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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

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Discover the best of the Dutch countryside with this Super Saver that pairs two popular tours in one day. Spend the morning in the windmill village of Zaanse Schans and visit a clog maker, and take a boat ride to the old-time fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, where you’ll taste traditional Dutch cheese. In the afternoon, experience explosions of colors at the Keukenhof Gardens — home to millions of tulips, bluebells, hyacinths and other flowers — that will take your breath away. Transport by air-conditioned coach from Amsterdam included.

Highlights

  • 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):
In central Amsterdam, board an air-conditioned coach and travel with your guide through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals as you head out of the city.

Stop in the village of Zaanse Schans, where you'll see windmills and a historic shipyard. As you tour the town, learn more from your guide about this town renowned for its 17th- and 18th-century buildings that vividly depict historical Dutch life. Then visit a local shoemaker and watch clog-making techniques firsthand.

Next, enjoy a 20-minute boat ride to Volendam and Marken. In these authentic fishing villages, locals still wear their colorful traditional dresses and the old wooden houses stand on stilts. After seeing the villages, head to a local cheese factory for a demonstration and tasting of cheese crafted in the traditional Dutch way.

Return by coach to Amsterdam, where you'll have 30 minutes of free time to relax and have lunch (own expense) before starting your tour of Keukenhof Gardens.

Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour (5 hours):
Board the coach and together with your informative guide, admire the countryside landscapes on the 1-hour drive to Keukenhof, passing colorful tulip fields along the way. En route, hear about the history of Keukenhof and the flower fields that are characteristic of the surrounding area.

Upon arrival, enjoy three hours of free time to explore the Keukenhof Gardens (more than 80 acres/32 hectares) on your own, with a provided map that gives you the gardens’ highlights, including sculptural installations. Wander along windy paths, into greenhouses, along brooks and shady ponds. Admire the swathes of colors from the blossoming tulips, daffodils, bluebells, hyacinths, and many other flowers.

When it’s time to leave, board your coach for the return trip to Amsterdam.

Customer Reviews

Barbara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent,

Diane K B

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!

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

jackie

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.

Linda R

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.

ABINASH N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was amazing:) staffs were really good

Alan M

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.

Maryo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Formidable personnel very well timed. thank you

Lorraine J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Regina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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