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

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Key Highlights

  • 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
    When does it run?

    26 Oct 15 - 20 Mar 16: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
    21 Mar 16 - 30 Oct 16: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    8 hours

    Start time

    21 Mar 16 - 30 Oct 16: 9:45am
    31 Oct 16 - 22 Mar 17: 9:45am

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from Damrak 26, 1012 LJ Amsterdam.
    Please be at the start point 15 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at Damrak 26, 1012 LJ Amsterdam.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Special Offer - Book and travel between 30th November 2015 to 20th March 2016 and get 10% OFF.

    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, coffee and pastry. 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 while sipping a cup of coffee and savouring a pastry (included in tour price), 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 & Exclusions


    • Multi-lingual guide, proficient in English, German and Spanish
    • Snacks and 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


    • Gratuity
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

    Please be at the start point 30 minutes prior to departure.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    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.
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