Countryside & Windmills Tour

Countryside & Windmills Tour

€ 59.00 € 29.00


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All Dutch icons in one tour? A must-do!

  • The complete Dutch experience in Volendam & Marken.
  • An up-close look at the windmills of the Zaanse Schans.
  • Including a scenic boat trip on the IJsselmeer.
  • See how clogs, cheese, and stroopwafels are made.
  • Free cancellation up to 8 hours before the scheduled start of the activity.


General information

  • The use of a mask is required during your trip
  • Check-in: 15 min. before departure at Amsterdam Central Station: IJ-Hal, De Ruijterkade 34 a (click here for map)
  • Child ticket: 4-13 years

About this activity

  • Duration: about 7 hours. 
  • Multilingual live guide (English and Spanish).
  • Audioguide on the bus with 16 languages.
  • Visit the Cheese Factory Volendam.
  • Visit the traditional clog maker. 
  • Visit the Woltje stroopwafel bakery (old Dutch bakery).
  • Boat trip on the IJsselmeer.

Windmills & Countryside (incl. scenic boat trip)

All Dutch icons in one tour! Visit the famous Zaanse Schans, get a behind-the-scenes tour with a miller, a clog-making and cheese making demonstration in Volendam and take a scenic boat trip to the picturesque fishing village of Marken.

If you ask anybody about what pops up in their head when they think of The Netherlands, most people’s minds will drift to windmills, tulip fields and the lively center of Amsterdam. Its picturesque canals, historic buildings, exotic nightlife, and open-minded culture stand out. And while Amsterdam is undeniably one of the country’s most fascinating tourist attractions, the scenic Dutch countryside and windmills in the surroundings are often overlooked.

See the windmills that helped build Amsterdam

Fortunately, you can easily combine your visit to the country’s bustling capital with a phenomenal tour of the traditional Dutch windmills & countryside. The peaceful villages of Zaanse Schans and Volendam are only a short ride away from the city center. There you’ll be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings and immerse yourself in the old way of life as you admire the colorful windmills. Take a look at our numerous offers and book one of our day trips to discover the beautiful Dutch countryside and windmills!

Enjoy an unforgettable Dutch windmills & countryside tour around Amsterdam

Our Dutch Countryside and Windmills Tour will take you from Amsterdam to the villages of Zaanse Schans and Volendam and on a boat trip on the IJsselmeer lake to the former island of Marken. It includes a wonderful cheese tasting at a cheese factory, an exciting demonstration by a traditional clog maker. And you even take a look inside one of the antique working windmills by yourself! There will also be time for a guided stroll around the villages and to have a nice lunch in a local fish restaurant (not included). The Dutch Windmills & Countryside Tour lasts around seven hours in total.

Book your tickets now!

The tour is an unforgettable experience that is sure to be cherished by adults and kids alike. Take a break from the commotion of the city life and unwind completely as you visit one of The Netherlands’ best-kept secrets. You can reserve your fun-filled Dutch countryside and windmills adventure directly through our website or combine it with one of our other Amsterdam trips to save money and ensure that you get the most out of your holidays!


04 March 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Great trip, would have been nice to have a bit more time at the windmills and time to look around markem. (We were transported direct from the ferry to the clog workshop, with no time to look around) We felt the time spent at both the cheese and waffle shop was too commercial and spoilt the moment of a country side trip. Your guides were great and very helpful

25 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Overall it was a nice tour but I felt like everything was a bit rushed. Not enough time to spend on our own to take pictures or to visit the shops moreover the restaurant where we were brought did not seem authentic.The bus driver was brilliant and the tour guides Sandra and Juan were also very nice and informative.

24 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Really enjoyed the tour, informative and a lovely insight into Dutch history. Tour guides were really friendly and explained the process throughout tour.

24 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

This tour was great!!! It was very well organized and action packed. Ian and his colleagues were great hosts. Our favorites were the cheese factory and the fabulous lunch in Volendam. But, we did love the windmills and shoe making as well.

