Trip to Amsterdam Villages and Canal Boat Ride

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Spend the morning discovering the charming villages next to Amsterdam, with their famous windmills and countryside views, before a magical afternoon canal cruise.

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  • Adult

    From 45

  • Children between 3 to 13 y/o

    From 24,50

  • Under 3 y/o


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  • Salida desde Ámsterdam
  • Visita Panorámica en autobús por Ámsterdam
  • Llegada a Zaanse Schaans
  • Llegada Edam y visita guiada
  • Visita guiada por Volendam. Visita a una fábrica de queso y tiempo libre
  • Llegada a Marken, visita guiada y visita a una fábrica de zuecos
  • Vuelta a Amsterdam
  • Tiempo libre para disfrutar del paseo en barca

Itinerary Itinerary

The excursion begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas. This allows us to get the best view of the Zaanse Schaan's windmills under the morning light. Our guides will explain the history of the famous Dutch postcard location in-depth, and we'll get some free time to take pictures of the windmills and traditional homes of the XV century.

The next stop on our tour is the Waterland municipality: dams, polders, locks and a stunning array of greens that will accompany us throughout the day. Everything here is below sea-level!

Following our route, we arrive in the town of Edam, with its narrow streets and imposing architecture. The medieval village, which gives name to the popular cheese, is home to a market that has been open ever since the XVI century. Houses surrounded by water, bridges and spectacular protestant churches make Edam the best place to learn about the Dutch Golden Age.

We also visit Volendam, a small fishermen's village with colorful houses and unique shops. After trying some of its cheeses at a local factory, and some sweet caramel biscuits known as stroopwafels, we have more free time to take photographs and enjoy the views. 

In Voledam you will have free time to have lunch, and if you like you can join us for lunch in a typical restaurant where you can enjoy one of these three dishes: 

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

  • 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 are included on the price 

The last village on our tour is Marken, located on a remarkable peninsula on the Markermeer Lake. Together with our guides, we discover its traditional houses and idyllic gardens facing the water. An old, authentic clog factory allows us to learn about the craft... and even to try on a pair!

At around 4:30 p.m. we arrive back in Amsterdam, a few meters away from the pier, the starting point for our boat trip. You can take a cruise almost immediately or choose to wait for a later one if you prefer. Traveling through the city via the canals will show us a different side of Amsterdam, so this is a great opportunity to truly appreciate all of its wonders.

The cruise will take us through the iconic Canal District, boasting streets lined with elegant homes built by rich merchants during the Dutch Golden Age. Majestic facades, beautiful churches and the famous Magere Brug (Narrow Bridge) make for an outstanding trip.

Spend a whole day discovering the amazing rural world of the Netherlands and Amsterdam's canals. An experience you won't forget.

Meeting Point for the Village Trip

Our guides will wait next to the main entrance of Aloha (restaurant / bowling)

  • De Ruijterkade 153
    • 1011 AC, Ámsterdam, Países Bajos

Meeting Point for the Canal Cruise

Address: Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Prins Hendrikkade 25
    • 1012 TM Amsterdam, Países Bajos


  • Duration

    • 7 h 30 m - Village Trip
    • 1 h - Canal Cruise
  • Included

    • Round trip
    • English guide
    • Canal Cruise on the same day of the tour until 21:30 h
  • Important

    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

  • Recomendaciones Buendía

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    • Top Recomendaciones. Descubriréis nuestra elaborada selección de bares, restaurantes, planes culturales, monumentos, etc., y conoceréis el destino como un autóctono.

    • Guía post-viaje. Leed nuestras sugerencias para la vuelta a casa y seguid disfrutando de tu viaje durante esos duros días de regreso a la rutina.

  • Language

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

  • Reservation

    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.

  • Voucher

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



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