Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Next, you'll travel to the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer). The old wooden houses here are built on stilts and locals still wear their colorful traditional dresses. Then, take a 20-minute boat trip from Volendam to Marken, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only). The cruise is optional but is included in the cost of the tour.
During the day you'll also stop at one of the few farms where cheese is still made in the traditional way.
6-Hour tour departing at 12:15pm (summer only)
This option was created based on customer feedback to offer an alternative itinerary and longer tour duration. The afternoon tour at 12:15pm is 6 hours in duration. It visits the windmill village of "Zaanse Schans" and the towns of Marken and Volendam. However, this tour gives you more time at all 3 locations and also includes a typical fish auction at Volendam or a visit to Volendam museum.
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Volendam, The Netherlands
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Departure Point:Departure point is a 3 minute walk from Central Station or 10 minutes from the Cruise Passenger Terminal.
- March 21, 2013 - November 4, 2013:
9am, 2:30pm, 12:15pm (6-hour tour)
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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5-hr tour departs at 9am. Available March 21 to November 4 only.
6-hr tour departs at 12:15pm. Available March 21 to November 4 only.
5-hr tour departs at 2:30pm. Available March 21 to November 4 only.
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
- Transport by comfortable coach
- Professional guide
- Audio-guide (16 languages available)
- Boat ride (optional, no extra charge)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entrance fee for inside windmill (approximately 3.00 Euro)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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