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Full-Day Tour of Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

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  • Explore the country's most stunning attractions, enveloped around the scenic Dutch countryside and windmills.
  • Board a comfortable bus and breeze towards the village of Zaanse Schans, the first stop on your itinerary.
  • Immerse yourself in the old-way lifestyle of this tranquil village and gaze out at the colorful windmills.
  • The next village you'll visit is Volendam, where a cheese-making demonstration and tasting session awaits you.
  • Take a guided stroll through the villages, alongside an expert tour guide who will provide you insight into the villages.
  • Visit the former island of Marken as you board a fun boat trip on the IJsselmeer. Admire the views from the shimmering waters of Amsterdam.
  • A visit to a traditional clog-maker completes the tour; here, clogs are still made according to a 100-year-old tradition with steam-powered tools!

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Classic Tour

  • Live guide (English and Spanish)
  • Visit to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Marken
  • Transport by Luxurious bus with free WiFi
  • Cheese demonstration

All-in Tour

  • Live guide (English and Spanish)
  • Visit to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Marken
  • Transport by Luxurious bus with free WiFi
  • Cheese demonstration
  • Scenic Boat Trip on the Marken Lake
  • Clog making demonstration with operating steam engine
  • Visit an operational windmill
  • Visit a traditional marker house

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Classic Tour
  • All-in Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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The Netherlands is best known for windmills, tulip farms, canals, and bridges. Although the capital city of Amsterdam welcomes a large number of tourists every year, there is a lot more to see and do in the Netherlands. Volendam Cheese Factory Tours let you explore the northern part of the country, covering the villages of Volendam, Zaanse Schans, Edam, and Marken. On this tour you will see world-famous Dutch icons such as the windmill, dutch cheese, and wooden clog shoes, giving you the complete experience of everything Dutch.

Here are all the details you need about the various Volendam Cheese Factory Tours available, from tickets to highlights, timings and more, to plan a memorable trip to the northern Netherlands.

Why Go On Volendam Cheese Factory Tours?

Volendam Cheese Factory Tours - Why Go On Volendam Cheese Factory Tours
  • Explore Amsterdam and beyond on a half-day or day-long trip to the Volendam Cheese Factory.
  • Visit the Dutch villages of Volendam, Zaanse Schans, Edam, and Marken and learn more about the cultures and traditions of the Netherlands.
  • Take a trip back in time to 17th and 18th-century Holland on a trip to Zaanse Schans.
  • Get to know all about the Dutch cheesemaking process and get a free tasting while visiting the cheese factories at Volendam and Edam.
  • Watch windmills in action while cruising lake Ijsselmeer or river Zaan and hop off to see how they work.
  • Go on a luxury bus or boat tour to explore Dutch villages and see the traditional windmills, cheese factory, bakery, clog factory, coopery, and more.

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What is the Best Way To Book Volendam Cheese Factory Tour Tickets? Book Online

As the Volendam Cheese Factory Tours are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsyterdam, it can become a Herculean task to book tickets without prior arrangements. Book your tickets online and enjoy a hassle-free experience while on your trip. 

  • Convenience: Leave behind the tiresome long lines with the fast-track tickets that make you whizz past the queues.
  • Advance Reservations: With the online booking process, you can secure your trip easily by purchasing your tour slots in advance.
  • Great Discounts: Experience the cheese-making demonstrations at Volendam at fascinatingly low prices, as online booking gives you excellent discounts.

Attractions On Volendam Cheese Factory Tours

Volendam Cheese Factory Tours - Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans

The Zaans Schans region of the Netherlands takes you back in time to the 17th and 18th centuries’ Holland. Its pristine landscape consists of authentic Dutch houses, windmills, museums, a coopery, a chocolate and biscuit factory, and houses of other traditional crafts.

Volendam Cheese Factory Tours - Volendam

Volendam

This famous fishing village in the Netherlands has a lot to offer visitors including a chance to wear their traditional clothes and learn more about their history at the Volendams Museum. A trip to the Cheese Factory and Museum in Volendam is also a unique experience that’ll show you the detailed process of Dutch cheesemaking.

Volendam Cheese Factory Tours - Marken

Marken

Marken is one of the few Dutch villages that have preserved the traditional fishing culture and the clog-making business to this day. This Peninsula on the Markermeer lake boasts of its vernacular wooden houses built on stilts and the Het Paard van Marken lighthouse.

Volendam Cheese Factory Tours - Edam

Edam

Edam is much more than just the name of the cheese they make. While De Kaaswaag - the cheese weigh house and museum - will tell you all about the cheese, the Edams Museum, Kwakelbrug - a hand-operated drawbridge, Speeltoren - an ancient bell tower, and Grote Kerk - a 15th-century cathedral will let you know more of this town.

Which Volendam Cheese Factory Tour Is Perfect For You?

1. If you are on a budget

A variety of Volendam Cheese Factory Tours is available at varying price ranges. The most pocket-friendly of them is the Half Day Tour to the Zaanse Schans Windmills from Amsterdam at only €27.50 per person. The tour lets you explore the windmills, the cheese factory, and more at this open-air museum.

2. If you are short on time

No trip to the Netherlands is complete without seeing the windmills. If you are visiting the country for a short time, the Half Day Visit of Zaanse Schans Windmills from Amsterdam is your best shot at ticking it off your bucket list. The tour covers the highlights of the Zaanse Schans region in just under 4 hours, including easy transfers from and to Amsterdam.

3. If you wish to add a boat cruise

Exploring the Netherlands on a cruise is a visually delightful and memorable experience. The Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Extended Tour + Free Amsterdam Canal Cruise, the Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Windmills + Amsterdam City Tour, and the Zaanse Schans: The Windmill Village Boat Tour from Amsterdam are some of the best Volendam Cheese Factory Boat Tour options.

