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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a half-day or full-day windmill tour departing from Amsterdam. Visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Hear commentary from your audio guide during the coach journey, and enjoy guided tours in each picturesque village. You can also opt for a ferry cruise from Volendam to Marken (summer only, included in tour price). Choose the full-day option for more time at each stop.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Charm of Holland - All-inclusive Countryside & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Holland on a comprehensive day-trip from Amsterdam. With a professional guide, travel through Holland’s beautiful countryside and discover tulip-filled meadows, historical windmills and traditional cheese factories. Visit villages and towns like Edam, Marken, Volendam and Zaanse Schans, and enjoy a pleasant balance of guided walking tours and leisurely free time. Taste the globally renowned cheese of Volendam; witness the art of wooden shoe-making in Marken; take a tranquil cruise to Volendam; and marvel at the ancient windmills of Zaanse Schans.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Bruges Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Explore one of Belgium’s most incredible cities on this Bruges day trip from Amsterdam. Journey in the comfort of a coach bus and relax as you listen to information about the city’s sights from your guide. Have five hours to explore the churches, canals, and shops on your own, plus plenty of time to snap photos of the iconic windmills and sample famous Belgian chocolates on this tour that showcases the best of this European destination.
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  • 12 hours
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Giethoorn Day Trip from Amsterdam

Explore a picturesque landscape of quiet canals, wooden bridges, and Dutch homes on a full-day our from Amsterdam to Giethoorn, the ‘Venice of the Netherlands.’ This full-day Giethoorn tour includes transport from Victoria Hotel in central Amsterdam, and a boat cruise through Giethoorn’s canals.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Discover the delights and history of Zaanse Schans and the Dutch countryside on a 3-hour, small-group trip from Amsterdam. With an informative guide, admire the lush, canal-crossed Dutch landscape. Take a tour of pretty Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills and green-painted houses, and visit a cheese farm and clog-making workshop to learn about these traditional crafts. Lastly, visit a working windmill to learn how these waterside factories helped drive the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Numbers are limited on this tour for a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Dutch Countryside and Culture Tour from Amsterdam Including Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam

Experience three quintessential icons of the Dutch countryside — windmills, cheese and wooden clogs — on this 5.5 hour tour from Amsterdam. Journey to the North Holland towns of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam, where you can view working windmills at an open-air museum on the Zaan River, visit a dairy farm or cheese weighing house, and step inside a clog factory. You’ll travel outside the city aboard a single-decker coach, allowing for a smaller group experience with your professional guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Half-day Tours

Delft, The Hague & Madurodam Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Venture beyond Amsterdam to Delft and The Hague, two prominent Dutch cities you’ll visit on this tour. Tour Royal Delft, where the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery is made, and enjoy free time to explore the historic city center. Take a tour by coach of The Hague, the seat of the Dutch Parliament and home to the International Court of Justice used by the UN. Finally, see famous Dutch landmarks on a smaller scale at the Madurodam miniature park.
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

Amsterdam Combo: Zaanse Schans Windmills & Delft and The Hague Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands with this action-packed Super Saver that shows you the best of Holland in one memorable day. In the morning, journey outside Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken where you’ll discover wooden houses, windmills and clogs in these old-world villages. Then, continue your day trip to Delft and The Hague, two don't-miss Dutch cities, followed by a look at famous landmarks in miniature at Madurodam. By combining these two top-selling tours, you save money with the discounted price!
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Finished touring Amsterdam and want to see more of Holland? Don’t miss this full-day tour featuring the highlight attractions of the Netherlands. Visit The Hague, the seat of the Dutch government, and watch how the blue-and-white Delft pottery is made. Admire the experimental architecture of Rotterdam, climb up the Euromast tower for stunning city views and explore the miniature park of Madurodam. Travel by air-conditioned coach and listen to an informative guide who shares anecdotes and history about the attractions you see along the way.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Guided City Tour & Countryside and Windmills Tour

Colorful windmills, fishing villages and a canal cruise — experience top Amsterdam attractions with this Super Saver that combines three popular tours at one low price. Travel by comfy coach into the Dutch countryside and visit the windmills of Zaanse Schans. In the charming fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, stop at a cheese farm and watch a clog-maker at work.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip

Leave the bustle of Amsterdam behind and spend half a day exploring the Dutch countryside. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the 17th and 18th centuries when you visit Zaanse Schans, a village of windmills and wooden houses. Your idyllic journey continues in the well-known fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, and includes a visit to a traditional cheese farm. This 5.5-hour shore excursion from Amsterdam is available in the morning and afternoon.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Daytrip Giethoorn and the Windmills of Zaanse Schans

When scrolling down the Zaanse Schans you’ll encounter various old still working Windmills and traditional Dutch artisans where you get The chance to glance over their shoulder while they are performing their crafts.Taste different cheeses and see how wooden shoes are made. Also you Will learn about the rich windmill history that set off the golden age of the Netherlands,We will drive you further through reclaimed land to the magical fairylike village Giethoorn also known as “the Venice of the North. In Giethoorn you will come along in an one hour boat trip with a guide. While you are admiring the thatched roof farmhouses and ducking under wooden picturesque bridges the captain will tell you everything about the history of the village and region. After a nice boat cruise you’ll have time to explore the village on your own  and your guide will tell you how to get around and where to get a well deserved meal .  
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Customizable private tour from Amsterdam or Schiphol airport

