Bus tours

Hop-on hop-off windmills and Dutch villages bus tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: Flexible
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the Dutch countryside in a flexible way with the hop-on hop-off bus
  • See the windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Taste traditional Dutch cheese and see how it is made
  • Upgrade your ticket to the PLUS option and visit 2 more attractions of your choosing
What to expect

This hop-on hop-off tour through Holland’s picturesque countryside is the perfect way to explore outside the city and experience the rich culture. All the stops of the tour offer a unique insight into Dutch history and tradition. There are buses every 45 minutes from each stop which provides the perfect amount of freedom to enjoy the tour in your own pace. You can also enjoy an audio walking tour at each stop.

Visit Monnickendam, which despite being a small fishing village today, holds much historical significance as a port in earlier centuries. Hop off the bus at the stop of Cheese Factory Henri Willig to visit the Cheese Farm where you can see how cheese is made and take a free guided tour of the farm. Next stops are in Volendam and Edam, both known for their fishing boats and stunning sceneries. In Volendam you can still find residents in traditional Dutch costumes. In Zaanse Schans, admire a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and see Dutch history come to life. See the architecture in the Zaanstreek, which was the trade centre of the region in the 19th century.

As each stop is unique and provides its own slice of culture, this tour is perfect for discovering and exploring the Dutch countryside. Spend as much time in each city as you want. The flexible hop-on hop-off tour gives you the unique possibility to discover all the villages at your own pace.

Hop on Hop off Cheese, Windmills and Dutch Villages stops ( note that buses travel in one direction during the hop-on-hop-off tour in the following order):

  • THIS IS HOLLAND (departure point with last departure at 2.30pm)
  • Zaanse Schans (last departure at 5.55pm)
    • Behold the famous windmills at the characteristic Zaanse Schans
  • Edam (last departure at 6.15pm)
    • During the Middle Ages, one of the most important cities in Holland; nowadays, a charming historical town
  • Volendam (last departure at 6.25pm)
    • This old fisherman’s village has a very beautiful harbour and breathes tradition
  • Cheese Farm Henri Willig (last departure at 5.05pm)
    • Discover the art of cheese making during a free guided tour among the farm animals
  • Monnickendam (last departure at 6.45pm)
    • Founded by monks, find out all about the history of this hidden gem

You can choose to upgrade your ticket to the PLUS option and visit 2 of the following attractions:

  • THIS IS HOLLAND (10.00am - 7.00pm)
    • Experience a unique 5D flight over all must-sees in the Netherlands
  • Experience Volendam (11.00am - 5.00pm)
    • Enjoy a guided and Virtual reality tour and discover the past of Volendam
  • Digital photo in traditional Dutch costume (11.00am - 5.00pm)
    • Dress up in the traditional costume of Volendam. Great holiday photo guaranteed!
  • Entry to The Edam Museum (10.00am - 4.30pm)
    • Absorb the significant history in the oldest brick house of Edam, dating back to 1540
    • Please note that The Edam Museum is not wheelchair accessible
  • Canal tour along the river Zaan at the Zaanse Schans (10.00am - 5.00pm)
    • 25-minute boat tour with amazing view of the windmills and the Zaan skyline
    • Departures: every 30 minutes. Last departure: 4.00pm
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What's included
  • Day ticket for the hop-on hop-off bus tour (one round only)
  • Audio guide on board in 5 languages
  • Free walking tours at each stop
  • Free guided tour at Henri Willig Cheese Factory
  • Visit Zaanse Schans
  • With PLUS ticket: admission to 2 attractions of choice
What's not included
  • Headphones (available for purchase)
Reduced price
  • Children ages 4-11: reduced
  • Small children ages 0-3: free
Where

Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Please exchange your voucher at the check-in desk that is located on the ground floor of the THIS IS HOLLAND, situated opposite Amsterdam Central Station along the IJ River. Take the free ferry from Central Station to the opposite side, direction: ‘Buikslotermeer’. This is only a 3 minute boat trip. From here it is just a 3 minute walk to THIS IS HOLLAND.

Please note the check-in desk is open until 2.30pm. The last departure for buses leaving Amsterdam is at 2.30pm

What to remember
  • Note: you can only take the route once (when you return to This is Holland, you are not able to re-use your bus ticket)
  • The total trip takes approximately 2 hours (without stops)
  • Your ticket is valid for 1 day (If you select the half-day ticket you can check-in after 12.00pm)
  • Download the Hop-on Hop-off app to listen to the audio guide and see live locations of the buses. For those who don't have a smartphone audio devices are available to rent
  • An audio guide is available on the hop-on-hop-off bus and on the canal cruise in English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian
  • In the villages, you can take a self-guided tour in English using the app
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When
  • Tours operate daily from March through September
  • Check-in desk is located on the ground floor of the THIS IS HOLLAND: Open from 8.45am – 3pm
  • Departures from Amsterdam: from 9.15am – 2.30pm, every 45 minutes
  • Last arrival in Amsterdam at 7.45pm
  • The total Hop-on Hop-off roundtrip on the bus takes approximately 2 hours. Visiting time at each stop is at your own leisure
  • The Hop on Hop off app allows visitors to see the live location of the bus, so they can always check if the bus is nearby the bus stop
  • If you select the half-day ticket you can check-in after 12.00pm
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Provider
Holland Ticket Services BV
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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