Volendam, Marken and Windmills GPS Tour

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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 15 minute walk, an approximately 8 minute taxi (not included, approximately 9 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Casual, comfortable clothing and good walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas. Children ages 3 and younger may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.

Volendam, Marken and Windmills GPS Tour

For a truly Dutch experience, visit the traditional towns of Volendam and Marken, and see the famous windmills, which are iconic symbols of the Netherlands. Throughout the day you will have access to a GPS audio guide that provides tour information in 16 different languages, as well as a live guide to narrate your tour.

Enjoy the sights and learn about Amsterdam as you travel approximately 30 minutes to Zaanse Schans and its characteristic green wooden houses for an up close and personal tour of the windmills. Zaanse Schans was an industrial area with approximately 700 windmills in use at the turn of the 18th century. Take in views of the magnificent windmills before heading to Volendam and Marken. These small villages will bring you back to a simpler time. Volendam is known for its residents who still wear traditional clothing and speak in their own dialect, and fishing boats fill the small harbors. In Volendam you will visit a cheese factory and be given free time for lunch on your own at a traditional fish restaurant. You will walk past specially crafted wooden houses built upon wooden poles, drive through Dutch polders, and travel along the narrow dykes before heading to Marken.

On this Netherlands tour you will see many of the popular old crafts that are still made today, including a demonstration of how Dutch cheese is made. Bring your camera and create some art of your own as you pass by antique mansions, spectacular churches, charming houseboats and 17th century bridges. Book this tour today and enjoy a more traditional and classic Netherlands, which is geographically close and yet so very different than the busy city of Amsterdam.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  10 ReviewsReview This Tour
Excellent tour
October 10, 2022
Very informative tour with interesting insights. We’ll worth the price.
Reviewer: Kenn
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
August 02, 2022
Excellent Tour and very entertaining. We loved this tour and have recommended it to several people.
Reviewer: Susan Cline
5 Stars
3 tours in one!
December 20, 2019
We visited three different locations and get to see and here how the windmills work and their different uses. On the second stop we got to see how clogs are made. We then took a ferry to the other side of the lake and on our third stop we saw and heard about the making of different cheeses and we even purchased several cheeses to bring home. After a quick dinner we headed next door to the stoop waffle store for a demonstration and a chance to make purchases. Then back to Amsterdam. A fascinating day well worth the money!!
Reviewer: Carole Skutt Salellas
5 Stars
Volendam and Marken
July 29, 2019
The bus was fairly easy to find in the Central station in Amsterdam, and it was ready to leave when we got there. A clean comfortable bus, that took us to the two lovely little towns of Volendam and Marken. Both were interesting experiences, and worth the money paid. All went well, with no untoward issues.
Reviewer: Nancy McMillin
4 Stars
Windmills, Cloggs and Cheese
July 03, 2019
This tour is what I think Holland is! We got to see some countryside and these lovely quant villages which, to me, is what this country is! The guides were very nice and informative. Time was allowed for browsing and looking around! Still allows time for a couple of hours in Amsterdam.
Reviewer: Joanne Russell-Langley
5 Stars
Wonderful country side tour
June 23, 2019
Enjoyed the tour The last part, the waffles was a little too much. The tour guide should give several options for lunch. Oo many people in one small place with too short of time was made worse by poor service. As bad as lunch was it did not spoil the overall excursion.
Reviewer: Carroll Benson
4 Stars