Zaanse Schans Windmills & Delft And The Hague Day Trip With Free 1-Hour Cruise - Amsterdam

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  • Duration: 11 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Tours & Tickets Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands with this combination of two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Take a morning tour from Amsterdam to see the famous Zaanse schans windmills and the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam. Then, continue your day trip from Amsterdam with visits to two don't-miss Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague. Lastly, enjoy about an hour at the wonderful Madurodam miniature park. If time is tight and you'd like to travel beyond Amsterdam, this action-packed, full-day tour shows you the best of the Netherlands. Even better, you'll enjoy about a 16% discount when you buy these tours in this way.

Highlights

Excellent value for money

Informative, friendly and professional guide

All entrance fees included

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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Zaanse schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Trip (Morning)
Travel by coach from central Amsterdam to Zaanse schans to see its famous massive windmills. Capture your share of windmill photos, see wooden houses and old-fashioned stores, and visit a maker of wooden clogs. Next, you'll drive to the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam, where you can see locals wearing traditional Dutch clothes. To get from Volendam to Marken, take a 20-minute boat ride, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only). Youll also stop at a cheese factory, where Dutch cheeses are still made in the traditional way.

Delft and The Hague Half-Day Trip (Afternoon)
Right after your morning tour ends, continue sightseeing with your afternoon tour. Head to the picturesque town of Delft to visit a famous producers of Delft pottery, the Royal Delft the last remaining factory of the 32 that were established in this city during the 17th century. Witness the production process of this iconic blue-and-white pottery during a demonstration, and browse the museum to see a collection of earthenware antiques. You'll also see a reproduction of Rembrandt'sThe Night Watch artwork made from Delft blue tiles.
You'll then have 30 minutes to explore the historic city center on your own. Highlights include Oude kerk (Old Church), Nieuwe kerk (New Church), the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) city wall remains and the historic Waag (Weigh House).

From Delft, continue to The Hague, the former capital of the Netherlands and its third largest city. There will be a tour of the city by coach to see the Houses of Parliament and Noordeinde Palace, the 'working palace' of King Willem-Alexander. There will also be a photo stop at the Peace Palace.

Lastly, visit Madurodam, the Netherlands' famous miniature park at a 1:25 scale, and marvel at famous Dutch buildings and landmarks.

Throughout your tours, listen to commentary about the sights from your expert guide and capture photos of the crafts, culture and traditions that define the Netherlands. End your 11-hour Super Saver tour of the Netherlands in central Amsterdam.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

A boat trip on the Ijsselmeer

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

Walking tour in Delft and visit to Royal Delft Manufactory

Entrance to Madurodam

Entry/Admission - Zaanse Schans

Entry/Admission - Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles

Entry/Admission - Marken

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children up to 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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Sep-2019

    A great but very long day about twelve hours. The content is just what we wanted but the number on the morning part of the tour was about 8 which was far too many. The guides were great, the rain mostly held off and the bus was clean. A good day

  • 20-Aug-2019

    Lovely trip. Had loads of fun thanks to Ian . Stef and Modesta. Ian and Stef entertained us throughout..laughed so hard and loved piano breaks as well from Stef. Highly recommend this tour. Thank you Ian and Stef

