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While there is plenty to see in laidback Amsterdam, from world-class museums to vintage markets and scenic canals, the city is only one slice of the Netherlands. Here’s what you need to know about taking a day trip from the Dutch capital city.

Dutch Countryside — 14 miles (22 km) from Amsterdam
Historic windmills, charming fishing villages, picturesque canals, and cheese tastings are just some of what you can expect on a day trip into the Dutch countryside. The working windmill village of Zaanse Schans, the small fishing village of Volendam, and the famous cheese-producing town of Edam are all easily accessible via guided tours, which take care of transportation and offer insight into the area.

Keukenhof Gardens — 22 miles (36 km) from Amsterdam
If visiting Amsterdam in spring, a day trip to Keukenhof Gardens is a must. The site is only open briefly during the season, during which a psychedelic carpet of color blooms from the gardens’ 7 million flowers. Pre-booking a tour with roundtrip transportation allows travelers to avoid the hassle of arranging a rental car or taking a bus from Schiphol Airport Plaza.

Delft & The Hague — 39 miles (63 km) from Amsterdam
Venture from Amsterdam on a day trip to Delft to visit the Delftse Pauw factory, where the world-famous blue-and-white pottery is made, or to The Hague to see top sights such as the Peace Palace and Houses of Parliament. Many guided tours combine visits to Delft and The Hague with other area attractions for a full day out.

Bruges, Belgium — 170 miles (273 km) from Amsterdam
Book a full-day tour from Amsterdam to Bruges to touch on all of the Belgian city’s highlights, including ancient churches, a smattering of museums, and the palaces that loom over the canals. Once in the city, boat tours are a great way to explore the waterways, and there are plenty of restaurants at which to enjoy mussels and wash them down with Belgian beer. With included transport from Amsterdam, be prepared for a long day.
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Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

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Experience three quintessential icons of the Dutch countryside — windmills, cheese and wooden clogs — on this 5.5 hour tour from Amsterdam. Journey to the North Holland towns of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam, where you can view working windmills at an open-air museum on the Zaan River, visit a dairy farm or cheese weighing house, and step inside a clog factory. You’ll travel outside the city aboard a single-decker coach, allowing for a smaller group experience with your professional guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.97
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$67.97
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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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Experience an iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills, and craftsmen’s shops on a small-group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside. Visit a series of traditional, restored windmills in Zaanse Schans, and walk the dikes and harbor of Volendam, a pretty port lined with bright houses and sailboats. Sample locally-make cheeses and Dutch schnapps, with time to choose a restaurant for lunch, then enjoy sweeping views of the landscape during the return trip to Amsterdam.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.22
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Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

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Discover the real Netherlands in this amazing tour through Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken – the jewels of the Dutch countryside. The visit starts in Zaanse Schans, where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today. Afterward, we will drive to the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place. Then, near Volendam, we will visit a local cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as we walk by cozy fishermen houses in Marken, the fishing harbor, and the protestant church. Join us for an unforgettable day visiting Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$35.84
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Day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam

Day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam

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Escape the bustling city and discover the car-free village of Giethoorn on a day trip from Amsterdam. Gain insight into the wetland from your guide as you drive past polders and dams, then board a cruise vessel to admire Giethoorn’s farmhouses, canals, and bridges from a traditional perspective. Enjoy hassle-free transfer to the outlying location with round-trip transport from central Amsterdam.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.56
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UNESCO'S Kinderdijk and The Hague Small Group Tour with Museum Visit

UNESCO'S Kinderdijk and The Hague Small Group Tour with Museum Visit

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Combine visits to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk and The Hague on this full-day tour from Amsterdam. Choose from three activities to visit while in The Hague: Mauritshuis, home of some of the Dutch Golden Age's best paintings; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, a modern palace filled with art by Monet and Mondrian; or Madurodam, an attraction filled with miniatures of Dutch highlights and heritage. Travel with a small group in a fully-outfitted luxury minivan, ensuring a relaxing and intimate experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.50
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Giethoorn and windmills of Zaanse schans daytrip from Amsterdam

Giethoorn and windmills of Zaanse schans daytrip from Amsterdam

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Immerse yourself in Dutch culture on this full-day tour through the countryside with round-trip transport from Amsterdam. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, including a traditional clog shop, artisan cheese factory, rural windmills, and the village of Giethoorn. Don’t forget your camera: The day also features a boat ride through Giethoorn’s waterways with rare views of the area.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.94
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Private Full-Day Customizable Tour of Holland from Amsterdam

