Day Trip From Amsterdam To Zaanse Schans Windmills And Volendam

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Customer can choose a departure time between 9:30 - 12:30.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the charming Dutch countryside and immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of Zaanse Schans and its surroundings on our unforgettable group tour day trip. Get ready for a day filled with traditional windmills, historic wooden houses, and captivating cultural experiences.

First, you will arrive at Zaanse Schans where you explore the Dutch countryside and windmills. Your guide will tell you about the area and you have entrance to various windmills. See the inside of a Dutch windmill and explore the many traditional wooden houses, barns and shops.

From Zaanse Schans your guide will drive you to Volendam and Marken. These traditional fishing villages are known for its green timbered houses and harbor.

Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories and insights, enriching your experience and providing a deeper understanding of the region's history and culture.

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The first stop of the tour is Zaanse Schans. Here you will explore the Dutch countryside and windmills. At Zaanse Schans there are over 600 active windmills. You also get the option to visit a cheese farm and clog maker.
From Zaanse Schans your private guide will bring you to Volendam. Volendam is popular due to its traditional green timbered houses, which appear to be taken out of a Dutch postcard. Here your guide will offer a short tour all around this fishing village, where you can discover the Doolhof and Oude Kom quarters that stand out as the most authentic depiction of a traditional Dutch fishing village. And, of course, here you can shop for souvenirs, like the famous wooden clogs, wooden tulips, postcards, and many other Dutch-inspired items.
Here we visit a traditional Dutch Cheese Farm & Wooden shoe factory. You also get the option to taste many traditional Dutch cheeses.
The last stop of the tour is another Dutch village called Marken. Marken is another typical Dutch fishing village. Here your private guide will show you around and you also get the option to get some free time for yourself. After Marken your private guide will bring you back to the hotel.

Itinerary:


The first stop of the tour is Zaanse Schans. Here you will explore the Dutch countryside and windmills. At Zaanse Schans there are over 600 active windmills. You also get the option to visit a cheese farm and clog maker.
From Zaanse Schans your private guide will bring you to Volendam. Volendam is popular due to its traditional green timbered houses, which appear to be taken out of a Dutch postcard. Here your guide will offer a short tour all around this fishing village, where you can discover the Doolhof and Oude Kom quarters that stand out as the most authentic depiction of a traditional Dutch fishing village. And, of course, here you can shop for souvenirs, like the famous wooden clogs, wooden tulips, postcards, and many other Dutch-inspired items.
Here we visit a traditional Dutch Cheese Farm & Wooden shoe factory. You also get the option to taste many traditional Dutch cheeses.
The last stop of the tour is another Dutch village called Marken. Marken is another typical Dutch fishing village. Here your private guide will show you around and you also get the option to get some free time for yourself. After Marken your private guide will bring you back to the hotel.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Transport by spacious vehicle

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Service animals allowed

Public transportation options are available nearby

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-May-2023

    Guide was top notch. Provided my wife and me with true insight of the areas visited and the Netherlands in general. Would book again, especially with the guide we had.

  • 19-Jul-2022

    The private day trip was well worth it and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Amsterdam.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    Very impressive tour with our guide Robert. This tour is a must-do for anyone visiting Amsterdam. Especially for families it is a great experience. Our guide Robert was very accommodating and easy to talk with. He is truly one of the best guides we ever did a tour with. With this tour Robert also takes you to a cheese farm, clog maker and inside of a windmill. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Thank you Robert!

  • 07-Feb-2020

    Very impressive tour with our guide Robert. This tour is a must-do for anyone visiting Amsterdam. Especially for families it is a great experience. Our guide Robert was very accommodating and easy to talk with. He is truly one of the best guides we ever did a tour with. With this tour Robert also takes you to a cheese farm, clog maker and inside of a windmill. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Thank you Robert!

  • 29-Dec-2019

    Robert, our guide was on time, well organized, and was answering all my questions about Amsterdam and Holland, all day. The area of Zaanse was a don't miss part of a trip to Holland and Volendam was a quaint stop for shopping and lunch. Great tour and it was personalized for as much time needed for shopping or just exploring. I would suggest going this tour if you don't want to be stuck with someone else's timeline.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    The tour was excellent and well planned. The staff was very nice. The places that we went were great mainly a cheese factory, stroopwaffel factory.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Our guide Robert met us at our port and we drove Zaanse Schans, a quaint village. There are working wind mills using the direct power for specific tasks, such as a lumber mill, sawing through trees. There are many shops to purchase local wares, clogs, cheese, mustard, chocolate etc. It's scenic, well organized and definitely worth a visit, Prepare to spend about 2 hours or so. We then drove to Volendam, a shore front town/fishing village bordering Merkermeer Lake with an abundance of restaurants. It's beautiful and colorful but definitely touristy, but well worth a visit for the sheer beauty of the area. There are also several good fresh herring stands. Robert, our guide was very articulate and knowledgeable and didn't waste any time. He was well prepared.

  • 07-Sep-2019

    Our guide Robert met us at our port and we drove Zaanse Schans, a quaint village. There are working wind mills using the direct power for specific tasks, such as a lumber mill, sawing through trees. There are many shops to purchase local wares, clogs, cheese, mustard, chocolate etc. It's scenic, well organized and definitely worth a visit, Prepare to spend about 2 hours or so. We then drove to Volendam, a shore front town/fishing village bordering Merkermeer Lake with an abundance of restaurants. It's beautiful and colorful but definitely touristy, but well worth a visit for the sheer beauty of the area. There are also several good fresh herring stands. Robert, our guide was very articulate and knowledgeable and didn't waste any time. He was well prepared.

  • 27-Jul-2019

    Had been to Holland many times before but only Amsterdam, so wanted the whole shebang--windmills, cheese, wooden shoes. This tour did not disappoint. Left from main train station in air conditioned bus with great guide. Visited Edam and a cheese factory, stroopwaffel factory, wooden shoes factory, and a short ferry ride across the zuider zee. Perfect for a family, young or old.

  • 20-Feb-2019

    Amazing impression in one day of Dutch history and culture! Our guid, Alexandra was so friendly and told us a lot about Holland and its history abd culture. The private tour was in a relaxing spacious car. Great experience!