Explore the Dutch countryside as you leave Amsterdam behind for a half-day tour. See the famous Zaanse Shans windmills. Explore the quaint fishing villages of Volendam and Marken with a tasting stop at a traditional Dutch cheese farm.
What to Expect
A visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the lovely Dutch countryside.
Journey from Amsterdam on an informative tour of the picturesque Dutch countryside. Visit one of the most popular destinations outside of Amsterdam, the windmills of Zaanse Schans, and see its typical green-timbered houses and warehouses.
In Zaanse Schans, admire a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses and visit a working windmill. Then visit the famous and lively fishing village of Volendam. Stop by a cheese factory/museum and enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant.
Afterwards travel back in time to the quaint island community of Marken, where you will visit a wooden shoemaker. In Volendam, try to spot the recognizable Dutch traditional costumes often featured on tourist postcards and posters. You will also have a chance to visit a cheese shop that still makes cheese using the traditional Dutch method before returning to Amsterdam.
- Transportation by air-conditioned bus
- Expert English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Volendam to Marken cruise (Summer only)
- Audio guide available in 16 languages
Excursion passengers can check in at Damrak no. 26 (near the Central Train station). Please make sure to be at the office 30 minutes prior to tour departure time.