Private Full-Day Customizable Tour of Holland from Amsterdam

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Discover the rich heritage and modern culture of Holland on a private, full-day tour from Amsterdam. Travel with a local guide through the scenic Dutch countryside and neighboring towns, following an itinerary that’s designed just for you and your group. Explore traditional villages of windmills and wooden shoes, visit the hometowns of your ancestors, taste country cuisine or whatever else you choose!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.38
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Semi-Private Tour to Windmills and Countryside Villages from Amsterdam

Semi-Private Tour to Windmills and Countryside Villages from Amsterdam

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Venture away from the busy streets of Amsterdam and take a trip into the Dutch countryside during this half-day tour. Enjoy a peaceful day exploring typical Dutch villages including the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, the fishing village of Volendam, the oldest town in Holland—Monnickendam, and Broek in the Amsterdam “wetlands.” Discover Dutch history and culture as you explore and enjoy your guide’s undivided attention on this small-group tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.05
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Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Tour

Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Tour

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Become acquainted with the Dutch countryside during this 8-hour day tour with your guide through the villages of Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken. Marvel at the famed windmills of Zaanse Schans as you learn of their significance to the region. Visit a clog workshop where they will carve us live this typical shoe. Take a free time to photograph the impressive landscapes. Visit Edam, a World Heritage Site and whose old town is one of the most beautiful in Holland. Enjoy in a cheese factory, where they will show us how cheese is made. This tour includes an extensive tasting. Lose yourself amidst the striking wooden houses and a maze of narrow streets in Volendam, the former fishing village. Enjoy some free time to taste the local fish. The Volendam's cod and herring are delicious! Then, travel to the old island of Marken enjoing the amazing views around you. This historic place remains well-preserved to this day. Finally we will return to Amsterdam.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.26
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Private Tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs Volendam, Marken from Amsterdam

Private Tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs Volendam, Marken from Amsterdam

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Escape the crowded city of Amsterdam on a private trip through Europe’s most charming countryside. Just half an hour from Amsterdam, enjoy traditional Dutch culture at the fishing village of Volendam and the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Eat lunch at a traditional seafood restaurant and take a ferry cruise on the Volendam-Marken Express. A luxury vehicle with a personal guide takes you round trip; no need to navigate trains or crowded buses.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$339.86
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UNESCO World Heritage VIP Tour in Netherlands

UNESCO World Heritage VIP Tour in Netherlands

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Visit five of the Netherlands' UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a day trip from Amsterdam. Traveling by minivan in a small group, you'll explore the countryside to check out Dutch locations where you can escape the crowds and tourist lines of the city. Admire the natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere of this region. This tour allows you to skip the hassle of renting a car or finding your own way around so you can relax and enjoy a pre-planned journey.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.86
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Private Day Trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam

Private Day Trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam

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Escape the crowded city of Amsterdam on a private trip through the charming Dutch countryside. Just half an hour from Amsterdam, enjoy traditional Dutch culture at the fishing town and souvenir promenade of Volendam and the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. A luxury vehicle with a personal guide gives you a private tour; no need to navigate trains or crowded buses.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$776.59
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Kröller Müller Museum and Hoge Veluwe National Park Small Group Tour

Kröller Müller Museum and Hoge Veluwe National Park Small Group Tour

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Get an insider's look at the amazing Kröller Müller Museum with this small-group guided tour from Amsterdam. Ride in a comfortable minivan to the museum, located in the middle of a forest, and then follow you guide around, listening to what makes the art here so great. Marvel at works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and others.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.50
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Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague Small Group Tour

Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague Small Group Tour

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Discover the delights of Holland on a full-day small-group tour to Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft from Amsterdam. Admire the scenic Dutch countryside as you travel by luxury minivan to Rotterdam, a charming city replete with cutting-edge architecture and quaint waterways. After enjoying a lengthy Spido boat tour, head to the cultural town of Delft to see a selection of enchanting sights and delve into local Dutch traditions. Conclude at political powerhouse, The Hague, and see grand government buildings shrouded in history before returning to Amsterdam.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.50
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Customized Day Tour in the Netherlands with Art Historian

Customized Day Tour in the Netherlands with Art Historian

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Gain intimate insight into the Netherlands’ artistic heritage on this private tour from Amsterdam, led by a professional art historian. Benefit from your guide’s insider knowledge to create a fully personalized itinerary and choose from a vast range of museums, galleries, and attractions across the region, such as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, or Keukenhof Gardens.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
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$540.55
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Private Countryside tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

