Private tour

Marken, Volendam and Edam: Private Full-Day Tour

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14 reviews

Activity provider: HTG Services

Marken, Volendam and Edam: Private Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: HTG Services

From US$ 237.90 per person

Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside on this private full-day tour from Amsterdam. Discover the charming villages of Marken, Volendam and Edam. Enjoy a scenic 30-minute boat ride across Lake IJsselmeer, and even witness a traditional fish auction.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Pickup included
If your hotel is situated in Amsterdam, your guide will pick you up at your hotel. Please provide details at time of booking.
Private group


  • Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside by public bus and boat on this full-day tour
  • Cross the lake Ijsselmeer from Marken to Volendam by boat
  • Go souvenir shopping in Volendam
Full description
Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside with this full-day tour from Amsterdam. Meet your local guide at your hotel in Amsterdam and enjoy a scenic 45-minute ride to the island of Marken. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Marken and enjoy stunning views over the Markermeer, then have visit a local mini museum to discover how the people of Marken used to live. Continue your tour with a lovely 30-minute boat ride across the lake towards Volendam, where you will embark on a short walking tour of the famous fisherman village. Explore its labyrinth, see its unique former fish auction building, and then make your way to a local cheese shop to sample some local cheese. After some free time to explore Volendam, set off for the next stop on the tour: the charming medieval village of Edam. Visit Edam's former town hall, the floating cellar, as well as the oldest wooden house in town before you catch a local bus back to Amsterdam bid farewell to beautiful Dutch countryside.
  • Private tour in your chosen language
  • Experienced, knowledgeable and friendly guide
  • 30-minute boat trip (mid March-mid November)
  • Transportation with local bus
  • Cheese tasting in Volendam
  • All local taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuity

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Know before you go

  • This tour includes a boat trip from Marken to Volendam; in the winter months, or if the weather is bad, the boat trip will be replaced with a local bus ride between the two villages.
  •  In the winter months, the order of the tour will be: Edam, Volendam, & Marken due to the Marken Express (boat trip).
  •  This tour can only be operated in groups of maximum 20 persons. If your group is larger, we will split your group into smaller groups and depart with a 15-minute interval.
  •  For transport we use local buses., which are efficient and regular.
  •  If you wish to stay a bit longer in one place, there is no need to rush as we will just catch the next bus.
  •  Your guide will take care of all tickets and schedules.
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Great trip with a fantastic guide!

Thanks to our great guide, Linda, the day trip was a complete success. Linda is fun and entertaining and it was a friend to spend the day with her. She gave us wonderful information about each of the small towns and we had enough time to stroll a bit alone. The trip was very well organized, you didn't have to worry about a thing. Linda picked us up at the hotel, had all the tickets ready and took care of every bus and ferry. Fortunately, even the weather was fine. It is worth a clear recommendation. Thank you for a nice day, Linda! :)

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August 30, 2018

Interesting tour outside of Amsterdam. Something else .

We were picked up from our hotel. It was a tour with public transport (tram, bus and ferry included in the price). The tour took us to small towns in the outskirts of Amsterdam. The stories about land reclamation were interesting. The information in the villages about cheese, the cheese market, wooden shoes and life then and now was very interesting.

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May 9, 2018

Absolutely the best - highlight of our trip!

Well this private tour was just the best value, what a brilliant day with a very knowledgeable and personable guide. Thank you for just the happiest day - the tea houses in Edam were just amazing, having a personal guide changed the tour from pleasant to amazing! Worth every penny and more.

July 23, 2014

Product ID: 41096