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
Spanish, 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 Bowling Alley "Aloha"). 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 1546 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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I had a really great time! It’s very quick so prioritize your activities accordingly. Going inside the windmills is optional, but it ended up being a highlight of my experience. I’d recommend taking the time to visit! Volendam has a lot of similar souvenirs to the other locations at slightly lower prices so that’s something to keep in mind. Overall, I had a great time!

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January 18, 2023

It was very informative. The history of Amsterdam was discussed as we go with the places in the trip. Sadly, on our day of trip, it was very wet - raining and gusty all day, but it was fine. Better to visit this when the weather forecast is good. But nonetheless, highly recommended.

January 14, 2023

I had such an amazing time on this day trip! I’m solo traveling, but had such a great time. I met a woman traveling with her mom and we just had a great time together. Wybe was a great tour guide! He’s very funny, knowledgeable, and makes the whole day interesting! I booked this tour, because I thought seeing clogs and cheese being made would be a fun activity. It was much more than that, but those were my favorite parts! If we could have, I would have spent even longer in Zaanse Schans. It’s such a cute town with amazing windmills. The moment we stepped off the bus, I smelled hot chocolate and it was fantastic. I unfortunately did not get any, I spent too much time in the clog shop and was rushing around the town to see more things. Wybe had recommended getting a traditional Dutch portrait done when we stopped for lunch. I was the only person, and maybe first person, to do it after Wybe recommended it. He and our bus driver were excited to see it! Thanks for a great day guys!

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January 9, 2023

Product ID: 37238