4 – 6 hours

Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans; a great Dutch experience!

A visit to The Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the lovely Dutch countryside. Luckily, this is only a 20 minte drive from the city of Amsterdam. Visit the authentic windmills at the Zaanse Schans and the typical Dutch Villages Volendam & Edam in a half-day bustour!

The morning will start with the Zaanse Schans, where the 18th century architecture will blow you away. Visit a live working windmill and see traditional craftsman at work, making wooden shoes; clogs.

Then a trip through the ‘polders’ (land reclaimed from the water) will take the tour to the lovely village of Edam: The Pearl of the Zuiderzee’. Edam had countless cute canals and mindblowing 17th century buildings, but of course it is most famous because of the Edammer Cheese!

See how this world famous cheese is made in a cheese farm and, obviously, try the Edammer Cheese!

The last stop of the tour is Volendam: a beautiful seaside fishing village. The Volendam harbour has been a popular tourist attraction since 1875, and for good reason! People from all over the world want to see one of the only places where the Dutch still wear traditional costumes, for instance. Volendam is a must if you want to grasp Dutch culture and history.

After this excursion, you have experienced everything typically Dutch, it’s a great way to meet Dutch heritage!

Would you like more freedom in your countryside experience? Another option to discover the countryside of Amsterdam is to take the Hop on Hop off tour. 

DEPARTURES Departures winter:
(5 November 2018 – 20 March 2019)
Heineken Experience: 10:00 am
A’DAM Lookout: 10:30 am
✅  Entry Old Windmill✅  Live Tourguide
✅  Volendam + Edam guided tour✅  Visit Cheese farm + Cheese Tasting
PUBLIC TRANSPORTTake the free ferry from behind Central Station (Buiksloterweg). This will take you about 3 minutes. Inside the A’DAM Tower you can check in for the excursion.
TICKET TYPEMobile voucher or printed ticket

 Extra Information

  • There will be a professional live guide during the whole tour (English, German and Spanish speaking)
  • All entrances fees are included
  • The bus has several pick up points in the center of Amsterdam. Please choose which one is the most convenient for you

Blocked dates

  • 17 November 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 27 April 2019


  • A traditional clogmaker will give a demonstration
  • Visit a cheesefactory and discover the great taste of typical Dutch cheese
  • Go inside a windmill and find out it’s purpose!

Harbor Volendam Fish village
Harbor Volendam Fish village
Windmills Zaanse Schans
Edam Town Hall
Edam street
Shores of Volendam

Tour Reviews

4.20 based on 5 reviews
October 11, 2016

All the windmills are amazing in real life. I am going back next year!

April 22, 2017

Quel bel endroit et quel plongeon dans l’ancien temps. Très joli, bravo d’avoir sauvegardé tout cela!

August 7, 2017

it was a pleasant trip.

July 1, 2018

I’m interested in Excursion: Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans; however, I am not good at locations in Amsterdam because this is our first visit in Amsterdam.
Could you pick us, a family of 3, up at our Hotel, Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Centre Canal District, on Aug. 1 (Wed)?

July 5, 2018

Hi Dongju,

Unfortunately this is not possible. The easiest location to find the bus is at the Adam lookout. To get there you go to Amsterdam Central station. At the back of the central station you can find
various ferries, these are free :). You need to take the one to the ‘Buiksloterweg’. When you arrive there you can see the high tower and that is where you check-in. The bus departs at 9 o’clock so be there around 8:30/8:45

Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information. If you have any further questions, I would be happy to help you. Enjoy the tour!

Yours sincerely,
Team Tickets Holland

September 25, 2018

Hi Im interested no the Tour but Im at Akersloot hotel

September 26, 2018

Dear Tathiana,

Thank you for your comment.
This excursion only departs from ADAM Lookout tower, which is located three minutes from Amsterdam Central Station.
From Alkmaar is it possible to take a direct train to Amsterdam Central Station.
Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information.

Kind regards,

Team Tickets Holland.

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