1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Zaanse Schans

Marken, Volendam, Windmills & Amsterdam Combination Tour

Product ID: 2595
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Enjoy a comprehensive tour and explore Amsterdam and the Dutch Countryside! View the canals of Amsterdam, visit windmills at Zaanse Schans, taste Edam at the Cheese Factory in Volendam, and choose your shoes at the clogmaker on former island Marken!
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, Turkish, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Amsterdam and the Dutch countryside on a combination city and country tour
  • Discover Amsterdam's famous canals
  • See diamonds traditionally polished at a diamond factory
  • Taste cheese at the Cheese Factory Volendam
  • Visit a clogmaker on the former island of Marken
  • See the picturesque windmills of Zaanse Schans
Full description
Take a 9-hour tour of the Dutch countryside and the city of Amsterdam on a combination full-day excursion. Departing from a central location in Amsterdam, you will first start of your city sightseeing tour of Amsterdam. An expert guide will show you how Amsterdam can claim the largest historical city center in Europe, and take you to admire the city’s legendary canals. Travel along the Dam, the central square of Amsterdam, and site of the Royal Palace and the Netherlands National Monument. View the famous skinny bridge of the Magere Brug.

Continue to the Albert Cuyp Market, and see beautiful houses along the canals. Finally, you will go to a windmill on the Amstel River, before visiting a diamond factory, where you will see how diamonds are traditionally polished.

Now, head for the countryside of Holland. View famous windmills, fishing villages and traditional Dutch costumes.

On this part of the tour you will visit a wooden shoemaker, where you will get a demonstration of how a wooden block is changed into a wooden shoe in a matter of minutes. Now walk through the quaint island community of Marken, to the harbor. On the way you can spot traditional Dutch costumes, instantly recognizable from tourist postcards and posters. 

Your group will also get to visit the Cheese Factory Volendam, where the friendly staff will tell you everything about cheese. Of course, you'll also get to enjoy some yummy tasters! After the Cheese Factory, enjoy some free time for strolling around, or have lunch in one of the many fish restaurants. 

Besides Volendam, the windmills of the Zaanse Schans are a highlight of the tour. In this historical village, windmills are beautifully restored and completely functional. The historical wooden warehouses complete the picture. At the end, your guide will bring you back to the Central Station of Amsterdam.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • GPS guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Volendam to Marken cruise (Summer only)
  • Visit to a working windmill
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

When you get there

Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 34A, In the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side. Please be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Know before you go
• Languages of the city tour (live guide): English, Spanish, German (no GPS in 16 languages)
• Boat trip between Volendam and Marken all year long (winter + summer)
• Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat)