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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Half-Day Tour plus Keukenhof Gardens Tour

Enjoy a Super Saver tour that combines the best of the Dutch countryside – windmills, fishing villages and flowering tulips – all in one day! With a local guide, visit a clog maker in the windmill town of Zaanse Schans, and then take a boat ride to the quaint fishing villages of Volendam and Marken to see cheese made the traditional way. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely stroll through Keukenhof Gardens, where the beautiful seasonal displays of springtime bulbs will take your breath away.


  • Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken plus Keukenhof Gardens full-day combo tour -- a great value!
  • Discover the Dutch countryside on a scenic drive from Amsterdam
  • See the windmills of Zaanse Schans and visit a clog maker
  • Explore the traditional fishing towns of Marken and Volendam
  • Admire Keukenhof Gardens’ vivid exhibit of tulips and daffodils
  • Round-trip coach transport, 20-minute boat trip and cheese factory included

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Half-Day Tour plus Keukenhof Gardens Tour

Tulips at Keukenhof Gardens

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Tour (5 hours):
From the Damrak in Amsterdam, just a 3-minute walk from Central Station, board your comfortable coach for a scenic drive to Zaanse Schans. Admire the Dutch countryside as you head out of the capital city, passing a picturesque landscape of wooden houses and windmills.

When you arrive in Zaanse Schans, your professional local guide will inform you about this charming village, renowned for its 17th- and 18th-century buildings that vividly depict historical Dutch life. First, tour the town and enjoy up-close photo ops of its famous windmills. Then, see the clog-making skills of a Dutch shoemaker as you learn about woodworking techniques first hand.

Next, enjoy a 20-minute boat ride to Volendam and Marken, renowned fishing villages where traditional wooden houses stand on stilts. You can purchase lunch in Volendam while you take in the lovely scene and admire the colorful Dutch dresses that some of the women still wear. Then, follow your guide to a local cheese factory for a demonstration and delicious tasting of cheese crafted in the traditional way.

Following your Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam tour, you'll have 30 minutes of free time in Amsterdam to relax and have lunch (own expense) before embarking on your afternoon Keukenhof Gardens tour at 2:30pm.

Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour (5 hours):
Back on board the coach, make the drive to Keukenhof Gardens, taking in the spectacular sight of Holland’s fields awash with colorful tulips, at their peak in spring. At the gardens, enjoy three hours of free time to explore more than 80 acres (32 hectares) of seasonal displays that include seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.

Make sure to take plenty of photos along the footpaths, admiring the interesting sculptural pieces and other works of art amid the memorable flowers before heading back to the city aboard your coach.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I really enjoyed it a lot! It was very well organized. I'm would have like a little longer time, perhaps 1 hour more, at the windmills. It was fascinating and beautiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed the trip very much. The places were very interesting and the guide was informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We loved everything about this tour and highly recommend it. There was plenty of time in each location and the bus was clean and comfortable. Our tour guide was fabulous. I think his name was Eduardo. I recommend getting your tickets a day early and arrive early for your tour. They are very prompt and you don't want to be the last one on the bus and have to search for a seat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was fabulous. We were there the week they were closing but tulips and other flowers were still gorgeous. Did not realize it was an all day adventure. Left at 9 and home at 7but it was well worth it.Road a boat across the North Sea to a village. Went to cheese factory, and wooden shoe factory. It was a very good day and weather was perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was amazing:) staffs were really good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Formidable personnel very well timed. thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good tour! Excellent value for money. Plenty of spare time and a lot to see

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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