We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Tripadvisor
Amsterdam
Post
Inbox
Search

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

Save
Share
Best Seller
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$65.06
Date
2 travellers
Options
Select tour language
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!
Highlights
  • Combine three Dutch countryside highlights with no need to rent a car
  • Listen to audio commentary on the motor coach ride to learn more about Dutch history
  • Entrance to a historic windmill in Zaanse Schans
  • Included ferry boat ride between Marken and Volendam (summer only)
What to Expect
Make your way to a central Amsterdam meeting point to board the coach bus, which transports you to three famous Dutch countryside sites. In your comfy seat, listen to an audio guide, narrating the history, culture, and traditions of your destinations: the North Holland villages of Marken, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans. While the driving is taken care of, enjoy the Dutch countryside, passing areas of land reclaimed from water, called polders, and dikes. Arrive at Zaanse Schans to see the well-preserved windmills, some from the 17th century. Entry to one windmill is included. Back on the coach, continue to Marken and Volendam, with stops at each. See traditional fishing boats, visit a dairy for a demonstration and samples, and watch traditional clogs being made at a local shoemaker. In summer, a ferry ride between the towns is included. The full-day tour includes longer stops at each destination. When the tour is complete, relax on the way back to Amsterdam for drop-off.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Tours & Tickets Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • GPS audio guide system available in 16 languages
  • Live guide in English, Spanish and German on the Extended Tour
  • 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
  • A boat trip on the Ijsselmeer
  • Special offer: Free Amsterdam Canal Cruise
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Show More
Additional Info
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
2,976Reviews116Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 396
  • 147
  • 40
  • 17
  • 20
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
It has included everything that you could picture of the name "Netherlands": windmill, cheese, wooden shoes, fresh fish, canal, blue pottery... Totally worth it!
Read more
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour-got to windmills,cheese making demonstration and clog making also. Took the ferry to Maarken-beautiful. And all done in a half day so getting back to Amsterdam you had time for the canal cruise which was included. Highly recommend
Read more
Response from LindberghTourTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Tony, We are thrilled to read you had a lovely experience during the tour/cruise/activity you have done with us. Hopefully we have made your holiday even more special!
Read more
+1
On our 1st trip to Amsterdam, before going on a cruise, we had to see the windmills and this 1/2 day trip was awesome. It left from the beautiful train station. 1st we went to see the windmills and learn about them. This was very interesting.Then went inside the shop there,
Read more
Response from Tourismgroup_Sam, Guest Relations Manager at Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Responded 1 week ago
We are thrilled to read you had a lovely experience during our tour to Volendam/Marken and Windmills you have done with us. Hopefully we have made your holiday even more special!
Read more
I always have my friends go on this Tour . That way I don't have to give it myself to them . I always explain to them how it works . I first did the windmill , wooden shoes and cheese tour in 1987 my first time here .in Holland . I was just excited to be in Europe . . I visited
Read more
Response from Tourismgroup_Sam, Guest Relations Manager at Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Responded 1 week ago
We are delighted to read you had a nice time during our tour and you are satisfied with our services! Feel free to suggest us to your friends and family
Read more
We enjoyed this tour - it was amazing seeing the windmills up close and also hearing a miller talk about his work. We even climbed up to the top of the windmill which was a cool experience. The bus was very comfortable and it was lovely seeing the beautiful countryside as we
Read more
Response from Tourismgroup_Sam, Guest Relations Manager at Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Responded 1 week ago
We are delighted to read you had a nice time during our tour and you are satisfied with our services! Feel free to suggest us to your friends and family
Read more
Previous
About the operator
By: Lindbergh Day Tours
Mary G
10
Pretty boring unless using to get to tourist spots
As a bus & boat tour it’s pretty boring when compared to other cities but it’s handy to get you around the
Read more
rogercambs
1914
Nice but..
Good fun, nice way to kill 45 minutes or so. We arrived a little late due to the stormy weather, we tired to show
Read more
Joanne E
Belfast, United Kingdom
41
Earley
Brilliant experience. Worth going to see and booking in advance. Bring your gloves it's very very very cold.
Read more
Jaynef21
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
41
Valentines trip ❤️
Absolutely loved the Icebar. 3 drinks included in price.. ranging from cocktails to shots.. will definitely go
Read more
SSL920
Independence, Ohio
544
Very 'Netherland'!!!
It has included everything that you could picture of the name "Netherlands": windmill, cheese, wooden shoes, fresh
Read more
martin g
Presteigne, United Kingdom
4729
Excellent
Took the 930 boat which was full due to groups and we sat at the back . Lady captain was very good . Trip
Read more
tonyloads
New York City, New York
115
Great day outside of Amsterdam!
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour-got to windmills,cheese making demonstration and clog making also. Took
Read more
Guide63338723911
10
The best way to see Amsterdam !
Got tickets for the Bus/Boat combo and it was terrific especially the boat tours along the canal. It's such a
Read more
beanieandnorm
Derby, United Kingdom
56
Great value for money and good for bad weather
Booked this on the spur of the moment due to the rain and we have a great time. The Body World was a great
Read more
Jeff S
Bristol, United Kingdom
173
A bit underwhelming
Good service, nice vehicles, friendly staff, just not a great tour. Not much to see from the bus its self.
Read more
Key Details
  • Centraal Station Zaanse Schans and 6 more
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+44 12 2492 8241