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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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Immerse yourself in Dutch culture when you visit a cheese producer, clog factory, fishing village, and see the iconic windmills on this day trip to the countryside towns of Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


5.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 30 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Edam

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

  • Volendam

  • Marken

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
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  • Connect with Dutch culture on this full-day tour from Amsterdam
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans
  • Admire traditional Dutch windmills 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
Full description

Swap Amsterdam for the Dutch countryside on this full-day tour to Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans. Experience Dutch culture with visits to a cheese producer, clog factory, fishing village, and traditional windmills.

Meet your guide at Amsterdam's Central Station to board a bus for Zaanse Schans. Admire the charming town's traditional Dutch windmills, and learn about how they are still in use today.

Your next stop is Edam, a stunning village world famous for its cheese. Take in the town's historical sites, such as the 18th century cheese warehouses, on your way to the town square.

In the cute fishing village of Volendam visit a local cheese producer to hear about the production of Edam and Gouda cheeses, and, of course, enjoy a cheese tasting.

While in the postcard worthy town, witness the art and tradition of wooden clog making, find a fish restaurant for lunch, and keep an eye out for locals in traditional dress.

Finally, travel back in time to the 17th century in Marken. Wander the streets of this quintessential and colorful fishing village before boarding the bus back to Amsterdam.

  • 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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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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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 852 reviews

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Excellent tour. It covered many point of interests and sightseeing outside the city in 6.5 hours. Our tour guide Miguel C. was very knowledgeable and shared with us a brief history of Netherlands. From the windmills, the beautiful shops, the cheese tasting and clog shoe making to the scenic fishing town. We loved it all. Wish we have more time to stroll at Volendam and Marken seaside.

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August 6, 2022

Nice and interesting visit. Tour guide was enthusiastic and provided good information at all the stops and on the bus. Stops were just for the right duration so the tour was time well spent. However, a bit more time could have been given for the lunch as 1 hour was too short given that 10 minutes are needed to walk to and from the restaurant area.

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July 31, 2022

This trip was AMAZING. Our guide, Raquel, was the absolute best and made the entire experience feel very personal and special. She had in-depth knowledge about the Netherlands, each location of the tour and Amsterdam city, including historical, geographical, fun facts and advise on where to eat! She always offered to take your photo for you and was an all-round friendly face and caring guide! I have already recommended this to pretty much everyone I know!

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July 20, 2022

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