This hop-on hop-off tour through Holland's picturesque countryside is the perfect way to explore outside the city and experience the rich culture! Depart from a central Amsterdam location on a bus destined for the beautiful countryside. The tour includes eight stops, which all promise a unique insight into Dutch history and tradition. There are buses every 45 minutes from each stop, which provides the perfect amount of freedom to enjoy your favorite area at your own leisure! Also included is an audio walking tour for each stop.
The first stop on the tour is Monnickendam and is rich in history. Although it is a small fishing village today, it holds much historical significance as a port in earlier centuries.
The cheese farm, "Jacobshoeve", provides a unique opportunity to witness the process of cheese making during a free guided tour. Take a look behind the scenes at the farm animals.
Volendam and Edam, both known for their fishing boats and scenery, are also stops on this countryside tour. Traditional Dutch costumes are still worn by some residents in Volendam, which was also once a retreat for famous artists. Both Picasso and Renoir spent time in this village during the 20th century. While smaller than Volendam, Edam holds particular fame for its cheese and beautiful historical center.
The sixth stop is Purmerend, a city surrounded by polders, offering boutique shops and an abundance of restaurants and cafes at the 'Veemarkt' (former cattle market).
The seventh stop is Zaanse Schans. Admire a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and see Dutch history come to life! A must-see during this hop-on hop-off tour.
The eighth stop brings you to Zaandam which was once the trade centre of the region in the 19th century!
The final stop brings you back to the starting point at THIS IS HOLLAND. Amsterdam's newest attraction offers the ultimate flight experience over Holland in Amsterdam.
As each stop is unique and provides its own slice of culture, this tour is perfect for discovering and exploring the Dutch countryside. Spending as much or as little time at each stop gives you the perfect flexibility that cannot be found elsewhere. When planning your trip to Holland, be sure not to miss this gem of a tour which is suitable for all!
Upgrading your tour ticket offers you free admission to two memorable adventures of your choice. This includes options such as viewing Amsterdam from the panoramic view at the LOOKOUT, museum admission in Edam, a tour or a photo in traditional Dutch clothing in Volendam, or even a scenic canal ride in Zaanse Schans. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!