Walk among the windmills, tour world-famous cheese markets and admire age-old Dutch traditions in Old Holland.
Discover traditional fishing villages where time seems to have stood still
Visit a paradise of Dutch windmills at Zaanse Schans
Experience traditional Dutch culture and explore cheese markets and green landscapes
With its countless windmills, cheese markets and traditional farmhouses and fishing huts, visiting Old Holland can feel like stepping into a Dutch Golden Age painting. You can experience the Netherlands’ old way of life in towns such as Volendam, Zaandam and Edam, which showcase the traditional skills the region was famous for: shipbuilding, fishing and cheese making. Whether you want to spend a full day or just half a day in Old Holland, here you can find inspiring ideas of how to take in the region’s best sights and experiences, as well as information about how to get there and back from Amsterdam city centre.
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