Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!

Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Damrak 26, 1012 Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Amsterdam City Tours, De Ruijterkade 34a, In the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side, Marken The Netherlands

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Pass By: Zaans Museum, Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Volendam Marken Express, Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Wooden Shoe Factory, Kets 52, 1156 AX Marken The Netherlands

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Pass By: Woltje's Backerij, Haven 98, 1131 EV Volendam, Netherlands

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Pass By: Cheese Factory Volendam, Haven 25 1131EP, Volendam, Nederland, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • GPS audio guide system available in 16 languages
  • Live guide in English, Spanish and German on the Extended Tour
  • 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
  • A boat trip on the Ijsselmeer
  • Special offer: Free Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children up to and including 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Departure Point

Tours & Tickets Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes

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

User's Reviews

aad d

09 Jan, 2020

Very good excellent guides and on time. The visits to the various spots were interesting and informative

Seng-Lai T

31 Dec, 2019

Well organized and nicely paced tour of the countryside with wondferful.and knowledgeable tour guides and live demonstrations. Sandra was great and very entertaining. My family and I had a terrific time. Best decision we made in Amsterdam.

dndmtan

23 Dec, 2019

It was good, guide was helpful and friendly. The places we visited was good and suitable for family. Highly recommended!

Christy B

03 Dec, 2019

It was super impressive to learn how a windmill works, how to make stroopwafels, wooden shoes, and cheese.

The Netherlands is a beautiful country!

Jennifer C

18 Nov, 2019

It was great to have a break from the city, learn a bit about cheese, clogs and stroop waffles. The windmill visit was just great though the large group made it a bit difficult to see the full demonstration.

User's Picture Gallery

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Giant clog!

Love the giant clog!

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On top of a peanut oil windmill

Us girl's enjoying the last moments of the tour. Also, while on the bus you have headphones that give you lots of interesting information, very good. :-)

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Beautifully Painted Clogs_DSCF5524_Tania Dey

Beautifully Painted Clogs_Tania Dey

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Cheese making

Cheese rounds are pressed to separate the curds from the whey, then aged for 2 months or longer.

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Pretty garden decorations (Zaanse Schans Windmills)

Too bad we didn't have time to take more pictures, as Amsterdam is so pretty.

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Beautiful Volendam

This little place was just beautiful.

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Volendam houses

The city is very pretty.

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Side street

Walking down a side street in Zaanse Schans

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Zaanse Schans

Windmill

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Windmills, Zaanse Schans

We even visited a windmill (own expense) while at Zaanse Schans.

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400 year old working windmills ...

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