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

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Highlights
  • Combine three Dutch countryside highlights with no need to rent a car
  • Listen to audio commentary on the motor coach ride to learn more about Dutch history
  • Entrance to a historic windmill in Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam departing at 8:45am duration: 5.5 hours
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Overview

Combine visits to Marken, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans—three top sites in the Dutch countryside—on this tour from Amsterdam. Choose from a half-day or full-day tour, and opt to join a ferry cruise from Volendam to Marken (summer season only). Listen to an audio guide during the coach ride, and stop to see a shoemaker fashion traditional clogs, a group of Holland’s famous windmills, and a cheese factory.

What to Expect

Make your way to a central Amsterdam meeting point to board the coach bus, which will transport you to three famous Dutch countryside sites. In your comfy seat, listen to an audio guide, narrating the history, culture, and traditions of your destinations: the North Holland villages of Marken, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans.

While the driving is taken care of, enjoy the Dutch countryside, passing areas of land reclaimed from water, called polders, and dikes.

Arrive at Zaanse Schans to see the well-preserved windmills, some from the 17th century. Entry to one windmill is included.

Back on the coach, continue to Marken and Volendam, with 45-minute stops at each. See traditional fishing boats and visit a dairy for a demonstration and samples. You’ll watch traditional clogs being made at a local shoemaker. In summer, a ferry ride between the towns is included.

The full-day tour includes longer stops at each destination. When the tour is complete, relax on the way back to Amsterdam for drop-off.

Reviews (2,613)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Very good day trip

Highly recommend Charm of Holland small group day tour, nice format, easy pace, lots of walking to break up the day, our host Tineke and driver Rob were fantastic, great friendly atmosphere all day. Interesting stops at the cheese factory in Volendam, the museum and...More

Thank gregandchris13
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear gregandchris13, Dear Nicola, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're happy to know that you enjoyed the Charm of Holland excursion and that our colleagues made a positive contribution , we will make sure they will receive your kind words. WE hope that the...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Must try wont regret it :)

Worth it and will recommend, it covers all the places that must visit in Amstersdam. The coah have good air condition, comfortable seats, have prepared trash bag and you can buy bottle of water for just 1euro. Don’t have toilet inside the bus but during...More

Thank Ehlly
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ehly, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are delighted to hear you had such a fun experience and that you found our colleague's very approachable. We are happy to you gained a new fun experience and at the same time learned a lot...More

Reviewed yesterday
Excellent Content but Tour Organization Fell Short

Took the 7-hr trip in beautiful sunny weather Oct 5. Excellent content (Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Markel) but crowded & rushed. After 14 days on Avalon river cruise with small-group tours and excellent guides, this one was mediocre. Did not enjoy climbing in & out...More

Thank Cold_Canuck1
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Cold-Canuck1, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring the Countryside, especially with such lovely weather. We always strive to make each tour a fun experience and we are sorry that you felt a bit rushed. We also have several small group tours...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Two Sisters Day Trip

This is a great way of seeing a lot in one day! Great well informed staff. Our guide Astrid spoke an amazing four languages (that we heard!). Astrid was also a mine of information and interesting to listen to. Zaanse Schans is a beautiful place...More

Thank Valda R
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Valda R, First of all, we want to thank you for taking the time to write this 5-star review. We are delighted to hear this half-day excursion to the Dutch Countryside showed you and your sister, a bit about more about our culture. Hoping...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
half day tour outside of Amsterdam

it is a good tour however they should change the itinerary so you get to spend more time in Volendam as there are a lot of shops and restaurants. the time is too short. we dont need the amount of time we had in Marken...More

Thank feyd21
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Feyd21, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. The countryside is a pleasant change from the bustle of the city and with the tour, we try to show you the highlights of some of the most beautiful places. From windmills to clogs and...More

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emadshafickirolos
5 October 2018|
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You can buy tickets ahead of time on Trip Advisor. That’s what we did and that way we were sure of having a place on the tour bus for the date we were there. We had a little bit of trouble finding the meeting place... More
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ciarbucks
25 September 2018|
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Response from viralb2015 | Reviewed this property |
They don't give mush time so it better to do the tour by yourself so that you can spend more time.
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13 September 2018|
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Response from pakabear | Reviewed this property |
There were many language chanels on the headphone devices. I would guess Chinese is one of thiose
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