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Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

1. Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Enjoy a scenic full-day coach tour of North Holland, and discover a charming landscape of windmills, canals, picturesque villages, and locals in traditional costume. Choose the all-in option to add a few extras to your tour, including a clog-making demonstration and a boat trip. Depart from Amsterdam station for the small fishing town of Marken, renowned for its preservation of traditional Dutch culture. Take a walking tour through streets full of colorful houses. If you've chosen the all-in option, stop at a shoemaker’s studio to watch how wooden clogs are made. Next, head to Volendam by coach if you've chosen the standard option or board the Marken Express if you've chosen the all-in option for a boat trip across the beautiful IJssel Lake. On arrival in Volendam, enjoy free time to explore the shops or try on a traditional costume for a souvenir photo.  Then, enjoy a tasting at a traditional Holland cheese factory and learn how cheese is made before continuing into the heart of North Holland to Edam. Discover the history of the former shipyard and see Grote Kerk, the largest church in the Netherlands, as you stroll the cobbled streets. Next, take in the last stop on your tour, the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans. Admire its magnificent collection of historic windmills. If you opt for the all-in ticket, you can go inside one of the operating windmills to learn more about this Dutch icon of industrial architecture. Finally, marvel at the picturesque homes, wooden barns, and scenic meadows of North Holland as you travel back to Amsterdam by coach.

From Amsterdam: Villages and Windmills, and Panoramic Tour

2. From Amsterdam: Villages and Windmills, and Panoramic Tour

The day trip will start with a beautiful panoramic tour around the city center of Amsterdam from the bus, with the most iconic places out of the city center. After this panoramic view in Amsterdam, the first stop on this 8-hour trip from Amsterdam will be the windmills in Zaanse Schans. Continue to the region of Waterland, and visit the villages of Edam, Volendam and Marken. Your guide will tell you about the history of each place and the churches and traditional houses of the 15th century. Visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. Learn how they produce world-famous Dutch cheeses as well. Spend some of your free time enjoying a meal (not included in the tour price), before returning to Amsterdam at around 5:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Edam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 996 reviews

The hosts were great; we enjoyed all the sights; and we got to see Holland outside of Amsterdam. If they offered a trip to Delft or Kinderjik we would definitely take it. I can't walk too fast and they always had one of the guides stay back and check for me and other stragglers. Great day!

Excellent tour!!! It is worth it because the landscapes are beautiful, the information provided by the guide is complete and they leave you enough time to explore. I took the tour in Spanish-English and it worked very well

It was a pity that the guide only spoke Spanish and English. The group was clearly too big, so that we could only hear the Spanish part at the respective meeting point. Otherwise a very nice and interesting trip

Fantastic day out for the price we paid . Highly recommended

beautiful day discovering the history of amsterdam