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The beautiful old fishing trawlers mainly operate pleasure cruises. History still pervades the narrow lanes around the shipyards.


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$79.94 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.

$62.56 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.

$610 Private & Custom Tours

GRAND HOLLAND PRIVATE TOUR

Suggestions and ideas are: Durgerdam, Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam, Volendam, Edam, Marken, the Zaanse Schans or Schermerhorn windmills, (authentic houses, a historic shipyard, a cheese and dairy farm, clog-making demonstrations, and lots of windmills), the enclosure dike and from Southern Sea into IJselmeer, Regained lands of Flevoland, Beemster Polder, the Delta Works water engineering after the floods of 1953, the Dutch master painter Vermeer's Delft, the Hague parliamentary buildings Ridderzaal and Binnenhof, the Royal family houses van Orange, International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Mauritshuis museum, the Kröller-Müller museum ‘s collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, Delft Blue pottery, Rotterdam’s skyline and port.

$11.59 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.

$17.38 Walking & Biking 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. 

$17.38 Walking & Biking Tours

E-chopper rental Volendam - Countryside of Amsterdam

Depart from the old harbour in Volendam on your super cool E-chopper 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-chopper. 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 express is departing each 30 minutes from Marken to Volendam and it is possible to bring your E-chopper 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 E-chopper.