Historic windmills, charming fishing villages, picturesque canals, a delectable lunch and cheese tastings – this day trip from Amsterdam shows you the best of traditional Dutch culture and scenery in one day. Venturing through Holland’s countryside, visit Volendam, Marken, Edam and Zaanse Schans for guided walking tours and free time. Witness the art of wooden shoemaking in Marken, take a boat ride to Volendam for a typical Dutch lunch, enjoy a cheese tasting in Edam, and admire the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans.
• 8 hours
Set off on foot to discover Alkmaar's highlights during this private, 2-hour walking tour. With your local guide, see historical monuments like the Public Weighing House and the City Hall as well as hidden gems like the Hof van Sonoy. Have plenty of time to ask your personal guide questions as you learn about the Dutch city’s unique character, and its local history and culture. The tour concludes at the Alkmaar cheese museum (entrance included), where you can continue to explore at your own pace.
• 2 hours