Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken And Volendam Half-Day Trip From Amsterdam

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Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the surrounding Dutch countryside and its wonderful windmills. Drive through idyllic landscapes criss-crossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses and old-fashioned cheese-making in Volendam. Watch a shoemaker make clogs in Marken, and capture photos of the windmills the Netherlands is famous for in the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans. Throughout this half-day trip, listen to commentary about the history, culture and sights of the Netherlands.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Next, you'll travel to the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer). The old wooden houses here are built on stilts and locals still wear their colorful traditional dresses. Then, take a 20-minute boat trip from Volendam to Marken, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only). The cruise is optional but is included in the cost of the tour.

During the day you'll also stop at one of the few farms where cheese is still made in the traditional way.

7-Hour tour departing at 12pm
This option was created based on customer feedback to offer an alternative itinerary and longer tour duration. The afternoon tour at 12pm is 7hours in duration. It visits the windmill village of "Zaanse Schans" and the towns of Marken and Volendam. However, this tour gives you more time at all 3 locations.

Inclusions for Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken And Volendam Half-Day Trip From Amsterdam

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride - (optional but no extra charge)
  • Entrance to a windmill

Exclusions for Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken And Volendam Half-Day Trip From Amsterdam

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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2503 reviews by the users

  • This is a wonderful tour. My family including my 12 year old boy enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend it.

  • This was a broad-brush of sights in the Amsterdam area. Have been on similar in the past and this one measured up, as well. Really packs a lot into a tight schedule, but you do get a much broader and balanced impression of being Dutch better than just staying in Amsterdam. Recommended for those with limited time.

  • Truely an amazing place to Visit and this tour was the crown.

  • Recommend this tour to everyone visit Amsterdam, the tour guide Danielle was so helpful and has so much information about the place we visit, don't miss this tour...

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Make sure you arrive early. Loved waffles at Volendam great day out even in December.

  • It was our first trip to Amsterdam and we booked this trip as we had only a couple of days. The tour guides were lovely and patient as tour had around 40 people . We would recommend the tour

  • This was an excellent tour. A quick way to see some of the Dutch countryside and understated the function of windmills in Dutch history and land reclamation. Guide was easy to understand and helpful.

  • My Wife and I have taken numerous tours. This one was the best one yet. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Diana was the lead guide. She was excellent. Saw a lot of sites in the 6 plus hours. The length of the tour was just right. The 12 to 14 hour tours are just way too long.

  • Good trip without committing to a full day of travel. All sights are really close to Amsterdam so not on bus that long. Windmills were pretty interesting ,,,other stops quaint but tourist oriented, overall it was worth it

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