- Visit the beautiful Dutch countryside, see the windmill village of Zaanse Schans and the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken
- See the innards of a cheese factory, a traditional clogmaker and more
- Ride the boat between Marken and Volendam, then go back to Amsterdam and explore its canals with a free canal cruise (worth €18.00)
An ideal and idyllic daytrip out of Amsterdam and into the traditional Dutch life of days gone by. Fill your clogs with herring, windmills and picturesque village life - all with a live guide.
This excursion goes from Amsterdam right into the pastoral beauty of the Netherlands of the past. Just north of Amsterdam, on the edge of the river Zaan, is the windmill village of ‘de Zaanse Schans’. Packed with wooden windmills, houses, and museums built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style, it's an actual working community. Rural Dutch life seemingly preserved right out of the days of long ago.
Then, carrying on through typical Dutch scenery, the tour arrives in historic Volendam, where you take a city walk along the shores of the former Zuiderzee. Afterward, hop aboard a boat to the traditional fisherman’s village of Marken. Your time here includes a to a traditional clogmaker, and a live demonstration in a cheese factory.
This trip is a perfect complement to your visit to the bustling city of Amsterdam. Though just a few miles outside the city, this Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken tour delivers you right into the pages of a storybook.
But your adventure doesn't end there. You can cruise along Amsterdam's iconic canals with a complimentary canal tour ticket (which will save you €18.00). Simply choose the day that suits you best and enjoy the city from its best angle.
- Transport on a deluxe coach
- Live guide
- Entrance to a windmill
- Entrance to a clogmaker
- Entrance to a Cheese factory
- Boat ride between Marken and Volendam
- Free 1-hour canal cruise in Amsterdam (worth €18.00)
- Food and beverages
However the Bus Driver (Daniel) was not a nice person, while lining up to get on the bus, he yelled at my wife and myself telling us that we could not bring coffee on to the bus, we did not know that rule. He attempted to take us out of line and make us lose our place in line to get seats. Absolutely rude and arrogant! The guides were good in that they calmed the driver down and told him that his approach was inappropriate.
Demonstrations were interesting (cheese making and wooden shoes) and the presenters were humorous.
Water bottles on the bus should have been included!