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

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Overview
Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!
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
  • Included ferry boat ride between Marken and Volendam (summer only)
What to Expect
Make your way to a central Amsterdam meeting point to board the coach bus, which transports 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 stops at each. See traditional fishing boats, visit a dairy for a demonstration and samples, and 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.
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Departure Point
1: Tours & Tickets Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands
2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • GPS audio guide system available in 16 languages
  • Live guide in English, Spanish and German on the Extended Tour
  • Visit to an authentic Dutch windmill + demonstration by the miller
  • Visit of the traditional fishing village Marken + demonstration by a clogmaker
  • The Cheese Factory + the Old Dutch Bakery in Volendam
  • A boat trip on the Ijsselmeer
  • Special offer: Free Amsterdam Canal Cruise (not valid for the Private Tour)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took the tour in late August 2019 and it was our best experience in Amsterdam. The windmills are amazing, the cheese factory (and tasting samples) perfect and the small town of Volendam and the clog making factory was charming. To top it off, the ticket also included a free
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Response from LindberghTourTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Responded 1 week ago
dear gozza30, we would like to thank you for your kind words. We are happy to read that Marken, Volendam and Zaanse Schans passed your expectations and that you had a great time there. Happy clients make us happy too!
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Great place to spend a day and find some historie how everything was done a 100 years ago or longer And get some great cheese to!
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Response from LindberghTourTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Responded 1 week ago
dear 284marjoleinp, we are pleased to read your 5 stars review! We are delighted you have enjoyed the countryside tour with us and our colleagues! Thank you very much!
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Great experience! We ventured to many spots and the time range was perfect. Captured some great pictures and had some amazing food.
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Response from LindberghTourTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Responded 1 week ago
dear 70adamz, thank you for sharing this with us. We are delighted to read you had a nice time during our countryside tour and you are satisfied with our services! Feel free to suggest us to your friends and family :)
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We really enjoyed our trip into the countryside. Made a lovely change from our days in Amsterdam. The windmills were fascinating plus lots of gift shops nearby. Volendam was a lovely lakeside resort and the trip included a boat trip across the lake to Marken. The double decker
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Response from LindberghTourTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Responded 1 week ago
dear Judith, thank you for your 4 stars :-) We are delighted to read you had a nice time during our tour and you are satisfied with our services! Glad to read you could have easily find us at central station, this gives us hope!! See you in the future again.
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It wasn't a wow tour. But kind of interesting to see. The cheese was great. Half of it was in the bus.
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  • Centraal Station Zaanse Schans and 6 more
  • Duration: 5h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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