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Volendam and Marken by Bike: Full-Day Tour

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam and explore the countryside area of Amsterdam North on an 8-hour bike tour of picturesque villages, such as Holysloot and Uitdam. Cross to the former fishermen’s village of Volendam, visit a cheese farm, and more.

Highlights

  • Cycle the picturesque villages of Amsterdam North
  • Cross Lake Ijsselmeer to the former fishing town of Volendam
  • Stroll among the colorful wooden houses of Marken

Description

Feel like a local on your bike and discover the countryside North of Amsterdam in a private 8-hour guided full-day bike tour from Amsterdam. Your experienced and friendly guide is at your service all day long.  From the central Amsterdam meeting point, you will catch the ferryboat to the North of Amsterdam. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute ride to the island of Marken. Pass by small villages such as Durgerdam and Uitdam, just north of the city. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Marken and enjoy stunning views of Markermeer. Visit a museum to discover how the people of Marken used to live and enjoy some free time. Next is a half hour boatride to Volendam.  Upon your arrival in Volendam you can enjoy a short walking tour of this famous fisherman village. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor, small buildings and houses and locals in traditional Dutch clothing has been a major tourist attraction since 1875. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the city, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction). Next is the charming medieval village of Edam, also referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. Most famous in Edam is beyond any doubt the public weighing house, where in summer still every Wednesday the famous Edam Cheese is being sold.

Includes

Private tour in your chosen language Experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide Rental bike Cheese tasting in Volendam All local taxes
Food and drinks Gratuities

Important Information

  • This tour involves about 60 km of cycling. Although the country is flat, it can be windy. You do not need to be an experienced cyclist, but a sporty mind is needed.

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