Join us on the tour to Volendam, Marken and De Zaanse Schans. You leave the busy city centre of Amsterdam behind to visit the small fisherman's towns Volendam and Marken and to visit the many different windmills of De Zaanse Schans in a semi-private tour. There will never be more than 8 people in the tour to ensure you have a great day without any rush!
Volendam & MarkenVolendam and Marken were originally harbours at the Zuiderzee (southern sea). When the Dutch constructed the Afsluitdijk (enclosing dike) in 1932 the Zuiderzee became a lake that we now call the IJsselmeer. Volendam and Marken are both former fisherman's town but are now more famous for their original Dutch clothing, their cheese- and wooden shoe factory which we will of course visit during the tour.Zaanse SchansAround lake the Zaan you will see many original windmills and of course lots of water. These mills were used for all kinds of purposes. We will walk through this area and visit an authentic windmill.09.30 – 10.00 Pick up hotel and transfer to Zaanse Schans10.00 – 11.30 Visit Zaanse Schans11.30 – 12.30 Transfer to Marken12.30 – 13.00 Visit Wooden Shoe factory13.00 – 14.00 Lunch14.00 – 15.00 Ferry to Volendam15.00 – 16.00 Visit Cheese Factory & free time Volendam17.00 – 18.00 Return to hotel(The time schedule of the itinerary may change from day to day, the activities won't.)