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Windmills Tour: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken

  • 48 reviews | 981 travellers
    It was a good way to know the country site of Holland. Rafael did a great job with all the information he shared with us about the culture of the places we visited. Even the Ford recommendation was good. But do not expect to see tulips, at least not in March!
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Step back in time as you head to the serene Dutch countryside for a taste of its windmills, dams, and medieval towns. A must if you're in Amsterdam!

Step back in time as you head to the serene Dutch countryside for a taste of its windmills, dams, and medieval towns. A must if you're in Amsterdam!

Windmills Tour: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken

The tour meets at the indicated time in the center of Amsterdam, where we'll board our bus on the way to visit the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans and the Westerland: the famous image of traditional Holland!

Zaanse Schans comes first, a town known for its windmills – the lasting mark left by the industry that drove the region in the 17th and 18th centuries. These windmills were used to produce oil, paint, mustard and paper, among other goods, and you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of them to see how they work.

The area is also home to one of the country's most iconic products: clogs! On the tour you'll also visit a workshop which still makes this traditional footwear – much appreciated by peasants and workers in the middle ages, and still worn by some even to this day.

Then it's on to the towns of Edam and Volendam. Edam is famous around the world for its cheese, but in the middle ages it was one of Europe's most important ports. Here, we'll visit a dairy farm and try its star product for ourselves.

And then we move on to Volendam, which despite its rural charm is known as one of the most vibrant cities in the north of Holland. Here you can explore its picturesque streets and famous fishing port. You'll also have some free time here to grab a bite to eat and continue exploring on your own.

Next up? Marken, a rural fishing village unique for its location as a peninsula (almost island!) jutting out into the bay near Amsterdam. Its greenery blends into the traditional wooden houses painted the same color, and it retains its traditional air, giving you the feeling of stepping back into Holland's history.

Finally, we start our return journey, arriving back in Amsterdam about eight hours after departure.

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Price

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Duration

8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide

Transport by bus

Cheese tasting

Live clog making demonstration

11% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Lunch (optional): 14 (US$ 14.90)

Ferry ride from Volendam to the island of Marken (optional): 8.50 (US$ 9)

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Sustainability Code

Our providers commit to:

  • Provide a safe and satisfying experience.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Incorporate eco-conscious technologies.
  • Uphold fair employment standards.
  • Foster the growth of local communities.
  • Preserve the integrity of local culture.
  • Safeguard both cultural and environmental heritage.
  • Ensure ethical treatment of animals.
  • Operate with honesty and transparency.
  • Encourage sustainable behaviors among customers and staff.

This particular activity contributes as follows:

  • No printing of documentation required.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.

Provider

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  • Camaleón Tours

    Corporate name: Camaleón Tours B.V.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What should I do if I'm travelling with luggage?

    A - You may keep your luggage on the bus during this tour. The buses are private and will keep your belongings safe while you enjoy the visit.

  • Q - Why do this activity with Civitatis?

    A - At Civitatis we guarantee the best quality and prices, click here if you want to know how we select our activities.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 153

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