See the traditional Windmills & Smalltown harbours
Visit the famous Dutch “Waterland” area: Edam, Volendam and Zaanse Schans. Take the Old Holland Tour!
Old Holland Tour buses leave from Amsterdam Central Station. The buses are a lot cheaper than regular tour operators: only €17,50 for a day. We provide free Wi-Fi and you can download the Old Holland Tour app as a guide, also for free!
Experience the authentic Dutch scenery in style. Take the Old Holland Tour!
You can find the Old Holland Tour on the bus platform inside Amsterdam Central Station. You can buy tickets on the platform or directly from the bus driver.
Please note: not the platform outside Amsterdam Central Station!
Find the bus platform at the back of Amsterdam Central Station, near train track 14 & 15. This area called “IJ-zijde” has stairs, escalators and lifts going to the platform. Here you will find public transport going to Waterland: Volendam, Edam and the Zaanse Schans. For more info, click the Tickets tab above.
The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Make a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant. A day out at the Zaanse Schans in North Holland is fun and educational.
Smalltown Harbours such as Edam, Volendam, Marken and Monnickendam all share a rich history of fishing and trade. They are situated on the edge of the Zuiderzee, a former inland sea now separated into the IJsselmeer and Markermeer by major dikes. Their authentic character and charm have survived intact for centuries.
The still active fishing harbours of these towns are a perfect spot to taste traditional treats like fresh herring or smoked eel, but they’ve also been decked out with beautiful and bustling waterside terraces and restaurants, to wine, dine and socialise. While there, don’t forget to explore the old ways of country living or take a picture dressed in some traditional Dutch costumes and clogs!
You can take the Old Holland Tour any day of the week. A day ticket only costs €17,50 for adults and €3,00 for kids (4-11 years). This ticket is valid for the entire day and can be bought right on the Bus Platform in Central Station.
Where to buy
You can buy your ticket at Amsterdam Central Station at the IJhal. If you come from the city center, walk all the way through the station past track 14/15 into the hallway at the rear side. Go up to the bus platform and there you’ll see our sales teams and red buses. You can also buy your ticket at the Public Transport Ticket shop just below the bus platform.
If you are already in Edam, Volendam or Zaanse Schans you can buy a one-trip BTM ticket (Bus, Tram, Metro). The price of this ticket is € 6,- and you can travel 1,5 hours with it. You can buy the ticket directly from the bus driver.
If you have an Amsterdam & Region Travel ticket 1, 2 or 3 days – this is valid on the Old Holland Tour buses!
Bus route 316:
In both directions bus route 316 departs every 15 minutes between 6am and 8pm. After this every 30 minutes.
Bus route 391:
Until 9am and after 3pm every 15 minutes
After this every 30 minutes.
Bus route 891:
This bus line runs from 1 July until 31 August 2018 between 10am and 3pm every 10 minutes.
Bus route 817:
The bus route 817 leaves every half hour in both directions. See the time table for the first and last departure.
Find your bus
From Amsterdam Central Station buses 316, 391 and 891 depart from IJzijde. If you are coming from the city centre, walk all the way through the station past track 14/15 into the hallway at the rear side. Go up the stairs and there you’ll see the red buses.
When taking the Old Holland Tour you can let yourself be guided by our App! Download the Old Holland Tour app now in the Google Play Store or in the Apple Store. Explore with the app and find out where the finest locations are hidden!
The app is made to help you enjoy the beautiful side of Holland and completely free. Once downloaded it will also give you an overview of all bus times and locations, so you’ll never miss anything on your schedule!
Have a free guide, download the app!