Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip

Created with Sketch. De Ruijterkade 34a, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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5 – 7 hours

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Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, Uniquely Dutch

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Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind on this Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam. See the iconic windmills of the Zaanse Schans, explore the quaint fishing villages of Volendam and Marken and enjoy a cheese tasting at a traditional Dutch cheese farm.

When staying in Amsterdam, it is easy to combine your visit to this vibrant capital with a wonderful countryside and windmills tour. The scenic Dutch countryside, including the peaceful villages of Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam are only a short drive from the city centre of Amsterdam. Enjoy the tranquility of the area and be amazed by the sights of traditional villages and colourful Dutch windmills.

An open-air museum

The Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip takes you from central Amsterdam to the villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam and to the former island of Marken; the order of tour can change. These small towns outside Amsterdam give you a sense of being in an open-air museum.

At the Zaanse Schans, you will get your fill of historical windmills. More than ten windmills line the banks of the Zaan river. The Zaanse Schans is an actual open-air museum; it is possible to wander around this unique village, also known to be one of the best places to admire the typical Dutch windmills. You can enter some of the windmills, a small entry fee is usually required.

Then, enjoy a leisurely walk along ‘De Dijk’ in Volendam, a typical Dutch fishing village. This harbour area offers great views across the ‘Markermeer’ (Marker Lake). Here, you will visit the Cheese Factory, where you can watch a demonstration how cheese is made, as well as taste this Dutch delicacy. Volendam is known for its fresh fish eateries, perhaps a nice suggestion for lunch?

After, the tour takes you to the village of Marken, a former island in the ‘Markermeer’, now a peninsula. In the authentic village of Marken, clogs are still made according to a 100-year old tradition with steam powered tools. A visit to a traditional clog, or wooden shoe, maker is included in the tour. The clogs are surprisingly comfortable, why not try for yourself?

An unforgettable experience

During this tour, you will discover a unique part of the Netherlands. This day trip is cherished by adults and children alike. Buy your ticket for a fun-filled Dutch windmills tour for an unforgettable experience!


  • Enjoy the beautiful countryside and its authentic villages Volendam and Marken
  • Wander along the iconic windmills at the Zaanse Schans
  • Taste Dutch cheese at the Cheese factory in Volendam
  • See how wooden shoes are crafted with an antique steam engine
  • Depart from central Amsterdam on an unforgettable day trip to the countryside


  • 5,5-hours Day trip from Amsterdam to Volendam, Marken and Zaanse Schans
  • Live English guided tour
  • Upclose look at windmills in Zaanse Schans
  • Dutch cheese tasting in Volendam
  • Audio guide onboard (16 languages and free earphones)


  • Food & drinks
  • Entry Zaanse Schans windmills

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. De Ruijterkade 34a, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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