This wonderful half day excursion from Amsterdam introduces you to some of the rich traditions and fine scenery of the Netherlands.
Easily accessible from the cruise terminal, the meeting point for this tour from Amsterdam is only a 15-minute walk from the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and is offered at a better value as compared to the other tours departing from the cruise terminal.
Admire the monumental and colourful Windmills of Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans is full of traditional green-timbered houses and warehouses. The characteristic green wooden houses, hump-backed bridges and windmills perfectly embody the picture-perfect landscape for which Holland is so well known.
Visit the Volendam Museum where you can learn more about the history and culture of this village and neighboring area or get a chance to attend a fish auction Volendam.
Visit the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. Witness the cheese making, the traditional Dutch method which is still used to make cheese.
Enjoy a refreshing 20 minutes boat trip from Volendam and Marken.
The tour starts from Damrak 26 in Amsterdam. You will travel by coach.
Leave the city of Amsterdam behind to explore the Dutch countryside. Your luxury coach will take you to the Zaanse Schans with its many unique windmills. After a stop for photos of the windmills, visit a clog-maker to discover how the traditional wooden shoes are made also known as Klompen.
You will then proceed to the small charming fishing villages of Marken and Volendam on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called IJselmeer). Decode the secret of making world famous Dutch cheese when you visit a traditional cheese farm.
You can visit the Fish Auction or The Volendam Museum, where the walls are ornate with intricate mosaics. A local artist has glued 11 million Cigarbands to big boards to create giant images of Dutch windmills to Statue of Liberty.
Travel by boat from Volendam to Marken for 20 minutes to see the characteristic wooden houses of Marken. You will be amazed by these quaint fishing villages which have preserved their traditional coastal landscape.
The tour ends at Damrak 26.
Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach Guided Tour (English, Spanish & German) Entrance to a windmills Clogmaker Cheese factory 20 minute boat trip from Volendam to Marken (March - October) Volendam Museum or Fish Auction
Food and drinks Hotel pick up and drop off
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
This tour gave exactly what I wanted - an understanding of Holland social history, more knowledge of the dykes development, and knowing how "windmills" continue to contribute...
United Kingdom, 13/Jun/2016
The price is 45 not EUR 52.50
Considering the weather in Amsterdam, the tour company should provide umbrellas for the tourists. It was a rainy day and we got soaked as we followed the tour guide, with his...
United States, 30/Jul/2015
Enjoyed the tour immensely , the three places where we stopped were very interesting and fun. The small villages were very charming, and seeing the windmills in Zaanse Schans ...
United States, 24/Jun/2015
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