Volendam, Edam and Windmills and canal cruise

Information about this tour
  • 6,5 hours
  • Family friendly
  • Live guide
€ 63,50
per person
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About activity

People with walking problems are not advised to take this tour
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You will immediately receive your vouchers in your e-mail
Mobile vouchers are accepted
A printed voucher is not required
Informative, friendly and professional live guide
English, Dutch, German and Spanish
Pick-up from a designated meeting point in Amsterdam
This tour departs from De Ruijterkade 105, 1011 AB Amsterdam. Which is only a 6 minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Station.
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Important information

Take a day trip to the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans, see the cheese-weighing house in Edam, and learn how Dutch cheese is made on a farm. Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam and feel the fishing village atmosphere. In addition to watching traditional artisans at work, all this causes clogs and other artifacts. Our informative, friendly, and professional guide make this trip and unforgettable experience.

Long description

Are you ready to escape the bustling streets of Amsterdam and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Dutch countryside? Join us on our 6.5-hour guided tour as we take you on an unforgettable adventure through Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam.

We’ll begin our journey with a short 20-minute drive to Zaanse Schans, a picturesque windmill village nestled along the banks of the river Zaan. Prepare to be captivated by the timeless charm of 18th and 19th- century architecture, where functioning windmills and wooden houses paint a scene straight out of a storybook. Discover the fascinating art of traditional Dutch wooden shoe-making as skilled artisans showcase their craft before your eyes.

Afterward, it’s time to explore the pearl of the former Zuiderzee – the enchanting village of Edam. Lose yourself in its narrow streets lined with stunning 17th-century buildings, tranquil canals and the iconic public weighing house. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the famous Edam Cheese Market and even indulge in a taste of delicious cheese at a nearby farm.

Our final stop will be the picturesque seaside village of Volendam. Wander alongside your knowledgeable guide as you soak in the history and charm of this idyllic destination. Explore the time-honored St. Vincent’s Church, the remarkable wooden Stolphoevekerk, and witness the vibrant Fish Auction. Take a leisurely stroll atop the Dike and be mesmerized by the breathtaking panoramic view of the IJssel lake.

Back in Amsterdam, your tour guide will give you your ticket for a regular City Canal Cruise. The Amsterdam canal cruise passes by all of Amsterdam’s famous attractions. Canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk: the Amsterdam canal cruise takes you past all of them. Sightseeing in Amsterdam couldn’t be a more relaxing experience.

The voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company- Gray Line Amsterdam. The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is a so called ‘open ticket’. This means that no time slot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the two following docks:

  • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501, opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5, 11 and 12 and get off at Leidseplein. From there, the dock is a 2 minute walk.
  • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 get off at Rijksmuseum. From there, the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro no. 52 and get off at Vijzelgracht. From there, the dock is only a 2 minute walk.

Please note that the order of visiting the villages may differ from the description.


  • Transportation by a single-deck bus
  • Milti-lingual tour guide (English and German)
  • Pick-up and drop-off in central Amsterdam
  • Visit a clog (wooden shoe) maker
  • Tasting of a local cheese with a visit at a cheese farm
  • Entrance at a working windmill
  • Bottle of water and Dutch syrup waffle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • City Canal Cruise by Blue Boat Company


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Departure details

This tour departs from De Ruijterkade 105, 1011 AB Amsterdam. Which is only a 6 minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Station. From the front of the Amsterdam Central Station (Stationsplein), turn to your left and walk in the eastern direction. Keep on walking and cross the small bridge. Walk until you reach the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel. Turn left and follow the walkway underneath the railway crossing. After this crossing, our departure point is on your right.

Know before you go

  • This tour’s itinerary may vary depending on the guide on the day
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • A multi-lingual guide may operate it (German and English)
  • This tour will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)
  • We run this tour no matter the weather

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