Edam and Volendam: the charms of rural life - in Amsterdam - LikeALocal Guide

Edam and Volendam: the charms of rural life

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55 EUR

Are you tired of a city noise and fast-paced lifestyle? Then we would highly recommend you to visit this tour on one of your first days in the Netherlands!

Duration: 5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian

Highlights

  • Amsterdam Centraal Station - our meeting point. From there we will take a bus to ride to Edam and Volendam
  • Edam City Center - strolling along an incredibly beautiful streets with a view of canals, infinite fields with wooden houses.
  • Weight house - there we would like to tell more about Dutch trading traditions, cheese markets and its influence.
  • Old hofjes - let’s visit one of the beautiful cozy yards, where we will discuss medieval charity system in the Netherlands an
  • Volendam City Center - we will get lost in the cozy streets of this fishing town.
  • Family smokehouse - a nice stop to taste a delicious eel soup served in the champagne glass!

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Description

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!

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What’s included & not included

  • Cheese tastings
  • Bus tickets (approx. 10 euro/person);
  • Other tastings.

Meeting point

Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam Centraal, Stationsplein, Амстердам, Нидерланды)

This operator has 4 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

S
Best tour ever!!!
Last weekend I was in Amsterdam and I went to this excursion that made me I fall in love with this city! My guide Anastasia gave me so much interesting information that the rest of the time in the city I knew exactly what to do. Wonderful, interesting, with love. Thanks you!!!!!!!!!!
J
Lovely tour! In a lovely city...
A very exciting and lovely tour by Anastasia. Showed us cool places, with a lot of nice food! :) Very informative and easy-going... can help you a lot with your needs for the weekend!
Keep it up!
H
Fantastic quality time in Amsterdam
I visited many tours with Your Own Holland (Amsterdam highlights, Amsterdam Jordan area, Jewish Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, tours in farms) and every time I get so much positivity, knowledge, exciting facts, stories to remember, stories to share with friends and family and most importantly, their team is just fantastic! Each guide is extremely knowledgeable, very warm and pleasant person.

Happy to visit again and again!
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55 EUR
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