Windmills at the Zaanse schans (Windmill village)

Volendam, Edam and the Windmill Village

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

This live guided tour takes you into the lovely Dutch country-side

Highlights

  • Visit of windmillvillage Zaanse Schans
  • Demonstration of woodenshoe making
  • Wander through picturesque Edam
  • Visit public weighing house in Edam
  • Learn about the proces of cheesemaking in Edam
  • Try a herring in fisherman village Volendam
  • See Volendam former fish auction

Inclusions

  • Modern, air-conditioned single decker vehicle
  • English, German and Spanish speaking live guide
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Tranport and and all transfers
  • Parking fees VAT

Exclusions

  • Food, drinks and gratuties.

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Nov 13 2017
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May 03 2017
Very touristy. Except for Edam not worth the time and money
Reply From Gray Line:
Hello,

 It is certainly our main goal to provide interesting, unique, and balanced tours for our customers, and it's unfortunate to hear that on this tour we missed the mark a bit. We will be sending your comments to our Amsterdam Office for review, in hopes to improve the experience for future customers taking the same tour.



The Gray Line Team
Mar 13 2017
Tutto eccellente abbiamo!!
Dec 10 2016
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ITINERARY

After boarding our bus at the central starting point, we make our way to the Zaanse Schans. From the churning windmills to typical Dutch architecture, this tour highlights everything quintessentially Dutch. We’ll start in Zaanse Schans, just north of Amsterdam along the Zaans River. The village, with its traditional green wooden houses and 5 operational windmills, is the oldest industrial area in Europe, dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, you can watch an expert clog maker perform his craft and then take a stroll through the clog museum.

From there, we’ll continue on to Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. After a stroll around this history-rich town, we’ll have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made and, of course, to taste it.

Finally, we will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over to see the 17th-century building and houses and take in the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs for those at home or a memento for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume.
After boarding our bus at the central starting points, we make our way to the Zaanse Schans. From the churning windmills to typical Dutch architecture, this tour highlights everything quintessentially Dutch. We’ll start in Zaanse Schans, just north of Amsterdam along the Zaans River. The village, with its traditional green wooden houses and 5 operational windmills, is the oldest industrial area in Europe, dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, you can watch an expert clog maker perform his craft and then take a stroll through the clog museum.

From there, we’ll continue on to Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. After a stroll around this history-rich town, we’ll have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made and, of course, to taste it.

Finally, we will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over to see the 17th-century building and houses and take in the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs for those at home or a memento for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume.