Private full day tour to Giethoorn, Edam, Volendam and Marken

On this private full day tour, we combine beautiful landscapes and historic fishing villages, see windmills, explore traditional crafts, and taste local delicacies like cheese and cookies.

Known as the “Venice of North,” the village of Giethoorn is known for its many canals and picturesque footpaths and bridges.! There is time to explore the preserved village on foot and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village during our boat tour! We will enjoy coffee and cake (or an early lunch) in Giethoorn before we drive to our next stop.

Discover the Dutch countryside to historic Edam, Volendam, and Marken, see windmills, waterlands, cheese makers, and clog factories up close, and learn about the region’s rich history. Edam-Volendam was known to be one of the most important port cities in the north of the Netherlands. Its geographical situation, facing the sea, led to the development of trade that brought great economic power to the town. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place and see the famous church after which we continue to Volendam!

Volendam, a beautiful fishing village of small colorful houses and original shops. We will visit a local cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will see how this typical Dutch footwear is made, we will have the time to dress up in traditional clothing and taste the famous Dutch Stroopwafel cookies! We will take the ferry from Volendam harbour to our last stop: Marken. The ferry ride takes approximately 30 minutes and will give you beautiful views of these old fishing towns and the gorgeous coastline as seen from the lake.  Marken is a spectacular peninsula located on the IJsselmeer lake. We will wander the small streets of this ancient fishing village! Here there is enough time to see the beautiful old houses and gardens, have a drink or see the shops before we head back to Amsterdam!

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