Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken Day Trip

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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
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Explore Dutch countryside and taste local cheese on this full-day tour to the villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken. Upgrade to the all-inclusive tour to add a boat cruise plus visits to a clog factory, windmill and marker house.

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Duration 5 hours
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Spanish, English
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4 hours
  • 45 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Marken (shoemaker's workshop)

  • Volendam (cheese factory, fishing village, lunch)

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Explore the traditional Dutch fishing villages of Volendam and Marken
  • Visit a Dutch cheese producer and taste local cheese
  • Admire postcard perfect traditional windmills in Zaanse Schans
  • Take a boat cruise back in time to Marken (if option selected)
  • Discover how wooden clog shoes are traditionally made (if option selected)
Full description

Escape Amsterdam for a day connecting with culture in the Dutch countryside. This full-day tour includes a cheese tasting and visits to the villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken. Add a boat cruise, clog factory, windmill tour and marker house with the All-inclusive Tour option.

Board a comfortable bus and drive towards the historic village of Zaanse Schans. Enjoy free time taking photos of the well-preserved historic windmills and houses straight off a postcard.

Next up is Volendam, a village known for its fishermen, music and cheese. Visit a cheese producer to taste Edam and Gouda, and learn how many liters of milk it takes to make 1kg of cheese.

Use your free time to enjoy a seafood feast at a local fish restaurant, visit the Volendam Museum and see the Old Dutch Bakery. Keep an eye out for locals wearing traditional Dutch costumes!

If you choose the All-inclusive Tour option, add a visit to a traditional operating windmill, visit a wooden clog factory to see a demonstration using an antique steam engine, and enjoy a relaxing boat cruise over to Marken.

Travel back in time when you land in the island fishing community of Marken. The final stop for the day, explore the quaint village with its authentic, colorful timber homes, before boarding the bus back to Amsterdam.

  • Transport by luxurious air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi
  • The traditional Dutch experience in fishing villages Volendam & Marken
  • An up-close look at the windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Cheese demonstration
  • Visit to a traditional Marker house (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • 30-minute boat tour between Volendam and Marken (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Visit an operating windmill (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Clog making demonstration with operating antique steam engine (only on the All-inclusive Tour)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Tours and Tickets office in the IJ hall in the rear of Amsterdam Central Station, on the right-hand side as you face the water. Look for the red writing. The office is in the back concourse of the station, on the side closest to the water. You can reach Central Station using public transportation: Metro 51, 52, 53, or 54, or tram 4, 14, 24, or 26.

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  • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat).
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It was a great trip to see and learn more about the Netherlands. The villages were amazing! The only downside was the tight schedule that didn’t have us room to explore those villages and do some shopping. We were told we would have time at the end to explore and do some shopping in Marken but we didn’t. Also, the trip plan included a visit to a traditional Marken house but that didn’t happen and no one explained why

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August 13, 2022

There’s so much history with Holland, it’s amazing. Everything was very prompt and organized. We were told time and place to meet and off we went. The drive was great with the beautiful country side along with the our () who did fantastic job maneuvering the narrow roads. Our guides () and () where great along with the prerecorded audio you came away with some much knowledge.

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August 12, 2022

A must see tour! Our tour guides Wilson and Marco were incredible. It was great to see the countryside and watch all of the demonstrations. I definitely recommend doing the all inclusive tour as you have to pay extra for things once you’re there so it’s cheaper to do it from the get go!

August 10, 2022

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