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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
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Explore the Dutch countryside on a classic or all-inclusive tour. Explore the quaint villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken. Stop at a traditional Dutch cheese factory.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Catalan, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • 45 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Marken (shoemaker's workshop)

  • Volendam (cheese factory, fishing village, lunch)

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Explore the Dutch countryside
  • Taste traditionally-made Dutch cheese
  • Stop at the island community of Marken
  • Enjoy a stop at the fishing village of Volendam
Full description

Enjoy the picturesque Dutch countryside on a day trip by comfortable coach. Encounter the famous windmills, and learn about Dutch traditional crafts.

Take advantage of free wi-fi on board the coach before your first stop at the quaint village of Zaanse Schans. Stroll around at your leisure and admire the well-preserved historic windmills and houses.  Next, head to the fishing village of Volendam. Visit a cheese shop that still makes cheese using the traditional Dutch method and take in a demonstration.

Enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant at your own expense, before visiting the Volendam Museum and the Old Dutch Bakery. Select the all-inclusive tour option for more activities including a boat ride, visit to an operating windmill, and clog-making demonstration. In Volendam, try to spot the recognizable Dutch traditional costumes often featured on tourist postcards and posters. Afterwards travel back in time to the quaint island community of Marken.

Includes
  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi
  • The traditional Dutch experience in fishing villages Volendam & Marken
  • An up-close look at the windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Cheese demonstration
  • Visit to a traditional Marker house (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • 30-minute boat tour between Volendam and Marken (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Visit an operating windmill (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Clog making demonstration with operating antique steam engine (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Meet at the Tours and Tickets office in the Ij hall in the rear of Amsterdam Central Station, on the right-hand side as you face the water. Look for the red writing. The office is in the back concourse of the station, on the side closest to the water. You can reach Central Station using public transportation: Metro 51, 52, 53, or 54, or tram 4, 14, 24, or 26.

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  • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4256 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Enjoyed the windmills, beautiful area. Interesting and entertaining at the clog shop, boat ride was lovely as well as the little fishing town that we’d visited. Most of the folks on our tour had fish for lunch, was delicious. Guide will recommend the restaurant. The cheese tour was “cheesy” , but also very good. Guides were very good . Great way to spend 6 1/2 hours. All sites were a short trip outside of Amsterdam. Was worth the price.

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June 16, 2022

This was a very nice trip. It took us out of the city and showed us other parts of Holland. We met at Centraal station and that was the only stop for everyone to get on. Then they took us to the other locations. We had some free time in each location, not much but it was all very efficient.

June 15, 2022

This was a great day tour that covers some must-visit places outside Amsterdam. I especially enjoyed the windmills at Zaanse Schans. The cheese activity at Volendam was a bit disappointing as I thought we will actually see how cheese is made. Instead the speaker just talked about it, showing some tools they use in cheese making as he went through the process. But all in all it was a great tour. I like that the guides were adamant on being on time. We departed each stop as scheduled. The guides were also very helpful and enthusiastic and found ways to make the tour more fun and exciting for everyone. Highly recommend this tour.

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June 14, 2022

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