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  1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Dam Square

Marken, Volendam and Edam Full-Day Tour by Minivan

Product ID: 58490
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Discover the scenic villages of Holland on a private full-day tour from Amsterdam. Go to the fishing village of Marken in the Zuidersee, stop at picturesque Volendam to admire brightly painted houses, and take a 30-minute boat ride across Lake Ijsselmeer.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Amsterdam. Please provide details at time of booking.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Discover the scenic villages of the Dutch countryside
  • Wander the picturesque, car free streets of Marken
  • Catch the boat across Lake Ijsselmeer from Marken to Volendam
  • Enjoy some free time to purchase souvenirs in Volendam
  • Taste typical Dutch cheeses in Edam
  • Go to a local dairy farm to learn how Dutch cheese is made
  • Meet a shoemaker and watch how the typical wooden shoes are made
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the day on a private full-day tour of the Dutch countryside. Following a scenic 45-minute transfer to the island of Marken, stroll through the picturesque streets of the former fishing village of the Zuiderzee, and enjoy stunning views over the Markermeer.

Visit a local museum to learn how the locals used to live. Then, enjoy some free time to look at the typical houses and wooden shoes of the area. Catch a boat to Volendam just as the locals used to do before Marken was connected to the mainland.

Upon arrival in Volendam, explore the oldest parts of the village, and discover a labyrinth of streets and sites, such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk, and the Visafslag (Fish Auction).

Next, go to the medieval village of Edam - commonly referred to as the “Pearl of the Zuiderzee” - and discover tranquil canals lined with beautiful 17th-century buildings. Marvel at the leaning Carillon Tower, and see the 15th-century Grote Kerk (Great Church), along with the Louis XIV-style Town Hall.

Famous for its cheese, evidence of Edam’s cheese industry is apparent at the Kaaswaag (cheese weigh house) and Kaasmarkt (cheese market). Visit a local farm to sample some real Dutch cheese, before going to see a shoemaker demonstrate how the traditional wooden clogs of the Netherlands are made.
  • Hotel or port pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
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• Please note that this tour includes a moderate amount of walking
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Product ID: 58490