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Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Marken: Guided Tour + Audio Guide

See how cheese and stroopwafels are made on a Dutch countryside adventure

Duration: 5h 30mins
Audio guide: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Live guide: English, Spanish
Provider: Tiqets International B.V.
Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Tour guide
Visit of Volendam and Marken
Up-close look at the windmills of Zaanse Schans
Dutch cheese tasting
Audio guide on the bus and free earphones
Transport by air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi
Food and drinks


Duration: 5.5 hours
  • 08:30 - Meeting Point
    Meeting point: IJ-hal Centraal Station, De Ruijterkade 34a Get directions

    Meet your guide at IJ-hal Centraal Station. Don’t be late, 15 minutes before departure is best.

  • 08:45 - Transfer to Zaanse Schans
    • 20 mins

    Board the bus and head for Zaanse Schans. The ride will take about 20 minutes.

  • 09:20 - Zaanse Schans mill
    • 30 mins

    Watch a fun 30-minute presentation in the mill.

  • 09:45 - Bus ride to Volendam
    • 15 mins

    Head back to the bus and continue to Volendam.

  • 10:00 - Volendam
    • 30 mins

    Learn about Dutch cheese with a 30-minute presentation and a cheese tasting.

  • 10:30 - Bus ride to Marken
    • 15 mins

    Transfer to Marken.

  • 10:45 - Marken
    • 15 mins

    Free time in Marken.

  • 11:00 - Lunch
    • 60 mins

    Lunch in a restaurant. Excluded from the price.

  • 12:00 - De Klomp
    • 25 mins

    Walk with your guide to De Klomp (around 10 minutes) and enjoy a 25-minute presentation.

  • 12:45 - Transfer back to Amsterdam
    • 30 mins

    Your ride back to Amsterdam will take about 30 minutes.

  • 13:30 - Arrival in Amsterdam
    Drop off point: IJ-hal Centraal Station, De Ruijterkade 34a Get directions

    Drop-off in Amsterdam.

For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, traffic and other circumstances.

  • Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside, with return transport from Amsterdam on a deluxe coach
  • Visit the picturesque windmill village of Zaanse Schans, and the old fishing village of Volendam
  • See the innards of a cheese factory with a live demonstration, and enjoy a sweet treat at a Stroopwafel bakery

The Netherlands has a few stereotypes, and when you finally arrive in Amsterdam, you might find quite a lot of them missing. Where are the clogs, the windmills, the endless fields of tulips? If you’re after classic Dutch imagery, then you want Volendam and Marken.

During this tour from Amsterdam, you’ll visit the idyllic villages of Zaanse Schans, Edam (like the cheese), Marken, and Volendam. Along the way, find out how clogs are made, try a fresh stroopwafel, and – of course – see plenty of windmills.

  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

253 verified customer reviews

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3 reviews
Joyce,  Netherlands Netherlands
30 Mar 2024
We had a very nice tour with helpfull tourguides. Catalina was very nice and explained alot as the audio had unfortunately broken down. Catalina was a very nice and joyfull guide.
Volendam, Marken & Windmills Tour Classic
Ahmed ,  Egypt Egypt
29 Apr 2024
Nice trip and professional/ funny tour guide And definitely amazing places and villages
Volendam, Marken & Windmills Tour Classic
22 Mar 2024
Good, Your guides were helpful and funny. The only downside, seems the tour guides focused more on the spanish speaking tourist. Prefer tour guides to initiate more personal interaction
Volendam, Marken & Windmills Tour Classic

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