1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Zaanse Schans

Half-Day Dutch Countryside Tour by bus from Amsterdam

Product ID: 12361
From the windmills of Zaanse Schans to the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, come experience the beauty of the Netherlands by luxury coach and boat. Visits to Dutch cheese factories and traditional wooden clog craftsmen are also on the itinerary!
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 12:00 PM
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  • See historic windmills at Zaanse Schans
  • Dress in traditional Dutch costume in Volendam
  • Take a boat to the fishing village of Marken
  • See how Dutch cheese is made
  • Meet a Dutch clog maker
  • Visit the fish auction or the Volendam Museum
Full description
Journey from Amsterdam on an informative tour of the picturesque Dutch countryside. Visit one of the most popular destinations outside of Amsterdam – the windmills of Zaanse Schans.

In Zaanse Schans, admire a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses before exploring the Dutch fishing villages of Marken and Volendam.

At the quaint island community of Marken, you'll feel like you've traveled back in time. Here you will visit a wooden shoe maker. In Volendam, try to spot the recognizable Dutch traditional costumes often featured on tourist postcards and posters. You will also have a chance to visit a cheese shop that still makes cheese in the traditional Dutch method before returning to Amsterdam.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • The services of an expert guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat ride
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

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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Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Out of 7 tours on this Baltic Sea trip this was the highlight.

The substitute guide was exceptional. The entire trip was planned extremely well. The communications were superior to any of our other tours. The flow of the tour was more than one would ever expect based on other experiences. We will always seek out Get Your Guide for all future touring.

August 7, 2019

Very good value for money - excellent tour

Our guide Tas was an excellent tour guide and the day was extremely well organised. Great value for money and it gave us a broad view of traditional life in the Netherlands which you would struggle to see on your own in the time available. The destinations were touristy but we were expecting that. Would highly recommend.

August 24, 2015

touristy but really fun!

we spent a week in amsterdam and after 3 days of being in the city, and walking about 7 miles each day, the bus tour was a welcomed reprieve. it was very touristy but a great way to see the countryside, the old fishing town, the cheese factory, the clog-making factory and the windmills. we wouldn't have done those things on our own. i got a bunch of great photos and learned some interesting facts. it says half day but it's about 7 hours, so plan for that.

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July 25, 2014

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Product ID: 12361