This charming half day tour begins with a scenic drive through the Dutch countryside to the village of Zaandam. Arriving at the village, your guide will lead you through the faithfully re-created town of Zaanse Schans. This carefully designed open air museum was built to authentically replicate the Zaan community of around 1700 and today is a very popular attraction. As you stroll through the cobbled streets watching craftsmen practising the trades of yesterday, you'll get a glimpse of what Dutch life was once like. You will also have the opportunity to visit a cheese factory, as well as experience the established Dutch art of clog-making at a nearby wooden shoe factory.
Following your visit, a short coach transfer takes you to the tranquil 17th century town of Edam, best known for its distinctive Edam cheese. First, you'll enjoy a short walking tour past picturesque canals, traditional drawbridges and charming homes with overflowing flower gardens, before being afforded some free time to stroll around on your own. Perhaps you'll want to use the time to further explore this delightful town or purchase a special souvenir as a memento of your visit.
Re-joining your coach, you'll be transferred back to the pier in Amsterdam where your tour concludes.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking - at times over cobblestone surfaces. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.