Dutch Highlights
Volendam and Zaanse schans - Small Group Tour  € 65,005 hrs  BOOK NOW Open productdetails

The highlights of the tour
  • Discover 3 typical Dutch villages
  • Visit a windmill
  • Visit the Volendam museum
  • Visit the cheese factory and do some cheese tasting!


Half day excursion to Volendam and Zaanse Schans. Incl. visit to cheese factory, wooden shoe factory and windmills. Ancient times come to life during this excursion.

This small group tour to Volendam and Zaanse Schans will show you the highlights of the countryside of Amsterdam. Zaanse Schans is famous for its historical atmosphere, authentic warehouses and working windmills. This is one of the few places in Holland where there are still multiple working windmills in one place. The highlight of our visit to this lovely village is the tour through a windmill. You are invited by the miller to enter the windmill. The miller will explain to all the interesting facts about his windmill and you will notice the passion and love the miller has for his windmill. A fascinating experience!

Now on to the vibrant fishing village of Volendam. Located on the shore of the Ijsselmeer, it’s harbor is lively and busy. The Ijsselmeer is a fresh water lake since the Enclosing dike closed it off from the sea in the 1930’s. Before this happened, there was the Zuiderzee, the Zuiderzee was a sea. Due to its location on the Zuiderzee, Volendam thrived in the fishing industry and trade. You can still feel this atmosphere on the “Dijk”, the center of Volendam and in the many quality fish restaurants. Another highlight of the tour is the visit to the Volendam Museum, where you will be educated about the traditions of Volendam, including the traditional clothing and music.

After the visit to this museum, we will visit the Cheesefactory. You will learn everything there is to know about cheese. And of course the most important part is tasting! When you are done with tasting, you can explore the “Dijk” on your own. Try a delicious lunch in a fish restaurant or another local dish like “poffertjes” (not included). When everyone is satisfied, we will return to Amsterdam by a scenic route through the countryside.

Preview of the tour

The highlights of the tour
  • Discover 3 typical Dutch villages
  • Visit a windmill
  • Visit the Volendam museum
  • Visit the cheese factory and do some cheese tasting!
Included in the price
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by deluxe coach
  • Tour in a windmill
  • Entrance Volendam Museum
  • Demonstration Cheese Factory
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • There will be a live guide
  • English, Spanish and German
Departure address
  • The tour will leave from the office of Lindbergh, Damrak 26, Amsterdam. (Damrak is the meanstreet between Amsterdam Central Station and Dam Square) Please be here 30 minutes before the tour leaves
Important to know
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please check in 30 minutes before the tour leaves
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
Voucher details
  • Please bring your voucher with you
  • In case of a cancellation, please get in touch with us via email info@bestofhollandtours.com or phone 0031 20 261 4890
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