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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

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$65.1

Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Damrak 26, 1012 Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Amsterdam City Tours, De Ruijterkade 34a, In the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side, Marken The Netherlands

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Pass By: Zaans Museum, Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Volendam Marken Express, Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Wooden Shoe Factory, Kets 52, 1156 AX Marken The Netherlands

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Pass By: Woltje's Backerij, Haven 98, 1131 EV Volendam, Netherlands

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Pass By: Cheese Factory Volendam, Haven 25 1131EP, Volendam, Nederland, 1131 EP Volendam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Departure:

Departure point:

Tours & Tickets Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Departure time:

Duration:

5 hours 30 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Reviews:

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Michelle M

This tour was brilliant! The tour guides were amazing and we had just the perfect amount of time in each spot without feeling rushed. Would highly recommend this tour.

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Mark T

Great day out . Stefan Bruno and Gr don’t know how to spell his name we’re fantastic. We loved Stefan playing the organ on the trip an excellent idea and very Entertaining. All were informative and kept all the guests together very approachable and amusing. Comfortable coach . Very pleasant tour would highly recommend. All the experts at various sites were also amusing and entertaining and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend

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Serena Lunsford

This trip was awesome! Our tour guides and bus driver were amazing. The bus driver would play the piano and sing while we were loading the bus and at stops. Even though the weather was raining, the trip was still well worth it. The windmills were beautiful and I really enjoyed the stop to be able to take pictures and the guides also assisted in taking every single picture of me with a smile on their faces! I really enjoyed the cheese factory tour, the stroopwaffle experience was really neat as well. The clog making shop and demonstration was interesting and I enjoyed that stop. I think the time frame allocated for the stops were good except i would add 30 more minutes to the second stop on the half day tour to accommodate lunch a little longer. With that many people in the restaurant, our group's food came late and we barely were able to eat the majority of our meal without missing the stroopwaffle demonstration. Other than that, the tour was great. I thought it was a great combination to see the other city stops and the other experiences.

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Deepak MD

It's really mesmerizing. This is the best way to explore Countryside and in very reasonable price. Though you can book from other operators but we got discount from Viator so it's more value for money. It's always raining so better to carry raincoat.

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Wow, what a great way to see windmills, how cheese, stroopwaffle and clogs are made. Stef and his wife and team made the trip amazing. Stefs piano and songs and his wife’s stories of the land made this a wonderful and well priced trip!

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Lauren M

This is the second time I’ve done this tour ad it’s really so great and the tour guides are so fun! Highly recommended

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Sharon G

We had such a great time. When we were at Zaanse Schans we toured the lumber mill. Tools some fabulous photos. The Cheese Factory in Volendam was fun and the cheese was fabulous, we were able to buy some that we could bring back to the states. Marken was great, we wished we had room for clogs. Ian, Roy and Driver William.. thank you for an awesome tour!

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Courtney M

Fantastic tour! I had to book this trip when the full day was cancelled and I’m so glad I ended up here. You spend enough time at each spot to enjoy but not too long. Daniella was our main tour guide. Great information. Highly recommend

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Overall great tour! Tour group was rather large but the staff handled the group wonderfully and with efficiency. Enjoyed the visits to the windmill, cheese factory, clog factory, and stroppwaffle demonstration. The audio and in person guides were very informative. Great way to see the Dutch countryside.

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tim k

I have given 4/5 as the tour company went above and beyond to get my party back to Amsterdam on time. However a word of warning. The tour is advertised as 5.5hours and not including the ferry in winter months for afternoon bookings. I booked on that basis and we had flights 3 hours after the tour was listed as getting back to the train station. Whilst on the tour I discovered it was going to be more like 6.5 hours which panicked my sister. At first they said we’d need to get public transport back to Amsterdam but then they managed to get hold of another group and we joined that to get back. Sister blamed me for booking an afternoon excursion when we had a flight on the night. The windmills were great, I missed the middle stop sorting out our bags so can’t rate it and the clog factory was great too. Got some amazing photos. Still on speaking terms with my sister!


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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Overview:

Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!

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$65.1

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