wooden shoe manufactory. Then you will visit another highlight of this tour, when drive to Monnickendam, a historic former trading town from 1350 and not yet discovered by tourism, or Marken. The itinerary is flexible, we can add special requests and will not rush you around.Meet & Connect All our tours begin with getting to know our guests and understanding their wishes. Starting from your hotel or vacation address, your private guide will pick you up with our comfortable car to start this beautiful day. We can adjust this Countryside day tour to your needs, for example enjoy the picturesque cheese village of Edaminstead of Monnickendam or Marken.After this inspiring journey we are happy to drop you off at your hotel, vacation address, boat pier or Schiphol Airport.* We can adjust this Countryside day tour to your needs.

$610 Kid Friendly

GRAND HOLLAND PRIVATE TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Hans Langh Tours, Amsterdam, North Holland ProvinceMeet your guide Hans Langh.Stop At: Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam, North Holland ProvinceAn orientation on our beautiful, Unesco listed Amsterdam city centre.We can decide as well to do this afterwards and leave directly to the Dutch countryside.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kaaswaag Edam, Edam, North Holland ProvinceA walk in Edam.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Waterlandsmuseum De Speeltoren Monnickendam, Monnickendam, North Holland ProvinceA walk in the picturesque villages North or Amsterdam.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Marker Museum, Marken, North Holland ProvinceA walk in the harbours around the former Zuiderzee.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Volendam Haven, Volendam, North Holland ProvinceThe ferry to Marken.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Schermer Mills, Schermerhorn, North Holland ProvinceOr Zaanse Schans windmill village.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Peace Palace, The Hague, South Holland ProvincePeace prevails. The International Court of Justice.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Hague, South Holland ProvinceA walk around our parliamentary buildings. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, South Holland ProvinceOr a walk in the city centre of the Hague.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Delft, South Holland ProvinceA tour at the Delft Blue factory and studios. Or a walk through the city of Delft.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vermeer Centrum Delft, Delft, South Holland ProvinceOr a walk through the city of Delft.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Markthal, Rotterdam, South Holland ProvinceA walk and a lunch?Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Westeinderplassen, Aalsmeer, North Holland ProvinceThe green hearth of Holland. Lake district.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Museum Quarter, Amsterdam, North Holland ProvinceDrop off at one of the museums or your hotel.Duration: 30 minutes

$11.52 Tours & Sightseeing

Bike rental Volendam - Explore the Countryside of Amsterdam

Depart from the old harbour in Volendam on your bike to explore multiple villages. Along the route you will see a beautiful windmill, lots of meadows, a countless number of cows and sheeps and you will cross the famous Dutch dikes. The one time you will be cruising on top of the dike, so you can see (and even dive into!) the lake, the 'Gouwzee'. The other time you are riding meters below sea level along the dike to experience how the Dutch locals live behind the dikes. From Volendam you can either choose or be advised which villages you would like to visit with your bike. Within one hour you can perfectly visit Edam, a almost 800 year old town north of Volendam. Edam is famous for its peaceful narrow alleys and small canals, the beautiful façades of the cozy houses and the unique small boutiques. Also Edam is known for its cheese market where visitors can both taste and purchase a various number of cheeses. Also another town, which is called Monnickendam can be visited in only one hour of time. When walking or cruising around in the old center of Monnickendam it will feel like you went back in time. Along the streets you will see the beautiful houses made of light bronze bricks. Also the old harbour with its pretty ships and charming terraces is definitely worth a visit. An absolute highlight in Monnickendam is the beer brewery, where you can see where and how the beer is brewed, where you can taste the homemade sausages and enjoy the lovely terrace along the water. When you have more time to spend it is highly advised to make a tour from Volendam to Monnickendam and from Monnickendam to the former island Marken. Marken is a stunning town with lovely bridges over the small canals and really nice wooden façades. As the island can only be reached by the 10 kilometer long dike, the small town is surrounded by water where it becomes really clear again how the Dutch are dealing with living below sealevel. From Marken it is possible to take the boat back to Volendam. The Volendam-Marken Express is departing each 30 minutes from Marken to Volendam and it is possible to bring your bike on the ship. After a 30 minutes cruise you will be back in Volendam where you can drive underneath the dike back to the rental company to bring back your bike.

$17.29 Private & Custom Tours

E-fatbike rental Volendam - Countryside of Amsterdam

Depart from the old harbour in Volendam on your super cool E-fatbike to explore multiple villages. Along the route you will see a beautiful windmill, lots of meadows, a countless number of cows and sheeps and you will cross the famous Dutch dikes. The one time you will be cruising on top of the dike, so you can see (and even dive into!) the lake, the 'Gouwzee'. The other time you are riding meters below sea level along the dike to experience how the Dutch locals live behind the dikes.  From Volendam you can either choose or be advised which villages you would like to visit with your E-fatbike. Within one hour you can perfectly visit Edam, a almost 800 year old town north of Volendam. Edam is famous for its peaceful narrow alleys and small canals, the beautiful façades of the cozy houses and the unique small boutiques. Also Edam is known for its cheese market where visitors can both taste and purchase a various number of cheeses.  Also another town, which is called Monnickendam can be visited in only one hour of time. When walking or cruising around in the old center of Monnickendam it will feel like you went back in time. Along the streets you will see the beautiful houses made of light bronze bricks. Also the old harbour with its pretty ships and charming terraces is definitely worth a visit. An absolute highlight in Monnickendam is the beer brewery, where you can see where and how the beer is brewed, where you can taste the homemade sausages and enjoy the lovely terrace along the water. When you have more time to spend it is highly advised to make a tour from Volendam to Monnickendam and from Monnickendam to the former island Marken. Marken is a stunning town with lovely bridges over the small canals and really nice wooden façades. As the island can only be reached by the 10 kilometer long dike, the small town is surrounded by water where it becomes really clear again how the Dutch are dealing with living below sealevel. From Marken it is possible to take the boat back to Volendam. The Volendam-Marken Express is departing each 30 minutes from Marken to Volendam and it is possible to bring your E-fatbike on the ship for a small fee. After a 30 minutes cruise you will be back in Volendam where you can drive underneath the dike back to the rental company to bring back your E-fatbike.