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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 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 30 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Edam

  • Simonehoeve Cheese Making Kaserei Fromage (wooden shoe factory, cheese 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
  • 1-hour canal cruise after the countryside tour if the option is selected.
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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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 773 reviews

Review summary

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

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It was an amazing experience! The villages that we visited were lovely, scenic and full of Dutch culture. The time we were spending at each stop was just about right. Our guide, Rob, was also exceptional and made the experience even better. Rob was easy-going and approachable, sharing a lot of interesting information regarding the Dutch culture using examples and personal experience. It was a great trip overall and I would definitely recommend it! A must-do when in Amsterdam!

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June 7, 2022

We had such a nice day out! We saw so much in such a short period of time! We had Rob as our guide and he was amazing. He had plenty of knowledge that he presented in a funny and interesting way. We learnt so much about the Dutch culture. Would 100% recommend

June 6, 2022

Overall experience was brilliant! Our tour guide Xavier was awesome!! He was very friendly and gave us lots of great tips for the remainder of our trip! He was very funny and have us plenty of free time during the tour. We loved the whole trip especially the cheese and clog factory. I would definitely recommend this day trip to anyone visiting Amsterdam!!

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June 5, 2022

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