Charm of Holland - All-inclusive Countryside & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam
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Pass By: Keytours, Paulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
Pass By: Zaans Museum, Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands
Pass By: Volendam Marken Express, Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands
Pass By: Amsterdam City Tours, De Ruijterkade 34a, In the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side, Marken The Netherlands
Pass By: Cheese Factory Volendam, Haven 25 1131EP, Volendam, Nederland, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands
Pass By: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands
Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands
Pass By: Edams Museum, Damplein 8, 1135 BK Edam The Netherlands
Pass By: Woltje's Backerij, Haven 98, 1131 EV Volendam, Netherlands
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional live guide in English, Spanish and German
- Walking tours of Volendam, Marken, Zaanse Schans and Edam
- Visit of traditional windmill and clogs shoe-maker
- Boat ride on Ijsselmeer lake
- Lunch at local restaurant in Volendam
- Cheese tasting + a glass of wine in Volendam
- Syrup waffles tasting in volendam
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
It was ok, but not great. In Edan you go to a cheese STORE, not to where they make the cheese. The wooden shoe place is a bit more authentic, but still a tourist trap. By the time we got to the Windmills, we only had 1/2 hour before we had to go on the bus again. Way too short. Just enough time to get off, take a few pictures, go the bathroom, and then go back to the bus. I wish they would have allocated more time at the Windmills and that they would have taken us to where the cheese is made and aged.
Nice trip to older ways of Holland. Fun to see operating windmills and get the history of early fishing done and efforts in reclaiming the land from the sea. Trip was quite fast paced with little time for tourist shopping in some areas. An extra 15 min at each stop might help.
Well worth the $$$. Much better than we had expected. All the highlights with great guides, Edgar and Celina are first class. Would recommend it to all
We felt that the tour was very well paced. Both guides and driver were very knowledgeable and informative. Lunch was very good and well timed. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
We really enjoyed this tour! Yvette, Robby and Tony were absolutely fantastic! Time was appropriate and the food was delicious! I will recommend this tour to everyone with no reservations.
my wife and me took this tour . everything was great .the bus the driver and especialy the guide edgar beer who gave us a lot of information in his humorous way . the driver , pieter if i remember well and edgar did they job together in a great way combined wiyh a lot of love and gentleness .
So enjoyed the time with Pieter and Tom! Pieter kept the tour fun and informative, without feeling like I was going to take a test at the end (we've all had that tour).
This trip started at the Tours and Tickets office, located in Amsterdam Central Station and the office was very easy to locate. Our guide, Maryann, was excellent and even though it rained throughout the day the trip was great and the stops were all friendly and fun. Tip - buy yourself a bottle of water before you get to the station! The foods we tried were delicious and the boat ride was beautiful. We’d definitely go again!
We really enjoyed this trip. It was nice to get out in the countryside to see more of Holland. Alfredo was an excellent guide and knew his material well. It was fun to see the four different locations.
Our guide Alfredo did a good job of getting us from place to place with good instructions. The pace was slightly slow as it was a big group of us on this tour. Our driver Rob also helped to keep us on track so none of us got lost. We enjoyed the sights, boat ride, and also the windmills. There was ample time given for shopping, toilet breaks and of course photo taking. Many thanks to Alfredo and Rob!
The villages were amazing. Only drawback was an incredible amount of walking. Difficult for many on our bus. Not enough about this was addressed.
This was a great itinerary but felt like it was too much packed into 1 day. The guide (Gerry) was very knowledgeable and friendly but was a little too rigid with the schedule. Would’ve like more time to walk around on our own in Edam and maybe grab a coffee or take some pics (or even find a bathroom). Gerry seemed to be on a very tight schedule. The museum is Marken could be eliminated or optional. It was a good tour that definitely gave us a glimpse of the charm of Holland but too rushed. The windmills, the clog factory, and the cheese factory were the highlights, Allow more time in Edam to stroll around. Such a cute village, would’ve loved to hang out and grab a coffee here. Also this was the first tour I’ve ever taken (of several) that did not allow food on the bus. Was not happy about that.
If you wanted to be in a race, Antonio was your man. Stop to take a picture and he was 2 blocks away. Not a good tour guide at all. Other tour guide on that same trip was better.
This was an amazing trip . Very educative and lot of attractions . The guide was excellent and had lot o info to share . Excellent timings and very comfortable journey . Enjoyed it thoroughly !!!
Excellent tour and extremely well organised. Gerda was a fabulous and knowledgeable tour guide- she provided an insight into the history of Amsterdam and was able to answer all your questions. A fantastic tour and well worth doing to see outside of Amsterdam and try all the cultural delights.
They are very good and experience guide. They are so cute , helpful and kind. Thank you for everthing. It was really an amazing day. I hope See you soon.
Our tour guide Pieter made this trip so worthwhile. His dry wit and wonderful stories made this tour a highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. The windmills were awesome but we were able to see some quaint towns too, including cheese and stroop waffle tasting in Volendam. If you don't have a lot of time and you want to see some of the countryside surrounding Amsterdam, this is the tour for you!
