- 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
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. 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 5.5-hour tour of some of the Netherlands' most charming towns.
6.5-Hour tour departing at 12pm (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 museum in Volendam.
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5.5-hour tour departs at 8:45am. Available March 21 to October 30
6.5-hour tour departs at 12pm. Available March 21 to October 30
5.5-hour tour departs at 2:45pm. Available March 21 to October 30
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
- Transport by comfortable coach
- Professional guide
- Audio guide (15 languages available on 5.5 hour tour only)
- English, German and Spanish language is available on 6.5-hour tour
- Museum of Traditional Costumes (6.5-hour tour)
- Entrance fee for Windmill
- Boat ride (summer only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
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.
Reviewed by: Susan C, September 2016
This was a great trip. Seeing a working windmill was of great interest to all but particularly to the engineers in the group. Volendam is a delightful town we enjoyed the museum, cheese shop and fish and chips at the recommended restaurant. The boat ride to Marken and the wooden shoe factory were also quite enjoyable. The tour guide provided insight we would not have had if we had visited these locations on our own. Loved all we did!
Reviewed by: Margaret B, September 2016
Very interesting and informative experience.