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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Holland Dream Tour: Exploring Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Giethoorn

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Netherlands. Immerse yourself in this enchanting country’s rich history, captivating landscapes, and vibrant culture. Brace yourself for an adventure filled with picturesque windmills, traditional fishing villages, and the serene beauty of Giethoorn, often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Let’s delve into the highlights of this extraordinary tour and uncover the hidden gems that await.

Overview of Holland Dream Tour:

The Holland Dream Tour promises an all-encompassing experience, allowing you to discover the essence of Dutch heritage and natural wonders. This comprehensive tour takes you to three iconic destinations: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Giethoorn. Each place offers its unique charm and captivating attractions, giving you a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Dutch history and culture.

Zaanse Schans: A Step Back in Time

Step into the past as you arrive at Zaanse Schans, a living museum that transports you to the golden age of Dutch architecture and craftsmanship. This open-air treasure showcases traditional windmills, quaint wooden houses, and charming shops. History comes alive as you explore the interiors of these well-preserved windmills, witnessing the age-old craftsmanship and understanding their vital role in Dutch society.

As you wander through Zaanse Schans, this place’s perplexity unfolds before you. Admire the burstiness of the scenery, with vibrant tulip fields stretching to the horizon and the intoxicating aroma of Dutch cheese wafting through the air. Don’t miss the chance to witness the artisans at work, crafting iconic wooden shoes known as clogs and offering insights into this timeless Dutch tradition. Indulge your taste buds with a sample of delectable cheese varieties, meticulously crafted using age-old techniques.

Volendam: A Picturesque Fishing Village

Venture further into the tour and arrive at the charming fishing village of Volendam. Bursting with character and authenticity, this idyllic village is a favorite among travelers seeking a glimpse into traditional Dutch life. Stroll along the vibrant harbor, where local fishermen bring in their fresh catches, infusing the air with a hint of the sea. The burstiness of Volendam is evident in its lively markets, showcasing vibrant stalls filled with local crafts, souvenirs, and delectable treats.

Explore the narrow streets lined with traditional houses, many adorned with colorful facades and picturesque gardens. Engage with friendly locals, who proudly wear traditional clothing, adding to the burstiness of the village’s cultural heritage. Capture precious memories against the backdrop of Volendam’s iconic lighthouse, standing tall as a symbol of the village’s maritime history.

Giethoorn: The Venice of the North

Prepare to be captivated by the tranquil beauty of Giethoorn, often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” As you navigate the winding canals and charming bridges, the perplexity of this car-free village will leave you enchanted. Immerse yourself in the serenity of this hidden gem, where every corner reveals a burstiness of natural beauty and architectural splendor.

Embark on a boat tour along the canals, gliding past thatched-roof farmhouses and lush greenery. The perplexity of Giethoorn lies in its harmonious blend of natural wonders and human ingenuity. Observe the burstiness of this enchanting place, where residents travel by boat, gracefully navigating the waterways that weave through the village with Holland Dream Tour. Explore the captivating streets on foot, discovering hidden nooks adorned with vibrant flowers and charming cafes.

The Holland Dream Tour offers a remarkable journey through Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Giethoorn, showcasing the best of Dutch heritage, picturesque landscapes, and cultural immersion. Experience the perplexity and burstiness of these unique destinations, from the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans to the vibrant fishing village of Volendam and the serene canals of Giethoorn. Book your Holland Dream Tour today and embark on an unforgettable adventure through the heart of the Netherlands.


  • Zaanse Schans:
  • Witness traditional wooden shoemaking, Dutch cheesemaking, and indulge in cheese tasting.
  • Marvel at the historic windmills and learn about the region's fascinating heritage.
  • Volendam:
  • Enjoy an optional lunch in this picturesque fishing village while taking in the idyllic waterfront views.
  • Experience the charm of the village, with its colorful houses and traditional clothing still worn by some locals.
  • Giethoorn:
  • Navigate the enchanting canals with a relaxing canal cruise and explore the village's remarkable thatched-roof houses.
  • Take a leisurely walk along the narrow footpaths that wind their way through the village.


  • Day trip from Amsterdam
  • Live demonstration
  • Food tasting
  • Professional local driver/guide
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Giethoorn canal cruise tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry to a windmill at the Zaanse Schans
  • Gratuities
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on "Tour Included"


Your adventure begins at Zaanse Schans, a charming open-air museum renowned for its historic windmills. Marvel at these majestic structures as they rotate gracefully, harnessing the power of the wind. Dive into the region's fascinating heritage as you witness traditional wooden shoemaking, a craft deeply rooted in Dutch culture. Be captivated by the artistry and precision involved in creating these iconic shoes. Additionally, explore the art of Dutch cheesemaking, where you'll have the opportunity to observe skilled craftsmen crafting delicious wheels of cheese. Indulge your taste buds with a delightful cheese tasting session, savoring the rich flavors and textures that have made Dutch cheese famous worldwide.

Your journey will continue to Volendam, where you may view brightly-painted wooden buildings and residents dressed in vibrant regional clothing. Your guide will lead you on a brief stroll around Volendam harbor, which has been one of the village's most famous tourist destinations since 1875. This is an excellent spot to pick up souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home, as well as having photographs made in traditional Dutch costumes in one of the village's numerous photo studios. Of course, don't forget to make time for lunch, because the next trip will take a bit longer.

Next, set off to Giethoorn, often referred to as the "Venice of the Netherlands." Navigate the enchanting canals with a relaxing canal cruise, immersing yourself in the serenity and beauty of this unique village. Discover the remarkable architecture of the traditional thatched-roof houses and enjoy a leisurely walk along the narrow footpaths that wind their way through the village. Marvel at the absence of cars and the reliance on boats as the primary mode of transportation, adding to the village's tranquil ambiance.


Fullday (7-10 hours)



Frequently asked questions

- This tour is Not suitable for people with mobility impairments, Wheelchair users. - This tour will take place rain or shine. - Please wear comfortable shoes. - Don't forget to bring your camera. - Pets are not allowed. - This tour involves a fair amount of walking. - Times are subject to alteration based on traffic conditions in the area. - Children under 24 months old are admitted free of charge (if they do not occupy a seat).

Tour's Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands


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Holland Dream Tour (Zaanse Schans - Volendam - Giethoorn)

Amazing Tour!..

Everything about the trip was amazing. Exceptionally well arranged, the tour guide was quite pleasant, and the restaurant from where we boarded the boats was of the highest quality.
Holland Dream Tour (Zaanse Schans - Volendam - Giethoorn)

Wonderful Experience

It was wonderful, and Berke was an amazing guide who also made the experience very enjoyable...
Holland Dream Tour (Zaanse Schans - Volendam - Giethoorn)

Great Tour!

It's wonderful, everything's in the right place, and the explanation is really streamlined.

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