North Holland – Marken, Volendam and Edam.
Northern Holland has beautiful landscapes, small villages, windmills, cheese factory and much more. There you will find the true Dutch traditions still preserved today. In the picturesque villages you can still see residents in traditional dress. The most interesting cities in this region are Marken, Volendam and Edam.
To really get to know everything that this beautiful region has to offer, the best option is to buy a tour. The guided tour in Spanish and English lasts all day and departs from Amsterdam. The first stop is in the fishing towns of Marken. The guide will take you on a walking tour through the streets full of colorful houses and to a shoemaker’s studio to watch a demonstration of how wooden clogs are made.
From Marken the journey continues by boat to Volendam. In the small fishing village, you can explore the place on foot and participate in a tasting at a traditional Dutch cheese factory.
The next destination is the city of Edam, famous for the cheese of the same name. Get ready for another cheese tasting. Also get to know the history of the city’s old shipyard and the largest church in Holland.
The last stop on the tour is the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans, where a magnificent collection of historic windmills has been preserved since the 18th century. Enter one of the windmills to learn more about this Dutch icon of industrial architecture. Stroll around the picturesque wooden barns and the small animals around.