Old Holland highlights

Here’s I amsterdam's selection of highlights of things to do and places to stay, eat and drink in Old Holland, including restaurants, hotels, excursions and attractions.

Old Holland – tips and highlights

With its countless windmills, churches and old-fashioned farmhouses, stepping out into Old Holland can feel like being in a Golden Age painting. Traditional towns hark back to times of craftsmanship, showcasing the traditional skills the region was famous for: shipbuilding, fishing and cheese making. Discover the best places to see, the most exciting things to do and see I amsterdam’s tips for accommodation, food and drink in Old Holland! 

Old Holland activities

From traditional cheese markets to relaxing boat tours, and unique museums to watersports, there's so much to do and see in the historic Dutch towns a...

Visitor Information Centres

With information on excursions, accommodation, restaurants or information on getting around, the Visitor Information Centres are here to help! Below y...

Famous Old Holland towns


For a fantastic trip back into ‘Old Holland’, head for Volendam, a picturesque town on the shores of the IJsselmeer, just 20 km north of Amsterdam.


Marken is a former island in the Markermeer. This peninsula remains a popular seaside getaway that’s reachable via a long causeway or a reliable fleet...


Cheese is the first thing that springs to mind when most people think of Edam. This small town, which sits on the bank of the Markermeer, north of Ams...