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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Amsterdam
| 4 hours 30 minutes

Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Highlights
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
Description
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.

7-Hour tour departing at 12pm
This option was created based on customer feedback to offer an alternative itinerary and longer tour duration. The afternoon tour at 12pm is 7hours 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.
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Professional guide
Boat ride - (optional but no extra charge)
Entrance to a windmill
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Location

Meeting point
The Damrak. Departure point is a 3 minute walk from Central Station or 10 minutes from the Cruise Passenger Terminal.

Reviews

Apr 2018

Great half day tour for our first full day in Amsterdam. Trip did take longer than 5 hours - almost 7 hours in total trip back took almost 2 full hours so don't plan on tight dinner reservations. Also free canal cruise that came along with each tour was great! Didn't know that Dinner was included dinner on your own - that they coordinated at a local restaurant in Volendam. It appears that depending on the weather this is either a 5 hour or 7 hour tour or something in between as was ours since we only signed up for the 5 hour tour, but got the ferry ride, dinner time and plan which you pay for on your own, and a dessert treat and demonstration at the local stroopwafel shop. Clearly more than we planned or anticipated when we signed up for what we thought was a 5 hour tour. Overall though since we did not have any dinner plans or reservations that night, the day turned out great and we loved the tour.

Apr 2018

This was a great tour and very well organised. I would highly recommend.

Apr 2018

Marken and Volendam were both quaint and lovely! I would love to go back and spend more time at each place.

Apr 2018

This was a good deal and a lot to pack into one day, but I wish we could have spent more time in Zaanse Schans, you only get about an hour there and there is 2-3 hours worth of windmills to go inside and visit there.

Apr 2018

Loved this tour! Great way to see the countryside if you don't want to deal with renting a car. The whole team was very organized from the get-go. The tour guide was very informative, professional and fun. Volendam and Marken were lovely towns and the boat ride was the cherry on top. The windmills were amazing just wish we had more time to wander Zaanse Schans. Overall, was very satisfied with this tour.

Apr 2018

Everyone in this trip was fantastic!!! Be it the bus driver, be it the tour guide. They were extremely good in managing the things, highly professional, takes care of all your concerns, explaining things in every details and makes you comfortable. The only thing is to follow them, have your camera ready, be disciplined in terms of time and enjoy the 5.5 to 6 hour tour with them.

Apr 2018

It was a little rushed at the windmill village. We didn't get to enjoy the place fully but otherwise the itinerary is very well-planned!

Mar 2018

What a lovely day. We found the windmills and Marken amazing. The time spent in Volendam was great. The cheese factory was very interesting. We bought some cheese to take home. Lunch as also a great experience in Volendam. You also have some time to do some souvenir shopping. There are a lot of small shops in the area and you are spoil for choice. The staff on the bus was very friendly and informative. Great experience. A tour to consider when visiting Amsterdam

Mar 2018

Good half day trip to see windmills, cheese and clog making short sessions and excellent entertaining presenters. Nice ferry ride across to volendam, then a short 30 min drive back to Amsterdam. Easy, pleasant trip and a nice diversion from the city. Well worth it.

Apr 2018

This was the second time we had taken this tour because it was so good the first time. However, this time was different. The bus was late leaving the station so we had very limited time at the windmills and there were so many people on the tour we could barely fit into the first area. The windmills were great and no complaints about the location. Marken and Volendam were wonderful as well and I'd love to visit them again but by rented car next time. While the tour company overall was good besides leaving a little late, the tourist and number of the group would make me rent a car before I took this tour again.

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