Vertrektijd: 09:15 uur
Duur: ca. 5 uur
Vertreklocatie: Cafe de Pont Buiksloterweg 3-5, Amsterdam
Aankomsttijd: ca. 14:00 - 14:15 uur

Excursie van Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans, Volendam/Marken

Laat deze excursie van Amsterdam naar de Zaanse Schans, Volendam/Marken, Uitdam en Ransdorp u inspireren. Deze dorpen zijn wereldberoemd om hun molens, pittoreske gezichten en rijke historie. Met een kleine groep en persoonlijke gids komt u langs de mooiste plekken uit de regio.

Wat ga je doen

  • Stop in Zaanse Schans, het wereldberoemde windmolendorp
  • Bezichtig traditionele vissersdorpen, zoals Volendam of Marken
  • Bezoek een kaasmaker en proef allerlei verschillende kazen
  • Bezoek een klompenmaker en probeer er zelf eens op te lopen
  • Ga naar de plek waar de dijk doorbrak en het hele land overstroomde
  • Ga naar het dorp waar Rembrandt van Rijn woonde, de beroemde schilder uit de gouden eeuw
  • Rijd in een moderne Volkswagen bus
  • Proef scheepsbitter, een oud Nederlands drankje voor zeelui
  • Bezoek de dorpen Uitdam, Durgerdam en Ransdorp (de pareltjes van het gebied Waterland)

Zaanse Schans

We nemen u mee naar wat geacht wordt het eerste industriegebied ter wereld te zijn. De beroemde molens in dit gebied vervulden tijdens hun dienstjaren verschillende taken als bijvoorbeeld; verf, -zaag of oliemolen. Deze molens hebben de eeuwen doorstaan, zijn volledig gerestaureerd en in ere hersteld. Naast de molens staat de Zaanse Schans vol met ambachtelijke werkplaatsen, pakhuizen en oude traditionele huisjes en winkeltjes

Volendam of Marken

In Volendam bezoekt u de historische haven en wandelt u over de eeuwen oude Dijk en kunt u zich in traditionele Volendamse klederdracht laten fotograferen. Dit vissersdorp huisvest een prachtig pittoreske haven tafereel. Hier kunt u genieten van een heerlijke lunch of beroemde visgerechten in een van de restaurants.

Kaasboerderij

In de kaasboerderij wordt een demonstratie gegeven over de eeuwen oude ambachten “gouda kaas maken” en klompenmaker. Wij tonen u het gehele proces van begin tot eind. U kunt hier de verschillende kazen proeven en heeft bent een uniek ervaring rijker. U kunt zelf proberen op klompen te lopen of een stroopwafel en fruitwijn proeven.

Marken

Wandel door een van de meest charmante dorpen in Waterland. Dit voormalige eiland (tot 1957) is een van de dorpen in Nederland waarin de oude tradities het beste zijn bewaard. U kunt hier door de smalle straatjes en over de eeuwen oude woonterpen lopen.

Uitdam

In Uitdam waar u ingesloten wordt door het Markermeer en het water van de Die heeft u het gevoel op een Eiland te staan. De Die waarvan sommigen beweren dat van daaruit het latere Amsterdam is ontstaan. In dit gebied woonden vroeger boeren, vissers en voormalige navigatieloodsen van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC). De dorpsbewoners werden ook wel “skeetebroeker” genoemd. Door de eeuwen heen gebruikten de loodsen hun zgn. scheepskamelen om de zeilschepen door de ondiepe wateren veilig naar Amsterdam te loodsen. U ziet vanaf hier Pampus liggen, een vuurtoren eiland. Beide, onderdeel van de Stelling van Amsterdam.

Ransdorp

De stompe toren van Ransdorp is door Urker piraten ontdaan van zijn puntige bovenkant. Een tekort aan budget zorgde voor een bouwstop en anderen beweren, dat de zachte veengrond zijn gewicht niet meer kon dragen. In Ransdorp woonde ooit Rembrandt van Rijn onze bekendste schilder uit de Gouden Eeuw. U treedt in zijn voetsporen en u kunt de plek bezoeken van waar hij de prachtige toren geschetst heeft.

 

 

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Beoordelingen

Carol C USA 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Would highly recommend this small group to all. Special treatment and extra time where the large group are on a time line. The Villages and Windmills were amazing , not the mention the cheese that we brought back!

abarbure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

I really enjoyed the tour. I liked the small group, more personal and easy to get answers to any questions. The guide took us to some really Dutch places, I highly recommend this tour.

Sameera P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Had a very pleasant time exploring the old towns just outside amsterdam. very nice and knowledgable guide. A small tour group.

