Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Day Trip
- Duration: 7 hours
- Optional audio guide
A visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the picturesque Dutch countryside. First stop is the quaint village of Zaanse Schans, where you will walk around and be able to admire the well-preserved historic windmills and houses. Next, head to the fishing village of Volendam. Visit a cheese shop that still makes cheese using the traditional Dutch method. Enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant, before visiting the Volendam Museum and the Old Dutch Bakery. In Volendam, try to spot the recognizable Dutch traditional costumes often featured on tourist postcards and posters. Afterwards travel back in time to the quaint island community of Marken.
Fantastic day out with a great tour guide and driver, who kept us entertained. Plenty time giving to see everything and the demonstrations were excellent. Highly recommend this tour
Make the most of your time in the Netherlands and visit the traditional harbor villages of Volendam and Marken with a one-way or return trip ticket. Hop onboard the vessel from Volendam Harbor, then begin the tranquil 30-minute cruise to Marken where plenty of sightseeing and scenic views await. As you sail, marvel at stunning views of the coastline and learn about the former Zuiderzee area from an insightful audioguide. Along the way, admire the colorful rows of fishermen’s houses that line the shore and get a sense of local life in the village. Upon arrival in Marken, disembark the boat then head off to explore the island at your own pace. On the island, be amazed by the differences between Volendam and Marken despite their close proximity. When the adventure is over, make your way back to the vessel for the return journey to Volendam. The boat operates daily (starting with departure...
Depart from the old harbor in Volendam on your super cool E-fatbike to explore multiple villages. Along the route you will see a beautiful windmill, lots of meadows, a countless number of cows and sheep and you will cross the famous Dutch dikes. You will be cruising on top of the dike, so you can see (and even dive into!) the lake, the 'Gouwzee'. You can also ride meters below sea level along the dike to experience how the Dutch locals live behind the dikes. From Volendam you can either choose or be advised which villages you would like to visit with your E-fatbike. Within one hour you can perfectly visit Edam, an almost 800 year old town north of Volendam. Edam is famous for its peaceful narrow alleys and small canals, the beautiful façades of the cozy houses and the unique small boutiques. Also Edam is known for its cheese market where visitors can both taste and purchase a various n...
Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside with this full-day tour from Amsterdam. Meet your local guide at your hotel in Amsterdam and enjoy a scenic 45-minute ride to the island of Marken. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Marken and enjoy stunning views over the Markermeer, then have visit a local mini museum to discover how the people of Marken used to live. Continue your tour with a lovely 30-minute boat ride across the lake towards Volendam, where you will embark on a short walking tour of the famous fisherman village. Explore its labyrinth, see its unique former fish auction building, and then make your way to a local cheese shop to sample some local cheese. After some free time to explore Volendam, set off for the next stop on the tour: the charming medieval village of Edam. Visit Edam's former town hall, the floating cellar, as well as the oldest wooden house in town bef...
Our guide was wonderful, full of enthusiasm, information and was flexible. We could not have been happier!
Depart from the old harbour in Volendam on your E-bike to explore multiple villages. Along the route you will see a beautiful windmill, lots of meadows, countless number of cows and sheep, and you will cross the famous Dutch dikes. From Volendam, you can ask for advice as to which villages you would like to visit with your E-bike. Within one hour you can easily visit Edam, an almost 800 year old town north of Volendam. Edam is famous for its peaceful narrow alleys and small canals, the beautiful façades of the cosy houses, and the unique small boutiques. Also Edam is known for its cheese market where visitors can both taste and purchase various cheeses. Another town,Monnickendam, can also be visited in only one hour of cycling. When walking or cruising around in the old centre of Monnickendam it will feel like you have gone back in time. If you have more time to spend, it is highly rec...
Feel like a local on your bike and discover the countryside North of Amsterdam in a private 8-hour guided full-day bike tour from Amsterdam. Your experienced and friendly guide is at your service all day long. From the central Amsterdam meeting point, you will catch the ferryboat to the North of Amsterdam. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute ride to the island of Marken. Pass by small villages such as Durgerdam and Uitdam, just north of the city. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Marken and enjoy stunning views of Markermeer. Visit a museum to discover how the people of Marken used to live and enjoy some free time. Next is a half hour boatride to Volendam. Upon your arrival in Volendam you can enjoy a short walking tour of this famous fisherman village. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor, small buildings and houses and locals in traditional Dutch clothing has been a m...
- bike route was excellent - good choice of stops throughout - Jan (tour guide) very knowledgeable & friendly - level of difficulty of ride was well suited - didnt feel rushed at all - well-timed breaks (all well planned)
Depart from the old harbor in Volendam on your bike to explore multiple villages. See a beautiful windmill, lots of meadows and a countless number of cows and sheep. From Volendam, choose or be advised which villages you would like to visit with your bike. Within one hour you can perfectly visit Edam, an almost 800-year-old town north of Volendam. You can also visit Monnickendam in one hour. When walking or cruising around in the old center of Monnickendam it will feel like you have stepped back in time. Along the streets, you will see the beautiful houses made of light bronze bricks. If you have more time, continue to Marken, a stunning town with lovely bridges over the small canals and gorgeous wooden façades. The small town is surrounded by water. From Marken, it is possible to take the boat back to Volendam. The Volendam-Marken Express is departs every 30 minutes from Marken to ...
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It was very good I was so happy to discover something different That will be better if we could a little more time to appreciate the place where we are like 15/20 min each place to have the time to enjoy a little But I high recommend!
Was nice, good weather allowed us to enjoy more the trip. The guide Ian was funny and entertaining, the driver Francis was really expert and safe. Group was big but compact. Everything we saw was interesting and enjoyable.
The best guide ever Steve You will not find a person like him He told us everything , he helped us alooooooot So kind you will not find Anas from Germany
The overall tour was very good and our guide and driver were excellent as well as the factories and cities that we visited. I really enjoy it.
Great experience. I liked the Volendam most. And our guides were excellent. It was funny