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Private day trip to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken

Free cancellation
Duration: up to
Language: English, Spanish, German, Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Explore the Dutch windmills, countryside and villages with a private guide

Go inside various windmills at Zaanse Schans (entrance included)

Visit a traditional cheese farm and stroopwafel factory

See how wooden clogs are made at a clog factory

What to expect

Explore the Dutch countryside and windmills on a private day trip to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken with pick-up and transportation from Amsterdam.

Drive to the countryside of the Netherlands and explore the Zaanse Schans, a must-see when visiting the Netherlands. At the Zaanse Schans there are over 600 active windmills still in use today, this is the only place in the Netherlands with so many active windmills. Explore these beautiful windmills and also see the original wooden houses, barns and shops.

Go inside one of the windmills with entrance included in the price of your tour, then visit a cheese-making factory and stroopwafel factory. Here you can see how the Dutch cheese and waffles are made.

The next stop is Holland’s best-known fishing village, Volendam. Explore the old harbor filled with medieval ships. Tour the village with your private guide and discover the Doolhof and Oude Kom quarters, known as the most authentic depiction of a traditional Dutch fishing village.

After the tour, your guide will take you to a shoemaker who works with wood. Here you can enjoy a first-hand experience, watching a shoemaker make clogs.

The last stop of the tour is Marken, popular for its characteristic stilt houses. Marken is also home to a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse and Netherland’s most popular Sitje Boes gift shop that was formerly owned and run by, ‘The Uncrowned Queen of Marken’.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required, please confirm the local requirements before your visit

What’s included

Private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pick-up / drop off


Admission to windmills

What’s not included




Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the agreed-upon pick-up location. Enter your accommodation name and address during check-out.


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Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • If you book for a tour for 1 to 4 people, you will be traveling in a sedan
  • However, from 5 to 8 persons, you’ll be traveling with a mini-van