- Get out of Amsterdam and into the beautiful Dutch countryside
- Visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, and the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken
- Visit a cheese factory, a traditional clogmaker and more
- Ride the boat between Marken and Volendam
- Get informed with a live guide, supported by a GPS audio system in 15 languages
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. Afterwards, 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.
- Deluxe coach
- Entrance to a windmill
- Cheese factory
- Boat between Marken and Volendam
The bus leaves twice a day:
- From October 31 to March 22 the bus leaves daily at 09:15 and 12:15
- From March 23 to October 30 the bus leaves daily at 08:45 and 14:45
- Check in at the ticket office 30 minutes before departure time
Departure from Lindbergh at Damrak 26.
Show your mobile ticket at the reception and you will be guided to the bus right across the street.
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!