Volendam, Edam and windmills guided tour with Amsterdam canal cruise
Excursions & day trips

Volendam, Edam and windmills guided tour with Amsterdam canal cruise

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Taste Dutch cheese and learn how it is made on a farm
  • Stroll the twisting streets of Volendam on a guided tour
  • Watch traditional craftsmen making clogs
  • Enjoy a cruise on the famous Amsterdam canals
What to expect

From the churning windmills in the Zaanse Schans to the cheese weighing house in Edam, this tour highlights everything that is typical Dutch. See the beautiful landscapes of the province of North Holland and explore the traditional fishing village of Volendam on a 5.5-hour guided tour from Amsterdam. Learn about clog making in the wooden shoe shop and try some tasteful cheese in one of the Dutch cheese farms.

Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the River Zaan and is home to several functioning windmills and wooden houses. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands and experience free time to explore the village and visit a windmill on your own.

Continue to the village of Edam, where its ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th-century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church and former town hall. After a stroll around this historic village, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese in a nearby cheese farm.

Finally, stop in the seaside village of Volendam. People come from all over the world to see the small and houses and learn about the locals and traditional Dutch costumes. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the village, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the vis afslag (Fish Auction). You can also enjoy a walk on top of the Dike with a beautiful view of the IJssel-lake.

Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for a regular city canal cruise that can be used at any time during your visit. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best sights of this historical city. Relax on the boat and enjoy the fantastic views of the 17th-century buildings lining the canals. Admire the Overhoeks quarter from water, the Golden Bend and the Music Building and the magnificent VOC ship, known also as The Amsterdam.

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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
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Live commentary on board
    • Ticket for Amsterdam canal cruise
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Infants ages (0-3): free
    Where

    Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meeting point:
    Depart from the Heineken Experience bus stop, Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side.
    What to remember
    • Please note that the order of visiting the villages may differ from the description
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Infants must sit on laps

    City canal cruise:

    • Your city canal cruise voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company - Gray Line Amsterdam
    • Note that this is an 'open ticket' no timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks
    • Canal cruises depart from Stadhouderskade 501, opposite the Hard Rock Cafe or Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience
    • Audio guides are available on board in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, Croatian, Czech, Chinese, Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Bahasa, Polish, Swedish, Hindi and Arabic
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    Provider
    Blue Boat Company
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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