It was a great tour of the windmills and fascinating how they work. Marken and Volendam were interesting. Had a great morning.
Great tour - loved the windmills and being able to visit a working windmill. The area was so green and very pretty and guide was knowlegable and friendly. Loved walking through the streets of Marken and Volendam is so picturesque and beautiful. Visiting a clog factory was informative and the clog maker was very amusing in explaining how clogs are made and a demonstration followed. The tour was not too far from Amsterdam and the afternoon had perfect blue skies...just perfect!
The day we did this tour it rained constantly and was cold but despite this we had a great day! The guide was lovely and so knowledgeable about every thing we were seeing. Seeing how clogs are now made was very interesting and Edam would have to be one of the prettiest villages we have ever seen. Don't miss the cheese tasting, yum! Volendam would be a great place on a sunny day although we still enjoyed the rather damp visit. We couldn't be tempted to try the herring sandwiches! Great to wander through the little streets of fisherman's cottages, plenty of photo opportunities around every corner.
This was a wonderful tour. Guide was very informative. It covered the essence of Netherlands - windmills, cheese and clogs. Fascinating at Zaans Schans the working of the windmill. Volendam the cheese factory - choice was difficult and one could have your photo taken in local dress in a few shops on the waterfront. The fish was excellent here. Boat trip to Marken to lovely and seeing the clogs being made was very interesting. So whatever I dreamed of in Netherlands was covered in this tour, Unfortunately it was past tulip season, A definitely good trip
We highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and the bus very comfortable. All parts of the tour were very good and we very much enjoyed the Zaans Schans Windmills. Volendam and Marken were also great places to visit.
The trip was good .the guide edgar was very good and driver Ryan was very sweet and helpful...both of them made our trip special.. The places were beautiful the windmills volendam and marken...we also saw delft and hague...they were nice...all in all good trip....
It was a great way to spend 6 hours
Would have liked a bit more time near the windmills, and the museum in Volendam was a bit of a dud !
Great tour, you get to see a lot of the countryside to and from. Only downside, we felt very rushed in Volendam and Marken. Cheese factory was ok, but nothing we couldn't find in Amsterdam. Clog store in Marken again was nothing remarkable, again, shoes were less expensive elsewhere. These 2 stops were nothing more than marketing. The towns were beautiful but we were swept right through to get to the shops and didn't get a chance to admire it. Really enjoyed the windmill village, plenty of time to walk around and take pictures. Delft and Hague were good too.
Such a fun day out!! Booked last minute and was so happy that I did. The windmills were amazing and the boat trip across to Volendam was great, as was the cheese!! The Delft pottery was quite interesting, the only downside was the visit to the Hague was quite brief.
It's a great short trip away from the city. Everything went smooth from start of the tour to finish. Our guide was amazing, even though there are a few people who doesnt seem to care to be right on time, he was still very patient and all smiling. The rest of the staff are also extremely friendly. The trip also is magnificent, you get to see the nearby Dutch countryside of Marken and Volendam. For the money we've spent its well worth the trip, even for a half day. I just wished we've had more time to explore by ourselves, nevertheless tour is still amazing!
Great day was had visiting the small villages of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam with tour guide Monique and bus driver Ari.
This is a great way to get out of the city and see the Dutch countryside. A short ride to Zaanse Schans. The windmills were working. The tour of the mill was very interesting and provided by the owner of the business. The shops in this area were very nice a bit touristy but nice. The bakery museum was very cool. I would say that more time here would have been good. Volendam was wonderful and lunch was great. A wonderful seaside town. The boat ride to Marken was awesome. The wooden shoe factory was very interesting. This was a really nice place to visit. People were so very friendly, warm and welcoming. A very enjoyable day.
Excellent English/Spanish guide made the entire experience even better. Inner-workings of windmills, cheese factory, and clog shoe makers were each very interesting w/ extra time in each made us wish we had done the full-day trip. Volendam was absolute highlight as well as meeting other travelers on the trip from Saudi Arabia and Spain. They were wonderful. In the words of Mark Twain, 'Travel is fatal to bigotry, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness.' More Americans should travel more often.
Excellent bus tour of the city of Amsterdam. The Zaanse Schans Windmills and villiage visit was very good, however it would have been better to have more free time. We saw the windmill demo but wanted some more time to wander the village. Add an hour there! Marken time - perfect. Could cut that down by 10-15 since it is a short demo and then just shopping in that one store. Volendam was interesting and again wish we had more time to explore here. The cheese demo was very simple and we should have used that time to visit other things in the town.
Loved the tour. Not enough time to visit Zaanse Schans and Volendam, and museum was not worth it. Guide was excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We got to see a little bit of everything. The boat ride across the lake to Volendam was an unexpected surprise and quite enjoyable. We did feel we did not get enough time in Volendam for any shopping as the lunch was quite rushed. Other than the short time in Volendam, we would definitely recommend this trip.
Overall, this was a great tour! We could have skipped the Volendam Museum portion of the day, however--the museum was not very good and it felt like a waste of time.
This was a really nice trip to see the windmills, cheese museum and wooden shoe making in Marken. A nice 5-6 hour trip that got us out of Amsterdam for the day to enjoy the country side a bit more. Tour guides were very nice and you had time to sight see and tour around Volendam for about an hour. Tour information was nice along the way and was offered in many different languages. Note the bus was full and left right on time from each stop which was great for those folks that like punctuality!
Great to get out into the Dutch Countryside. I wanted to see a lot, and that is what we did. The windmills were beautiful, and the demonstration was very cool. My only complaint is that I would have liked to have a little more free time to look around Volendam, but other than that, it was a perfect way to spend the morning and still have the afternoon to sight see.
Windmills, Volendem and Hague are definitely worth it. However, it would be great if we are given longer time at the windmill area, especially when my group has elderly who don't move around very fast. Delft was only good if you love pottery. I would recommend anyone to go Windmill, Volendam and Hague. Purchasing from Viator may not be the cheapest option. It is cheaper to purchase right at the Tours and Tickets shop in Amsterdam.
Enjoyed the scenery especially Volendam... Would have appreciated more time in Volendam!
We had beautiful weather coupled with informative and entertaining guides and drivers. The windmills were truly amazing, as was Volendam and Marken. Absolutely spectacular is the only way I could describe the Keukenhof gardens tour, an unforgettable experience!
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL, BUT DISAPPOINTED WE WERE ONLY THERE 2.5 HOURS. THOUGHT WE WOULD BE THERE MUCH MORE. i NEEDED TO PAINT. THAT WAS WHY WE WENT, BUT DIANA WA SUPERB AND WE LOVED ENTIRE DAY. VOLENDAM WAS SPECTACULAR
EVERYTHING WE HAD HOPED FOR IN A 10 HOUR TRIP.
A highly recommended tour. The ride on the bus is easy on the eyes and body. The tulip gardens were beautiful. A huge park to walk through.
The windmills are fantastic and 2 of them are atill being used. Markem was fun to see how the shoes are made and Volendam was secluded with great food.
We loved the Keukenhof gardens tour as the tulips and other flowers were magnificent. We were able to spend quality time walking the gardens and our guide was knowledgeable about the history of the gardens and the maintenance of the location. This was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam.
The windmills were interesting and the information given by the owner of the one we visited was terrific. A very positive experience as we also enjoyed walking through the village. The clog factory in Marken was interesting but very short time was given to experience the process of making the clogs. Volendam and the cheese factory were a delightful experience, but we were misled about having dinner in one particular restaurant instead of being able to walk around more.
Our guide was fantastic and did allow for questions and comments.
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