Private Countryside tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

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See the best Holland has to offer in a 7 hour tour which covers the world-famous Zaanse Schans with its windmills. You will also drive through the countryside to the farmers town of Katwoude to visit a cheese farm, the fisherman town of Volendam, visit the former Island of Marken and the idyllic Broek in Waterland. Your personal private guide and driver will tell you everything about these places and its history. At Volendam, a stop is scheduled for a typical Dutch lunch (included). At Zaanse Schans, you will visit a wooden shoe workshop for a demonstration of clog making and a working Industrial windmill (entrance fee included). As this is a private tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Amsterdam or any other for you convenient place in or near Amsterdam.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$308.97
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Bus day trip Holland Windmill -Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam from Amsterdam

Bus day trip Holland Windmill -Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam from Amsterdam

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Visit two charming Dutch towns in one day: Volendam and Marken. These are top attractions in the Netherlands that most tourists don’t want to miss. They’re conveniently located near Amsterdam, making this day trip an easy stop. With round-trip shared transport, a city map, and additional recommendations from the guide, you’re all set.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.84
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Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village guided day tour

Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village guided day tour

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A windmill village, a tulip garden, and a clog museum are a few of the stops you make on this quintessential Dutch countryside tour from Amsterdam. Leave the city behind and enjoy a jam-packed full-day itinerary, starting with a visit to the colorful Keukenhof Gardens, home to over 800 varieties of tulips. Next, visit the traditional windmill village of Zaanse Schans and get a feel for life in 19th-century Netherlands. Peek into the wind-powered factories, sample regional cheeses at a local farm shop, then watch a shoemaking demonstration at the clog museum.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.35
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Private countryside tour: the highlights of Holland with guide and transport

Private countryside tour: the highlights of Holland with guide and transport

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Immerse yourself in Dutch culture, history, and cuisine on a private 6- to 7-hour countryside tour. Comfortable and swift transportation takes you from the tourist crowds of Amsterdam and into the heart of Holland. Enjoy engaging commentary from your guide as you taste local cheese, stroll past windmills, and try on wooden shoes. Tour highlights include Zaanse Schans, the fishing village of Marken, Volendam, Church Broek, and more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$554.90
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Private tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs and Volendam from Amsterdam

Private tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs and Volendam from Amsterdam

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Delve into traditional Dutch culture on a private countryside tour from Amsterdam. Skip the hassle of renting a car and navigating country roads, as a dedicated driver makes it easy to travel from the capital to charming villages like Zaanse Schans, Irene Hoeve, and Volendam. See working windmills, visit a cheese factory, watch how wooden clogs are made, and get tips on the top riverside restaurants for an authentic Dutch lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.49
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Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-Up

Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-Up

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Escape the city and create your own itinerary on a private full-day custom tour from Amsterdam. With just your guide and private party, explore the Dutch countryside, replete with windmills and waterways, in order to learn of the Netherlands’ history. Opt to discover the picturesque villages of Marken and Volendam; or snap photos of the windmills in Zaanse Schans; or see the 'garden of Europe' at Keukenhof. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.  
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.83
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Bus day trip to Bruges from Amsterdam

Bus day trip to Bruges from Amsterdam

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With this day trip, you will travel from Amsterdam to Bruges via motorcoach. Discover the city also known as "Venice of the North" with a English guide. Explore the historic center which is a UNESCO Word Heritage site, enjoy free time for lunch, and visit the chocolate and lace shops along the way.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.92
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Full day tour to Giethoorn incl Canal Cruise and Windmills tour from Amsterdam

Full day tour to Giethoorn incl Canal Cruise and Windmills tour from Amsterdam

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Discover some of the Netherlands’ most beautiful countryside highlights on this seamless, private tour. Following pickup from your hotel, travel in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes. Your first stop is the charming village of Giethoorn: renowned for its scenic canals, thatched-roof homes, and tranquil pace of living. See the town, and go for a canal cruise. Then, transfer to Zaanse Schans: home to iconic, heritage windmills. Finally, return to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$363.25
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Zaanse Schans Day Trip from Amsterdam with Lunch

Zaanse Schans Day Trip from Amsterdam with Lunch

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Discover the traditional Dutch delights of Zaanse Schans on a small-group day trip to the picturesque riverside village from Amsterdam. Visit a clog factory and cheese farm to see how these classic products are still made by hand, and peer out onto the countryside from the balcony of a working windmill.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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