How About Taking Some Day trips From Amsterdam?
You’ve cruised the canals, lingered in coffee shops, gazed upon Rembrandts, and partied till dawn. What next? Consider the many day trips from Amsterdam, all of which offer peace, tranquility, the very best of Dutch culture, and the opportunity to go beyond the usual touring options.
There’s just so much to see on Amsterdam day trips, like the amazingly preserved 18th-century village of Zaanse Schans. With its workshops, handicrafts, and old-school houses, it offers a sensory overload in all things uber-Dutch. Or the town of Volendam, world-famous for its beautiful old fishing boats, pointy-hatted women, and unique houses. And, when thinking day trips from Amsterdam, don’t miss out on Holland (and Western Europe’s) biggest lake, the IJsselmeer. Here you can indulge in water sports and fishing, or simply enjoy the beauty of typical scenes in the Netherlands.
Why visit Amsterdam and its surrounds?
Why visit Amsterdam? Taking a day trip from Amsterdam will let you immerse yourself in the traditional Dutch lifestyle. In Zaanse Schans, one of the more accessible day trips from Amsterdam; you can marvel at the Netherlands’ rich industrial heritage. There are eight impressively-restored windmills here, attracting more than 1 million visitors each year. You can also indulge in a cheese tasting, where you’ll sample traditional cheeses, like gouda. Gouda is a hard yellow cheese that manages to be sharp, sweet, and buttery all at the same time. First referenced in the 12th century, it is one of the oldest recorded cheeses in the world. Another day trip from Amsterdam that rewards the taste buds and the history buffs is the fishing village of Volendam, which is overflowing with fresh delicacies like herring and kibbeling.
The Dutch countryside is truly spectacular. Why visit? Amsterdam isn’t far away, but you’ll feel as though you’ve traveled back in time!
Get tickets for day trips from Amsterdam
For a tour that covers all the essentials, book a Countryside and Windmills tour. With a knowledgeable guide on hand, there’s no better way to encounter the picturesque towns that surround Amsterdam.