Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clog and Cheese Factory, Volendam and Marken Day Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clog and Cheese Factory, Volendam and Marken Day Tour from Amsterdam

WHAT TO EXPECT

Upon meeting your guide at the designated location, head for Zaanse Schans, an outdoor museum including wooden homes, shops, and operational windmills from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the Clog Museum to observe traditional craftsmanship and wooden shoemakers in action. Learn the craft of making cheese in the Netherlands by visiting a cheese farm in Catharina Hoeve.

Then a visit to the charming town of Volendam where you can walk and absorb the culture. Lunch can be arranged at a restaurant in Volendam. Please inquire.

Take the ferry to Marken where you’ll walk around and visit a museum that illustrates the life and history of this town.

ZAANSE SCHANS

In the 18th and 19th centuries, a collection of functional windmills, wooden homes, stables, and shops may be seen in the windmill town of Zaanse Schans, which is an outdoor museum. All of these structures were relocated here starting in 1961, revitalizing the Zaan region’s most profitable era.

Enter one windmill which is included in your excursion, and see how these wind-powered industries operate. Get out on the balcony to experience the power of the wind yourself and to enjoy the lovely view of the countryside.

Access ticket to one of these windmills: Oil mill: De Bonte Hen or De Zoeker. Sawmill Het Jonge Schaap or dye mill De Kat.

WOODEN SHOE WORKSHOP “DE ZAANSE SCHANS”

Still manufacturing wooden shoes using the same old machinery that was used more than a century ago. Both young and elderly find the process to be a fascinating spectacle.

CATHARINA HOEVE CHEESE FARM

Nothing says “Dutch” like cheese! Visit the Catharina Hoeve Farm to sample some.

VOLENDAM

You will visit the iconic dike in Volendam with a view on the lakeside. Volendam is a former fishing town and known for its great fish specialties, the famous Dutch “Salty Haring’, ‘Smoked Eel”and Smoked Mackerel which you can purchase or arrange a lunch at a restaurant with us.

MARKEN

It’s time to get onboard the local ferry in Volendam to cross the serene waters to Marken. Admire the stunning landscapes along the way. You will feel like you have stepped into a Dutch painting. The boat will take you right to the old and idyllic harbour of Marken.

Visit the old traditional island Marken. You will visit an old harbour house of Sytje Boes, Marker Museum and the ‘Church Neighbourhood’ (Kerkbuurt). You step right into the history of this beautiful island.

LAST STOP OPTIONAL

The tour ends at the designated departure location. However, you may also end this day tour with a 1-hour canal cruise in Amsterdam at a special rate. Please inquire.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

  What’s included?
Driver and local guide for large groups or driver/guide for small groups. 
8-hour tour.
Tickets to one windmill at Zaanse Schans.
Wooden shoe demonstration.
Cheese sampling.
Volendam-Marken ferry.
Tickets to the Marker Museum.

Transportation.

  What’s not included?
Food and beverage
Lunch can be arranged at a restaurant in Volendam.

Entrance to the windmill museum or more windmills. These tickets can be arranged ahead of time upon request.
Tickets to Zaans Museum. These tickets can be arranged ahead of time upon request.

Food and beverage.
Gratuities for the guide(s).

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

  What’s included?
Driver and local guide for large groups or driver/guide for small groups. 
8-hour tour.
Tickets to one windmill at Zaanse Schans.
Wooden shoe demonstration.
Cheese sampling.
Volendam-Marken ferry.
Tickets to the Marker Museum.

Transportation.

  What’s not included?
Food and beverage
Lunch can be arranged at a restaurant in Volendam.

Entrance to the windmill museum or more windmills. These tickets can be arranged ahead of time upon request.
Tickets to Zaans Museum. These tickets can be arranged ahead of time upon request.

Food and beverage.
Gratuities for the guide(s).

LANGUAGES

Up to 14 persons: English and Dutch
From 15 persons: English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Tour starts at 09.00 hrs. and ends 17.00 hrs., unless otherwise agreed upon.

The tour ends at the designated departure location.

MEETING POINT

Guests will be always picked up at their hotel or accommodation in Amsterdam.

Hotels located outside the Amsterdam region, you will be picked up at an easy-to-find pick-up location. Extra travel time will be charged for pickups outside of Amsterdam.

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