Day trip to Amsterdam Villages and Canal Boat Ride

Come and discover the Netherlands through its villages and its capital. Hop with us on a panoramic bus tour in the city and a visit to the outskirts, to finally end the day with a wonderful trip over the canals of the city. Will you miss it?

  • Prices

    • Adult


    • Children between 3 to 13 y/o


    • Under 3 y/o



    • Menu



We’re hoping you got a good sleep at night, because there's a whole adventure waiting ahead! Are you ready for it? Let's Start!

The tour begins with a panoramic tour of the city. While we leave Amsterdam, a professional guide will explain the most remarkable sights in the city. We’ll pass through the museum district, the Jewish quarters and the Jordaan District. A unique opportunity to enjoy the best views of the city while you travel comfortably on our bus. 

Once we’ll arrive at the windmills in Zaanse Schaans, our guides will take this chance to explain in depth the history of the most beautiful postcard of the Netherlands outskirts. Also in this gorgeous place you’ll be able to freely roam on a brief stop, discovering the place on your own to take your photos.

After the break, we’ll take the road for a brief moment till we arrive at the Waterland province, a place full of dikes, polders and floodgates. In this province we will arrive at Edam village, a little town specially known for its cheese, and we’ll be able to discover its magnificent architecture and the tiny alleys that go all over the city. 

Through its charming roads we will arrive at the medieval market, a place that has been working since the late 16th century. Here you will discover all the details that make the Netherlands a jewel frozen in time since the Golden Century

We’ll also get to visit Volendam, a little fishing village full of colourful houses and the most surprising shops. We’ll also enjoy an amazing snack at the cheese fabric, the local’s speciality. There will also be time to sweeten your day by trying the Stroppwafles, a delicious cookie made with waffle mixture and candy filled. Can you resist the temptation? Come try it!

In Volendam we’ll also make another stop, but this time for lunch. There’s the option of freely wandering through the city to buy some food, and also the option of being guided by our professionals to the most famous places to eat, and try the local food.

Finishing our visit to the outskirts we’ll visit Marken, an amazing peninsula placed in the Markermeer. Next to our guides, you’ll be shown an amazing village full of fisher houses and amazing gardens with the best views of the sea. But the best part of the visit will be the visit to a traditional Clog fabric, where a little surprise will be waiting.

After this visit we’ll be heading back to Amsterdam, but the visit isn't over yet, now is time to take a trip through the canals of Venice in the north! Cruise on the unparalleled “Canal district” while the sun sets to get an unforgettable view of the city. Admire the majestic houses, the gorgeous churches, and the iconic “Magre Brug”... A once-in-a lifetime experience!

This tour will offer you a unique opportunity to know the most rural version of the Netherlands and get a hold of its traditions, with a pleasurable trip by boat to end the evening. A day you surely will not forget!



    • 8h 15min - Village Trip
    • 1h - Canal Cruise


    • Round-trip private transportation from Amsterdam
    • English guide
    • Canal Cruise on the same day of the tour until 21:30 h


    • English - Trip to the Villages
    • Audioguides in 18 different languages - Canal Cruise

    Buendia Recommendations

    Top Recommendations. You will discover our elaborate selection of bars, restaurants, cultural plans, monuments, etc., and you will get to know the destination like a native.


    You have the possibility of adding food in a typical restaurant to your excursion. The Menu that is offered is the following, to choose from among these three options:

    • Variation of fried fish specialty’s served with season salad and home made fries

    • Grilled chicken breast with a soy sauce served with season salad and home made fries

    • Vegetarian smoken avocado burger served with season salad and home made fries, Bread and water included


    • Canal Cruise can be enjoyed anytime between returning from the Village Tour and 21:30 h of the same day, following local boat departure times.
    • The local company that organizes the cruise also offers covered boats in case of bad weather conditions.


    Please remember to carry a printed receipt for our tour, you will need it to get on to the cruise

    Cancellation Policy

    Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded

Meeting Point for the Village Trip

Meeting Point for the Canal Cruise