Explore the Dutch countryside on a full-day tour. Explore the quaint villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken. Stop at a traditional Dutch…
Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and windmills of the Dutch countryside on an 8 hour, Spanish-speaking tour of Zaanse Schans, Volendam,…
What people are saying about Marken
This was an absolutely fantastic tour - it knocked our socks off way exceeding my expectations. It was relatively quick (half day) with three great sites and a boat ride. Above all, the tour guide Steve (Esteph?) the Rock was just incredible! The other tour guides were excellent too, very kind and competent, but Steve the bus driver was out of this world. He played a piano keyboard on the bus and sang songs (extremely well), was incredibly friendly and sincerely interested in making it the best tour ever, helped the guides during all the tours, was uber enthusiastic, took time to walk with us and show us things himself, carried souvenir bags for other guests, etc. I'm use to the bus driver remaining silent and driving the bus. Steve is nothing less than a prodigy when it comes to this line of work. I've never experienced a tour guide like him and couldn't recommend him higher. I'd go WAY out of my way to get on his bus with him and his fellow tour guides. Not enough words, but thanks!
I really liked the first part of this trip in which we saw the windmills and we have the chance to enter in the mill that cut the woods. Also the houses all round in Holland style were very nice. Then we moved to Marken to discover how Holland make up the characteristic clogs. During the transfer in the bus an expert guide explained us some cultural aspect of the country and also an audio guide was available in the bus in different languages. After Marken we took a boat to go to visit the typical cheese factory in Volendam, in my opinion we spent too much time in Volendam (better to spend this time visiting the windmills) also because it is a very small village and there was no much to do or visit in it. In our free time we walked around the houses and we had a drink.
We absolutely loved this tour.. it's was awesome to visit the windmills; cheese shop; waffle shop and wooden clog shop.. was great to have the locals share their knowledge regarding their traditions and what they have been doing for many many years.. the actual bus trip was a highlight.. with Steve the singing Driver Dutch Rock and his crew!! They were all amazing and would highly recommend this tour!
The tour was very well organised. We had enough time in each location to have some rest and buy some souvenirs. The tour guide (Desiree) was very interactive and provided some interesting overview of each place we visited. I can recommend this trip to anyone who is interested to see a little bit of Dutch countryside.
Great tour with very friendly guides who were very helpful and patient with all the tourists. A small suggestion to increase the time at the windmills if possibly to give some more time for the tourists to explore the museums and small shops.