This wonderful half day excursion from Amsterdam introduces you to some of the rich traditions and fine scenery of the Netherlands.
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 Boat trip to/from former island of Marken and take in the beauty of the views on your way.
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. Enjoy a Boat trip to/from former island of Marken and take in the beauty of the views on your way.
The tour ends at Damrak 26.
We enjoyed the tour. Only small complaint is the limited bathrooms at your ticket office, especially,with the high volumn of people being served....Vivian A Phillips
It was an excellent tour. We really enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend this....M Mohapatra
Professional guides, fun tour...WONG YAN LAN ELAINE
27 Oct - 19 Mar: 9:15am & 12:30pm
20 Mar - 26 Oct: 9:00am & 2:45pm
Duration: 5.5 hours
Tour departs from 26 Damrak, Amsterdam. 26 Damrak is a 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.
The tour ends at 26 Damrak
During winter (07 Nov - 21 Mar) the visit to Marken is replaced with the picturesque medieval town of Edam (note that this means that no cruise is included during this time).
Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour start time, your seats are guaranteed until this time.
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