Marken, Volendam & Dutch Windmill Village One Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Experience the idyllic charms of the north Dutch countryside. Visit windmills, a clogmaker, a cheese factory and even the fishing village of Volendam. Ancient times will surely come to life during this excursion.

Highlights
  • Visit the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken.
  • Take our luxury coach to Zaanse Schans with its many unique windmills.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Dutch countryside
  • Morning and seasonal afternoon tours available

Description

Venture out into the countryside north of Amsterdam, to the edge of River Zaan where you will visit the beautiful windmill village of Zaanse Schans, with its green wooden houses. On the turn of the 18th century, this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 windmills in use. In this day and age there are only five left.

Through typical Dutch scenery we continue to Volendam for a city walk and the traditional fisherman's village of Marken, situated on the shores of the former Zuiderzee. You will also visit to a working windmill, boatride between Marken and Volendam, a demonstration in a cheese factory and visit to a traditional clogmaker.

Choose between the GPS or live guided tour (available in the summer).

GPS Audio Guided Tour

Schedule: Daily, 08:45 and 14:45

Duration: 5 hours and 45 minutes

  • Available in 16 languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Catalan, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic, and Polish

  • Half day excursion to Volendam, Marken and Zaanse Schans

Live Guided Tour

From March 23, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Schedule: Daily, 12:00

Duration: 7 hours

  • Extended excursion to Volendam, Marken and Zaanse Schans with a visit to a museum of traditional costumes

*Free Canal Cruise

Schedule: Daily, every 15-20 minutes from 09:00 to 22:00

Location: Lovers Canal Cruises, Central Station West

Duration: 1 hour

Explore Amsterdam's UNESCO World Heritage canal district. View its signature merchant houses dating from the 17th century as well as the stately gables, elegant churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and much more. An GPS audio guide will be provided in 18 languages.

Redemption: Tickets can be picked-up from the meeting point and are valid until October 29, 2017.

Highlights

  • Volendam Tour

  • Marken and Zaanse Tour

  • Walk past the special wooden houses

  • Visit to a cheese factory

  • Visit to a wooden shoe factory and windmill

  • Visit to a Dutch traditional costumes museum (for live guided tours only)

Includes

  • Transport by luxury coach

  • Visit traditional Dutch cheese factory and clog maker

  • Boat ride to and from Marken

  • Audio guide in 16 languages
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Marken, Volendam & Windmill Village Day Trip with GPS Multilingual Audio Guide
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See beautiful Dutch countryside and villages on a day trip from Amsterdam. Visit the famous Dutch windmill village of Zaanse Schans and admire its green-timbered houses. You'll also see the famous and lively fishing village of Volendam (visit to a Dutch cheese factory and museum included) plus a boat trip to the island of Marken to see a local Dutch clog maker.

The tour is live guided, but supported by an GPS audio system in 16 languages.

Duration: 6 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Transport by luxury coach / Visit traditional Dutch cheese factory and clog maker / Boat ride to and from Marken / / Audio guide in 16 languages

It was not that far from Amsterdam, and we could experience the true Holland. In Zaanse Schans, we saw the windmills, tasted and bought some cheese. Volendam and Marken are both fishers' villages where cute houses line up along the streets. In Volendam we ate the local specialty of fried cod, and in Marken we watched how craftsmen make clogs. We crossed over from Volendam to Marken by boat, and this was already included in the price, which made this a very good tour.

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Schedule

Starting time: 08:45 - 14:45 (Show more)
  • 08:30

    Check in at Damrak no. 26

  • Visit Volendam

    Volendam was once a harbor and famous artist retreat. You have the chance to visit Volendam museum or attend a fish auction here.

  • Stop in Marken and meet a local Dutch clog maker

    Marken is a relic of the traditional native culture. Visit a wooden clog maker and soak up the Holland culture of the past.

  • Zaanse Schans to see the famous Dutch Windmills

    See for yourself how Dutch cheese is made the traditional way and see the characteristic windmills of Holland. Enjoy the Dutch landscape as you travel.

