What to do and see in Volendam, North Holland Province: The Best Sightseeing Tours

October 15, 2021 Jasper Kershner

Volendam (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌvoːlənˈdɑm]) is a town in North Holland in the Netherlands, in the municipality of Edam-Volendam. The town has about 22,000 inhabitants (November 2007).
Restaurants in Volendam

1. Private Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour of North Holland from Amsterdam

MacBike | Bike Rental Amsterdam | Oosterdok, Oosterdokskade 63A, 1011 DL Amsterdam, Netherlands Personalized private tours, discover Amsterdam
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Escape the crowds in the city and explore the countryside North of Amsterdam in on a private 8-hour bike tour from Amsterdam. Cycle through picturesque villages, such as Durgerdam, as you are making your way to the famous countryside of Marken, Volendam and Edam. During this full-day tour packed with interesting details and picturesque sights, you will visit a local cheese farm to try some real Dutch cheese. Your guide will also take you to a wooden shoe maker to demonstrate how clogs are being made before cycling back to the city in the late afternoon.

Inclusions: Professional guide, All taxes, fees and handling charges, Bike rental, Boat ride to Volendam

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviewed By Leeanne C

An absolute must. Our tour guide Hemelinde was brilliant and extremely accommodating. There was a confusion as to the meeting point however she rearranged her schedule to fit us in later in the day . Extremely informative and knowledgeable. Gives you good ideas of what else to do. Brilliant guide thank you

2. Private Day Trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam

Trigger Tours, Private tours in Amsterdam
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Explore the Dutch country side with this private day trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken. Get picked up at your hotel by your private guide that will drive you around in a comfortable vehicle. After 30 minutes you will arrive at Zaanse Schans where you explore the Dutch countryside and windmills. Your private guide will tell you about the area and you have entrance to various windmills. See the inside of a Dutch windmill and explore the many traditional wooden houses, barns and shops. Your private guide will also bring you to a Dutch cheese farm to taste cheeses and a traditional Dutch waffle factory. From Zaanse Schans your private guide will drive you to Volendam and Marken. These traditional fishing villages are known for its green timbered houses and harbor. Your private guide will tell you about the interesting history of these villages and show you around. From here your guide will drive you back to the hotel.

Inclusions: Transport by private vehicle, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Professional guide, You can pick a departure time between 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Exclusions: Food and drinks

Reviewed By derenl2021

Very interesting and exciting tour! Our guide, Jan, showed us all the interesting sites in Amsterdam. He shared much information and even gave us some tips to get some good food, as restaurants are still closed. Very friendly and informative! Great tour and great day!

3. Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-Up

Rudy's Taxi Company
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Enjoy a full day private sightseeing to the northern part of the Netherlands. A short city tour or tulip tour can be included in this 8 hour tour . See and learn with your private guide all about the typical Dutch Polderland with the beautiful landscape, the windmills, canals and lakes. During the spring time several tulip fields can be spotted on route. As a private tour, your guide can personalize the tour according to your own preferences. -From 21 March 2019 till 19th of May the flower gardens of " Keukenhof" can be visited, entrance fees are not included.-

Inclusions: Private tour, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport by private vehicle, Professional guide, Visit at the cheese and/or clog factory

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities

Reviewed By christinez903

We have booked a transfert with Rudy Taxi Company, and the services were excellent. They are on time. Suggested using this company!

4. Custom Private Tour through Netherlands from Amsterdam

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No tour that matches your wishes? Don’t worry, you can just design your own tour and we will deliver it. Customise an unforgettable Experience trough The Netherlands. Just let us know your requirements and we will design your personalised travel itinerary. This tour will be  operated in a  minivan for a more personalised experience without the crowds from large coach tours.  A professional, experienced and friendly driver/guide will accompany you throughout the day.

Inclusions: Transport by minivan, Friendly driver/guide, Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks

Reviewed By Seaside782107

We travelled by train to Amsterdam and only saw one windmill - went past too quickly to get a photo. Zaanse Sch.. is a site where working windmills and other traditional Dutch working buildings have been brought together in one place. Plenty to see and do. Visiting inside of windmill was fascinating. The working clogs museum showing how they were traditionally made and more recent "industrial" processes was also worthwhile.

5. Amsterdam Private City And Countryside Tour

Hans Langh Tours
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Tours with a eight passenger van. A combination of driving and walking. Tours are fully customizable and you will decide the tempo. Off the beaten tracks. Small groups and a lot of personal attention. Diverse culture, world class museums and beautiful canals. This is no 'drive-by' tour. At least four hours touring. (Price per group, max 8)

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Private tour, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Port pickup and drop-off, Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions: Food and drinks

Reviewed By isabellaso

Hans is very nice and he had contacted us before for planning the trip. The air condition of the car is fair functioning.

