Holland Premium Package - Marken, Volendam, Edam and the Windmills

$ 142.06 / AED 521.36 per person

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • <b>Book now for travel before 27 Oct 2019 & get a FREE Canal Cruise!</b>
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • This comprehensive tour offers in-depth sightseeing and refreshment
  • Discover the Dutch countryside with its windmills, colourful homes and traditional lifestyles
  • Visit one of the regions renowned cheese farms and a wooden shoe factory
  • Enjoy a boat cruise and see how those traditional windmills work
  • Lunch, morning tea and cheese tasting are all included in the tour price
  • Fabulous photo opportunities

Activity Schedule

9:45am

Canal Cruise: 9:30am - 9:00pm (you can choose your preferred start time at redemption)

Overview

Book now for travel before 27 Oct 2019 & get a FREE Canal Cruise!

Imagine yourself in an impressionist artwork with a picturesque landscape consisting of windmills, quaint homes and scenic meadows. The Holland Premium Package gives you this experience with a range of added extras compared to regular sightseeing tours.

Discover traditional arts when you visit a clog factory and indulge in cheese tasting at a cheese farm. Plus, enjoy a scrumptious lunch. The Holland Premium Package includes all of the above.

It feels like you are going back in time when the coach heads from urban Amsterdam to the fishing village of Marken, where people are dressed in traditional Dutch costumes and the cobbled streets are lined up with beautiful wooden houses. Your Multi-lingual guide, proficient in English, German and Spanish, will take you around the village sharing notes about the town’s history and culture.

Take the Marken Express boat ride to the beautiful town of Volendam and shop for souvenirs to take home.

Enjoy the beauty of the picture-postcard Dutch countryside in Edam with its slender canals and Zaanse Schans with its magnificent windmills, which have been preserved since the 18th and 19th centuries.

For the Holland Village Tour, you will be picked up from Paulus Potterstraat in Amsterdam. Sit back in a coach as it passes through the Dutch countryside to reach the small, peninsular town of Marken, known for its traditional wooden houses. The Multi-lingual guide will take you for a walk around the town, sharing the history of the place.

Visit the clog factory where a craftsman will demonstrate how a block of wood is transformed into a beautiful pair of shoes. The Dutch have been wearing wooden shoes, or clogs, or "Klompen" since the Middle Ages. Originally, they were made with a wooden sole and a leather top or strap attached to the wood. Later, the shoes began to be made entirely from wood to protect the whole foot.

Get onboard the Marken Express and enjoy a boat ride to Volendam, located on the coast of the Ijssel Lake. Enjoy a spectacular view of the lake till we reach the small fishing village.

In Volendam, delve in the beauty of the town and browse the souvenir stalls along the cobbled streets. The scenic beauty of Volendam, which became a retreat for artists like Picasso and Renoir, gives you several photo opportunities and you can also pose in a traditional Volendam costume. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant along the dyke before heading to the small town of Edam, known for its cheese.

See for yourself how Dutch cheese is made in the traditional way, when you visit a cheese farm in Edam and take pleasure in cheese tasting. Apart from the neat brick houses and cobbled streets, Edam is also known for its canals, and is home to one of the Netherlands’ largest churches, the ‘Grote Kerk’.

Re-boarding the coach, you will drive through classic Dutch countryside to the picturesque city of Zaanse Schans, a village famous for its well preserved windmills, wooden houses and old fashioned shops. The tour comes to an end with a special visit to one of the windmills, before returning to Amsterdam.

INCLUSIONS

Multi-lingual guide, proficient in English, German and Spanish lunch Cheese tasting in Edam Scenic coach tour through picturesque countryside The Marken Express boat ride on the IJssel Lake Visit to wooden shoe factory and inside of a windmill 1 hour Canal Cruise FREE (offer valid till limited time)

Exclusions

Gratuity Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer reviews

A Must Do

This tour is a little longer than the normal Windmill tour and includes lunch. Thereafter the visit to the cheese factory includes cheese and wine. And the short cruise from...

Singapore, 20/Jan/2016

What a great tour!!!!!

What a great day. Getting to see 4 villages in one day was awesome. Hands downs the wind mills were the best......getting to see the Miller in action making peanut oil and...

Canada, 06/Apr/2018

If youre deciding to do one, try to find the one which Aaf is doing the leading

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Turkey, 07/Jun/2016

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