We really enjoyed this tour. Just the right amount of stops and it was a really interesting trip. Our guide, Celeste, was knowledgeable and pleasant and really added interesting anecdotes to the trip. Kudos to her and a good time was had by everyone
Very enjoyable and informative tour outside Amsterdam and good lunch as well! The guide Rinus was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour!
First, I would have given the trip a higher rating, but there were four things that prevented me from doing so. 1. There should be an age limit on children that are allowed to attend. Our trip had about a 5 and 8 year old child from the same family. They were too little for the experience and cause a lot of issues. (Talking over the guide, talking over people doing demonstrations, touching everything they were asked not to touch, yelling, well you see). 2. We requested an "English Speaking" tour. There were three people in our group that did not understand English, so all guide conversation had to be repeated twice. 3. The group numbers need to be smaller. Unless you were walking right by the guide, you could not hear. This was not her fault, there were just too many people. 4. The meeting instructions need to be defined in a more clear manner. If you are not from Amsterdam, and not familiar with the layout of the train station, it is really confusing. If you are staying in Amsterdam, it should be noted that it is about a $20 Euro fee to and from - adding to the overall cost.
Well organized and fun trip. Enjoyed seeing the countryside and the windmills, and especially going up to the outlook on one. Tasty seafood lunch. We had a great guide also. Definitely a nice break from hectic Amsterdam! The cheese tasting was good- the waffle tasting was just a bite so a little skimpy on that but otherwise was very nice tour.
There was a lot to cover on this trip and it was all covered very professionally and efficiently. The guide was excellent, informative, humorous, knowledgeable and courteous. The windmill tour was fun and enriching . The lunch setting was excellent as was the cheese and stroupwaffle tasting in Volendam. Highly recommend this for a good fun day trip.
It was a great experience.glad that i choose this trip.away from city.tour guide and driver was friendly enough to explain about all places that we went.in my opinion its better if they can split spanish and english tour separately.it will help us understand better in certain explanation.
A 5 star tour at a very reasonable price. Modern and Comfortable tour bus Knowledgeable and well spoken guide Bus driver is more than just driver - assists a bit with the tour. Interesting stops and demonstrations. No sales pressure at all afterwards. A very high quality lunch. I was concerned that the price was too low for the quality of experience I wanted, but took the plunge. And very happy i did so.
Great tour. Good variety. Excellent tour guide (Edward Beer ….) One of the best tours in Europe that we have experienced.
Lots to see, lots to experience. This tour was the highlight of my five days in The Netherlands. Pieter, our guide, made the experience even more enjoyable, using his seven language skills with lots of personality and knowledge. We covered a lot of territory, lots of walking, lots of stairs, long day, and well worth every step.
Perfect for a Day Excursion. We went in end of May. Got lucky to get perfect weather with great highlights oh Holland
Mr.Alfredo is a good tour guide. He vy patience and vy take care of old people.N the driver also a nice guy too. Our family like this tour vy much.
This tour was perfect for our one day adventure in Holland. We were able to see so much! The tour guide and bus driver were awesome!! They made every effort to make sure our needs were met and they were so informative. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see a lot in one day.
This excursion was full of activities but also included some leisure time. The weather wasn't very cooperative but that didn't greatly impact the day. We saw great countryside and a couple of beautiful, quaint villages, visited a cheese factory for wine and cheese tasting, learned how to make wooden shoes, dutch waffles, visited windmills - went inside a windmill and learned how/why they operate and had a great lunch (included). Our tour guide (Alfredo) was very pleasant and a wealth of information. Overall, we would recommend this trip to anyone - great day !!
Overall, the idea of this tour was good. The places we visited (besides Volendam as it was too touristy) were quite pretty. The day however seemed rushed as there was no free time at any of the stops, except the last stop which allowed for 15 minutes. The lunch was also mediocre. We also, unfortunately for us, seemed to have booked this tour on a day with a 'celebrity' present. We were not notified of this in advance. A camera crew followed us around throughout the day and always had their cameras in our faces which was rather uncomfortable. The guides also seemed to make the time to allow the camera crew to get the right shots, but couldn't let us stop for a minute to go to the washroom.
This was an enjoyable day trip and nice way to see a bit of the Netherlands countryside - plus get a bit of education on their amazing engineering and problem solving. Of course there was a bit of hard sell at the cheese shop, etc, but it was still a fun thing to do and the scenery was beautiful.
The tour was wonderful. The guide and driver were great but...the advertisement said we would have some free time and insinuated there would be available places for shopping. Our guide when asked mentioned shopping at the last stop. There was no free time until the very end and it was a tiny shop in the wood shoemaker Demo. That was disappointing. I felt they were rushing us all day to get back an hour and a half before what was advertised.
Worthwhile tour covering the country outside Amsterdam and the culture of days past. Good value with varied experience - bus, walking tours , ferry and lunch included. Guide excellent.
Enjoy visiting the countryside, highly recommend it, walking through the small villages and getting to see the windmills was extraordinarily.
What a wonderful trip! Pieter was absolutely one of the best tour guides ever. I would highly recommend this trip. The cheese tasting was wonderful, we saw wooden shoes being made, an active windmill, a tasty a wonderful lunch. Well worth the money.