Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside. 

Starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, this outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the River Zaan and is home to original 18th and 19th century architecture, including several still-functioning windmills  and wooden houses. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. Enjoy free time to explore the village and visit a windmill before travelling through picturesque Polder-landscapes (reclaimed land from the water).

From there the excursion will continue on to the beautiful village of to Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the former Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church, and former town hall. Witouut a doubt, the most famous landmark in Edam is the public weighing house, where every Wednesday morning in July and August is the famous Edam Cheese Market. After a stroll around this historic village, you will have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made. And, of course, to taste some cheese in a nearby cheesefarm.

Finally, the tour will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. A traditional fishing village with a bustling harbour, it has been a major tourist attraction since as early as 1875. People come from all over the world to explore Volendam's traditional buildings, learn about local culture and historic Dutch costumes. A guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the village, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction). You can also enjoy a walk on top of the Dike with a stunning view of IJssel-lake.

Please note:

  • The order of visiting the villages may differ from the description
  • People with walking problems are advised not to join this tour.

Terms & Conditions of the bus excursions

You may pick one (with a 1,2 or 3-day pass) or two (with a 5-day Pass) of these 4 guided bus excursions:

  • Volendam, Edam & Windmills Bus Excursion
  • Zaanse Schans Bus Excursion
  • Cheese market Bus Excursion to Alkmaar
  • Keukenhof & Flowerfields Bus Excursion (from March 21st until May 10th 2020)

How to book your bus excursion:

Step 1: Choose your favourite guided bus excursion
1, 2, 3-day pass: one excursion is included
5-day pass: two excursions are included

Step 2: Arrive 30 minutes before departure at the pick-up point. No reservations required, just show
your Amsterdam Pass. Admittance is subject to availability.

Step 3: Enjoy your bus excursion!

 How to get there

  • Departure point: This is Holland. From Amsterdam Central Station take the free ferry with direction “Buiksloterweg”. Duration of the tour: ± 6 hrs

see the: full list of attractions included »

Nov 3 - May 10
Monday 10.30
Tuesday 10.30
Wednesday 10.30
Thursday 10.30
Friday 10.30
Saturday 10.30
Sunday 10.30
May 11- Nov 2
Monday 09.00
Tuesday 09.00
Wednesday 09.00
Thursday 09.00
Friday 09.00
Saturday 09.00
Sunday 09.00


Dec 25, 26, Jan 1, Apr 27

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Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS, Amsterdam



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