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Based on: Volendam, Marken, Cheesefactory & Windmills , 12 November 2018

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Volendam Marken Cheesefactory and Windmills

On this excursion you will see all that Holland is made of - past and present! Visit typical fishermans villages Volendam & Marken, drive through Dutch countryside and see the unique Windmills of Zaanse Schans and learn about its history.

We take you to the picturesque former island of Marken, a traditional old village where you will also visit an authentic clogmaker!

From Marken, a boat will take you to Volendam where we will visit the Cheese-factory and museum and see a demonstration on cheese making, whereafter you have free time to e.g. have lunch, go shopping or try some typical salted herring. You'll be amazed at the traditional clothing the people here still wear too.

Our visit to the famous windmill village of Zaanse Schans brings a visit to a beautiful working windmill. We will show you its characteristic green wooden houses. At the turn of the 18th century this was an industrial area with approx. 700 fully operational windmills. Nowadays there are only 5 of them left.

This tour gives you a typical taste of Holland in every sense of the word!

Tour Operates:

  • Winter: 31st October 2017 until21st March 2018: Daily departures at 9:15am.
  • Summer: 22nd March 2018until 28th October 2018:Daily departuresat 8.45am.

Departure location: Tour leaves from Damrak 26, 1012 LJ Amsterdam until 8th September 2018.

From 9th September 2018: Tour leaves from De Ruijterkade 34a, in the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side.

Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours

Inclusions:

- Deluxe Coach transport with audio guide in 16 languages

- Entrance to Windmill & Clogmaker

- Entrance to Cheesefactory

- Boat ride in between Marken & Volendam

- All admissions/visits mentioned are included in the price. This Tour does NOT include lunch.