Escape the crowds in the city and explore the countryside North of Amsterdam in on a private 8-hour bike tour from Amsterdam. Cycle through picturesque villages, such as Durgerdam, as you are making your way to the famous countryside of Marken, Volendam and Edam. During this full-day tour packed with interesting details and picturesque sights, you will visit a local cheese farm to try some real Dutch cheese. Your guide will also take you to a wooden shoe maker to demonstrate how clogs are being made before cycling back to the city in the late afternoon.
Feel like a local on your bike and discover the countryside north of Amsterdam on a private, 8-hour guided bike tour from Amsterdam. Your experienced and friendly guide is at your service all day long.
From the central Amsterdam meeting point, you will catch the ferryboat to the north of Amsterdam. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute ride to the island of Marken. Pass by small villages such as Durgerdam and Uitdam, just north of the city. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Marken and enjoy stunning views of Markermeer. Visit a museum to discover how the people of Marken used to live and enjoy some free time. Next, enjoy a half hour boat ride to Volendam.
Upon your arrival in Volendam, you can enjoy a short walking tour of this famous fishing village. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor, small buildings and houses and local, traditional Dutch clothing has been a major tourist attraction since 1875. 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).
Next, explore the charming medieval village of Edam, also 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, every Wednesday the famous Edam Cheese is being sold.