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

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

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.

Zaanstreek Bus Day Ticket to Zaanse Schans & Zaanstreek

2. Zaanstreek Bus Day Ticket to Zaanse Schans & Zaanstreek

Go to the bus platform of Amsterdam Central Station and get on the red/grey public transport bus 391. Show your ticket to the bus driver, then take a seat and make yourself comfortable. Enjoy the beautiful city of Amsterdam before you go under the IJ-tunnel. Once you leave Amsterdam, you be surrounded by stunning landscapes as you soon enter the city of Zaandam. Either choose to depart there, or remain on the bus and go directly to de Zaanse Schans, one of the highlights of the Dutch history. De Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. Be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the various windmills.

Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

3. Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Travel easily in Amsterdam and the surrounding area by purchasing an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (ARTT).  You can use the ARTT for unlimited travel by train (2nd class) between any of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region: Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Central station, Amsterdam Holendrecht, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Muiderpoort, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Halfweg-Zwanenburg, Haarlem, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, Overveen, Zandvoort aan Zee, Zaandam, Zaandam Kogerveld, Purmerend Weidevenne, Purmerend, Purmerend Overwhere, Koog aan de Zaan, Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, Hoofddorp, Diemen, Weesp, Almere Poort, Almere Centrum, Almere Muziekwijk, Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten, Almere Oostvaarders, Lelystad Centrum, Diemen Zuid, Naarden-Bussum, Hilversum, Hilversum Mediapark, Hilversum Sportpark, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, Santpoort Noord, Driehuis, Uitgeest and Beverwijk. The ticket is also valid on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries run by the Amsterdam Transport company GVB, EBS and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region including the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 and N97 (operated by Connexxion). During Keukenhof Season this ticket is valid: From Amsterdam (Europaplein) to Keukenhof on bus route 852 operated by Arriva From Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof on bus route 858 operated by Arriva From Hoofddorp station to Keukenhof on bus route 859 operated by Arriva From Haarlem station to Keukenhof on bus route 50 operated by Connexxion

From Amsterdam: Flowers, Windmills, Cheese & Clogs Day Trip

4. From Amsterdam: Flowers, Windmills, Cheese & Clogs Day Trip

Discover picturesque North Holland with a full-day bus trip, including a local guide and cheese tasting. Smell the fragrant flowers of the De Tulperij flower farm, marvel at the wooden windmills and colorful houses in Zaanse Schans, learn about traditional clog making, and visit a cheese farm. Begin your tour by boarding an air-conditioned bus in Amsterdam and driving to the De Tulperij, a flower farm known for its colorful assortment of tulips, dahlias, and hyacinths. Wander through fields of flowers while learning the history of the farm and the difference between bulbs and tubers. Continue to the village Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum that features a collection of windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Listen as your guide details how the buildings were used and why they were relocated from the Zaan region in the 1960s.  Roam Zaanse Schans further and learn more about its industrial history, such as how windmills were able to execute the same tasks as many factories, including grinding valuable spices, cocoa, and flour. Marvel at colorful homes owned by wealthy merchants and discover restored mercantile buildings. Then it's time to visit the clog museum to learn about the art and tradition of making wooden shoes. Continue further to taste-test aged Dutch cheese on the cheese farm or take a rest for lunch. Enjoy time to explore more the village on your own before reboarding the bus and returning to Amsterdam.

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It was worth it for traveling in and around Amsterdam within 60km radius only. So, people planning to visit areas like Den Hague have to buy separate train tickets individually. Basically I loved this option of ARTT. Only thing is after you get your baggage at the baggage reclaim area 1-4 of the airport , you have to go to your extreme right side of that space to find an automatic vending machine where you have to scan your booked QR code and get a receipt out of the machine, before exiting from the baggage reclaim area of the airport. Now you are good to go. Just hop on the bus or tram you need to travel, then scan the barcode of the reciept to chek in, do the scanning again to check out while de-boarding the bus or tram in Amsterdam. You are welcome!

Rick was knowledgeable and good. Guided us to all the amazing places, ticked off everything as mentioned in the itinerary. The way Rick and Franz (hope i am spelling him right) handled the entire tour was fab. Worth a go!

Easy to exchange coupon for ticket at Amsterdam station. Also received small map of coverage area of pass.

IT is little bit difficult to find machine to exchange the voucher for ticket.

Fantastic day out for the price we paid . Highly recommended