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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $55.78

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On this Amsterdam shore excursion, leave the city behind for a half-day trip to discover the Dutch countryside. Enjoy a 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. See the famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken and visit a traditional cheese farm. You'll return to central Amsterdam at approximately 2:30pm or 8pm.
Experience the highlights of the Dutch countryside on this half-day sightseeing shore excursion! Depart Amsterdam in the morning or afternoon and head toward the beautiful Dutch village of Zaanse Schans, where you'll see the historic shipyard and windmills. Visit a local shoemaker and watch the clog-making techniques first-hand!

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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Amsterdam
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Morning Trip
Code: MORN

Until March 20th, 2016: Starts at 9:15am; From March 21st, 2016: Starts at 8:45am

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Afternoon Trip at 2:45pm
Code: AFT1445

Starts at 2:45pm. Available March 21 to October 25.

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USD $55.78
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Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip

Amsterdam Shore Ex

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride (optional, no extra charge)
Exclusions:
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance to windmill (approx. 3 euros)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Philip T, July 2016

Fabulous day tour from Amsterdam. We thought we were only going to see old windmills, which in fact they were but still in use today. The one we visited was used for logging and sawing the logs for restorations etc. and was fascinating. The clog demonstration also great and fishing village great. Thoroughly recommend the tour.

Reviewed by: Kathryn T, July 2016

This is a wonderful tour that includes many interesting places. We loved seeing a working windmill that could be explained to us by the Miller. Next we went to a cheese factory and heard all about making cheese and as a bonus got to taste many different kinds of cheeses. Next was lunch at a local restaurant. They were waiting and ready for us so it was very efficient. Then the boat ride which gave a little time to relax and talk with other visitors to Amsterdam. Last we went to the wooden shoe factory. It was fascinating. Where else could you try on actual wooden shoes. All in all it was a perfect day.