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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
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Explore the Dutch countryside on a classic or all-inclusive tour. Explore the quaint villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken. Stop at a traditional Dutch cheese factory.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Turkish, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Amsterdam Centraal Station

  • 45 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Marken (shoemaker's workshop)

  • Volendam (lunch, cheese factory, fishing village)

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam Centraal Station

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Explore the Dutch countryside
  • Taste traditionally-made Dutch cheese
  • Stop at the island community of Marken
  • Enjoy a stop at the fishing village of Volendam
Full description

Enjoy the picturesque Dutch countryside on a day trip by comfortable bus. Encounter the famous windmills, and learn about Dutch traditional crafts.Take advantage of free WiFi on board the bus as you travel.

Discover the unique village of Zaanse Schans. Stroll around at your leisure and admire the well-preserved historic windmills and houses. Explore the fishing village of Volendam, visit a cheese shop still making cheese using a traditional Dutch method, and join a demonstration about Volendam cheese.

Enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant at your own expense, before exploring more of Volendam. Select the all-inclusive tour option for more activities including a boat ride to Marken, a visit to an operating windmill, and a clog-making demonstration.

Includes
  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi
  • The traditional Dutch experience in fishing villages Volendam & Marken
  • An up-close look at the windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Cheese demonstration
  • Visit to a traditional Marker house (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • 30-minute boat tour between Volendam and Marken (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Visit an operating windmill (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Clog making demonstration with operating antique steam engine (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Tours and Tickets office in the IJ hall inside Amsterdam Central Station. Look for the poster with red letters. The office is in the back part of the station, on the side closest to the water. You can reach Central Station using public transportation: Metro 51, 52, 53, or 54, or tram 4, 14, 24, or 26.

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Important information

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  • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4944 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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I saw that experience of the Windmills go, being inside one of them was great. Beautiful nature during the tour, Green pastures and beautiful cows and sheep. An unforgettable experience and one that we must see again when we return. Going to the Cheese Factory sailing to get there was incredible. Agustin a very good guide. Thank you

November 15, 2022

Be careful to arrive 30 minutes prior to the departure hour, although we still managed to go no the tour, despite arriving late (12:00 am) The bus is comfortable, audioguide worked in many languages and tour guides spoke different languages as well The main reason we are giving four stars, is because the lake of time in between the different attractions We would have liked a bitt more time to explore on our own, for example to take photos, buy souveniers or to see the surroundings a bit more As for the locals that presented the diverse factories, they were 5 stars, it was possible to understand how much they love the things that they do Highly recommended tour, views and landscapes were top notch and the tour also allowed us to understand more of the culture and history from Holland

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November 12, 2022

It was a beautiful experience. I’d book it once more hehe We had Alejandro & Silvia as our guides and they were really funny and professional. We had our 1st stop at a windmill in Zaanse Schans (where we were explained how it basically works - and blimey it was still working and producing peanut oil). Then we reached Marken where we went to a clog factory and got a very entertaining and enthusiastic presentation of how clogs are made. Then away we went via a ferryboat to Volendam where we had time to walk around, eat and witness a great live session on how gouda cheese it being made. We also bought some. It’s delicious (especially if you are a cheese lover). We also had the chance to find out more about the history of the stroopwafels. It was a very pleasant day and we were very lucky because the weather was our friend. We didn’t feel rushed, but maybe a bit more time in Marken (10-15 min more) would be the perfect touch. Other than that, it was really great.

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October 26, 2022

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