GORDANA R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

Odlican provod

Excellent selection of destinations and very good knowledge guide. A small group has the advantage of in-person get all the information you need. Only recommend a longer retention in Volendam which is beautiful. Wine tasting national drinks on the lake shore was a very pleasant experience.

Ronald L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

What a great day!! Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his region. The tour itself was well planned and gave us plenty of time to have a good look around. The small group aspect of the tour is one of the best parts. Your get a better feel on the tour rather than being herded on the big bus.

John P. B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

May 2017 

We had a wonderful time on this tour. It was a small group so we were able to ask questions and received good information about the areas we visited. Just a note, you do need to pay 4 to get into each windmill, but well worth it. The schnapps at the end of the trip was a nice ending to the tour. Our tour guide was the best!

Frederick F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

April 2017 

Very personal. Great balance of free time and guided information. Feel like a local.

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Suzanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

April 2017 

This tour was fantastic. There was only 4 of us so it felt like a personal tour. Tol explained all the history on the windmills at Zaanse Schans. Pointing lots of things along our way. He is such a wonderful, local guide. Tol took us to the best place in Volendam to try eel, which was surprisingly nice. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Thanks Tol.

Cheryl L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

Very nice tour, small group just like our own private tour. Our guide is friendly and share with us a lot local story. We are unlucky due to the bad weather, however the whole journey is pleasant due to our good and amazing guide.
Thanks to Apostolis for going extra mile to help us solve the hiccup that we face in Amsterdam.

robyngorman54

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

This tour was by far better than we could have imagined. Tol was probably the best we've ever had. There were just two of us, but it was wonderful. The sun was shining and the Windmills in Zaanse Schans were stunning. Volendam was such a picturesque little village we hated to leave. We saw the beautiful Dutch countryside and stopped on a dike to sample a wonderful Dutch drink. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The fact that it is a small group tour guarantees you more personalized day. We will definitely be back and will do this all over again. Fabulous isn't even a good enough word to describe our experience!

Chelsea O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

What a fantastic tour! Our guide, Apostolis sp? was so knowledgeable and charming and gave us a great look into the Dutch countryside with great history facts and tips on what to see/eat/do around the area. We loved being able to see a different part of the Netherlands outside of Amsterdam, and even on a rainy day, the windmills and little villages were an incredible site. The small group made the tour feel very personal-we loved every stop!

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

March 2017 

It was raining, cold and windy on our tour day but that didn't stop our guide from delivering a fantastic tour through the windmills and historical villages. Included in the tour we watch wooden shoes being made and tasted some delicious cheese. A lunch stop over at a charming local waterfront restaurant provided a nice warm up with a hearty bowl of pea soup with sausage and bacon. Highly recommend!

velda l

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedFebruary 2017

There were only 4 of us in this tour and it was really personalised! The tour was informative and fun. Highly recommended.

Catherine S

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedFebruary 2017

February 2017 This small group tour was the highlight of our trip to the Netherlands. Our tour guide, Tol, I believe his full name was Apostoli was fantastic. He was patient with our group of eight and took the time to answer questions as they came up. He shared a lot of his personal experiences with us and balanced our time as we requested. We took this tour in November 2016 and I recommended it to friends who visited Amsterdam in early January 2017. They were fortunate to have the same guide and were so appreciative to have found this opportunity to learn more about the Netherlands from this tour.

Rusitha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

One of the best excursions we did when we are in Europe. We enjoyed the whole day with our Guide. He was very interesting.. Also friendly and flexible. He had good knowledge about what he was talking about... Comfortable vehicle too.

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

This was an outstanding tour. We were provided a great experience, our guide was very knowledgeable and most accommodating. Highly recommend to all.

Stuart M

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

Can and #39;t say enough good. Small personalized attention far better than previously taken big bus tours in area that take you to their own owned stores. This in contrast took us to all locally owned sites like cheese and clog making. Easy to get to across river. Ferry free and only several minutes.

Cristina D

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

The tour was fantastic! We were the only ones in the group, our guide was very knowledgeable, flexible, and eager to show us the gems of Netherlands. We learn and enjoyed a lot!

woerle4 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJanuary 2017

This may have been the coolest tour I have ever done! Our tour guide Apostilis was extremely nice and was willing to go out of his way to make sure we enjoyed the tour. I would highly recommend any of his tours and cannot wait to come back in the summer to see more of Holland with him.

syed

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedDecember 2016

A great tour cover north of Amsterdam which cover Zaanse Schans Windmill, Volendam and Marken. It was easy to follow the direction to the meeting point. Our tour guide is very friendly and knowledgeable in which we learnt about culture and traditional life the Dutch countryside. He also allow just right time to stay in each location. Highly recommended tour.

jjnovotny

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedDecember 2016

This tour was great, we had been to Amsterdam many times but never ventured north. There was only one other couple on the tour, so it felt like we booked a private one. Our tour guide was full of knowledge and great to talk to. We had a really good time!

