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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam, and Marken from Amsterdam

Next, you'll travel to the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer). The old wooden houses here are built on stilts and locals still wear their colorful traditional dresses. Then, take a 20-minute boat trip from Volendam to Marken, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only). The cruise is optional but is included in the cost of the tour. During the day you'll also stop at one of the few farms where cheese is still made in the traditional way. 7-Hour tour departing at 12pmThis option was created based on customer feedback to offer an alternative itinerary and longer tour duration. The afternoon tour at 12pm is 7hours in duration. It visits the windmill village of "Zaanse Schans" and the towns of Marken and Volendam. However, this tour gives you more time at all 3 locations.

$114.77 Tours & Sightseeing

Zaanse Schans, Delft, The Hague, Madurodam Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Trip (Morning)Travel by coach from central Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans to see its famous massive windmills. Capture your share of windmill photos, see wooden houses and old-fashioned stores, and visit a maker of wooden clogs. Next, you'll drive to the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam, where you can see locals wearing traditional Dutch clothes. To get from Volendam to Marken, take a 20-minute boat ride, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only). You’ll also stop at a cheese factory, where Dutch cheeses are still made in the traditional way.Delft and The Hague Half-Day Trip (Afternoon)Right after your morning tour ends, continue sightseeing with your afternoon tour. Head to the picturesque town of Delft to visit a famous producers of Delft pottery, the Royal Delft — the last remaining factory of the 32 that were established in this city during the 17th century. Witness the production process of this iconic blue-and-white pottery during a demonstration, and browse the museum to see a collection of earthenware antiques. You'll also see a reproduction of Rembrandt'sThe Night Watch artwork made from Delft blue tiles. You'll then have 30 minutes to explore the historic city center on your own. Highlights include Oude Kerk (Old Church), Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) city wall remains and the historic Waag (Weigh House).From Delft, continue to The Hague, the former capital of the Netherlands and its third largest city. There will be a tour of the city by coach to see the Houses of Parliament and Noordeinde Palace, the 'working palace' of King Willem-Alexander. There will also be a photo stop at the Peace Palace. Lastly, visit Madurodam, the Netherlands' famous miniature park at a 1:25 scale, and marvel at famous Dutch buildings and landmarks.Throughout your tours, listen to commentary about the sights from your expert guide and capture photos of the crafts, culture and traditions that define the Netherlands. End your 11-hour Super Saver tour of the Netherlands in central Amsterdam.

$114.53 Day Trips & Excursions

Zaans Schans Windmills, Tulips, Marken Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Tour (5 hours): From the Damrak in Amsterdam, just a 3-minute walk from Central Station, board your comfortable coach for a scenic drive to Zaanse Schans. Admire the Dutch countryside as you head out of the capital city, passing a picturesque landscape of wooden houses and windmills. When you arrive in Zaanse Schans, your professional local guide will inform you about this charming village, renowned for its 17th- and 18th-century buildings that vividly depict historical Dutch life. First, tour the town and enjoy up-close photo ops of its famous windmills. Then, see the clog-making skills of a Dutch shoemaker as you learn about woodworking techniques first hand. Next, enjoy a 20-minute boat ride to Volendam and Marken, renowned fishing villages where traditional wooden houses stand on stilts. You can purchase lunch in Volendam while you take in the lovely scene and admire the colorful Dutch dresses that some of the women still wear. Then, follow your guide to a local cheese factory for a demonstration and delicious tasting of cheese crafted in the traditional way. Following your Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam tour, you'll have 30 minutes of free time in Amsterdam to relax and have lunch (own expense) before embarking on your afternoon Keukenhof Gardens tour at 2:30pm. Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour (5 hours): Back on board the coach, make the drive to Keukenhof Gardens, taking in the spectacular sight of Holland’s fields awash with colorful tulips, at their peak in spring. At the gardens, enjoy three hours of free time to explore more than 80 acres (32 hectares) of seasonal displays that include seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Make sure to take plenty of photos along the footpaths, admiring the interesting sculptural pieces and other works of art amid the memorable flowers before heading back to the city aboard your coach.

$86.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Amsterdam City Tour, Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam, Marken

Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour (Morning):Your day starts with a city tour of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. You will see historic buildings such as the Royal Palace and National Monument, the Skinny Bridge, Albert Cuyp Market and traditional gabled houses lining the banks of the canals. Stop to visit a diamond factory to see how the gems are polished using traditional methods. Once, you finish your tour, you'll also have plenty of free time to enjoy lunch in Amsterdam on your own before your afternoon tour starts.Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip (Afternoon):Travel through the Dutch countryside to Zaanse Schans, a well-known windmill village. After a stop for photos of the windmills continue to the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. See charming wooden houses and locals wearing colorful traditional clothes. During the afternoon you will also visit a clog-maker to see how the traditional wooden shoes are made, and visit a Dutch cheese factory, where you will see a demonstration of how cheese is made.

$68.26 Shore Excursions

Dutch Countryside Tour from Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans Windmills

Experience the highlights of the Dutch countryside on this half-day sightseeing shore excursion! Depart Amsterdam in the morning or afternoon and head toward the beautiful Dutch village of Zaanse Schans, where you'll see the historic shipyard and windmills. Visit a local shoemaker and watch the clog-making techniques first-hand!Next, visit the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer). In these authentic villages, the old wooden houses are built on stilts and locals still wear their colorful traditional dresses. To get from Volendam to Marken, take a 20-minute boat ride, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only).During your tour, you'll also stop at one of the few farms where cheese is still made in the traditional Dutch way.7-Hour tour departing at 12pmThis option was created based on customer feedback to offer an alternative itinerary and longer tour duration. The afternoon tour at 12pm is 7hours in duration. It visits the windmill village of "Zaanse Schans" and the towns of Marken and Volendam. However, this tour gives you more time at all 3 locations.Worry-free Shore Excursion:This excursion is located within a 20-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Amsterdam. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

$160.35 Tours & Sightseeing

Bruges plus Zaanse Schans, Volendam in Two Days from Amsterdam

Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam (Day 1)Board a coach in central Amsterdam and travel 3.5 hours across the Netherlands–Belgium border to the enchanting city of Bruges. With its cobblestone streets, meandering canals and cute local shops, Bruges overflows with charm. Get an overview of the city from your guide before exploring on your own. Soak up the atmosphere as you wander along canals and down pedestrian lanes. Walk through the peaceful Beguinage (Begijnhof), run by Benedictine nuns, and visit the intriguing Basilica of the Holy Blood (Heilig-Bloedbasiliek). Perhaps take a look at the medieval art inside the Groeningemuseum, explore the bustling Markt and Burg squares or watch lace-making demonstrations at the Kantcentrum. Spend four hours discovering Bruges at your leisure, and don't forget to pick up some Belgian chocolates to enjoy on your drive back to Amsterdam! Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam (Day 2)The following day, board a coach in central Amsterdam and venture out into the beautiful Dutch countryside, whose idyllic landscape typifies the Netherlands’ fairytale charm. Along the way, learn about the sights you see through your audio guide.Your first stop is the fishing village of Volendam, where you’ll see old fishing boats and visit a cheese factory to watch how Dutch cheese is made. Then, drive or boat to Marken, known for its characteristic wooden houses. Explore this traditional fishing town by foot, and visit a local shoemaker to watch him make clogs. Continue on the road to Zaanse Schans, a village filled with the traditional Dutch windmills for which the Netherlands is famous. Snap photos of the slew of well-preserved windmills, see the historic shipyard and admire old buildings that evoke Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Return to Amsterdam by coach in the late afternoon.