On this extended version of our Volendam, Marken and Windmills Tour, we leave the Amsterdam metropolitan area behind and head into the serene Dutch countryside for a taste of the real Volendam experience. You'll see the distinct windmills of the Netherlands, one of the highlights of the provincial lowlands. We'll also learn about cheese-making and watch this time-honored craft in action at an authentic Dutch cheese factory! Dive into the Volendam experience on this extended guided tour.
The Volendam, Marken and Windmills Tour is lead by our knowledgeable guides in German, English, and Spanish! We leave at noon from the bustling center of Amsterdam and head for the tiny village of Zaanse Schans, known globally for its delightful antique windmills and carefully preserved architecture. We'll explore the inside of an authentic wooden windmill and learn how these dynamic structures assist in the production of grain, dye, and oil. After that, we'll move on to Volendam, where you'll sample authentic Dutch cheese at a functioning cheese-factory and enjoy a bite of some of Holland's finest bread at an old-fashioned Dutch bakery for just a taste of the Volendam experience. Moreover, our guide takes you on a walking tour through the historic fishing village with its busy harbor and distinct green houses. At this point in the day, you'll have time to try the delightful Dutch herring at one of the many restaurants on the shore. It's all part of the real Volendam experience. Finally, we'll head out onto the IJsselmeer in our special tour boat for a visit to the village of Marken, where a traditional clog-maker will give a special demonstration of the techniques used to craft these iconic wooden shoes.
Lindbergh has done the research to find the best attractions that discerning tourists want to see. Whether it's the charms of the city or an authentic Volendam experience you're after, Lindbergh has tours that are perfect for your itinerary. This tour will be a Volendam experience you won't soon forget. We hope you'll join us on one of our guided tours today!