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Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a full-day windmill tour departing from Amsterdam. Visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Hear commentary from your audio guide during the coach journey, and enjoy guided tours in each picturesque village.
  • See Zaanse Schans' windmills and a traditional clog-maker
  • Visit the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam
  • Full-day trip to Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken from Amsterdam
  • Enjoy a short ferry ride between Volendam and Marken

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Unlike many others, this fast-paced tour offers flexible start times, and half- or full-day options.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
GPS audio guide system available in 16 languages
An up-close look at the windmills of Zaanse Schans
30 minute free boat tour between Volendam & Marken
See how clogs, cheese, and stroopwafels are made
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Face mask (bring your own)

Departure Point

De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard your transport in central Amsterdam and settle in for the scenic journey out of the city to the Dutch countryside. En route to several North Holland villages, listen to your audio guide and learn about the passing sights, including dikes and polders—areas of land reclaimed from the water.

Your first stop is at Zaanse Schans, a pretty town on the Zaan River and a popular destination due to its well-preserved windmills, some dating back to the 17th century. See evocations of traditional Dutch life at the historical shipyard, as well as iconic Holland windmills.

Next, continue to Volendam and Marken and admire a quaint scene of fishing boats and the occasional local wearing traditional Dutch dress. In addition to stops in each town, visit a nearby cheese farm for a demonstration and a sampling of its dairy production. A visit to a local shoemaker to admire the art of carving and painting the wooden clogs the Netherlands is known for is also a memorable part of the trip.

You have the option to board a boat for a trip between the two towns. Once you’ve snapped plenty of photos, your tour concludes with the return to central Amsterdam by coach.

Please note that this tour requires a moderate amount of walking.
Stop At:  
Zaanse Schans
See Zaanse Schans windmills and evocations of traditional Dutch life.
Admission Ticket Free
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Stop in Volendam
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cheese Factory Volendam
Visit a cheese farm for a demonstration and a sampling of its dairy production.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Woltje's Backerij
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Stop in Marken.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wooden Shoe Factory Marken
Observe the works of a traditional clogmaker.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Centraal Station
Your tour concludes in central Amsterdam
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam.
What is the maximum group size during Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam?
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam.

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Amazing 😊
, Dec 2020
Amazing tour with a totally amazing guide and bus driver. Simply breathtaking and unforgettable. A must if you are in NL.
Must visit 1 day tour from Amsterdam!
, Oct 2020
Marian is an excellent guide and Stef a wonderful chauffeur. Both spoke English very well. They were knowledgeable, fun and entertaining, listening to all our questions patiently and answering them. The vehicle was clean and all of the necessary precautionary measures against COVID-19 were followed. The journey started and ended on time. The visit to the shoe factory, cheese factory, stroop waffels bakery, and windmills was nice. Due to Corona, there were not many visitors. Definitely recommended.
Loved it!
, Sep 2020
Wonderful tour , the guides were personable, funny, and nice. The tour was fabulous, interesting and breathtaking. We loved it!
Fun Day!
, Sep 2020
Great tour if you would like to see the countryside, windmills, see how the wooden shoes are made, as well as delicious regional cheese. This tour is well thought out & our guide was remarkable! Great price for a fun day in Holland. Highly recommend !
Amsterdam Windmill Tour
, Sep 2020
My friends and I had a very nice day on our tour. The little city out side of Amsterdam were so beautiful. We really enjoyed our time. The tour guides were very gracious and kind great tour.
Holland Experience
, Sep 2020
Great guides and great experience. Very informative...history, geography and more. I most enjoyed the wooden shoe factory.
Great day
, Sep 2020
Great day out recommend to anyone who goes to Amsterdam the city is great of course but its definitely nice to see the surrounding country and learn about it all the locations they took us were great and the 2 tour guides and the driver were really nice and interesting to talk to it is a definite must!
Great Value and highly informative
, Aug 2020
Great value highly informative trip but with a lot of walking, no problem if you are fit. Excellent English speaking guide
Nice views
, Aug 2020
Love the views, especially Volendam. The coach is very clean and comfortable coach, accompanied with very nice tour guide.
Good organized
, Jul 2020
A very nice trip. I saw everything what I wanted to see. I would prefer it to my friends. It was a good price.

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