Full Day Tour to Zaanse Schans, Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen and Volendam
Sunday, August 28th, 2022
The Zaanse Schans is a unique area in the Netherlands in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Full of wooden houses, mills, barns, and boutique craftshops you will feel as if you’ve been transported back in time. A local expert who lives in the village will take you on a stroll through the area. You will get to see active windmills, the clog and cheese workshops, the 1st ever Albert Hein in the Netherlands, and the Mayor’s Mansion. You can even have tea in our guide’s home where she can tell you more of the stories of Zaans Schans.
The Zuiderzee Museum, in the historic center of Enkhuizen, is a Dutch museum devoted to preserving the cultural heritage and maritime history from the old Zuiderzee region. With the closing of the Afsluitdijk (Barrier Dam) on May 28, 1932, the Zuiderzee was split in two parts: the waters below the Afsluitdijk are now called the IJsselmeer, while the waters north of it are now considered to be part of the Waddenzee.
Volendam is a popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands, well known for its old fishing boats and the traditional clothing still worn by some residents. The women's costume of Volendam, with its high, pointed bonnet, is one of the most recognizable of the Dutch traditional costumes, and is often featured on tourist postcards and posters (although there are believed to be fewer than 50 women now wearing the costume as part of their daily lives, most of them elderly). There is a regular ferry connection to Marken, a peninsula close by. Volendam also features a small museum about its history and clothing style, and visitors can have their pictures taken in traditional Dutch costumes.
Tour includes lunch.
*Separate registration required - €185 per person
Tour details subject to change
Full Day Tour with Lunch
Monday, August 29th, 2022
This tour includes a guided walking tour of the most beautiful sights in Amsterdam, a visit to the Museum van Loon, lunch at De Baile, and a canal boat tour with a cheese tasting. More information to follow.
Tour included in price of guest ticket.
Guest Time at Leisure
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
Guests will have time to tour the city of Amsterdam on their own. Recommendations to follow.