6. Zaanse Schans and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

Cherry Travel & Tours
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You enjoy personalised service throughout the tour, your friendly guide offers more in-depth knowledge of the two top attractions around Amsterdam area. Hotel pickup service is included. Small group 8 persons max. makes it a more pleasant travelling experience especially during peak season. Fast entrance to cheese factory, clogs factory and waffle museum with free demonstrations.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Food is excluded but available during the tour. Guide recommend places to go and optional for you to join., Gratuities

Reviewed By morganmR1184VR

I joint the 2 Days castle tour to Vianden, Cochem and Drachenburg, I would like to express my gratitude to the tour operator they did a very good job, I enjoyed very much, always the quality and attention that Cherry gives to us was explendid, the tour was well organized, driver was very nice and flexible, the castles wonderful, and the accommodation very confy. Very thanks to Cherry and the staff for this magic experience.

7. Off the Beaten Paths Dutch Landscape Private Tour by Car Half a Day

Holland Discovery
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We'll go off the beaten paths and visit the most stunning small villages and hamlets. We'll stop for a little while 10 minutes at a clogs factory and cheese farm (only if you want).This is not a gift shop visit! Private airconditioned comfy car with private guide. Everybody loves this tour! Breathtaking!

Inclusions: Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle

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Reviewed By xenye

Amazing day with Remco! Lovely comfortable car, exactly what we needed -a quite private day with someone really knowledgable. We saw windmills, clog demonstration, tasted some local delicacies. And Remco has a trained eye for detail when it comes to taking pictures. Thanks to him we have so many memories captured :) thank you Remco!!!

8. Escape the city crowds and dive into the scenic Dutch countryside-private

Sloterdijk, 1014 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam & More Tours
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Escape the city crowds and take a glimpse into the Netherlands’ industrial past at the Zaanse Schans while walking past traditional houses, windmills, old warehouses and visiting a traditional bakery. Enjoy watching cheese bearers and cheese traders at the world-famous Alkmaar cheese market and its vibrant city center. Look inside a historical windmill. You can climb all the way to the top and enjoy the view. Immerse yourself in the authentic scenery of 2 characteristic old fishing villages. Watch a real clog maker, taste local food and wonder through picturesque spots in an atmosphere of history and romance. All this right at Amsterdam’s doorstep. Highlights Enjoy the historical Alkmaar Cheese market (only available fridays 27/03 - 25/09) Look inside a historical windmill (only available on saturday & sunday) Watch the art of making clogs Discover Netherlands's industrial past at the Zaanse Schans Visit an authentic bakery All entrance fees included so no surprises

Inclusions: All Fees and Taxes, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation

Exclusions: Lunch

Reviewed By Meander483645

the places visited are very interesting, we have known the windmills, the best traditional farms of the Dutch countryside and the characteristic village of Edam. Our guides were a fantastic couple very helpful and very kind who guided us on the tour and on our every need. Highly recommended

9. Marken, Volendam & Zaanse Schans: Cheese, Windmills and Clogs

Dutch Tours and Transfers
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Be Dutch for a day! A day full of windmills, cheese and traditional wooden clogs. Covered with water, cows grazing the fresh grasses, colourful flowers and green-timbered houses, Zaanse Schans is home to what some call the Eighth Wonder of the World: the historic 18th-century windmills. Everybody knows about cheese, but few know how it’s produced. Your private chauffeur guide will take you to the place where the magic happens, where the Dutch dairy gold is crafted. You will visit a local cheese factory in the picturesque fisherman village of Volendam, where you will be taught about the cheese-making craft and enjoy a delicious cheese tasting. With windmills and cheese on board, it’s unthinkable to skip the traditional wooden clogs in this tour. Your driver guide will take you to the particular city of Marken, where you will witness how a shoemaker crafts the typical wooden clogs.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, WiFi on board, Bottled water

Exclusions: All Fees and Taxes

Reviewed By ericpd496

Excellent choice for small groups or those traveling alone. The guide is incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. I strongly recommend this tour!

10. Grand Holland Private Tour

Hans Langh Tours
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Tours with a 8 passenger van. A combination of driving and walking. Tours are fully customizable and you will decide the tempo. Off the beaten tracks. Small groups and a lot of personal attention. Grand Holland private Water control, fishermen villages, polder landscapes, dikes, wind mills, cheese and tulips. This is no 'drive-by' tour. Seven hours of touring. (Price per group max 8)

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Private tour, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified

Reviewed By doctorcarla

We just had the best day with Hans Langh, our private tour guide here in Amsterdam. I had found him through TripAdvisor, and had seen many excellent reviews on him, so I jumped right on it and reserved. So happy that we did! He was super knowledgeable about the Amsterdam area and its history, as well as the North and South Holland areas, and Schermerhorn, where there are some stunning tulip fields. We like to avoid touristy areas, and go off the beaten path, and he knew just where to take us. We also went to Keukenhof, and although it was busy as expected, it was so with it because the flowers were so beautiful. Hans is the best. Really. You will love him.

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