Private full-day bike tour of Marken, Volendam and Edam
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Private full-day bike tour of Marken, Volendam and Edam

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Dutch
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside on this full-day tour
  • Cross the lake Ijsselmeer from Marken to Volendam by boat
  • Go souvenir shopping in Volendam
  • Feel the history in medieval Edam
What to expect

Feel like a local on your bike and discover the countryside North of Amsterdam! An experienced, friendly guide is at your service all day long. This tour is private and therefor you will be in charge. You wish to stay a bit longer somewhere? No problem, just tell your guide and he will adapt your tour accordingly.

From the central meetingpoint, catch the ferryboat to the North of Amsterdam. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute ride to the island of Marken. This route passes by small villages such as Durgerdam and Uitdam, just north of the city.

Stroll through the picturesque streets of Marken and enjoy stunning views over the Markermeer. Visit a local museum to discover how the people of Marken used to live. Enjoy some free time before you catch the boat to Volendam. This boat ride originally was one of the regular connections for the Inhabitants of Marken to reach the mainland.

At arrival in Volendam you will embark on a short walking tour of the famous fisherman village.

This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over to see the small buildings and houses and take in the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs for those at home or a memento for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the city, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction).

After some free time to explore Volendam, set off for the next stop on the tour: the charming medieval village of Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. Most famous in Edam is beyond any doubt the public weighing house, where in summer still every Wednesday the famous Edam Cheese is being sold.

During this full day tour packed with interesting details and picturesque sights, you will visit a local cheesefarm to try some real Dutch cheese. Your guide will also take you to a woodenshoe maker to demonstrate how clogs are being made.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Professional guide
    • 30-minute boat ride
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bike Rental
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Oosterdokskade 63A, 1011 DL Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meeting point:

    Meet your private guide at Macbike.

    What to remember
    • This tour involves about 45 km of cycling. Although the country is flat, it can be windy. You do not need to be an experienced cyclist, but a sporty mind is needed
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    When
    • Daily at 9.30am
    • Please see calendar for exact available dates
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    Provider
    HTG Services
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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