Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
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Pass By: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands
Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Damrak 26, 1012 Amsterdam The Netherlands
Pass By: Marken The Netherlands
Pass By: Zaans Museum, Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands
Pass By: Volendam Marken Express, Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands
Pass By: The Clog Experience, Kets 52, 1156 AX Marken The Netherlands
Pass By: Woltje's Backerij, Haven 98, 1131 EV Volendam, Netherlands
Pass By: Cheese Factory Volendam, Haven 25 1131EP, Volendam, Nederland, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands
Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional guide
- 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
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- 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
We took this tour prior to hopping on a cruise the next day. We met inside Central Station at the tour shop near Starbucks. Took a Hop on Hop Off bus with 2 guides and drove out to windmills where admission to one windmill that cuts wood with presentation and free time to look at other windmills and shop. Took bus to Market and saw demo on clog making. Took 20 minute ferry ride on smooth water to Volendam fishing village where we went to cheese factory and got some time for lunch/shopping/pubs then demonstration at waffle bakery, then to a local dutch museum.
The places are great but the guide did not give clear instructions. She just walked from one place to another without waiting for the whole group to walk together. At Volendam we just walked after her . She explained nothing. Then i heard people asking her about the houses coluors as it seems that colours had meaning and explained to them only. Other tours I took with viator like the CANAL tour were excellent.
Half day makes it tight schedule, specially at the crowded location of Zaanse Schans. May be its the most visited location outside of Amsterdam. Ian, our tour guide had a nice sense of humour. Would have loved to spend more time . Would recommend a full day trip as all the 3 locations were very pretty and deserves some more time to soak it in.
This tour was excellent. We loved every moment of it. We visited a chocolate and cheese and wooden shoes factories. Besides we went on a short boat ride that was enjoyable. I would recommend this our to everybody.
Too much on pushing vendors as per normal Viator, guide and driver were good, the last visit to the bakery was a waste of time, need more time at the first wind mill location. Too rushed, and the bus at the last stop was much too far for the end of day walk.
Diana, Steff, and Ali were gracious tour guides and made the day educational and fun! We would have loved to have been able to spend more time at the sites and with these three.
Excellent tour! We enjoyed everything- excellent demonstrations on how to make cheese,peanut oil, stroopwafels and clogs! Well organised! Definitely worth every cent spent. Excellent tourguides and wonderful funny busdriver!
Loved this trip! We had Edgar as our tour guide and he was great! It was definitely one of our favorite excursions!
One of my favorite tours!- the Zaanse Schans windmills alone would have sufficed for me and my friends, to be honest! Definitely a must-see when you travel to Netherlands! Lovely sights!
This is a great way to view the countryside. We learned about cheese, cheese making, and the culture.
This tour checks off a lot of “must sees” on a trip to Holland - windmills, cheese and waffles. The information given during the bus ride was interesting but the delivery of our tour guide Ian really added to our enjoyment. Yes his jokes are corny but that’s what make Ian seem like a friend - his language skills were amazing - he went out of his way to make sur3 everyone knew where and when they needed to be and was always there to answer questions. The driver Andre was also more than just the guy a the wheel and all the staff at the sites we visited were happy to see our team.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The main tour guide, Ian, was awesome! He kept us together and entertained us as well. Well worth the time. We enjoyed the cheese very much. The shoe maker was interesting. The windmills were impressive. Great tour overall!!
This tour lets you see so much and allows a visitor to experience so much of the areas surrounding Amsterdam. Be prepared for an extreme amount of walking. If you have physical limitations, please keep in mind that you are required to do a lot of walking. The tour bus drops you off several times and you must walk with the tour guide. There is no way to avoid all that walking.
We had a good time joining the tour. Tour guide was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, speaks well and with a smiling face all the time. Because it was a big group, we had 3 guides and a driver. Everyone of them are wonderful. We enjoyed the tour at Zaanse Schans, Marken and the cruise to Volendam. Beautiful sceneries and amazed by the architectures. A must to visit when you are in Amsterdam. Plus point to the tour guides. Thank you for an enjoyable day.
An interesting and informative trip seeing many of the things Amsterdam has to offer. Windmills, Cheese factory and Clog factory.
Enjoy, guides are friendly, the bus comfortable. Too bad, time running fast. Recommed this trip to everybody.
Would have appreciated more time at Zaanse Schans and especially in Volendam .. Lot of good shops and eateries But absolutely no time .
My family and I (6 total) really enjoyed the 8:45 tour on Sunday, March 31! We are from various places in the US but meet up for travel and family time across the world. We learned about cheese, clogs and windmills in a serene environment. Ian was a PERFECT tour guide with plenty of info and most importantly...jokes. He made the tour worthwhile! He even stopped at our table as we crossed the canal and told us about his time in Spain and how he came to learn all of his languages. He told us about the beauty of Spain’s beaches and much more. Equally as charming was Steve!!! On all of the tours we’ve been on, the driver doesn’t interact but Steve was the loveliest of the bunch! He sang on the intercom, told his own variety of jokes and even complimented my cousin’s hairstyle. At the cheese factory he was nice enough to not only take our photo but had us move behind the flowers to get the best shot. I cannot rave enough about the staff here. While the tour itself was nice, these two guys made it the BEST experience we had in Amsterdam!!! Warmest Regards, Shereeta;)
A very nice trip -- windmills, cheese, stroopwaffles, wooden shoes -- bus was plenty comfortable and the guides were very friendly.
We had a great time and would recommend this trip, it is a bit of a tourist trap but you do learn about Amsterdam. Great team effort with our tour guides
Delihtful tour - breath taking dutch country life- Wind mills amazing - clogg making demonstration interesting - Super guide Quan
Windmills, Wooden Shoes, and Cheese...oh my! Excellent day trip that provides a lot of bang for the buck. You get some history or the Netherlands, engineering lessons, and cheese tasting all in one day! Highly recommend this excursion. Family friendly as well, so take the kids.