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

2567 reviews
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Amsterdam
| 5 hours 30 minutes

Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips
Duration: 5 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

Jul 2018

The countryside is just breath taking. I loved everything about this tour except I wish it were longer. I picked a shorter tour on purpose, but had I known how much I would love this I would have picked a full day or planned an extra day just to go back to the countryside. Definitely making my way back to the Netherlands so I can spend time in Marken and Volendam. Our bus guide was super informative and entertaining as well.

Jul 2018

Wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Very comfortable bus, but needed more fresh air blowing!

Jul 2018

Great tour!!! Beautiful countryside and fabulous guide!!! Awesome windmills and fishing villages!! Highly recommend!!!

Jul 2018

Nice trip indeed. Informative trip. Had lunch with fish and chips. Fishes are fresh and good. Countryside is picturesque and beautiful.

Jul 2018

Awesome ! We had a great time. The explanation of the windmills and the grinding they do when turning.

Jul 2018

Wonderful service. Pleasant people. Interesting stops. I would recommend this tour. Walked quite a bit so might be difficult for some.

Jul 2018

nice day

Jul 2018

Great tour of Netherlands country side. More time at the windmills, and less time at the museum that is the stop right after windmills.

Jul 2018

If you are in Amsterdam it is worth it to see the windmills, although underwhelming. Guess our expectations were too high. Volendam is extremely busy and quite touristy. Although the cheese shop had some great selections.

Jul 2018

I signed up at the last minute and I was not informed where to meet the tour. I happened to find it on my own in time. I did receive info very late that day, after i already went on the tour and back.

I enjoyed the tour and appreciated the special, an one hour boat ride in the canals) that came with this tour. I wish I had more info regarding when the boat tours start.

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