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From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, & Marken Full-Day Trip

From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, & Marken Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Amsterdam Guías and Tours
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Discover the charms of the Dutch countryside and visit the picturesque towns of Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans. Learn about Dutch culture and explore a cheese factory.

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Duration 6.5 - 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 - 6.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 30 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Edam

  • Simonehoeve Cheese Making Kaserei Fromage (cheese factory, wooden shoe factory)

  • Volendam

  • Marken

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Admire the typical Dutch windmill at Zaanse Schans
  • Visit a local cheese producer to learn about Edam and Gouda Cheese
  • Learn about the traditional wooden clog shoe at a clog factory
  • Enjoy a 1-hour canal cruise after the countryside tour (with selected option)
Full description

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands on a tour through the jewels of the Dutch countryside. Visit a cheese producer, a clog factory, a fishing village, and see the iconic windmills.

Start your tour at Amsterdam’s Central Station and head in the company of your guide to the first destination of the day, Zaanse Schans. Admire the typical Dutch windmills of the town, and learn about how they are still used today.

Next, drive to the Waterland area to arrive at the second stop of the tour, Edam. Walk around some of the town’s most historical sites, including the town square where the famous cheese market used to take place.

Then, head to Volendam to visit a local cheese producer, learn about the production of Edam and Gouda cheeses, and try a cheese tasting. Head towards a clog factory next to discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe.

Finally, travel back in time to the 17th century as you wander through the fishermen’s houses in the Marken, and explore this quintessential fishing village.

Includes
  • Spanish or English-speaking tour guide (depending on option selected)
  • Transportation by bus
  • Visit to Zaanse Schans
  • Stop at Edam
  • Entrance to the cheese farm at Volendam
  • Cheese tasting
  • Entrance to the clog workshop
  • Visit to Marken fishing village
  • Any food or beverage not specified in “included”
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

Meet by the front door of the NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace Hotel. The hotel is located across the water to your left as you leave Central Station by the main exit, next to St. Nicolaas Kerk. Look for the sign on top of the building saying "Barbizon Palace". Meet your tour guide at 8:00 AM. The bus then leaves at 8:15 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  Bus not adapted for wheelchair access
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1174 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Our tour guide Rob was really what made this tour brilliant. The little insights he provided into the Dutch culture and history as we made our way through the stops was really great. The cheese and clog factory were by far my favourite of the day! 10/10 worth the time and money!

January 31, 2023

This was absolutely incredible!!! Our tour guide Rob was amazing and my friend and I sat up the front, so we got to talk to Rob a lot and it was so amazing! Rob is funny, very, very knowledgeable, and really great at giving suggestions! I know its expected to have a knowledgeable tour guide on whatever tour you do, but Rob was outstanding with his knowledge! The price we paid for the whole trip, felt like a steal!! So cheap for everything we got - the transport, the cheese and clog making tour and cheese tasting!! Absolutely incredible! This whole day was such a beautiful memory I’ll keep forever ! Thank you so much Rob and our amazing bus driver (I’m horrible at remembering names please forgive me) who got out the bunny at the cheese and clog factory and let me hold and pet it! You brought amazing positivity and high energy in the trip when we saw you in the cheese shop, being kind is always much appreciated and I loved your vibe and positivity. Thank you again so much!

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January 30, 2023

Great tour with a great tour guide (Rob). He was very knowledgeable and made the tour very fluid and fun. The food along the way was great and he made great recommendations as well. I did the boat tour after which I highly recommend as well, very convenient to do together

January 12, 2023

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