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Fishing villages of Marken and Volendam with Boat Ride

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Key Highlights

  • Visit a windmill and a wooden clog maker
  • Visit a cheese factory and see how cheese is traditionally made
  • Walk past the special wooden houses
  • Enjoy a lovely boat trip from Volendam to Marken
  • Visit the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken
  • Offered at a good value as against other Keukenhof tours departing from the cruise terminal
  • Meeting point easily accessible; 15-minute walk from the cruise terminal and 5 minutes from Central Station
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    6.5 hours

    Start time

    23 Mar - 31 Oct: 12:00noon
    01 Nov - 22 Mar: 9:15am & 12:15pm

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from 26 Damrak, Amsterdam. It is a 15-minute walk from the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and 5-minute walk from the Central Station. As you come out of Central Station, it is the street straight in front of you which leads to the Dam Square. You can also take tram no. 26 for one stop to Central station.
    Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour start time, your seats are guaranteed until this time.

    Ending Point

    The tour concludes at the original point of departure.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This wonderful half day excursion from Amsterdam introduces you to some of the rich traditions and fine scenery of the Netherlands.

    Easily accessible from the cruise terminal, the meeting point for this tour from Amsterdam is only a 15-minute walk from the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and is offered at a better value as compared to the other tours departing from the cruise terminal.

    Admire the monumental and colourful Windmills of Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans is full of traditional green-timbered houses and warehouses. The characteristic green wooden houses, hump-backed bridges and windmills perfectly embody the picture-perfect landscape for which Holland is so well known.

    Visit the Volendam Museum where you can learn more about the history and culture of this village and neighboring area or get a chance to attend a fish auction Volendam.

    Visit the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. Witness the cheese making, the traditional Dutch method which is still used to make cheese.

    Enjoy a refreshing 20 minutes boat trip from Volendam and Marken.

    This tour operates from 20 March to 25 October. Should the tour not be available on your chosen date, you can opt for the Marken, Volendam and the Windmill Village Zaanse Schans Tour. Click here for more details>>

    Itinerary

    The tour starts from Damrak 26 in Amsterdam. You will travel by coach.

    Leave the city of Amsterdam behind to explore the Dutch countryside. Your luxury coach will take you to the Zaanse Schans with its many unique windmills. After a stop for photos of the windmills, visit a clog-maker to discover how the traditional wooden shoes are made also known as Klompen.

    You will then proceed to the small charming fishing villages of Marken and Volendam on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called IJselmeer). Decode the secret of making world famous Dutch cheese when you visit a traditional cheese farm.

    You can visit the Fish Auction or The Volendam Museum, where the walls are ornate with intricate mosaics. A local artist has glued 11 million Cigarbands to big boards to create giant images of Dutch windmills to Statue of Liberty.

    Travel by boat from Volendam to Marken for 20 minutes to see the characteristic wooden houses of Marken. You will be amazed by these quaint fishing villages which have preserved their traditional coastal landscape.

    The tour ends at Damrak 26.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
    • Guided Tour (English, Spanish & German)
    • Entrance to a windmills Clogmaker
    • Cheese factory
    • 20 minute boat trip from Volendam to Marken (March - October)
    • Volendam Museum or Fish Auction

    Exclusions

    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

    If time is limited a stop will be made at a Windmill near Volendam instead of the Windmill Village "Zaanse Schans"

    Please check in early on during Easter, the Flower Parade, Ascension weekend and Whitsunday

    You can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • This tour gave exactly what I wanted - an understanding of Holland social history, more knowledge of the dykes development, and knowing how "windmills" continue to contribute...

      Mrs Myrtle Wilson
    • Beautiful scenary

      Considering the weather in Amsterdam, the tour company should provide umbrellas for the tourists. It was a rainy day and we got soaked as we followed the tour guide, with his...

      Raul L Loperena
    • Enjoyable tour in the Netherlands

      Enjoyed the tour immensely , the three places where we stopped were very interesting and fun. The small villages were very charming, and seeing the windmills in Zaanse Schans ...

      Marion Dicks
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