Descubra los pintorescos alrededores de Ámsterdam con este Super Saver de 2 días de Ámsterdam, que combina dos excursiones de gran éxito a un precio reducido. El primer día, pase a Bélgica para visitar la cautivadora ciudad de Brujas, con sus numerosas iglesias, canales, tiendas de encajes y, por supuesto, bombones belgas. Al día siguiente, haga una excursión a través de la idílica campiña holandesa, donde le aguardan los molinos de Zaanse Schans y el encanto tradicional de Volendam y Marken.
It would be 5 stars but for the incessant rain in Bruges. Also the guide spoke in 2 languages and although very knowledgeable it does make a difference. The group was too large to handle. The city itself is good for shopping anything especially chocolate. Tasty waffles and frites. Chocolate prices are as expected but fashion seems to be lower in price than in Amsterdam.
The trip to the windmills was handled by 2 excellent guides and also the driver was excellent thus nullifying the big group problem. The visit to the cheese factory in Volendam was a great experience. Not sure the prices are lower here. The Marken trip was nice with some great photo opportunities. The prices here are certainly higher than in Amsrterdam. I can only hope that any other reader when he goes to Bruges will have a less rainy day.
Windmills were fabulous. Very informative. Market was where to clog factory was.. Very cute town, saw the shoes being made. Vole day was a nice 1/2 hour boat ride away. Went to,cheese factory there. Beautiful lakeside town with shops,and restaurants. Had lunch there. Excellent.
This was a good whirlwind introduction tour to the Dutch countryside, but I felt like we were taken to three gift shops and had little explanation about the communities we were seeing. The highlight was seeing the inner workings of a windmill, but we had barely 45 minutes and could not explore anything else in Zanse Schans. Then it was back in the bus and off to the next gift shop in Volendam. Then a ferry ride and a walk throug Marken to a clog maker's shop. Little to no explanation of what we were seeing, history of the villages, etc. the whole experience felt rushed and commercial. Fortunately, the tour included time for lunch that many other tours don't accommodate.
Edgar, the tour guide, was very pleasant, gave some humorous anecdotes and made the young children on the tour feel welcomed.
Bruges was amazing, however it was super crowded and it was a 6 hour round trip bus ride to get there. I would recommend renting a car or taking a train there and spending the night so you can see Bruges at night without all the tourists. We skipped the windmill tour as we were sick of being on a bus.
The tour is full day and goes by quickly. The trip to Bruges on a very comfortable coach was long and maybe took a little longer than expected but they made it up to us by staying a bit longer. Bruges was lovely and our guide was an elderly gentleman who gave a great historical tour of this small town.
The tour of Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam was fantastic Great places to visit and learned a lot about the Netherlands in general. We got to taste some very fresh seafood sandwiches and bought our clogs at one of the shops. Very cool and highly recommend.