Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip
Next, visit the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer). In these authentic villages, the old wooden houses are built on stilts and locals still wear their colorful traditional dresses. To get from Volendam to Marken, take a 20-minute boat ride, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only).
During your tour, you'll also stop at one of the few farms where cheese is still made in the traditional Dutch way.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
This excursion is located within a 20-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Amsterdam. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
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Starts at 9am
Afternoon Trip at 2:45pm
Starts at 2:45pm. Available March 20 to October 25.
Amsterdam Shore Ex
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- Boat ride (optional, no extra charge)
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance to windmill (approx. 3 euros)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Reviewed by: Jeff W S, September 2015
Was a great overview of the countryside with the story and history behind the draining of the poulders, how clogs are made, how windmills work and the important role played in the history of the Netherlands. Bus tour combined with a boat cruise. Efficient use of time - for a half day cruise it was informative and the pacing of activities and knowledge of the tour guides and presenters at each of the locations was fantastic!! The tour group was not huge and the logistics of managing all the stops and keeping to the schedule of returning to the bus or waiting for stragglers was not an issue.
Reviewed by: Hero.sl, Singapore, September 2015
Worth the money and time. Audio recording in the coach is very informative. Guides speak English well, friendly and helpful.