City walk, windmills, wooden shoes and taste some cheese!
I will pick you up from your hotel and we start with a walk in the old city centre. Among the highlights are the National monument and the Royal Palace on Dam square and the oldest streets of the city. If you want, we can do a 1hr canal cruise as well (optional/not included)
We'll have lunch in a local restaurant on the old dike in the picturesque town of Volendam. Of course we'll make a short walk through this traditional Dutch fisherman's village situated on the shores of the former Zuiderzee. Outside the village is an old cheese farm where we'll enjoy some presentations and we'll taste some local cheeses.
Our last stop is the windmill village 'de Zaanse Schans', with its characteristic green wooden houses and row of windmills. Here we'll visit a windmill and stroll the interesting village.
At the end of the excursion I will drive you back to your hotel or I can drop you in the city centre of Amsterdam if you prefer.
The tour is also possible for your group; I can arrange a bus or van. Just contact me.
Morning in Amsterdam 09:00-11:30 hrs
- pick up from hotel
- canal cruise (optional)
- guided walk (or by car)
Afternoon Volendam + Zaanse Schans 12:00-17:00hrs
- lunch in Volendam (not included)
- short walk in Volendam
- visit cheese factory
- visit Zaanse Schans
- transfer back to your hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from your hotel in Amsterdam, airport or cruise harbour. Exact time may differ per hotel so let me know name and address of the hotel please.
End location: I will bring you back to your hotel, unless you want the excursion to end at a different place in Amsterdam (for instance a restaurant or specific location)
Duration: 8 hours
If you want to shorten the tour, that will be no problem. All my tours are tailormade.
The tour is also possible for your group. I can arrange busses in all sizes. Just contact me.
Transport is done with a Seat Alhambra AC / 2004, max capacity 5 adults ( + 1 child). A good, very comfortable and ABSOLUTE clean car. Before every tour it is cleaned from the inside and outside (carwash)
Also possible (on request) an 8 seater VAN, at additional cost.
-full day private car with driver/guide, fuel and parking fees
-pick up and drop of at you hotel
-all transport by private car according to program
-guided walk (or by car) Amsterdam old city centre
-visit cheese factory with presentations
-entrance Zaanse Schans
Estimated Local Cash Needed
31 Euro - lunch (15 EUR) and canal cruise (16 EUR)
-1hr canal cruise (16 EUR pp)
-souvenirs and other personal expenses
I do guide in museums where that is allowed, such as the Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandthouse, Rijksmuseum, Frans Hals museum, Mauritshouse. I have a lot of knowledge about the Dutch history, but please do note that I am not an art historian.
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Awesome tour. Very friendly and nice. Extremely knowledgeable about the area. Very helpful in deciding what's important for the amount of time you may have.