This wonderful half day excursion from Amsterdam introduces you to some of the rich traditions and fine scenery of the Netherlands.
Admire the monumental and colourful Windmills of Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans is full of traditional green-timbered houses and warehouses. The characteristic green wooden houses, hump-backed bridges and windmills perfectly embody the picture-perfect landscape for which Holland is so well known. Explore Volendam on a city walk, where you can learn more about the history and culture of this village.
Witness the cheese making, the traditional Dutch method which is still used to make cheese and and visit to a traditional clogmaker. You will also enjoy a Boat ride between Marken & Volendam.
5.5 hoursStart time
22 Mar - 28 Oct: 8:45am & 2:45pm
29 Oct - 17 Mar : 9:15am & 12:15pm
Tour departs from 26 Damrak, Amsterdam. 26 Damrak is a 5 minute walk from the Central Station. As you come out of Central Station it is the street straight in front of you which leads to the Dam Square.
From 9 September 2018:
De Ruijterkade 34a, in the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side.
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Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour start time, your seats are guaranteed until this time.
The tour ends at the start point
The tour starts from Damrak 26 in Amsterdam. You will travel by coach.
Leave the city of Amsterdam behind to explore the Dutch countryside. Your luxury coach will take you to windmill village ‘de Zaanse Schans’, with its characteristic green wooden houses. On the turn of the 18th century this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 windmills in use.
Continue to Volendam, you will explore the city on a walking tour and you will also visit the traditional fisherman’s village of Marken, situated on the shores of the former Zuiderzee
After a stop for photos of the windmills, visit a clog-maker to discover how the traditional wooden shoes are made also known as Klompen. Decode the secret of making world famous Dutch cheese when you visit a traditional cheese farm. Enjoy a Boat ride between Marken and Volendam and take in the beauty of the views on your way.
The tour ends at Damrak 26.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
During winter, the visit to Marken is replaced with the picturesque medieval town of Edam (note that this means that no cruise is included during this time).
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Very friendly and informative guides. Had an awesome day visiting the countryside and the bus is also very comfortable....Christy angelica, Malaysia, 29/Nov/2017
In a short span of 5-6hours, this tour covers 3 beautiful villages near Amsterdam. Worth every penny and highly recommended for people who are in dearth of time. On booking the...sunilkumar mallikarjun, Switzerland, 11/Jul/2017
Tge guide was very cheerfull. The trip should have been a little slower since there were old people as well as small children in the group who could not keep up with the leader....Mir Obaid, United Arab Emirates, 08/Jul/2017
Tour guides made us all enjoy the trip
We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the guide (Diana) and the driver who drove us around. They are really helpful throughout our journey.
Satisfied. Very good tour guide.