Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken Half-Day Tour

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Dutch countryside on a half-day tour. Explore the quaint villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken. Stop at a traditional Dutch cheese farm.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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English, Spanish
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Catalan, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese


4.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 45 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Marken (shoemaker's workshop)

  • Volendam (cheese factory, fishing village, lunch)

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Explore the Dutch countryside
  • Taste traditionally-made Dutch cheese
  • Stop at the island community of Marken
  • Visit a traditional wooden shoemaker
  • Enjoy a stop at the fishing village of Volendam
Full description
A visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the picturesque Dutch countryside. First stop is the quaint village of Zaanse Schans, where you will walk around and be able to admire the well-preserved historic windmills and houses.  Next, head to the fishing village of Volendam. Visit a cheese shop that still makes cheese using the traditional Dutch method. Enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant, before visiting the Volendam Museum and the Old Dutch Bakery. In Volendam, try to spot the recognizable Dutch traditional costumes often featured on tourist postcards and posters.  Afterwards travel back in time to the quaint island community of Marken, where you will visit a wooden shoemaker.
  • Transportation by luxurious air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi
  • Entrance fees
  • Volendam to Marken cruise
  • Audio guide in the bus, available in 16 languages
  • Visit to the Volendam Museum and the Old Dutch Bakery
  • Cheese and syrup waffle demonstration
  • 30 minute boat tour between Volendam and Marken
  • Clog making demonstration
  • Visit to traditional Marker house (only during the Morning Tour)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    De Ruijterkade 34A, at the local partner's office in the IJ hall of Central Station. In the back corner of the building, on the right hand side. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the tour departure time.

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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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    4.5 /5

    based on 3268 reviews

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    This was a very nice tour through the Dutch countryside and we had a great time. Our bus driver lives in the area where we toured and he knew a lot of people we passed along the way. At one of the windmills we were treated to a song by Hans and were given some local lore as well. I have mobility issues and towards the end of the tour, it was becoming difficult to walk, so the bus driver had a wheelchair on the bus and ended up pushing me around in it. What great service! I highly recommend this tour!

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    25 July 2021

    This is a very nice tour and totally worth doing. Very good and fair price for what you get. This is really a must if you are in Amsterdam and you have the whole day available. The guides, Santiago and Mariane, together with the driver Steve are super nice and kind!! They make you trip even more enjoyable!

    21 September 2020

    Fantastic experience spent alongside our guide Daniela and our driver “Stef” who introduced us to the peculiarities of the Netherlands as well as its world-renowned craftsmanship. We fell in love with the city of Volendam, which you have to hurry to visit during your free time, leaving the beaten track and therefore the very commercial dike but where you absolutely have to taste the culinary specialties (stroopwaffels). Visiting the mills presents us with a place worthy of the greatest postcards. Tour in English off the bus where an audio guide is available.

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    23 August 2020

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