22 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Very efficient and friendly tour guides. Saw some picturesque parts of Holland (especially Marken) that we would never have found on our own during our short holiday. Enjoyed seeing the windmills and hearing of how the windmills shaped the history of the Netherlands. I also really enjoyed the scenic boat ride.The cheese and waffle and clog part of the trip felt a little as though we were just being paraded through a factory so that we would buy something.Overall I would recommend the tour. Thank you!

17 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Tour was very informative, it covered three destinations that we wouldn’t have visited otherwise. Tour guides, Nicolas and Fico did a great job entertaining and keeping everyone on time, very knowledgeable. Good price for the value received.

13 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Well organized, very interesting, very friendly

11 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Brilliant excursion! My dad and I both loved it! The ease of the entire trip was worth every penny. The windmills were postcard perfect and the tour made it super easy to enjoy ourselves! Would recommend it to anyone!

09 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

We loved the entire tour! Our guides and driver were great, loved seeing the old windmills, clogs being made, the cheese tasting experience and the waffles, yum!! The boat ride was great across the lake too! So many local experiences had in an afternoon at an unhurried pace. Would certainly use your tours and tickets again!

09 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Because the team of the bus were realy amazing, helpful and soooo funny. We love the day with them! They made the tour great, also the bus was very comfortable and the places that we visited were really beautifull. But the team made that day in a very special day for me and my wife, thanks!

11 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Fun and thorough tour. Loved the details.

15 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

A well organised tour with a very interesting start and some enjoyable insights into Dutch history and culture. I am not sure from my perspective that the rather long stops to visit cheese making and clog making are really worthwhile.

17 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

The tour was well organised and the attractions were enjoyable. Richard was a great bus driver and Adrian was very helpful and friendly. I felt very safe on the bus and Adrian was great at shepherding the group, in spite of some people's best efforts to lag behind.

19 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Astrid was amazing. Quite simply the highlight of our trip. She was funny, kind and really connected with all passengers. One in a million. We loved her.

29 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Good organization and good views such as the windmills, cheese factory and sabot manufacturing etc.

04 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Very nice trip, enjoyed the variety of activities, especially in Volendam. The tour was very organized and the bus was comfortable. Our guides were really nice, helpful, and funny too! I’ve already recommended your tour to others.

07 February 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Simply the best!!! The whole excursion but also the guides and drivers are truly second to none!

08 December 2019

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Staff so fun and friendly Beautiful area Very informative

20 December 2019

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Our tour was so incredible! The guides, Sandra and Roy, were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and made our experience very enjoyable.

20 December 2019

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

It was a professionally organized, friendly journey, which we could not have made ourselves within such a short time - and we even escaped the intermittent rain showers!

26 December 2019

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

We enjoyed the tour and the tour guides very much.

30 December 2019

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Great iteniery. Good crew. Nice stops.

08 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

pretty exciting, entertaining and at a good price, we had a lot of fun at the end of our vacations, we even had a lucky sunny day, I bet they planned that too

08 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

We had a really enjoyable afternoon travelling around Volendam, Markel and Zaans Schans. We took the trip on an overcast, mid winter day which meant limited picturesque photographs of windmills but we still had a lot of fun. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the local traditions and looking through the villages. Our guide Peiter was incredibly engaging and made the trip really special for our family. A great memory we will enjoy.

08 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Tutto è andato secondo le aspettative, tour piacevole, interessante, personale preparato e luoghi proposti belli.Il pranzo nel locale e le dimostrazioni al mulino, alla cheese factory e biscottificio e produzione zoccoli molto interessanti.Lo consiglierei sicuramente.

08 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

I enjoyed seeing the different sights on the tour, but I felt the goal was less about learning and seeing the sights and more about spending money at the various venues (i.e. cheese, stroopwaffle, shoes).

08 January 2020

Volendam, Marken and Windmills

Very nice and friendly staff.

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