Private Countryside tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: The Netherlands, North Holland Province, Amsterdam

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  • 7 hours
  • Amsterdam
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


See the best Holland has to offer in a 7 hour tour which covers the world-famous Zaanse Schans with its windmills. You will also drive through the countryside to the farmers town of Katwoude to visit a cheese farm, the fisherman town of Volendam, visit the former Island of Marken and the idyllic Broek in Waterland.
Your personal private guide and driver will tell you everything about these places and its history. At Volendam, a stop is scheduled for a typical Dutch lunch (included). At Zaanse Schans, you will visit a wooden shoe workshop for a demonstration of clog making and a working Industrial windmill (entrance fee included).
As this is a private tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Amsterdam or any other for you convenient place in or near Amsterdam.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

You will have a guided tour at Zaanse Schans with your private local guide who tell you all about the houses, the windmills and the history of this area.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, Kraaienest 4, 1509 AZ Zaandam The Netherlands

Visit the wooden shoe workshop for a demonstration of clog making and see an exhibition about clogs.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Paintmill. De Kat, Kalverringdijk 29, 1509 BT Zaandam, Netherlands

See a working Industrial windmill from the inside and your guide will tell you all about how it works. You will be able to climb up the stairs to the platform.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jacobs Hoeve Cheese Farm by Henri Willig, Hoogedijk 8, 1145 PM Katwoude The Netherlands

Visit a cheese farm in the countryside. Here you will visit the stable of the jersey cows and you will receive an explanation about cheese making in the cheese shop where you ca try all the different cheeses as well.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Volendam Haven, Haven 43, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands

After lunch in Volendam, you will walk along the famous dike with the old fishermans harbour on your way to the ferry to the former Island of Marken for a 30 minute boat ride.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Marken Haven, Haven 1156, 1156 AM Marken, Netherlands

Arrive at the former Island of Marken by the ferry from Volendam. Your guide will await you here to walk you through the small town to the car.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Havenrak, Broek In Waterland, Dorp, Havenrak 23, 1151 AG Broek in Waterland, Netherlands

On the way back to Amsterdam, stop at the small town of Broek in Waterland to walk through this idyllic small town with beautiful houses along small canals.

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Lunch - Enjoy a typical Dutch lunch at a restaurant in Volendam (2 drinks included)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Parking Fees
  • Bottled water - Receive a complimentary bottle of water at the car or minivan
  • Entrance fee for the visit of a windmill
  • Boat ticket from Volendam to Marken
  • Entry/Admission - Paintmill. De Kat
  • Entry/Admission - Volendam Haven

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Only during transportation by car and boat wearing a face mask is required.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from your hotel in Amsterdam, at the cruise port of Amsterdam or at the airport (€50,00 airport surcharge).


  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands


  • Amsterdam

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Lynne W

10 Feb, 2020

This private tour provides a unique experience Our guide, Callum, was very accommodating Loved the quaint villages, the sites, the demonstrations and the food. I fell in love with the Jersey cows and cheese


22 Nov, 2019

A private tour was definitely the way to go for us. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the various sites, then driven back to our hotel. Because it was private, we would pick and choose what we wanted to see. We would highly recommend this!


14 Oct, 2019

Stopped at some great little towns. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.

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