Enjoy a day of exploration on this Amsterdam coach tour that takes you through this remarkable city as well as two charming villages. You'll spend your day admiring the architecture, attractions, and other sights that these three spots have to offer. For a look at Amsterdam's past and present, look no further than this Amsterdam tour.
Your Marken tour begins in Amsterdam, where you'll pass by many of the city's major attractions, including the Royal Palace and the Skinny Bridge. The Royal Palace is one of three palaces at the disposal of Queen Beatrix, the queen regnant of the Netherlands. Originally a town hall, the building switched hands many times before ultimately becoming property of the Netherlands in 1936. The Skinny Bridge is a white-painted wooden bridge that has appeared in many films, including the 1971 James Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever;" it's decorated with more than 1,200 bulbs that are illuminated at night. Before leaving Amsterdam, you'll visit a diamond factory where diamonds are traditionally polished.
Most of the afternoon on your tour will be spent admiring the charming fishing villages of Marken and Volendam, but not before visiting a wooden shoemaker in Zaanse Schans, the popular windmill neighborhood. This area attracts almost a million visitors each year. After your wooden shoemaking experience, you will travel back in time and pay a visit to the fishing villages, and enjoy a boatride from Marken to Volendam. The two villages are known for their traditional Dutch architecture and garb; not only are the wooden houses built on stilts, but the residents still wear colorful dresses that are reminiscent of previous generations. You'll make one final stop at a cheese factory before calling it a day and returning to Amsterdam. Book this day trip today to capture the character and taste of both old and new Holland.
Reviewer: Volendam and the windmills
We learned a lot about the towns we visited and strolled through the streets enjoying the views. The windmills were interesting. The tour guide was lots of fun and was able to answer our questions.