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Windmills, Marken and Volendam Full Day Tour

Visit the famous villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken on this fantastic extended tour. Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside, see the distinct windmills of the Netherlands and learn about cheese-making at an authentic Dutch cheese factory.

Led by a knowledgeable guide, your adventure begins with a journey through the stunning Dutch countryside leaving the bustling centre of Amsterdam to explore the tiny village of Zaanse Schans, famous for its collection of wooden windmills.

Here, you have a chance to explore the inside of an authentic wooden windmill and learn how these dynamic structures assist in the production of grain, dye, and oil.

Afterwards, the tour continues to the renowned fishing village of Volendam, where you can see traditional Dutch wooden houses and locals still wear traditional colourful dress.

Enjoy the opportunity to sample authentic Dutch cheese at a functioning cheese-factory and enjoy a bite of some of Holland's finest bread at an old-fashioned Dutch bakery. Your guide will also take you on a walking tour through the historic fishing village with its busy harbour and distinct green houses.

Finally, you will head out onto the IJsselmeer on a special tour boat for a visit to the village of Marken. Here, you will be treated to a special demonstration of the techniques used to craft wooden shoes from a traditional clog-maker.

Experience Includes

  • The traditional Dutch experience in Volendam & Marken
  • An up-close look at the windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • See how clogs, cheese, and stroopwafels are made
  • 30 minute free boat tour between Volendam & Marken unique to this tour
  • Free earphones
  • Audio guide on the bus with 16 languages

Experience Excludes

  • Refreshments
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (October - 18 March) Daily (19 March - 18 October)

Departure location

De Ruijterkade 34a. This is in the Central Train Station.

Start times

9.15am (October - 18 March) 12pm (19 March - 18 October)


Around 7 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Itinerary subject to change without notice.
  • Cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations need to be requested in writing and must be confirmed by the supplier in writing (Lindbergh Tour and Travel).