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Sightseeing tour and canal cruise to Volendam, Edam and windmills

Sightseeing tour and canal cruise to Volendam, Edam and windmills

 

Gray Line Sightseeing tour to Volendam, Edam and windmills with live guide and City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

6 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is being made on an old farm
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and soak up the fishing village atmosphere
  • Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
  • Marvel at the landmark monuments of Volendam, including the old fish auction rooms
  • City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam by Blue Boat Company / Gray Line Amsterdam

Includes

  • See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • See the cheese weighing house in Edam
  • Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in a farm
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam, and feel the fishing village atmosphere
  • Watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifacts
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup from a designated meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • City Canal Cruise in Amsterdam by Blue Boat Company / Gray Line Amsterdam

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board

Please Note

  • Meeting point: Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78, Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side)
  • Please make sure you arrive well in time at the starting point. Due to traffic regulations in Amsterdam our tour buses are not allowed to stop for a long time at the starting point.
  • Confirmation will be received attime of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. People with walking problems are not advised to take this tour.
  • Tour may be operated in multiple languages
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: Return Location of this tour is the THIS IS HOLLAND, opposite central station. Amsterdam. (No drop-off at the Heineken Experience)
Departure time winter (November 4 up to and including March 20): Heineken Experience bus stop at 10.00AM Departure time spring (March 21 up to and including May 10): Heineken Experience bus stop at 10.00AM Departure time summer (May 11 up to and including November 1): Heineken Experience bus stop at 08.30AM Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for a regular City Canal Cruise. The voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company- Gray Line Amsterdam. The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is an so called "OPEN TICKET".This means that no timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next a vailable boat at one of the 2 docks:
  • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.
  • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the River Zaan and is home tothe original 18th and 19th century architecture, including several still functioning windmills & wooden houses.

Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be somefree time to explore the village and a visit a windmill on your own, before travelling through the typical Polder-landscapes (reclaimed land from the water).

From there we continue to visit the beautiful village of Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church, and former town hall. Most famous in Edam beyond any doubt is the public weighinghouse, where every year in July and August still every Wednesday morning the famous Edam Cheese Market is held.

After a stroll around this historic village, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese in a nearby cheese farm.

Finally, we will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbour has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over the world to see the small and houses and learn about the locals with their traditions and traditional Dutch costumes. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the village, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the vis afslag (Fish Auction). You can also enjoy a walk on top of the Dike with a beautiful view of the IJssel-lake.

Please note that the order of visiting the villages may differ from the description.


IMPORTANT:
Departure time winter (November 4 up to and including March 20): Heineken Experience bus stop at 10.00AM
Departure time spring (March 21 up to and including May 10): Heineken Experience bus stop at 10.00AM
Departure time summer (May 11 up to and including November 1): Heineken Experience bus stop at 08.30AM

Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for a regular City Canal Cruise. The voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company- Gray Line Amsterdam. The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is an so called "OPEN TICKET".This means that no timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next a vailable boat at one of the 2 docks:

  • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.
  • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the River Zaan and is home tothe original 18th and 19th century architecture, including several still functioning windmills & wooden houses.

Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be somefree time to explore the village and a visit a windmill on your own, before travelling through the typical Polder-landscapes (reclaimed land from the water).

From there we continue to visit the beautiful village of Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church, and former town hall. Most famous in Edam beyond any doubt is the public weighinghouse, where every year in July and August still every Wednesday morning the famous Edam Cheese Market is held.

After a stroll around this historic village, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese in a nearby cheese farm.

Finally, we will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbour has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over the world to see the small and houses and learn about the locals with their traditions and traditional Dutch costumes. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the village, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the vis afslag (Fish Auction). You can also enjoy a walk on top of the Dike with a beautiful view of the IJssel-lake.

Please note that the order of visiting the villages may differ from the description.


IMPORTANT:
Departure time winter (November 4 up to and including March 20): Heineken Experience bus stop at 10.00AM
Departure time spring (March 21 up to and including May 10): Heineken Experience bus stop at 10.00AM
Departure time summer (May 11 up to and including November 1): Heineken Experience bus stop at 08.30AM

Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for a regular City Canal Cruise. The voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company- Gray Line Amsterdam. The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is an so called "OPEN TICKET".This means that no timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next a vailable boat at one of the 2 docks:

  • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.
  • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.

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