Escape the city and create your own itinerary on a private full-day custom tour from Amsterdam. With just your guide and private party, you’ll explore the Dutch countryside, replete with windmills and waterways, in order to learn of the Netherlands’ history. Opt to discover the picturesque villages of Marken and Volendam; or snap photos of the windmills in Zaanse Schans; or see the 'garden of Europe' at Keukenhof. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.  
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Brussels Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

This day trip from Amsterdam takes you on a whirlwind tour through one of Belgium’s largest cities, Brussels. Experience beer, chocolate, diamonds and art, and learn about all-things Belgian from an informative guide. Enjoy a walking tour and snap a photo of the impish Manneken Pis in Brussels, and pick up delicious Belgian chocolates before returning to Amsterdam.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Private Tour: The Jewish History of Amsterdam & Anne Frank (3 hours)

Learn about Amsterdam's Jewish history with this private tour. You'll visit what was once the Jewish Quarter, with its old Synagogue and former Jewish theater (Hollandse Schouwburg) before heading to the Anne Frank House via tram. Here you’ll have the option of going inside to see where the famous diarist hid until she was finally captured during WWII.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Day Cruises

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Giethoorn Complete

See all of Giethoorn in one day, enjoy the canals by boat and take a walk through the village. See al the presence, and discover all about the past.Arriving in Giethoorn you board a comfortable tour boat. You sail through the canals of Giethoorn along the thatched farmhouses and over the lake.Along the way the guide will tell you in several languages about the origins and knowledge of Giethoorn. During your visit you have plenty of free time to visit the old centre of the village. Included is the entrance to visit museum Giethoorn, experience Giethoorn in the past and present, entrance to old stones and jewelry museum, visit to traditional Giethoorn Boatbuilder and Cheeseshop.We end the day with a delicious 3-course-choice-diner. Starter: Vegetable soupMain dish: Pork cutlets, fish fillet (hake), chicken fillet or Fried Camambert with French fries, baked potatoes, mixed salad and vegetables Dessert: Vanilla ice cream with fruits and whipped cream!
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  • 7 hours
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Small Group Full-Day Trip: UNESCO'S Kinderdijk & The Hague with Museum Visit

Combine visits to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, The Hague, and the Mauritshuis museum with this 9-hour tour from Amsterdam. Travel with a small group in a fully-outfitted luxury minivan, ensuring a relaxing and intimate experience.
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  • 9 hours
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Full-Day Super Saver: Guided Amsterdam City Tour + Delft, The Hague & Madurodam

Enjoy two top-selling Holland tours in one memorable day. See Amsterdam on a city tour combined with an afternoon trip to Delft and The Hague with this Amsterdam Super Saver. Listen to guided commentary as your coach passes by popular attractions including the Royal Palace, the Skinny Bridge and the Red Light District. Later, witness how Delft pottery is produced at De  Delftse Pauw, view the Binnenhof and the Peace Palace, and admire Dutch landmarks in miniature at Madurodam.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Half Day trip to Zaanse Schans Windmill Village from Amsterdam

This fun, multifaceted tour touches on everything the Dutch are best known for. Visit a windmill village, a clog museum (where you can watch traditional craftsmen work), a cheese farm (samples included), and take a canal cruise. The “100 Highlights” cruise passes many sites and landmarks, including the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Hop on Hop off Bus to Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam from Amsterdam

Discover the charm and traditions of the Dutch countryside at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off bus tour from Amsterdam. Spend as much time as you like at seven different stops, from the historic fishing village of Monnickendam to the famous cheese-making town of Edam and photogenic Zaanse Schans, known for its windmills. An optional upgrade lets you choose two immersive experiences, like a canal ride in Zaanse Schans or a keepsake photo in traditional Dutch clothing in Volendam.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

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UNESCO World Heritage VIP Tour

With this VIP tour, you will spend your day exploring the Netherlands, while you visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.Discover the Netherlands in a minivan to a truly unique, peaceful and authentic part of the country. No lines, no bulging sights, just your little group, our local guides, and the inhabitants. After this tour, you have seen the real beauty and authenticity of the Netherlands and you have great memories and stunning pictures to take home.**Note for solo travellers; minimum group size is 2. Want to check if the minimum group size has been met. Please contact us
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Tour to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam y Marken

Discover the real Netherlands in this amazing tour through Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken – the jewels of the Dutch countryside.The visit starts in Zaanse Schans, where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today. Afterward, we will drive to the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place. Then, near Volendam, we will visit a local cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as we walk by cozy fishermen houses in Marken, the fishing harbor, and the protestant church.Join us for an unforgettable day visiting Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Private Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour of North Holland from Amsterdam

Pedal through picture-perfect villages and seaside communities with a private, full-day bicycle tour of Marken, Volendam and Edam. Leave the city behind as you explore like a local, catch an island ferry and get a glimpse of life in an old-fashioned Dutch fishing town. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour while cycling through historic neighborhoods and along scenic canals. See the countryside at your own pace, with plenty of time to stop at local churches and markets, then visit a wooden shoe maker’s workshop before returning to the city.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Small Group Volendam, Zaanse Schans & Countryside Half-Day tour from Amsterdam

Get a taste of old-world Holland on this half-day tour from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and Volendam. Step back into the Dutch Golden Age at Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum pieced together using buildings brought from all over the Netherlands to recreate a 17th-century town. Then, continue to the fishing town of Volendam, typified by its pretty waterfront, fish restaurants and weatherboard houses.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
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