Day trip

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Bus Tour

Activity provider: Camaleon Tours
Day trip

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Bus Tour

Activity provider: Camaleon Tours
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Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and windmills of the Dutch countryside on a tour of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Edam, and Marken from Amsterdam.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Spanish


7 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 20 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Wooden shoe factory

  • Windmills

  • Edam

  • Cheese tasting

  • Volendam

  • Marken

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • See the 17th-century houses and preserved windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Stop at a farm to sample authentic edam and gouda cheeses
  • Watch a clog demonstration to see how traditional Dutch shoes are made
  • Learn how the Dutch created their polders from the sea
  • Stroll among the colorful houses of Volendam to experience a traditional Dutch fishing village
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Visit Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken on a guided bus tour from Amsterdam. Admire the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans, attend a clog-making demonstration, and sample Edam and Gouda cheese.

Depart Amsterdam by luxury bus on this exciting tour and head north of the city to see the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans on the banks of the river Zaan. Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. Continue on to visit Edam, a beautiful town known worldwide for its cheese. Enjoy a cheese tasting and an exciting clog demonstration. Before the end of the day, go to Volendam and Marken, passing many authentic polders, the name given to land reclaimed from the sea. Wander down narrow streets, past colorful houses and visit the harbors full of fishing boats.

You will have some free time to shop for souvenirs and sample the local fish specialties. Back in Amsterdam, you will be dropped off at the meeting point.

  • Transportation by a comfortable private coach
  • Tour guide
  • Visit the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Clog making demonstration
  • Cheese tasting
  • Food and drink
  • Ticket inside a windmill at Zaanse Schans (optional)
  • Tips

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Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 153, 1011AC Amsterdam (main entrance of the "Aloha" Bowling Alley). Your guide will be dressed in green so that they are easily recognizable.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • On April 27, the time of departure is 8:30 AM because of King's Day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1722 reviews

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We did this tour as part of my wife's birthday break and the day was fantastic! Our guide Wybe was really lovely, told us lots of information about the history of The Netherlands and made the day really fun and interesting. Everything was organised really well and didn't feel rushed. We found the market place in Edam really interesting and how they weighed cheese and all of its history. Visiting the cheese factory and cheese tasting was also really fun! The windmills were a really good site to visit and we had the chance to go inside a working windmill! We were lucky with the weather as it didn't rain and we had some sunshine too! We would recommend this tour as you see and learn so much in the day, and our guide was fantastic!

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March 25, 2023

Once we got was a fab trip with a great driver and comfortable coach (Carla), and a truly superb and knowledgeable guide (Wybe). Getting checked in and on the coach was awful, we were told to basically wait in the main area while the bus arrived...and it wasn't until it got concerningly late that I started looking for the bus and asking around, apparently half the bus were already on board - there was simply no check in process and I know other attendees were similarly frustrated. That is the only reason it's 4/5 stars, the trip was sublime and great value. We learnt a lot, as promised we got to each a lot of cheese, explore the windmills and a great pitstop in Marken. Really would attend another similar tour with Wybe again, a great guide and the weather definitely didn't spoil the trip.

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March 23, 2023

This was a fun day out and made a change from being in the city. It provided lots of interesting things and the guide was kind and knowledgeable about the areas visited. It was worth booking to see more of the countryside of Holland and the traditions it has. I’m a solo traveller so this also provided a chance to meet new people snd talk to others on the trip.

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February 4, 2023

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