  • 08-Jul-2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this tour that took us to the Windmills, Shoe Factory and Cheese store! However, after visiting all of these venues we were too tired to take the extra 5 hours to go to Delft and The Hague. I guess we were over zealous when we booked this trip 6 months ago. We were happy it was actually two tours combined and we were able to re-book other tours for the next day in exchange for the afternoon tour. Thank you Viator!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I had very limited time and was happy with the decision I made to do this combo tour. Everything felt fully thought through EXCEPT what to do if there was bad weather. I don’t blame the company for the rain of course but I do think that a little more could have been done to explain that purchasing a poncho was almost mandatory - or included it in the offer. Apart from that I was impressed with the guides and the drivers and the quality of the tour!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I booked this experience due to limited time in Amsterdam and came away feeling exhausted and disappointed. In hindsight I would have seen more authentic experiences if I organised my own itinerary so I have learnt from this experience. There were too many people on each tour as the company used a double decker bus which could hold a maximum of 89 people. At each venue the time to disembark from the bus was too long, the ‘experiences’ were staged for the tourists and the space to view each experience didn’t cater adequately for the number of people so you either couldn’t see or hear what was happening or you had to stand. On the first tour, the tour leader struggled to manage the large group, having said that time at each stop was fairly tight and you felt like cattle being herded from one thing to the next. The other aspect about the first tour was the intrusion to the way of life for the locals, particularly at Volendam where we had to walk past private houses with many people treating the road as a footpath causing disruption to local traffic. There is absolutely no time between the first and second tour, you step off one bus and get straight onto the next bus so don’t think you have time for a toilet break. The second tour lacked balance. The trip to Delft took around 40 mins, the tour of the Delft Factory was informative and perhaps the highlight of the trip. There was also free time to wander around Delft for approximately 50 mins. Sadly, The Hague was a different story with time off the bus restricted to 10 mins for a photo opportunity at the Peace Palace. Then, for some unknown reason, we spent a whole hour at Madurodam Amusement Park, a very outdated park full of miniature replicas of historical landmarks, historical cities and large developments. Many people didn’t need the full amount of time and left the site before the allocated hour was up. Aside from Madurodam, at all other venues were incredibly crowded. It was a very, very long day, by the time I walked back to my hotel it was after 9.00 pm. I would never do this type of tour again. My suggestion to Viator is to review this offering, reduce the number of participants for each tour to a more manageable number, allow a small break between tours and strive to achieve a better balance in time allocation for the second tour. I would go so far as to say, remove Madurodam from the itinerary.

  • 13-May-2019

    excellent service with good guide and nicely organized the trip ...it is done professionally and time management was good too !

  • 01-May-2019

    It was a nice opportunity to see interesting sites outside of Amsterdam, but it was also very focused on stops that urged us to buy things. I would have much more enjoyed seeing the city of Delft than the factory, The stop in Hague was hardly worth it, just a quick drive by. I also didn't realize that I was signing up for 2 different tours that took time out of the day to return to the Central Station and change buses, etc. Madurodam was charming. The tour guides did a nice job, buses were clean and nice.

  • 04-Oct-2018

    We were very upset with this tour.. the morning to the windmills, wooden shoe factory was nice and we had a good guide. However the 2nd half was really a bust... except for Delft which is why we booked it... as it turns out the remainder of the afternoon tour was a bus ride through The Hague and a stop at Madurodam... which frankly is a total waste of time. Not only that but by the time you get there they are closing. This tour would have been about 3 hours shorter if they just tacked the Delft tour on the end of the morning. It was weird because the bus returns to amsterdam after the morning to drop off and pick up new passengers. tour guides changed too... and the guy in the afternoon was also pretty much a waste. Of the 6 total stops... 4 were great and 2 were awful and actually The Hague isnt even a stop.. just a ride thorugh town pointing out buidings

  • 02-Oct-2018

    Was a great entire day trip that we took. They guides were well informed and made the trip fun. I highly recommend.

  • 15-Sep-2018

    This review is for two different tours put together. The first part was Zaanse Schans Windmills which was very good. It was interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend it a 4. However, the second tour which they encourage you to take together needs some help! The Delft was good - but very short! We were given a quick tour very interesting but very little time to shop and purchase Delft was by far the best part of the tour. The Hague was a drive around the city with a quick photo stop - not interesting at all. We were not able to go to where the tour stated as it was closed. The Madurodam was fine - it should have been the shortest part of the tour - and instead it was the longest... we spend about 90 minutes wandering the miniature city - which was interesting especially if you have children, but not for the time frame we were given. We were bored - plus everything was closed as it was too late in the evening. They were closing the doors behind us. Take the tour of the Windmills the wooden shoe factory and the cheese factory and forget the second tour. Take the train to Delft on your own.

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