Get to know the heart of the Dutch countryside and villages on a private tour of the beautiful Zaanse Schans and Volendam. Explore windmills, museums, and learn about the Dutch traditions and culture on this 4-hour guided tour.
after being picked up at your Amsterdam hotel enjoy a 30 minute enchanting drive through the countryside to Zaanse Schans, a village full of windmills and old wooden houses. Explore the different museums and watch as local crafts people demonstrate their skills at making cheese, chocolates and wooden shoes (clogs). Afterwards, you will have a chance to visit the shops and boutiques for souvenirs.
Continue to Volendam where there will be a stop for lunch by the seaside (at your own expense). Here you can enjoy delicious specialty foods while taking in the beauty of this fishing village and it's windmills, and local residents in traditional dress. The architecture is to be admired, as you can see different distinct styles from various time periods.
Throughout the tour, you will learn about the history, sights and culture of these areas.
After your time in Volendam relax on the way back to Amsterdam, where after having a drink or two with your guide you'll be returned to your hotel.