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Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a 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.
  • See Zaanse Schans' windmills and a traditional clog-maker
  • Visit the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam
  • Full-day trip to Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken from Amsterdam
  • Enjoy a short ferry ride between Volendam and Marken

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Unlike many others, this fast-paced tour offers flexible start times, and half- or full-day options.
Air-conditioned vehicle
GPS audio guide system available in 16 languages
Live guide in English and Spanish
Visit of the traditional fishing village Marken + demonstration by a clogmaker
The Cheese Factory + the Old Dutch Bakery in Volendam
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Face mask (bring your own)

Departure Point

Tours & Tickets - Tours Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard your transport in central Amsterdam and settle in for the scenic journey out of the city to the Dutch countryside. En route to several North Holland villages, listen to your audio guide and learn about the passing sights, including dikes and polders—areas of land reclaimed from the water.

Your first stop is at Zaanse Schans, a pretty town on the Zaan River and a popular destination due to its well-preserved windmills, some dating back to the 17th century. See evocations of traditional Dutch life at the historical shipyard, as well as iconic Holland windmills.

Next, continue to Volendam and Marken and admire a quaint scene of fishing boats and the occasional local wearing traditional Dutch dress. In addition to stops in each town, visit a nearby cheese farm for a demonstration and a sampling of its dairy production. A visit to a local shoemaker to admire the art of carving and painting the wooden clogs the Netherlands is known for is also a memorable part of the trip.

You have the option to board a boat for a trip between the two towns. Once you’ve snapped plenty of photos, your tour concludes with the return to central Amsterdam by coach.

Please note that this tour requires a moderate amount of walking.
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Zaanse Schans
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Lindbergh Day Tours
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Amsterdam City Tours
Pass By:  
Zaans Museum
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Volendam Marken Express
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Wooden Shoe Factory
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Woltje's Backerij
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Cheese Factory Volendam
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Centraal Station
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lindbergh Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam.
What is the maximum group size during Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam?
This activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Have your lunch before tour as the meal (own expenses) came at late PM or early evening only." See review
  • "Be sure to choose the 7 hour tour as it allows you more time to explore which is essential when visiting Zaanse Schans." See review
  • "It is not ideal for anyone with limited mobility, but not impossible either." See review


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Fun Day!
, Sep 2020
Great tour if you would like to see the countryside, windmills, see how the wooden shoes are made, as well as delicious regional cheese. This tour is well thought out & our guide was remarkable! Great price for a fun day in Holland. Highly recommend !
Amsterdam Windmill Tour
, Sep 2020
My friends and I had a very nice day on our tour. The little city out side of Amsterdam were so beautiful. We really enjoyed our time. The tour guides were very gracious and kind great tour.
Holland Experience
, Sep 2020
Great guides and great experience. Very informative...history, geography and more. I most enjoyed the wooden shoe factory.
Great day
, Sep 2020
Great day out recommend to anyone who goes to Amsterdam the city is great of course but its definitely nice to see the surrounding country and learn about it all the locations they took us were great and the 2 tour guides and the driver were really nice and interesting to talk to it is a definite must!
Great Value and highly informative
, Aug 2020
Great value highly informative trip but with a lot of walking, no problem if you are fit. Excellent English speaking guide
Nice views
, Aug 2020
Love the views, especially Volendam. The coach is very clean and comfortable coach, accompanied with very nice tour guide.
Good organized
, Jul 2020
A very nice trip. I saw everything what I wanted to see. I would prefer it to my friends. It was a good price.
Dutch Countryside
, Jul 2020
A photo does not capture the experience that will be remembered forever. It was great o see how those things that are so typical Dutch are produced.
Great information, not worth the price
, Mar 2020
Honestly, this tour was kind of cool, but not worth the money. We were the last tour before everything shut down due to coronavirus, and we were unable to make one of the stops in the tour. We paid for 3 stops, and a canal cruise, and we only went to 2 stops. They didn't offer any kind of refund. We stopped at the side of the road for 5 minutes so people could get a picture in front of a windmill, which was the "extra/exclusive" tour stop we got to compensate. I didn't complain or ask for a refund because I know their business is about to be closed for something out of their control and I felt bad, but it's honestly bad customer service. Seeing the inside of the windmill was cool, the clog making demonstration was cool too. The drive was scenic and there was an audio tour on the bus with great information! I felt like our group of 15 was too big for my tastes (there usually are A LOT more people on the tours), so if you don't want to be crowded, don't go on this tour. The guides Daniella and Steph were helpful and constantly offered to take people's photos (it was a bit annoying to me, but I can see how others might enjoy that). Everything was an obvious tourist trap and not quite authentic, but it gave you an idea of what the NL countryside was like. Overall, it's very very touristy, large group, not quite worth the money, but great information!
Super helpful Lindbergh Travel employees
, Mar 2020
Out tour guides Astrid and Bruno were entertaining and informative. Great tour, and the Stroopwafel bakery was a delicious treat! Lindbergh travel agents at Centraal Station were helpful. When we arrived to Amsterdam they let us get our free canal cruise tickets early so that we could use them the day before our bus tour, since that fit our schedule better. They also helped us buy tram transit tickets so we could get to our hotel.

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