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Amsterdam Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus: Windmills, Dutch Villages & FREE Cheese Farm Visit

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    • Adults (12+)
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from US$ 23.49 US$ 21.61 per person pp
    • Explore the Dutch countryside and discover Holland’s picturesque attractions
    • View the scenic windmills of Zaanse Schans and the fishing village of Volendam
    • Taste and experience traditional Dutch cheese-making with a free tour of Henri Willig’s Cheese Farm!
    • Hop-on and hop-off as often as you please and tour at your own pace
    • Enjoy audio commentary on board the hop-on, hop-off bus and learn all about the Dutch tradition
    • You may upgrade your ticket to either of the ticket options available
  • Overview

    A unique hop-on, hop-off tour that covers around eight stops and also offers convenient transfer to the picturesque Holland countryside from Amsterdam and allows you to tour at your own pace.

    Explore the picturesque countryside of Holland on board a hop-on, hop-off bus and partake in wonderful traditions along the way! Enjoy audio commentary on board as the route drives you through seven designated attractions such as Volendam, Edam, Zaanse Schans and more.

    Enjoy a free guided tour at Henri Willig Cheese Farm and taste some of the country’s best cheese! Gain unique insight into Dutch culture and tradition. Hop-on and hop-off as often as you please and enjoy a self-guided walking tour with an audio-guide.

    Upgrade your ticket to either of them:

    • Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off, Windmills & Dutch Villages, FREE Cheese Farm Visit (Half Day Ticket: Check-In After 12pm)
    • Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off, Windmills & Dutch Villages, FREE Cheese Farm Visit (Day Ticket)
    • Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off, Windmills & Dutch Villages, FREE Cheese Farm Visit (Day Ticket) + 1 Hour Amsterdam Historical Tram Ride
    • Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off, Windmills & Dutch Villages, FREE Cheese Farm Visit (Day Ticket) + 1 Hour Canal Cruise Amsterdam
    • Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off, Windmills & Dutch Villages, FREE Cheese Farm Visit (Day Ticket) + This Is Holland
    • Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off, Windmills & Dutch Villages, FREE Cheese Farm Visit (Plus Ticket)+ 2 Attractions
  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?

    Hop on hop off :

    22 Mar  - 29 Sep : Daily

    This is Holland and Canal Cruise : Daily

    Amsterdam Historical Tram ride

    1 June – 27 October : Saturday & Sunday


    Hop on hop off : 1 Day

    This is Holland: 1.5 hours approx.

    Canal Cruise tram ride, Half day ticket(check in after 12 pm) and historical tram ride : 1 hour approx.

    Start Time

    Buses depart between 9:15am and 2:30pm, every 45 minutes

    Meeting Point

    This is Holland’ is located just around the corner of the A’DAM LOOKOUT. Address: Overhoeksplein 51, Amsterdam
    By Boat :Take free ferry from Central Station to the opposite side, ‘Buikslotermeer’. This is only a 3 minute boat trip to "THIS IS HOLLAND".

    Ending Point

    THIS IS HOLLAND, Amsterdam. However guests are free to hop-off and end the tour at any of the designated stops along the way.


    Visit the Dutch villages where famous artists have gained inspiration and partake in the culture firsthand. Hop-off as often as you please across the eight bus stops and enjoy self-guided walking tours with an audio-guide at every stop. Enjoy incredible views and inhale the scenic natural beauty of the Netherlands away from the hustle and bustle of cities.

    The tour route includes the following destinations:


    Zaanse Schans



    Henri Willig Cheese Farm


    Amsterdam Historical Sightseeing Tram : Experience a unique tour of Amsterdam on a historic tram ride. Be entertained while listening to a cleverly crafted narrative. The stories you hear will come to life as you see the sights and hear the sounds

    Canal cruise : Enjoy a tour along Amsterdam’s amazing canals. Admire the stunning city of Amsterdam. See the unique UNESCO World Heritage canal district. Your cruise will take you along elegant merchant’s houses that are decorated with majestic sights.

    This is Holland: Start your tour at any desired time at ‘This is Holland’, the ultimate flight experience over Holland in Amsterdam! While flying over the beautiful landscapes, you will get an idea of how Holland was created. For the Dutch, water is both their best friend and enemy alike. Using mounds, dikes, windmills and polders, the Dutch succeeded in reclaiming land from the sea creating the extraordinary country below sea-level. Learn about the ingenuity behind these structures through this unique flight experience.

