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From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, & Marken Full-Day Trip

From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, & Marken Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Amsterdam Guías and Tours
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Discover the charms of the Dutch countryside and visit the picturesque towns of Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans. Learn about Dutch culture and explore a cheese factory.

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Duration 6.5 - 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 - 6.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 30 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Edam

  • Simonehoeve Cheese Making Kaserei Fromage (cheese factory, wooden shoe factory)

  • Volendam

  • Marken

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Admire the typical Dutch windmill at Zaanse Schans
  • Visit a local cheese producer to learn about Edam and Gouda Cheese
  • Learn about the traditional wooden clog shoe at a clog factory
  • Enjoy a 1-hour canal cruise after the countryside tour (with selected option)
Full description

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands on a tour through the jewels of the Dutch countryside. Visit a cheese producer, a clog factory, a fishing village, and see the iconic windmills.

Start your tour at Amsterdam’s Central Station and head in the company of your guide to the first destination of the day, Zaanse Schans. Admire the typical Dutch windmills of the town, and learn about how they are still used today.

Next, drive to the Waterland area to arrive at the second stop of the tour, Edam. Walk around some of the town’s most historical sites, including the town square where the famous cheese market used to take place.

Then, head to Volendam to visit a local cheese producer, learn about the production of Edam and Gouda cheeses, and try a cheese tasting. Head towards a clog factory next to discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe.

Finally, travel back in time to the 17th century as you wander through the fishermen’s houses in the Marken, and explore this quintessential fishing village.

Includes
  • Spanish or English-speaking tour guide (depending on option selected)
  • Transportation by bus
  • Visit to Zaanse Schans
  • Stop at Edam
  • Entrance to the cheese farm at Volendam
  • Cheese tasting
  • Entrance to the clog workshop
  • Visit to Marken fishing village
  • Any food or beverage not specified in “included”
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

Meet by the front door of the NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace Hotel. The hotel is located across the water to your left as you leave Central Station by the main exit, next to St. Nicolaas Kerk. Look for the sign on top of the building saying "Barbizon Palace". Meet your tour guide at 8:00 AM. The bus then leaves at 8:15 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  Bus not adapted for wheelchair access
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1166 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Great tour with a great tour guide (Rob). He was very knowledgeable and made the tour very fluid and fun. The food along the way was great and he made great recommendations as well. I did the boat tour after which I highly recommend as well, very convenient to do together

January 12, 2023

That was great to travel with guide and a bus in a day for 4 locations. We could only achieve it with a tour guiding and you were very well. Maybe that could be great that if ypu share a mobile phone number of guide an share with him with our connection informations, easy way to bring together fastly for this era.

January 9, 2023

It was one of the best tours I ever attended. The guide was fantastic, his energy and way of telling tales were over the roof. The tour bus was comfy and all needs were satisfied. the only thing negative about the tour was the time. Time was too short for a tour like this. But in the end, we enjoyed every second of the tour. Thank you.

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January 5, 2023

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