We believe, that blooming gardens, old wooden houses, cozy green alleys and fabolous apple pie served for lunch on the banks of a canal overgrown with apple trees and hydrangeas is one of the best medicines against urban bustle!
Up to now you have a chance to meet the cheese king or the guild cheese-porters, who are still getting paid with piece of an almond cake or even become friends with locals walking here in their wooden shoes - clogs!
We will meet at the Amsterdam Centraal Station, from where we will take a bus to ride to those fabolous towns - Edam and Volendam. The travel time takes no more than 20 minutes.
Strolling along an incredibly beautiful streets with a view of canals, infinite fields with wooden houses, farms and wild swans, we will visit a lot of sightseeings on our way, such as: medieval Weigh House, the most humpback bridge in the country, the cheese museum, catholic churches, cozy hofjes and old art-residency made especially for Dutch and French impressionists.
We will get lost in the cozy streets of fishing town Volendam, walk around the promenade overlooking the yachts and taste some local delicacies, such as famous Dutch herring and cheese!
Here we will tell you about Dutch history, local traditions and mysterious legends. Let’s figure out, who the Dutch people are? What do they find important or interesting? How do they relate to family, religion or art? How they celebrate their holidays and plan their quality-time with friends? Indeed, how does it feel to live in Dutch countrysides?
In addition, we will discuss our times too to find out more about farming innovations, modern traditions and etc.
We really like this tour for this unforgettable opportunity to travel back in time to the 16-17th century! And, most importantly, for this chance to enjoy every single minute of this beautiful day!
After our tour, you can come back to Amsterdam together with your guide, but we would recommend you to stay in Volendam for a little bit longer and have a nice lunch in one of the oldest family smokehouses in the country - best place to taste a delicious eel soup served in the champagne glass!