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!
Full-day trip from Amsterdam to the Zaanse Schans windmills, Delft and The Hague
Take pictures of the famous Zaanse Schans windmills and visit a local clog-maker
Soak up the local color of the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam
Admire the Netherlands' exquisite Delft pottery at the Royal Delft factory and museum
Tour The Hague's historic landmarks and Parliament buildings
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This cost-effective option combines two half-day tours and covers four places outside Amsterdam in just one day.
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Tour (Morning)Travel by coach from central Amsterdam and into the Dutch countryside to visit three North Holland villages, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop. En route, learn about the passing sights from your guide. On arrival at Zaanse Schans, a lovely town on the Zaan River, marvel at a postcard-perfect scene of wooden windmills dating back to the 17th-century. Snap photos of these iconic symbols of traditional Dutch life, then pass by old-time storefronts, including a visit to a local shoemaker that makes classic wooden clogs. Next, you'll drive to the quaint fishing village of Volendam, where you may see locals who still wear traditional Dutch clothing. Include a visit to a local cheese factory for a demonstration and a sampling of its dairy production. Take the 20-minute ferry boat to nearby Marken, another traditional fishing town. Admire its characteristic wooden stilt houses before your 5.5-hour morning tour ends. Then continue by coach to each destination on your afternoon tour. Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Half-Day Tour (Afternoon) Start your 5.5-hour tour with a drive to the picturesque town of Delft. Learn how Holland’s blue-and-white Delft pottery is produced at the Royal Delft, the last remaining earthenware factory from the Golden Age of the 17th century. View a large collection of Delft antiques at the museum and marvel at a likeness of Rembrandt's The Night Watch reproduced with original Delft blue tiles. With roughly 30 minutes to explore the historic city center independently, meander past landmarks such as the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate), Waag (Weigh House), Oude Kerk (Old Church) and Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). Back aboard the coach, continue to The Hague, the former capital of the Netherlands and its third largest city. Pass by Noordeinde Palace and the Houses of Parliament on a coach tour of the seat of the Dutch Parliament. Then make a photo stop at the Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice. Hear insightful commentary about the significance of these sites before continuing on to Madurodam, a famous miniature park. Marvel at scale models of Holland attractions replicated in minute detail, including Amsterdam’s canal houses, the Alkmaar cheese market, spinning windmills and the world’s largest miniature railway. Your Super Saver tour of the Netherlands ends with the return to central Amsterdam in the evening.
It was a nice opportunity to see interesting sites outside of Amsterdam, but it was also very focused on stops that urged us to buy things. I would have much more enjoyed seeing the city of Delft than the factory, The stop in Hague was hardly worth it, just a quick drive by. I also didn't realize that I was signing up for 2 different tours that took time out of the day to return to the Central Station and change buses, etc. Madurodam was charming. The tour guides did a nice job, buses were clean and nice.
We were very upset with this tour.. the morning to the windmills, wooden shoe factory was nice and we had a good guide. However the 2nd half was really a bust... except for Delft which is why we booked it... as it turns out the remainder of the afternoon tour was a bus ride through The Hague and a stop at Madurodam... which frankly is a total waste of time. Not only that but by the time you get there they are closing. This tour would have been about 3 hours shorter if they just tacked the Delft tour on the end of the morning. It was weird because the bus returns to amsterdam after the morning to drop off and pick up new passengers. tour guides changed too... and the guy in the afternoon was also pretty much a waste. Of the 6 total stops... 4 were great and 2 were awful and actually The Hague isnt even a stop.. just a ride thorugh town pointing out buidings
This review is for two different tours put together. The first part was Zaanse Schans Windmills which was very good. It was interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend it a 4. However, the second tour which they encourage you to take together needs some help! The Delft was good - but very short! We were given a quick tour very interesting but very little time to shop and purchase Delft was by far the best part of the tour. The Hague was a drive around the city with a quick photo stop - not interesting at all. We were not able to go to where the tour stated as it was closed. The Madurodam was fine - it should have been the shortest part of the tour - and instead it was the longest... we spend about 90 minutes wandering the miniature city - which was interesting especially if you have children, but not for the time frame we were given. We were bored - plus everything was closed as it was too late in the evening. They were closing the doors behind us. Take the tour of the Windmills the wooden shoe factory and the cheese factory and forget the second tour. Take the train to Delft on your own.
The tour was worth all the money! The sides were exactly on time, though some of my friends pass by the coffeeshop before the tour, they were patient to wait for my friends and took them to the meeting place. The fist stop was Marken, we saw how they make the clogs, I didn't buy anything - its too expensive. The took us to Volendam with he boat, and went to the cheese factory, here - I spent a lot! Reasonable price then, the windmills. The morning tour lasted only 5 hours but very good tour, highly recommended. We went to our afternoon tour, we stopped by the Deft - home of the luxurious Royal Deft - so expensive piece of ceramic. We stopped by the city center where we get to eat snacks / lunch - Out time wasn't enough for this, though there's a lot to explore. We went to the Hague, the business center of the Netherlands, we stopped by the Royal Palace and our final destination, the highlight of the tour MADURODAM! -
The entrance fee was free and we were able to see Netherlands in miniature. Overall the trip was good, educational and we saw glimpse of Netherlands, Theres so much to see, so much to learn. The guides were knowledgeable, patient, humorous and helpful. Highly recommended.
This is two half day tours packaged as a full day tour. The itinerary should state that your only opportunity to sit and eat is in vollendam 10:15 - 11 am. We were not hungry then and there plenty of shops to visit. The windmills are the last morning stop. We toured the one farthest from the parking lot which meant we had little time to shop or grab a snack. We were worried we would miss our afternoon tour but told we would have the same driver. We were barely able to use a restroom back in Amsterdam before the next tour left. We enjoyed Delft but need more time at the Delft factory shop and less in the town square or don't include Madurodam (preferred). The Hague is just a drive through and that is fine.
This was a nice trip. It was a lot to do in a day but so worth it. We got a wooden shoes demonstration, and then had the opportunity to buy wooden shoes, both original and modern shoes were available. The Windmills were working mills and hearing about how they help the locals make a living was really interesting. The history of Hague and the miniature village is not to be missed:)
Great morning trip to Voldendam (cheese tour), cruise to Market, and visit to the windmills. Would have been great to have more time at the windmills themselves, but it was a great morning. Our guide, Rick, was outstanding. Couldn't have been friendlier and more engaging.
Our afternoon was spent at Madurodam, driving through the Hague, and in Delft. The Delft Factory tour was very interesting as was walking around the town of Delft. We did not stop anywhere in the Hague to take pictures or get out so this was a downside. All in all, great day, but plan for very little time to eat and bring your own snacks.