Enjoy a scenic full-day coach tour of North Holland, and discover a charming landscape of windmills, canals, picturesque villages, and locals in traditional costume.
The full-day tour departs from Amsterdam, stopping at the small fishing town of Marken, renowned for its preservation of traditional Dutch culture. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of streets full of colorful houses, and stop at a shoemaker’s studio so you can watch a demonstration of how the wooden clogs are made.
Next, climb aboard the Marken Express boat, and continue to Volendam. As you travel, enjoy a complimentary coffee and cake, along with views of IJssel Lake. Upon arrival in Volendam, you will have some free time to explore the shops of the fishing village, or even try on a traditional costume for a souvenir photo. Regroup for lunch at a restaurant along the dike.
Then, continue into the heart of North Holland to the small town of Edam, where you will be treated to a tasting to savor the flavors of the world famous edam cheese. Learn the history of the former shipyard and see the largest church in the Netherlands at the Grote Kerk as you stroll Edam's cobblestone streets.
The last stop on your tour is the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans, where a magnificent collection of historic windmills has been preserved since the 18th century. Go inside one of the windmills to learn more about this Dutch icon of industrial architecture.
Then, marvel at the picturesque homes, wooden barns, and scenic meadows of North Holland as you travel back to Amsterdam for the end of the tour services.
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