You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Amsterdam / Starting point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Amsterdam at a convenient time of your choice.
Known for its collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses Zaanse Schans is offering an authentic Dutch experience.
This old fishing village is famous for its splendid harbour, fishing trade, authentic Dutch character and traditional clothing.
This picturesque little village was originally situated on an island, the inhabitants created artificial dwelling hills on which they build their houses.
Amsterdam / Starting point
About the ride
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Amsterdam.
The driver will suggest the route of the trip with the key attractions that are worth the visit. Since this experience is a personal tour, the driver will stop at any attraction of your choice and spend there as much time as you wish.
First, after a 0.5-hour ride, you will reach Zaanse Schans, a residential area where 18th and 19th centuries come life. Taking small paths here will lead you to the bakery museum where the smell of fresh home-made bread floats in the air. Along the way, you will see various authentic workshops where the clogs - shoes with a thick wooden stole - are being made. You should not miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the famous Dutch windmills.
Another stop - Volendam. Here the best-known fishing villages in Holland are located. The village has a beautiful harbor full of Dutch ships. From there you can take a boat trip to Marken. Do not forget to take a picture wearing the traditional Volendam clothes! Learn more about Volendam in one of the museums there.
Finally, you will reach the third province - Marken. It was separated from the mainland by the storm in the 13th century. This catastrophe was followed by centuries of isolation of Marken population. Soon, the area became beloved by the local fishermen.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free Wi-Fi onboard
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees to attractions
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Gratuities (optional)
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive a confirmation email. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding your booking.
What is the cancellation policy?
100% cancellation penalty applies when service is canceled 24 hours or less prior to service delivery date or in case of no-show.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of the visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be equipped with wet weather gear if rain is expected. Please note that religious sites require modest attire- knees and shoulders must be covered.
In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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