8-9 hours
Amsterdam, Volendam

Discover Dutch heritage on a private day trip to Zaanse Schans windmills, Volendam, and Marken. Enjoy scenic views, traditional crafts, and charming fishing villages.

Explore the Dutch countryside and windmills with this private day trip to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken. Start this tour from your hotel or any other desired location where your private guide will pick you up. From there drive to the countryside of the Netherlands and explore the Zaanse Schans, a must see when visiting the Netherlands. At the Zaanse Schans there are over 600 active windmills still used by this day, this is the only place in the Netherlands with so many active windmills. Explore these beautiful windmills and also see the original wooden houses, barns and shops. Your guide will take you inside one of these windmills, entrance included with the tour. You also get the option to visit a cheese-making factory and stroopwafel factory. Here you can see how the Dutch cheese and waffles are made.

  • Explore the Dutch windmills, countryside and villages with a private guide.
  • Go inside various windmills at Zaanse Schans (entrance included).
  • Visit a traditional cheese farm and stroopwafel factory.
  • See how wooden clogs are made at a clog factory.
  • Personalized information about the history of Zaanse Schans Windmills provided by your private tour guide.
  • Private tour so everything is flexible and customizable.

The next stop is Holland’s best-known fishing village, Volendam. Here you will explore the old harbor filled with medieval ships. Volendam is very popular due to its traditional green timbered houses, which appear to be taken out of a Dutch postcard. Here your guide will take you a tour all around the village, where you can discover the Doolhof and Oude Kom quarters that stand out as the most authentic depiction of a traditional Dutch fishing village. After the tour your guide will take you to one of the shoemaker who works with wood. Here you can enjoy first-hand experience of watching a shoemaker make clogs.

The last stop of the tour is Marken, another traditional Dutch fishing village. Marken. This village is popular for its characteristic stilt houses. Marken is also home to a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse and Netherland’s most popular Sitje Boes gift shop that was formerly owned and run by ‘The Uncrowned Queen of Marken’.After Marken your guide will drive you back to the hotel.

Everything is very flexible. If you want to customize the tour or have any questions feel free to contact us at: bookings@triggertours.com




What’s included?

  • 9-hour private day trip
  • personal driver
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Admission to windmills

For this tour we offer two variations depending on how many people you want to book for.

1-4 persons booking
If you book for 1 up to 4 people, we will be travelling around with a sedan.

5-8 persons booking
However, from 5-8 persons, we’ll be travelling with a mini-van.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 7 reviews
April 30, 2019

Visiting the Netherlands of course we had to see the Dutch windmills. We are very happy we took this tour and our guide Robert was the best. Robert was very kind and accommodating. Thank you once again!

May 5, 2019

Great tour :). Highly recommended!!!!

June 7, 2019

We had a wonderful visiting Zaanse Schans and Volendam with our guide William. At Zaanse Schans we were very impressed by the many working windmills. William also took us inside a working windmill and we were blown away by the engineering. After Zaanse Schans we went to Volendam. We also went to a cheese farm and we got a show on how clogs are made. It was a great day with William.

November 16, 2019

We really enjoyed our day with Karel. He is in the tour business for a very long time and his experience and knowledge was really exceptional. We wanted to skip Volendam because we already been there on another tip. That is why Karel brought us to a waffle factory, cheese factory and a clog workshop with this tour. This was all extra since we had a lot of time left. Instead of just bringing us back home Karel decide to bring us to other places.

December 6, 2019

Our guide Karel was a really professional guide with a lot of experience. Trigger Tours made us a customized itinerary that we really enjoyed. Special thanks to our guide Karel for making it such a great day!

December 12, 2019

Excellent tour with our guide Karel! He took us to so many places and was very accommodating. It is much more fun doing a private tour!!!

October 24, 2020

We did this tour in October during the corona pandemic so it was very quiet. Some windmills were closed, but Tony turned it into a great experience. We are very grateful for the great tour you gave us that day. We wish you the best of luck with your business, especially in these difficult times …

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