  • 14:30

    Tour ends back in Amsterdam

  • 09:00

    Check-in at Damrak no. 26

  • 09:30

    Depart from Amsterdam

  • Visit Volendam

    Volendam was once a harbor and famous artist retreat. You have the chance to visit Volendam museum or attend a fish auction here.

  • Stop in Marken and meet a local Dutch clog maker

    Marken is a relic of the traditional native culture. Visit a wooden clog maker and soak up the Holland culture of the past.

  • Zaanse Schans to see the famous Dutch Windmills

    See for yourself how Dutch cheese is made the traditional way and see the characteristic windmills of Holland. Enjoy the Dutch landscape as you travel.

  • 15:00

    Tour ends in Amsterdam

  • 12:00

    Check-in at Damrak no. 26

  • 12:30

    Depart from Amsterdam

  • Visit Volendam

    Volendam was once a harbor and famous artist retreat. You have the chance to visit Volendam museum or attend a fish auction here.

  • Stop in Marken and meet a local Dutch clog maker

    Marken is a relic of the traditional native culture. Visit a wooden clog maker and soak up the Holland culture of the past.

  • Zaanse Schans to see the famous Dutch Windmills

    See for yourself how Dutch cheese is made the traditional way and see the characteristic windmills of Holland. Enjoy the Dutch landscape as you travel.

  • 18:00

    Tour ends in Amsterdam

  • 14:30

    Check-in at Damrak no. 26

  • 15:00

    Depart from Amsterdam

  • Visit Volendam

    Volendam was once a harbor and famous artist retreat. You have the chance to visit Volendam museum or attend a fish auction here.

  • Stop in Marken and meet a local Dutch clog maker

    Marken is a relic of the traditional native culture. Visit a wooden clog maker and soak up the Holland culture of the past.

  • Zaanse Schans to see the famous Dutch Windmills

    See for yourself how Dutch cheese is made the traditional way and see the characteristic windmills of Holland. Enjoy the Dutch landscape as you travel.

  • 20:30

    Tour ends in Amsterdam

  • (For Check-In) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 14:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 08:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 14:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 09:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 15:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 09:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 15:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 12:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 18:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 12:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 18:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 14:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 20:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 14:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Lindbergh Excursions Time: 20:30:00

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Reviews

It was not that far from Amsterdam, and we could experience the true Holland. In Zaanse Schans, we saw the windmills, tasted and b...ought some cheese. Volendam and Marken are both fishers' villages where cute houses line up along the streets. In Volendam we ate the local specialty of fried cod, and in Marken we watched how craftsmen make clogs. We crossed over from Volendam to Marken by boat, and this was already included in the price, which made this a very good tour.

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Anonymous

Blessed with a fine weather, it was an excellent tour. Girls at a cheese factory and a wooden shoe factory were all dressed in cut...e traditional clothes and gave humorous explanations, which we all enjoyed. The cheese was excellent!
The guide was very friendly and cheerful.
In the last, we sang "Amsterdam, Amsterdam" (Holland song?) together.
It was a fun and memorable trip!

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Anonymous

There were so many places to see! I didn't expect I could go on a sightseeing ship, so I was excited.
With the blue sk...
y, white clouds and a lake without waves, it was like a mirror world. (It was like Uyuni lake in Bolivia.)
A harbor town where we went to had a beautiful streetscape.
After seeing a cheese factory, we had a lunch (you have to buy it yourself) and took a walk - fish and chips was really tasty there!
The one day sightseeing was like a dream. I'm very satisfied.

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Anonymous

We have joined several tours, and this is the best so far. You may be under the impression that Zanze Schans is flooded with touri...sts, but this is the only place you can view a vast landscape lined with numerous windmills.

Marken and Volendam are both small fishing villages, with a spectacular view of the dock in the evening. We enjoyed visiting a wooden shoe factory and a choose factory, with interesting explanations provided by a female guide.

