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Marken, Volendam and Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time

    9:45am

  • Duration

    About 7 hours 

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
  • GPS Guide (Available in English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish)
  • Visit a cheese factory
  • Visit a clog maker
  • Boat trip between Marken & Volendam 
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Key Highlights

  • Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Visit one of the regions renowned cheese farms and a wooden shoe maker
  • Visit the charming rural towns of Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam
  • The countryside is dotted with windmills and colourful homes
  • Enjoy a boat ride between Marken and Volendam
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

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. Explore Volendam on a city walk, where you can learn more about the history and culture of this village.

Witness the cheese making, the traditional Dutch method which is still used to make cheese and visit to a traditional clogmaker. You will also enjoy a Boat ride between Marken & Volendam.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    About 7 hours 

  • Start time

    9:45am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to De Ruijterkade 34a, in the IJ passage of Central Station at the Tours & Ticket store

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

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 windmill village ‘de Zaanse Schans’, with its characteristic green wooden houses. On the turn of the 18th century this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 windmills in use.

    Continue to Volendam, you will explore the city on a walking tour and you will also visit the traditional fisherman’s village of Marken, situated on the shores of the former Zuiderzee

    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. Decode the secret of making world-famous Dutch cheese when you visit a traditional cheese farm. Enjoy a Boat ride between Marken and Volendam and take in the beauty of the views on your way.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
  • GPS Guide (Available in English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish)
  • Visit a cheese factory
  • Visit a clog maker
  • Boat trip between Marken & Volendam 
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

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Please note

During winter, 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).

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

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!

Customer Reviews

  • Value for money travel experience
    Christy angelica, Malaysia 11/29/2017
  • Highly recommended!!
    sunilkumar mallikarjun, Switzerland 07/11/2017
  • Peacefull view
    Mir Obaid, United Arab Emirates 07/08/2017

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