Amsterdam Combo: Zaanse Schans Windmills & Delft and The Hague Day Trip
Travel by coach from central Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans to see its famous massive windmills. Capture your share of windmill photos, see wooden houses and old-fashioned stores, and visit a maker of wooden clogs. Next, you'll drive to the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam, where you can see locals wearing traditional Dutch clothes. To get from Volendam to Marken, take a 20-minute boat ride, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only). You’ll also stop at a cheese factory, where Dutch cheeses are still made in the traditional way.
Delft and The Hague Half-Day Trip (Afternoon)
Right after your morning tour ends, continue sightseeing with your afternoon tour. Head to the picturesque town of Delft to visit a famous producers of Delft pottery, the Royal Delft — the last remaining factory of the 32 that were established in this city during the 17th century. Witness the production process of this iconic blue-and-white pottery during a demonstration, and browse the museum to see a collection of earthenware antiques. You'll also see a reproduction of Rembrandt'sThe Night Watch artwork made from Delft blue tiles.
You'll then have 30 minutes to explore the historic city center on your own. Highlights include Oude Kerk (Old Church), Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) city wall remains and the historic Waag (Weigh House).
From Delft, continue to The Hague, the former capital of the Netherlands and its third largest city. There will be a tour of the city by coach to see the Houses of Parliament and Noordeinde Palace, the 'working palace' of King Willem-Alexander. There will also be a photo stop at the Peace Palace.
Lastly, visit Madurodam, the Netherlands' famous miniature park at a 1:25 scale, and marvel at famous Dutch buildings and landmarks.
Throughout your tours, listen to commentary about the sights from your expert guide and capture photos of the crafts, culture and traditions that define the Netherlands. End your 11-hour Super Saver tour of the Netherlands in central Amsterdam.
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- A boat trip on the Ijsselmeer
- 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
- Walking tour in Delft and visit to Royal Delft Manufactory
- Entrance to Madurodam
- Entry/Admission - Zaanse Schans
- Entry/Admission - Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
- Entry/Admission - Amsterdam City Tours
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children up to 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
We thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this tour that took us to the Windmills, Shoe Factory and Cheese store! However, after visiting all of these venues we were too tired to take the extra 5 hours to go to Delft and The Hague. I guess we were over zealous when we booked this trip 6 months ago. We were happy it was actually two tours combined and we were able to re-book other tours for the next day in exchange for the afternoon tour. Thank you Viator!
excellent service with good guide and nicely organized the trip ...it is done professionally and time management was good too !
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.
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.
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.
Super informative, def behind the scenes and very well worth skipping the long wait and getting right into it.