Zaanse Schans windmills tour

Escape the hustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside. We will visit 3 historic villages around Amsterdam city. Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam. For only 47 euro with all fees included and a multilingual guide.

To reserve your place, book this tour in advance on the
Amsterdam countryside daytrip webpage.

Zaanse Schans

Amsterdam Zaanse Schans windmillsThis area and outdoor museum has a fascinating collection of well-preserved historical architecture pieces. Still functioning wooden windmills and wooden craftsman huts. Except from wandering through the village itself, you can also watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work. Weavers, bakers, clog makers and more. Such a gem only 20 minutes drive from Amsterdam is really a "must see".

Edam

Amsterdam Edam canalsThis small town of only 7000 inhabitants is famous as the original source of the cheese with the same name. It has streets lined by beautiful 17th century buildings and tranquil canals. Most famous in Edam is probably the cheese weighing house where every summer Wednesday a cheese market is held. As it has been for centuries. After a stroll around this history-rich town, you’ll see how Edam’s cheese is made at a close-by cheese farm.

Volendam

Amsterdam Edam canalsThis fishing village has a historic harbour, small houses and locals in traditional Dutch clothing. It is a great place to pick up some souvenirs or to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest streets of the city, exploring and sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction).

Departure, price and other necessary info

Visit the reservation page of this tour through the link above to see all the detailed information. And there are also other interesting products so looking around is recommended.


Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam on the map