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Fishing villages of Marken and Volendam

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    5.5 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    De Ruijterkade 34a, in the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side.

    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.

Key Highlights

  • Visit the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken
  • Take an up-close look at the windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Walk past the special wooden houses
  • Enjoy the services of an English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Meeting point easily accessible; In the IJ hall from Central Station
  • Upgrade to include a scenic boat ride, enjoy a clog making demonstration, visit a windmill and a traditional marker house
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!


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 and visit the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. 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.

Choose from the following options:

Classic tour:

  • Guide (English & Spanish)
  • Visit to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Marken
  • Transport by Luxurious bus with free WiFi
  • Cheese demonstration

All-in Tour:

  • Guide (English & Spanish)
  • Visit to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Marken
  • Transport by Luxurious bus with free WiFi
  • Cheese demonstration
  • Syrup waffle demonstration
  • Scenic Boat Trip on the Marken Lake
  • Clog making demonstration with operating steam engine
  • Visit an operational windmill
  • Visit a traditional marker house


  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned bus 
  • Visit to Volendam & Marken
  • Visit to the windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Cheese demonstration
  • English & Spanish-speaking guide
  • Audio guide on the bus with 16 languages and free earphones
  • Syrup waffle demonstration (All-In Tour)
  • 30-minute free boat tour between Volendam & Marken (All-In Tour)
  • Clog making demonstration (All-In Tour)
  • Visit a traditional Marker house (All-In Tour)


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

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Please note

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.

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Mrs Myrtle Wilson

    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...

    United Kingdom 06/13/2016
  • Luminita Stefan

    The price is 45 not EUR 52.50

    Malta 03/12/2016
  • Raul L Loperena
    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...

    United States 07/30/2015

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