Daniel D

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedNovember 2016

Great to cover north of Amsterdam in half a day. Was the only 2 participants so it became a private tour. Guide Apostoli is knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. Visited Zaanse Schans windmills, very charming. Went to cheese farm and klompen factory and did the traditional costume photo-shoot in Edam - great variety of cheese, there'll be a couple which should suit your taste. In Volendam, tasted great seafood - raw herrings and fried cod cubes are must-try at much lower price compared to Amsterdam central. Given extra tour to Monnikendam for additional snack stops and drive-bys tour.

Emily B

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedOctober 2016

We had a group of five and absolutely loved it! The directions to the meeting place were easy to follow. Throughout the day our guide allowed us to choose what we wanted to talk about and the amount of time we stayed at each place. Our guide was very nice and funny. We had a great time seeing all the highlights of Holland!

VY N

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedOctober 2016
I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide is awesome. He provided excellent customer service. Small group tour makes a difference with bus tour. My husband and I really enjoy this tour.

kenneth m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Ottoni R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

September 2016

Very interesting. I definitely recommend.

Sofia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016
We had a great time with this small group tour! We could feel almost dutch

Murray M

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedSeptember 2016
Our guide gave us an absolutely fabulous experience of the countryside. Highly recommend this small group tour!

Siddharth S

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedAugust 2016

This Trip to the countryside was the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. We picked a small group tour and luckily for us we were the only group as we were 5 of us. ApostleTall, picked us and took us on this tour of Zaanse Schans , Volendam and the countryside. He made the trip memorable with his knowledge, continuous chit chat and trivia facts. From Eel delicacies to clog making to dutch cookies, we covered it all. If not for the Europride parade, we would have had more time to see the other treasures around Amsterdam.Highly Recommend this experience.

David A

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedAugust 2016
This was an excellent tour run by Doun for 5 hours in the Dutch countryside. It was a pleasure to do a small group tour rather than a large coach as it was a great deal quicker to get in and out of e places we visited. Out guide was knowledgable and interesting and allowed just the right amount of time at each location. I'd highly recommend this tour.

Richard A. F

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedAugust 2016
Our guide was prompt, very friendly, and shared great information. Small group means small group there was only one other couple with us, so the attention was fantastic, and a lot of surrounding area was fit into our small time together. We concluded the trip with a lovely toast of Dutch liqueur on the top of a dike. The whole trip was memorable and well worth it.

Kirsten E

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJuly 2016
Great small group tour. Personalised, knowledgable and professional. Did not feel rushed and felt very welcomed. Highly recommend this type of tour in preference to a large bus tour.

Berryno5

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJuly 2016
Our guide was wonderful! It was like a private tour with a local, lots of interaction with the guide, great sightseeing, flexible itinerary. I highly recommend!

TERESA R

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJuly 2016
You cannot miss this Waterland Tour! Very interesting, great guide!

gustafsonem

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJuly 2016
This was an excellent trip! It was a small group with just 4 people so the guide was able to answer many questions we had as we visited each area. While there was a schedule, because we were a small group it gave us more flexibility as we went from place to place. When driving from one place to the next our guide told us a lot about the Netherlands - history, culture, food, etc. and he encouraged us to ask questions so we would learn more. Walking through a windmill was amazing. I highly recommend this trip!

nilamjetha

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJune 2016
The trip was excellent - the guide was very knowledgeable and customer service was excellent. It was for a small group and it was perfect!

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly RecommendedJune 2016
Skip the big bus and book this small tour. We were picked up promptly which was great since it was raining hard! Tol has a Volkswagen van that is nice and comfortable. We saw all of the things that the big buses saw but did not have to be in the big crowds. Tol is very accommodating and willing to stop or adjust the tour to your liking. He grew up here and is really knowledgeable about the history and the area. Book this tour, you won't regret it.

Cassandra JUSA 

4 star rating: RecommendedNovember 2016
This tour is a great way to see the picturesque villages many people associate with the Netherlands. This tour began in a super-convenient location just a quick, free ferry ride from behind Amsterdam Central Station. I'm really glad we got to see this other side of the area. The windmills were beautiful we even went inside of one and climbed to the top, and so were the fishing villages. We ate lunch overlooking the water. We were in a group of 5, and it is much nicer to have a small group like this. I definitely recommend this tour.

Marilena G

4 star rating: RecommendedSeptember 2016