Get the full experience of all the Dutch countryside has to offer on this 5-hour, small group tour from Amsterdam. Travel in comfort by private bus'to the traditional fishing villages of'Volendam and Marken, and stroll through the world-famous windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Visit a cheese factory for a tasting, stop at a restaurant for lunch, watch craftsmen make wooden shoes, and sample Dutch schnapps before relaxing on the ride back to Amsterdam.
Meet your guide at 9:30am behind Amsterdam's Central Station at "Cafe the Pont" to begin this 5-hour'tour of'the Dutch countryside. Hop aboard your private minibus and drive with your small group to the restored'windmill village of'Zaanse Schans, where you'll see a water mill, an oil mill, a paint mill, and a spice mill. Next up is the quaint'fishing village of Volendam, known for its'green timbered houses and warehouses. Visit the harbor, take a stroll on the dike, and even have a photo taken in traditional Dutch'costume. Take a break in a restaurant for lunch at your own expense, visit a cheese factory and taste the local cheeses produced there, then'you're off to'Marken. One of the most charming villages of the Waterland area,'this former island is a place'where traditions are well preserved. Visit a'wooden shoe factory and see how craftsmen quickly transform blocks of wood into clogs. Sample Dutch schnapps before driving by the villages of Uitdam and Ransdorp, the first home of'artist Rembrandt van Rijn, and return to'Amsterdam around 2:30pm.