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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, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a full-day windmill tour departing from Amsterdam. Visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Hear commentary from your audio guide during the coach journey, and enjoy guided tours in each picturesque village.
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  • 7 hours
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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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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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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
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Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Daytrip from Amsterdam

Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills 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
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Volendam, Edam and Windmill Tour

Volendam, Edam and Windmill 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
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Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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Visit the picturesque town of Giethoorn on a full-day tour from Amsterdam. Take a boat ride through ‘Dutch Venice’, where you'll have free time to  explore, then climb a dike for views of lakes and polders, or reclaimed land. See, too, Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) which is a 20-mile (32-km) long dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland.
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  • 9 hours
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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$188.10
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Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village

Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village

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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
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Private Tour: Brussels Day Trip from Amsterdam

Private Tour: Brussels Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Enjoy a day in Brussels during your stay in Amsterdam with this private tour. Discover the architectural and historical highlights of Belgium’s capital city — including the Royal Palace, Manneken Pis, Atomium, and European Union — and savor Belgian beer, waffles and chocolate. Hear informative commentary from your chauffeur-guide, and wander Brussels at your leisure during free time after the panoramic tour. This private tour can accommodate a group of up to eight people.
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  • 10 hours
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Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans (Holland Dream Tour)

Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans (Holland Dream Tour)

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See more of Holland on a day trip from Amsterdam to the towns of Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans. Known as the "Holland Dream Tour," this itinerary combines popular destinations that show off another side of the country outside the big city. This tour allows you to avoid the hassle of renting a car or finding your own way to these locations so you can relax and enjoy a pre-planned day.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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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
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Skip the Line Keukenhof Admission Ticket with Transportation from Amsterdam

Skip the Line Keukenhof Admission Ticket with Transportation from Amsterdam

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Beat the long queues with skip-the-line access to Keukenhof, known as ‘the garden of Europe’, and benefit from round-trip transfer from central Amsterdam for a seamless experience. Gain insight into the gardens from an onboard video presentation, and select a departure and return time that suits your schedule for a hassle-free, family-friendly day exploring the park grounds.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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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
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$69.80
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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
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$325.33
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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
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Keukenhof Gardens and Flower Fields Half Day Tour

Keukenhof Gardens and Flower Fields Half Day Tour

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See the springtime blooms of Keukenhof Gardens on a day trip from Amsterdam. Drive past the remarkable tulip fields that make the Netherlands a world-famous destination for flower lovers. A guide leads you on an informative tour of Keukenhof Gardens, including thousands of tulips, narcissi, and hyacinths artfully displayed among its ponds and pavilions. You’ll find myriad possibilities for photographing each dazzling patchwork amid the gardens’ 79 acres (32 hectares). Coach transport and admission are included in your 6-hour tour, departing in the morning or afternoon.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$76.90
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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
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$225.43
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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
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$295.76
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Private Seal Safari at UNESCO Site Waddensea from Amsterdam

Private Seal Safari at UNESCO Site Waddensea from Amsterdam

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Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Waddensea during a 7-hour tour from Amsterdam. Stay on the lookout for the seals and other marine animals that are native to the area as you explore the Dutch wilderness. Then head to the historic fishing village of Harlingen and spend some free time to explore the town before heading to the famous dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland to conclude the tour.
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  • 7 hours
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$532.36
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Private Group Full day Island tour to Texel

Private Group Full day Island tour to Texel

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Explore the Wadden Sea islands on a full-day tour from Amsterdam to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed islands in Holland. Look for seals, birds, and plant life as you travel around the islands by boat, stopping at the national park, a traditional village, and stunning beaches. Enjoy a meal of fresh seafood and produce on board the boat, and a visit to the Enclosing Dike on the return journey.
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  • 9 hours
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