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Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

1. Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Enjoy a scenic full-day coach tour of North Holland, and discover a charming landscape of windmills, canals, picturesque villages, and locals in traditional costume. Choose the all-in option to add a few extras to your tour, including a clog-making demonstration and a boat trip. Depart from Amsterdam station for the small fishing town of Marken, renowned for its preservation of traditional Dutch culture. Take a walking tour through streets full of colorful houses. If you've chosen the all-in option, stop at a shoemaker’s studio to watch how wooden clogs are made. Next, head to Volendam by coach if you've chosen the standard option or board the Marken Express if you've chosen the all-in option for a boat trip across the beautiful IJssel Lake. On arrival in Volendam, enjoy free time to explore the shops or try on a traditional costume for a souvenir photo.  Then, enjoy a tasting at a traditional Holland cheese factory and learn how cheese is made before continuing into the heart of North Holland to Edam. Discover the history of the former shipyard and see Grote Kerk, the largest church in the Netherlands, as you stroll the cobbled streets. Next, take in the last stop on your tour, the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans. Admire its magnificent collection of historic windmills. If you opt for the all-in ticket, you can go inside one of the operating windmills to learn more about this Dutch icon of industrial architecture. Finally, marvel at the picturesque homes, wooden barns, and scenic meadows of North Holland as you travel back to Amsterdam by coach. If you prefer a smaller group, like to take your time and explore all the best of this tour, then opt for the Charm of Holland guided tour. Available on Fridays. The tourguide takes a small group to all the inclusions in the all-in tour. The Charm of Holland also includes lunch at a traditional Dutch fish taverne.

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4.7 / 5

based on 150 reviews

My family and I have enjoyed this tour immensely. In fact it turned out to be tlone of the highlights of our 7-day holiday in Amsterdam. It was jam packed with activites which were not only highly informative but also entertaining. Our tour leader Alex and our driver were very cheerful and very well informed. Given the richness of its content this tour is also great value for money. I recommend this excursion most highly.

Our guides/chauffeur/caretakers were Diana and Stef. They were wonderful and truly friendly throughout the trip. They made the trip fun with the information that they provided along with Stef’s DJ skills. The trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Marken and Volendam itself was good and covered all the key points that they’ve mentioned in the itinerary. 10/10 would recommend!

We wanted to take a small day trip outside of Amsterdam (city) and this was great! It was the perfect pace. We did the all-in option which I would certainly recommend doing. Our guides Pia & Carolina and driver Marco were amazing. Would recommend this for anyone looking to explore outside of the city.

Worth the money! Frank, Adrian and Jamil are wonderful guides! Very comfortable bus as well

Good experience but need find solution for deaf people