Best Trip to Schans, Edam, & Marken

Escape Amsterdam for a Day Tour

/10 (805 votes)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

6.5 hours

About this tour

Amsterdam is an exciting city, with a unique aesthetic and many interesting places to see. Take advantage of this trip and embark on an adventure. Expand your knowledge of the culture of the Netherlands by booking this tour. Discover the treasures of rural Holland, the best option is to take a day trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam and Marken by bus.

The first stop on this tour is Zaanse Schans, a village on the banks of the Zaan river famous for its windmills. A visit in spring is special because the fields begin to bloom and nature is in full bloom. Stop at Volendam a typical Dutch fishing village where you will visit the cheese factory to learn more about how the Dutch make cheese and have a little taste as well. Your guide will take you to tour the village of Marken, a former island in the Markermeer, now a peninsula. Lined up here is a visit to a traditional clog, or wooden shoe, maker that completes our tour. See how clogs are still made according to a 100-year-old tradition with steam-powered tools and they are surprisingly comfortable as you will be able to try for yourself.

Tour Highlights

  • Connect with Dutch culture on this full-day tour from Amsterdam
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans
  • Admire traditional Dutch windmills at Zaanse Schans
  • Visit a local cheese producer to learn about Edam and Gouda cheese
  • Learn about the traditional wooden clog shoe at a clog factory
  • Enjoy a 1-hour canal cruise after the countryside tour (with selected option)

Practical information

What’s Included

  • Spanish or English-speaking tour guide (depending on the option selected)
  • Transportation by bus
  • Visit to Zaanse Schans
  • Stop at Edam
  • Entrance to the cheese farm at Volendam (Cheese tasting)
  • Entrance to the clog workshop
  • Marken fishing villageNot Included
  • Any food or beverage not specified in “included”

Additional information

Operated by Amsterdam Guías and Tours


/10 (805 votes)

Fantastic experience. We have known the Dutch countryside and it has been one of the most beautiful experiences that I have lived as a tourist. The guide, Sara Paniagua impressive. I have never had such an extraordinary guide. He explains everything perfectly with absolute knowledge about the country. Nice, funny and joker. We have learned a lot from everything he told us. The landscapes and the towns are beautiful.

Review by GetYourGuide traveler – Spain