4. If you wish to get the full experience

The Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Windmills + Amsterdam City Tour is an all-in-one package for those of you who wish to experience all things Dutch in a day! This tour includes a visit to Amsterdam’s Museum Square, the windmills at Zaanse Schans, the fishing village of Volendam, a clog factory in Marken, and a boat ride to top it all.

Plan Your Visit To Volendam Cheese Factory in Amsterdam

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Boat Tour
Volendam Cheese Factory Tours - Plan Your Visit
What is a Volendam Cheese Factory Day Tour?

A Volendam Cheese Factory Day Tour takes you on a road trip to the villages of the Netherlands that still nurture tradition. You will get to see the cheese factory, windmills, traditional wooden houses, handicraft workshops, and more.

What are the timings of the Volendam Cheese Factory Day Tour?
  • 1st of November - 18th of March: tour starts at 11:30 AM.
  • 19th of March - 31st of October: tour starts at 2:30 PM.
What is included in a Volendam Cheese Factory Day Tour?
  • Visit to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken, and Edam
  • Live guide speaking in English and Spanish
  • Transport by luxurious, air-conditioned bus with free WiFi on board
  • Cheese-making demonstration and tasting
What will my experience look like on the Volendam Cheese Factory Full Day Tour and Half Day Tour?

You will get the chance to visit traditional villages, watch windmills in action, and learn about authentic Dutch cheesemaking and other local crafts.

Volendam Cheese Factory Tours - Boat Tour
What is a Volendam Cheese Factory Boat Tour?

A Volendam Cheese Factory Boat Tour takes you on a cruise over the River Zaan, enjoying picturesque views of the Windmill Village and Dutch landscapes, while exploring the cheese factory and other attractions at Zaanse Schans.

What are the timings of the Volendam Cheese Factory Boat Tour?
  • October 29 - March 17: tour departs at 09:15 AM and 12:15 PM
  • March 18 - October 28: tour departs at 08:45 AM and 02:45 PM
  • The tour departs at 8:45 AM on King’s Day, the 27th of April
What is included in a Volendam Cheese Factory Boat Tour?
  • A 2-hour cruise from Amsterdam to the Zaanse Schans
  • Transport on a luxury cruise boat with free WiFi on board
  • A 2-hour tour of the Zaanse Schans with a downloadable multilingual audio guide
  • On-board catering for extra charges
What will my experience look like on the Volendam Cheese Factory Boat Tour?

This tour will let you experience all things traditionally Dutch from windmills and beautiful landscapes to cheese factories and cottage industries.

Visitor Tips

  • There is a fixed number of seats available on every tour, so book your tickets in advance to ensure your spot.
  • It is recommended to reach the departure point 15 minutes before the tour starts.
  • All guests must carry a mask while on the tour as you may be asked to wear one to visit attractions.
  • Do carry a valid photo ID if you have purchased an e-ticket or a discounted ticket.
  • All tours come with live guides or audioguides in English and other languages.
  • It is advised to wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Most tours offer hassle-free transfers to and from Amsterdam.
  • Please note that boat tours and cruises may be canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions.

All Your Questions About Volendam Cheese Factory Tours Answered

Q. Where can I buy Volendam Cheese Factory Tours tickets?

A. Volendam Cheese Factory Tour tickets are available for purchase online.

Q. Can I buy Volendam Cheese Factory Tours tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy Volendam Cheese Factory Tours tickets online.

Q. What is the cost of Volendam Cheese Factory Tours tickets?

A. Volendam Cheese Factory Tours tickets start at just €27.50 per person.

Q. Do Volendam Cheese Factory Tours have audio guides?

A. Volendam Cheese Factory Tours come with complimentary multilingual audioguides on board.

Q. Can I get a discount on Volendam Cheese Factory Tours tickets?

A. Children below the age of 12 get a discount on some of the Volendam Cheese Factory Tours tickets.

Q. What are Volendam Cheese Factory Tours?

A. A Volendam Cheese Factory Tour takes you on a road trip or boat cruise to explore the villages of the Netherlands that still nurture tradition.

Q. What are some sights that are covered on Volendam Cheese Factory Tours?

A. The cheese factory, windmills, traditional wooden houses, a clog shoe factory, handicraft workshops, a bakery, and beautiful Dutch landscapes are some of the sights covered on the Volendam Cheese Factory Tours.

Q. What are the timings of Volendam Cheese Factory Tours?

A. Volendam Cheese Factory Tours operate at various times as follows- Day tour timings: 1st of November - 18th of March: tour starts at 11:30 AM; 19th of March - 31st of October: tour starts at 2:30 PM. Boat tour timings: October 29 - March 17: tour departs at 09:15 AM and 12:15 PM; March 18 - October 28: tour departs at 08:45 AM and 02:45 PM. The tour departs at 8:45 AM on King’s Day, the 27th of April.

Q. Are Volendam Cheese Factory Tours wheelchair accessible?

A. Unfortunately, Volendam Cheese Factory Tours are not wheelchair accessible.

Q. Is photography allowed during Volendam Cheese Factory Tours?

A. Feel free to click pictures of all the wonderful sights while on the Volendam Cheese Factory Tours.

Q. Is it worth experiencing Volendam Cheese Factory Tours?

A. The Volendam Cheese Factory Tours is a unique experience of getting to explore the villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken, and Edam, getting to know what the Netherlands used to be like in the 17th and 18th centuries, and learning more about Dutch traditions, culture, and history.