The bus guide spoke English, which was easy to understand, and he was always all smiles. It is the best tour to see the rural areas of the Netherlands.

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Anonymous

We joined a morning tour. We thought it would be rushed as we would cover 3 places in half a day, but it was well timed. After vis...iting a cheese factory, we had enough to time to try some seafood for lunch. Also, we were able to go up to the top of a windmill. I was very satisfied as we were able to enjoy Holland-like landscapes efficiently on a fine day.

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Anonymous

While Amsterdam is an amazing city, I always had visions of Holland with the windmills, wooden clogs, and also cheese. The trip s...eemed to include all of the above so my wife and I signed up for the trip, and it definitely included all of the above in just a half day tour. While the trip was tight in terms of time, there were enough for us to just walk around a little. Our guide was excellent, friendly, and provided all sorts of fun facts during the trip. We were very happy to get out and see a side of Holland that we could not get in Amsterdam. We even got to try the world famous Voledam cheese from the original voledam cheese factory! more

Andy

If you want to take a day off from the big city life of Amsterdam, the day trip to Marken, Volendam, and dutch windmill villages i...s the perfect getaway. We joined the tour as we wanted to see what Netherlands outside of Amsterdam is like previously, and the trip definitely did not disappoint. You got a feel of the Windmill villages and was able to go inside one of them and see how it worked. We then went to Voledam where the cheese market was cool and certain good for tasting. Ultimately, we took a quiet and joyful ride to the island of Marken visiting the clog factory. The only thing we wished was that there were more time at each of the spots for us to enjoy. more

Sharon

When I first booked the trip, I wasn't too sure if there would be enough time to cover all the places within half a day. But ...I was not disappointed at the end of the tour! The trip was very organised with friendly tour guides and we were told the meeting point and time at each place. There were demonstrations of cheese and clogs making and people are allowed time to grab a bite or drinks - so don't worry, you don't have to pack your own sandwiches! Personally, I would prefer to have a bit more time for taking photographs as the sceneries were just so breathtaking! In short, this is definitely the tour to show you the gems of Netherlands. :) more

Yuki

I took this tour with my husband and mother. We agree that it is well worth the money and great tour getting into Amsterdam countr...ysides. The tour was user friendly because it provided multi-language audio guide. It was well organised with an engaging and nice tour guide and the announcements of meeting time and place were clear. As we had to visit 3 places in 5 hours, it was a little bit of rush. The sceneries were amazing and we took many beautiful photos. The windmill village was really beautiful. The demonstration in cheese factory was interesting. The fishing village was very different from those in Hong Kong. We took a half hour boat trip to the clog factory where we could buy hand made traditional Dutch clogs. 
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tansy

I enjoyed the great sceneries in Marken,Volendam and Dutch Windmill village.These were all good spots for photography session .The...re were also demonstration of cheese and clogs making for those have interest on it.The tour group size was big and each of us was given a headphone during our bus journey that provide brief introduction of the places that we were going to visit.Tour guides were good in reminding us on our road safety with bicycles .Overall the tour was a bit rush to cover all places .If there were more time given for taking photos it will be even a more excellent and enjoyable experience.I would say it was still a day trip that worthwhile to pay a visit due to its nice sceneries. more

Vicky

I will say that my experience with Veltra just average. Although the tour group size is big but there are 2 tour guides. They are ...good in concerning our safety with bicycles on the road. However, their English need to improve better.
The itinerary mentioned in the website is 6 hours but the actual itinerary only took about 5 hours. I felt rushing like duck. We do not have much time for photography. In order to have more time for photography, I sacrifice the briefing of the cheese-making and Dutch windmill. Actually I don't understand the rushing as according to the website, we should have 6 hours. The extra 1 hour really make the difference. In fact, I think the tour guide is rushing for next itinerary.
Frankly speaking, the reason why I chose Veltra first place is because I hope that my review submission will get back 50% of the day trip price. Then it will be a value worth day trip.
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