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Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
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Discover the scenic landscape of Holland on an 8-hour tour, and visit authentic villages. Learn about the classic old Dutch culture, explore traditional windmills and learn how cheese is made.

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Duration 7 - 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, English, Dutch, Italian, French, German, Hebrew, Greek, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Catalan, Turkish
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in traditional Dutch culture and history on a full-day trip
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the typical landscape of North Holland
  • Stroll through the streets of historic Marken on a guided walking tour
  • Marvel at traditional Dutch windmills, preserved since the 18th century
  • Cruise the channels of North Holland aboard the Marken Express (all-in option)
Full description

Enjoy a scenic full-day coach tour of North Holland, and discover a charming landscape of windmills, canals, picturesque villages, and locals in traditional costume. Choose the all-in option to add a few extras to your tour, including a clog-making demonstration and a boat trip. Depart from Amsterdam station for the small fishing town of Marken, renowned for its preservation of traditional Dutch culture. Take a walking tour through streets full of colorful houses. If you've chosen the all-in option, stop at a shoemaker’s studio to watch how wooden clogs are made. Next, head to Volendam by coach if you've chosen the standard option or board the Marken Express if you've chosen the all-in option for a boat trip across the beautiful IJssel Lake. On arrival in Volendam, enjoy free time to explore the shops or try on a traditional costume for a souvenir photo. 

Then, enjoy a tasting at a traditional Holland cheese factory and learn how cheese is made before continuing into the heart of North Holland to Edam. Discover the history of the former shipyard and see Grote Kerk, the largest church in the Netherlands, as you stroll the cobbled streets. Next, take in the last stop on your tour, the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans. Admire its magnificent collection of historic windmills. If you opt for the all-in ticket, you can go inside one of the operating windmills to learn more about this Dutch icon of industrial architecture. Finally, marvel at the picturesque homes, wooden barns, and scenic meadows of North Holland as you travel back to Amsterdam by coach.

If you prefer a smaller group, like to take your time and explore all the best of this tour, then opt for the Charm of Holland guided tour. Available on Fridays. The tourguide takes a small group to all the inclusions in the all-in tour. The Charm of Holland also includes lunch at a traditional Dutch fish taverne.
Includes
  • Bus tour
  • Guided walking tour of Marken, Volendam, Edam, and Zaanse Schans
  • Cheesemaking demonstration
  • Clog-making demonstration (if all-in option selected)
  • Windmill entry (if all-in option selected)
  • Marken Express boat ride on IJssel Lake (if all-in option selected)
  • Small group (Charm of Holland option)
  • Lunch (only with Charm of Holland option, available on Fridays)
  • Photo in traditional costume
  • Tips

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Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 34A, at the local partner's office in the IJ hall of Central Station. In the back corner of the building, on the right hand side. Please be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time.

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  • Prices and itineraries are subject to change without prior notice
  • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 253 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour was perfect. Fantastic places. All very wonderful. In addition, the guide Pia (note 10) and the driver Estefan (I hope I got his name right - note 10), are extremely competent and qualified professionals. Both were spectacular, that is, the service was incomparable. Congratulations! Extremely polite and friendly. I highly recommend the tour and, if possible, with the two professionals. Congratulations on the excellent work.

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January 1, 2023

The staf were so so so frendly helpfull and considerate our driver Stafe and our gide cant remember her name Were the best thing about the ture We went on the 31st of December we were on our hunny moon, there was a rain storm but loved every moment of it... Just one critec the description of the tour wasent clear Thanks for Stef and our gide And happy new year

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January 1, 2023

My family and I have enjoyed this tour immensely. In fact it turned out to be tlone of the highlights of our 7-day holiday in Amsterdam. It was jam packed with activites which were not only highly informative but also entertaining. Our tour leader Alex and our driver were very cheerful and very well informed. Given the richness of its content this tour is also great value for money. I recommend this excursion most highly.

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December 30, 2022

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