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Marken, Volendam and the Windmill Village Zaanse Schans - Tour from Amsterdam

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"Dream tour" stefan sultana


  • The countryside is dotted with windmills and colourful homes
  • Visit one of the regions renowned cheese farms and a wooden shoe maker
  • Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Visit the charming rural towns of Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam
  • Enjoy a boat trip to or from Marken Island


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.

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  • Dream tour

    Fantastic experience, very good value for money...

    Stefan Sultana
  • Great Tour

    Great tour to explore Dutch culture and see the countryside! Colourful houses, windmills, cheese and clogs! Fully recommended....

    Kavalierou Kleoniki
  • Wonderful Experience- Perfect Afternoon

    We had a wonderful guide who helped us enjoy the Dutch countryside. It was the perfect accompaniment to our Amsterdam experience....

    Karlina Christensen
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



5.5 hours

Start time

27 Oct - 19 Mar: 9:15am & 12:30pm
20 Mar - 26 Oct: 9:00am & 2:45pm
Duration: 5.5 hours

Meeting point

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.

Ending point

The tour ends at 26 Damrak

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  • Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
  • GPS Guide (English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish)
  • Visit to a cheese factory
  • Visit to a clog maker
  • Boat trip to/from Marken


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

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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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher contains the local activity operators contact details. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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