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Tour to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken

6 hours and 30 minutes Easy
9 reviews
Visit the villages of the Dutch countryside! In this tour, you will see the charming towns of Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans.
Discover the real Netherlands in this amazing tour through Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken – the jewels of the Dutch countryside.

Our bus will pick you up near Central Station in Amsterdam.

The visit starts in Zaanse Schans, where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today.

Afterward, we will drive to the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place. Then, near Volendam, we will visit a local cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as we walk by cozy fishermen houses in Marken, the fishing harbor, and the protestant church.

Join us for an unforgettable day visiting Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans.

Note that on special occasions, or for reasons not related to Amsterdam Guias & Tours, the tour may vary slightly. The tour guide may adapt the experience to deliver the best experience for the group overall.


The visit to Marken may be substituted for safety reasons in case of bad weather conditions.


What's included?

Visit with English speaking guide


Entrance to the cheese farm

Cheese tasting

Entrance to the clog workshop

Optional: Typical Dutch Lunch or Canal Cruise 


Any food or beverage not specified in “included”.

Hotel Pick up

Please note

Meet your tour guide at 8:00 am, the bus leaves at 08:15 am.

Language: English or Spanish

Duration 6,5h

Price: 45€ per person | under 8 years old for free (babies need maxi-cosi)

Special Offer: 39€*

*Check the calendar

Children (0-8): free (babies need their own maxi-cosi)

Special offer for groups, contact us by email

Traveling with luggage? You may keep your luggage on the bus during this tour. Our buses are private and will keep your belongings while you enjoy the visit.

Bus not adapted for wheelchair access

No pets are allowed on the bus


The visit to Marken may be substituted for safety reasons in case of bad weather conditions.

Extras (optional)

  • 1h Canal cruise in Amsterdam with audio-guide*

There is no better way to discover the Venice of the North than from the water. 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise, which shows you the most emblematic canals of the city.

At the end of the countryside tour, you can enjoy a boat trip on the canals of Amsterdam. You can do the cruise at the end of the tour or when you want during your stay in the city.

**Children under 4 years old don't need to pay for the boat trip**


Keukenhof is only open from March 23rd to May 14th, 2023.


  • Bus transfer Amsterdam - Keukenhof - Amsterdam plus entrance ticket.
  • Transfer by luxury coach
  • Enjoy the comfortable bus ride with a direct connection from Amsterdam Centre
  • Frequent departures are offered throughout the day with a bus departing every 30 minutes
  • Skip the queues and gain hassle-free entry at the Keukenhof
  • Guaranteed seat Amsterdam – Keukenhof - Amsterdam
  • Spend as much time as you want in Keukenhof Gardens

What do I need to bring?

Confortable shoes and clothes

Un umbrella or raincoat is always welcome in the Netherlands

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event

Experience type

Day tour / activity

Booking in advance

Can be booked until last minute


6 hours and 30 minutes




Bus / Minivan Tour | Sightseeing | Nature | City Break | Family Friendly | Group Friendly | Outdoor

Live tour guide

Spanish | English

Zaanse Schans
Cheese Farm

You can start this experience at the following places.

Countryside tour: Meet your tour guide at 8:00 am, at the bus stop in De Ruijterkade 153, (between the HIV/AIDSmonument and the Aloha Bowling in the river side) the bus leaves at 08:15 am. LOOK FOR THE BLUE UMBRELLAS with our logo

De Ruijterkade 153, 1011 AC Amsterdam, NL

9 reviews for Tour to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken

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  1. Carly is the best! Very informative and learned a lot about each town and Dutch culture. Covered a lot of group and well-paced; felt like we spent enough time at each location.

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  2. This was an excellent tour with a fantastic guide. We covered so many things in one day. The pace was just right allowing us to capture and overview of all that this part of The Netherlands had to offer. I would highly recommend it!

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  3. Wonderful trip! I would describe this as a greater taster experience for traditional Dutch towns and windmills. I did not feel rushed and felt we saw each town with enough time however if you really like to go a slower pace this may not be the tour for you. Our tour guide Carli was amazing and gave great insights into Dutch culture, history and other great facts! Would recommend while visiting Amsterdam to find time for the day trip.

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