Day trip

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Bus Tour

Activity provider: Camaleon Tours

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Bus Tour

Activity provider: Camaleon Tours
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Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and windmills of the Dutch countryside on a tour of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Edam, and Marken from Amsterdam.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 20 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Wooden shoe factory

  • Windmills

  • Edam

  • Cheese tasting

  • Volendam

  • Marken

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • See the 17th-century houses and preserved windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Stop at a farm to sample authentic edam and gouda cheeses
  • Watch a clog demonstration to see how traditional Dutch shoes are made
  • Learn how the Dutch created their polders from the sea
  • Stroll among the colorful houses of Volendam to experience a traditional Dutch fishing village
Full description

Visit Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken on a guided bus tour from Amsterdam. Admire the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans, attend a clog-making demonstration, and sample Edam and Gouda cheese.

Depart Amsterdam by luxury bus on this exciting tour and head north of the city to see the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans on the banks of the river Zaan. Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. Continue on to visit Edam, a beautiful town known worldwide for its cheese. Enjoy a cheese tasting and an exciting clog demonstration. Before the end of the day, go to Volendam and Marken, passing many authentic polders, the name given to land reclaimed from the sea. Wander down narrow streets, past colorful houses and visit the harbors full of fishing boats.

You will have some free time to shop for souvenirs and sample the local fish specialties. Back in Amsterdam, you will be dropped off at the meeting point.

Includes
  • Transportation by a comfortable private coach
  • Tour guide
  • Visit the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Clog making demonstration
  • Cheese tasting
  • Food and drink
  • Ticket inside a windmill at Zaanse Schans (optional)
  • Tips

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Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 153, 1011AC Amsterdam (main entrance of the "Aloha" Bowling Alley). Your guide will be dressed in green so that they are easily recognizable.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • On April 27, the time of departure is 8:30 AM because of King's Day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1434 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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An excursion that is 100% worth it, our instructor Claudia was a charm and she explained all the culture and history to us in a very pleasant and engaging way, the towns are beautiful, each one of them has its personal charm and they are very welcoming, the People are very respectful and they live in a real walking museum. Totally recommend this excursion if you come through the Netherlands

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November 15, 2022

It has been a wonderful experience. Dani, who has been our guide, has been super attentive, super nice and above all, he has explained many things about the visit, and with a touch of humor, which is what we liked the most. We would do this excursion with Dani again, without a doubt.

November 2, 2022

Where to begin - such a great day away from the bustle of the city centre in Amsterdam. We boarded the bus at the location and set off on time. The guide was excellent and had us all following him around like little chicks. through the streets of Edam and Volendam. We ate in Marken (a little island reached by road) and the restaurant there was excellent, great value and the food was good quality. Normally when a restaurant is "chosen" for you for lunch on a tour it can be disappointing. Volendam was a personal favourite for me - especially near the harbour with bustling little restaurants and a lovely town market.

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October 31, 2022

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