- 5.5-hour shore excursion to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam
- Scenic drive through the Dutch countryside
- See the windmills of Zaanse Schans and visit a traditional clog-maker
- Admire the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam
- Enjoy a 20-minute boat trip (summer only)
- Visit a Dutch cheese farm
Recent Photos of This Tour
Arriving at VolendamPhoto by: Hero.sl
Singapore, 10 2015
Lonely Wind TurbinePhoto by: Hero.sl
Singapore, 10 2015
Zaanse Schans WindmillsPhoto by: Hero.sl
Singapore, 10 2015
A little song!Photo by: Stephanie W
Clogs, clogs and more clogsPhoto by: Linda O
WindmillsPhoto by: Linda O
Volendam DocksPhoto by: Anonymous
Zaanse Schans WindmillsPhoto by: Anonymous
What You Can Expect
Next, visit the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer). In these authentic villages, the old wooden houses are built on stilts and locals still wear their colorful traditional dresses. To get from Volendam to Marken, take a 20-minute boat ride, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only).
During your tour, you'll also stop at one of the few farms where cheese is still made in the traditional Dutch way.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
This excursion is located within a 20-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Amsterdam. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
Was a great overview of the countryside with the story and history behind the draining of the poulders, how clogs are made, how windmills work and the important role played in the history of the Netherlands. Bus tour combined with a boat cruise. Efficient use of time - for a half day cruise it was informative and the pacing of activities and knowledge of the tour guides and presenters at each of the locations was fantastic!! The tour group was not huge and the logistics of managing all the stops and keeping to the schedule of returning to the bus or waiting for stragglers was not an issue.
Worth the money and time. Audio recording in the coach is very informative. Guides speak English well, friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend this tour. The windmills are so beautiful. I did wish there was more time at this stop because you barely have time to use the facilities and see it all. My favorite stop was the fish town. So beautiful and had a delicious lunch. The ferry ride was great too. Unfortunately my visit was during a heat wave and the air conditioner was broken on the bus. That was the only down side.
This tour was amazing!
This tour was amazing. Great views and tour of windmills. Interesting show making. Really fun cheese production show and taste. Note-volunteer to be in the show! Really good tasting lunch in a small fishing village. The trip was also very informative of the area.
Well organised, very good guide, saw a lot in the time used.
Good value and certainly epitomises what "Holland" was like in the early days.Windmills were a sensational sight! More time in Volendam would be nice.Cheesemaking demonstration was PATHETIC.More like a comedy sketch!!
My children and I went with Asterisk and she was great, the driver was funny. The tour itself was great and we saw so much and although there were time restraints, it didn't feel rushed. It was a great tour with every minute of it accounted for and well worth it.
I love the trip , but time spent on the bus was to long .but I would do it again, and the staff were great.
A great day out from Amsterdam. The guide and bus driver showed real interest in the group and had the timings down just right. No pressure to buy anything. The hour long boat ride half way through was a nice surprise. The only down side was the poor air conditioning on the bus on a rather hot day.