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

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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
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Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll 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. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!
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In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
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
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Damrak 26, 1012 Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Amsterdam City Tours, De Ruijterkade 34a, In the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side, Marken The Netherlands

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Pass By: Zaans Museum, Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Volendam Marken Express, Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Wooden Shoe Factory, Kets 52, 1156 AX Marken The Netherlands

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Pass By: Woltje's Backerij, Haven 98, 1131 EV Volendam, Netherlands

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Pass By: Cheese Factory Volendam, Haven 25 1131EP, Volendam, Nederland, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • GPS audio guide system available in 16 languages
  • Live guide in English, Spanish and German on the Extended Tour
  • Visit to an authentic Dutch windmill + demonstration by the miller
  • Visit of the traditional fishing village Marken + demonstration by a clogmaker
  • The Cheese Factory + the Old Dutch Bakery in Volendam
  • A boat trip on the Ijsselmeer

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

1: Tours & Tickets Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands
2: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The time limit at the towns was a little bit less and we felt a bit rushed and overall the guide Donna spoke in Spanish and we felt a bit left out. Other than that we had great weather so we enjoyed it.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
This was our first visit to Holland and we had limited time in Amsterdam. So, this trip was great to cover the basics of Holland. We went in November, so the weather was unpredictable. We were happy with the itenary.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
Everything was perfect. Especially our tour guides were great.Planned visits were done on time. Thank you
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
Great way to spend half day to see so much of Holland had a great guide Ian Very informative and knowledgeable. Would recommend. And good value for money.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Had an amazing tour with Wilson, Roy and Nick as part of the “Red Hot Chili Peppers” Wilson made it fun, and all the stops were educational. Overall one of the best excursions
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
The tour was excellent and well planned. No wasted time. The demonstrations and food tasting was fun. Our guides were wonderful and informative. I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
The staff was very nice. The places we went to were great. The free time mixed with the agenda was perfect. My only suggestion would be, on the way back from this long day, a little Silence would have been nice. The description of things in three languages gets rough.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
See lots, Wiandmills, cheese making, waffle cookies, and wooden shoe factory. Fishing village with ample shopping opportunities. Full tour with not much free time. Good tour woverall. Some walking involved.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
Was a great trip and well worth it. Driver was good and guide great and full of information. Bus seats very comfy with plenty of room. And much better size for the full day tour I did to Bruges.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
I considered hopping a train to visit the windmills but am glad that I chose this excursion instead. Saw more than I would have on my own and learned a great detail from a wel-informed, articulate guide with a wry sense of humour. Be prepared for a manageable amount fast-paced walking. I am a senior and I kept up but some did not and the guide waited for no one.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Very interesting day. I would recommend it! The wooden shoe maker was entertaining, as well as educational. The windmill was amazing!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Had a lot of interesting areas/sites to visit in one tour. Guide was good but had limited contact with because of the size of the group. Lunch was arranged well with a restaurant that was able to give quick service. The stops/demonstrations of cheese and stroopwafel making were very enjoyable. The wooden shoe demonstration was a waste of time. It consisted of watching 2 machines shaping the shoes. There could have been a lot of information shared about the shoes but was not. The guy doing the demonstration seemed more interested in directing us to the store and then out the door so he could close.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
This is a very long, but extremely well done tour. The drive was smooth, and the guide was very skilled. She had a great deal of knowledge about all the locations, and did a fantastic job of both informing and organizing the group. We got just enough time at each location to thoroughly experience it. My wife and I agree: highly recommended.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
I am not kidding! This dynamic guide and driver duo was the best tour we have ever had in her life. Steve the rock (Estev) and Sandra were fabulous. Steve, the driver entertained the bus with amazing piano music which he had installed a piano somehow in the bus, singing, special musical treats. He was helping people carry their bags, waving from the dock, interacting with everyone, Asking how we enjoyed everything, showing additional videos, and being so friendly. Incredible! Sandra was in excellent bilingual tour guide with amazing knowledge, friendly, never tiring, and we learned so much. If I was in Amsterdam more time I would take any tour this duo gave. Wonderful company! Thank you so much. Even the pick up from the hotel was unbelievable
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
The windmills at Zaanse are amazing, going inside a live, operating one is a must, but too bad there is no time for shopping in Zaanse. Volendam is lovely, the demo making cheese and the waffles are very interesting; it can’t be that easy! Finishing with the wooden clogs makes the day complete! The tour guides are very good taking care of everyone even though we have a big group.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Oh my gosh! My favorite tour! Included all that is so iconic about Holland. Wooden shoe factory, working windmills, cheese factory, cutest little towns! Fantastic! After spending the days in the city with museums and such, it was the perfect finishing touch for our visit to Holland. Would recommend highly!
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
The tour through the Zaanse Schans Windmills was truly an eye opener to the real uses of windmills. These windmills are more pleasing to the eye than the new white ones installed throughout the world. The windmill has more usage than milling flour. The Volendam tour showed the homes of the citizens of the Netherlands. The peaks into their homes was helpful in understanding how the people live. The lunch, on our own was delicious and worth the price. I wish we knew before hand how large the portions were, we would have only ordered one meal. The experience of seeing how cheese and waffles were made was delicious!!
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
This trip was everything we thought it would be. It was interesting, informative, and just plain fun. Well Worth the money! We loved seeing the windmills and getting a tour of one of them...and Zaanse Schans was so picturesque and interesting. We would have liked to have spent more time there. Volendam was great and had tons of good shopping. Really liked the cheese experience. Marken was equally interesting.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Thanks to Dianna and Samantha, we had a great time enjoying a multipurpose tour round beautiful sights, learning a lot about fantastic Nederland. I do recommend it to everyone. It's worth each penny !
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Our guide Diana was amazing.... one of the best we have ever had. I am a travel agent, and this tour would have cost two to three times as much as we paid if it was a Shore Excursion offered by the cruise lines.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Mena, Celina and Kevin were Great tour guides! Each was very welcoming and friendly. They certainly knew their history about each place we visited. I was very pleased with this half day excursion. Not even the winds and rain could dampen this great day!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Bus driver is a DJ and totally rocked the house. Guide was awesome and warned of all the places good and bad ( like to becareful of pickpockets, where we should spend the money on etca ) the place is beautiful. Timing doesn't felt too rushed.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our bus tour with Tickets and Tours, very professional and informative and a fun day out to experience Amsterdam.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
This covered a lot of interesting sights very quickly. I wish we had taken the all day tour in order to relax at lunch and visit some of the shops.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019

In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
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

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