    Free Guided Tour of Henry Willig’s Cheese Farm at Jacobs Hoeve

    Discover the Dutch countryside and experience traditional Dutch culture with a free guided tour at Henri Willig’s Cheese Farm. The Dutch are renowned for their cheese and the third stop, the Cheese Farm at Jacobs Hoeve, is where Henri Willig started making cheese over 40 years ago! Take this unique opportunity to taste and partake in the cheese-making process on this tour of the Farm.

    You may upgrade your ticket to Hop on Hop off Plus thereby giving yourself a choice of 2 free admissions out of the following-
    Visit the sky deck of this unique tower, offering breath-taking panoramic views of Amsterdam • Volendam Experience
    • Discover the past of Volendam through a guided and Virtual Reality tour
    • Digital photo in traditional Dutch costume in Volendam
    • Wear the traditional costume of Volendam. Great holiday photo guaranteed!
    Edam Museum )
    The museum is located in the oldest brick house of Edam, dating back to 1540
    • Canal tour along the river Zaan at the Zaanse Schans
    • 25-minute boat tour with amazing view of the windmills and the Zaan skyline. Last departure time from Zaanse Schans Windmills cruises will be around 4:00 pm.

    Please check please note section for more details on specific price as the case may be.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hop-on, Hop-off day ticket
    • Flexible travel, every 45 minutes
    • Free guided tour at Henri Willig Cheese Farm
    • Audio tour through app on the bus
    • Self-guided walking tours available at all eight stops
    • Hop on Hop off countryside guide book including maps
    • 1 hour Canal Cruise (if option selected)
    • 1 hour Amsterdam tram ride (if option selected)
    • Entry to "This is Holland" (if option selected)
    • Entrances to attractions on the tour route
  • Please note

    Be aware that the buses drive in one direction only! For example: when you hop off in Volendam, it is not possible to go back to the Henri Willig Cheese Farm.

    Please redeem your voucher at the check-in desk of THIS IS HOLLAND where you will get your hop on hop off Cheese, Windmills & Dutch Villages day ticket and entry ticket to "This is Holland". You will be required to show your ticket each time you enter the bus.

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.You may upgrade your ticket to Hop on Hop off Plus thereby giving yourself a choice of 2 free admissions out of the following with specific price details-

    A’DAM LOOKOUT (reg. price € 12,50)

    Volendam Experience (reg. price € 8,50)

    • Digital photo in traditional Dutch costume in Volendam (reg. price € 15,00)

    Edam Museum (reg. price € 5,50)

    • Canal tour along the river Zaan at the Zaanse Schans (reg. price € 7,00)

    Amsterdam Historical Tram won’t be operational until 1 Jun 19. However, 1 hour Canal Cruise would be offered in lieu of this.

    Amsterdam historical tram ride will  resume operations from 1 Jun 19 till 27 Oct 19.

    Additional info

    If you would like to take advantage of our great audio tours, make sure you download the free Hop on Hop off App. QR codes are available at the check-in desk at THIS IS HOLLAND.

    Visitors can rent phones at the check-in desk at the THIS IS HOLLAND for € 3 per mobile device.

    You can purchase earphones at the check-in desk for € 2

    Via the Hop on Hop off App, you will be able to see the live location of the bus, so you can always check if the bus is nearby the bus stop

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews

    • Excellent tour

      Went with my husband both in our 60's but fairly able bodies found the trip very good. Loved seeing the other side of Holland eg the countryside Cheese tasting was Brilliant so much to ...

      Judi Lowe, United Kingdom, 21/May/2018
    • Yang Stonner, France, 23/May/2018
    • Amsterdam Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off

      Amsterdam Countryside Hop-On, Hop-Off was a great idea if you don't have a car. Once you figure out how their app works, you will know exactly at what time the bus will be at the stati...

      Vadim Shub, Canada, 05/Sep/2017
    • Nice choice for travelling with kids

      Angreine Kewo, , 07/Aug/2019
    • Highly recommended tour! Good places you can choose to hop off to. They also have an app where you can track the exact location of the next bus. Avoids long waiting time.

      Angela Panopio, United Kingdom, 16/May/2019
    • Bus stops are good, but bus should run more often, it ran almost every hour

      Allan Charpantier, , 07/Aug/2019
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