Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the surrounding Dutch countryside and its wonderful windmills! Drive through idyllic landscapes criss-crossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses and old-fashioned cheese-making in Volendam. Watch a shoemaker make clogs in Marken, and capture photos of the windmills the Netherlands is famous for in the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans. Throughout this half-day trip, listen to commentary about the history, culture and sights of the Netherlands.
- 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
Meet in central Amsterdam and travel into the Dutch countryside by luxury coach, passing polders -- or land reclaimed from the water -- and dykes. Learn about the sights you see and the history of the Netherlands through an audio guide in one of 16 languages.
Visit the fishing village of Volendam and see old fishing boats and locals wearing colorful traditional dresses. During your 45-minute stop in Volendam, visit a cheese factory and watch a demonstration of how cheese is made. Then, take a 20-minute boat ride to Marken (summer only). Spend some time exploring this traditional fishing town that was once an island and admire the old wooden houses built on stilts to protect them from flooding. You’ll even visit a local shoemaker to watch him make clogs!
Continue to Zaanse Schans, best known for its massive, well-preserved windmills. See the historic shipyard and many original buildings that vividly evoke Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. And be sure to have your camera ready so you can take pictures of the eye-catching windmills!
Return to Amsterdam by coach and conclude your 5-hour tour of some of the Netherlands' most charming towns.
6-Hour tour departing at 12:30pm (summer only)
This longer, afternoon tour also takes you to see the Zaanse Schans windmills and the towns of Marken and Volendam. However, this tour gives you more time at all three locations and also includes a visit to a fish auction or museum in Volendam.
Volendam, The Netherlands
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Departure Point:The Damrak (a 3-minute walk from Central Station or 10-minute walk from the Cruise Passenger Terminal)
- March 20 - October 26:
9am, 2:30pm, 12:30pm (6.5-hour tour)
November 3 - March 19:
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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5-hr tour departs at 9am. Available 20 March to 26 October only
5-hr tour departs at 9:15am. Available November 4 to March 19 only.
Departs at 12:15pm. 5-hour tour from 4 November to 19 March
6.5-hour tour departs at 12:30pm. Available 20 March to 26 October only
5-hr tour departs at 2:30pm. Available March 20 to November 2 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 (summer only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entrance fee for windmill (approximately 3.00 Euro)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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