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Trip to Haarlem, Zaanse Schans and Volendam from Amsterdam3 Reviews
A church-brewery in Haarlem, the windmill's city, the factory of Holland's most famous clogs in Zaanse Schans and a cheese tasting in Volendam.
- Taste a sample of two of the star products of Dutch cheese and stroopwafels
- Get to know the charm of rural Holland as you visit the most popular villages
- Admire the typical Dutch windmill at Zaanse Schans and learn about local history
- See how traditional wooden clogs and typical Dutch cheeses are made
DescriptionHaarlem Can you imagine being drinking a Jopen —local craft beer— while you can see stained-glass windows, vaults and sacred decoration? You're reading right, only in Haarlem you can drink a local pint in a church turned brewery. Cheers? The city is located four meters below sea level and was built on the bottom of an ancient lake, for this reason the enormous amount of channels that cross it A stop at the Grote Markt, the central market square, where you can find everything from traditional product until festivals, concerts and cultural events. After that, a walk through its cobbled streets with medieval facades called “golden lanes”. The organ in the Saint Bavo's Cathedral have something special when it has been played by names as Händel and Mendelssohn, or for example a ten-year-old boy who is known as Mozart. Why does Laurens Janszoon Coster have a statue? Or perhaps you would like to know the curious history about Adriaan's windmill. Oh! And a peculiarity: its Hofjes, single elderly women hospices. Zaanse Schans The Young Sheep, The Cat, The Seeker, The Housewife and the Crowned Poelenburg. Hollywood movies? No! These are some of the names that the famous windmills from Zaanse Schans. A fairytale city! Well, in fact, that it was “created and designed” by an architect named Jack Skipper. Everything you see in the village has been moved here in order to preserve old buildings that were no longer used and had risk of being demolished. We couldn't leave without going in to see how the best-known and most iconic clogs in Holland are made. In addition, the store has a small museum where you will see a wonderful exhibition with the most curious clogs you've ever imagined, even one made of diamonds! Volendam Do you know how many liters of milk are needed to make 1 kg of cheese? Become a master cheesemaker with this visit to one of the most famous factories in the Netherlands. A unique and fun tour that will activate all your senses. Learn about the production process and the story about local cheeses. Its origin and process, from the milking stage to the marketing stage, traditional gibbon methods combined with new ones, and of course, the part you've been waiting for all day. We will also try its most typical sweet: Las Stroopwafels. The story goes that a local baker created a cookie out of leftover crumbs, then filled it with caramel syrup. The sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies will attract your attention. Enjoy the true charm of Volendam and taste its gastronomy.
IncludesRoundtrip transportation from Amsterdam Tour guide Cheese factory visit Clog factory visit
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