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Private VIP Tour to Dutch Countryside (including fishtasting)

Marken and Zaanse Schans


During this tour you will be visiting the famous fishing villages of Marken and Volendam - on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called IJselmeer). On the way, we will stop at one of the very few cheese farms, where cheese is still made the traditional way. During summertime the boat ride from Marken to Volendam will be included.
Next we will take you to a spectacular windmill village of Zaanse Schans with its characteristic green wooden houses. One of the very first industrial villages of the Netherlands, Zaanse Schans and the surrounding area it were once home to over 700 traditional 16th century Dutch windmills. Of these, only five remain, all perfectly intact, and you will get a chance to tour one with all the traditional mechanisms explained to you.


The private tour starts in Amsterdam with a driver/guide who going to make your visit to the Dutch Countryside more enjoyable. We will start the VIP tour at the Zaanse Schans, a well known spot on the Zaan River with  historical windmills and houses. We will visit  a wooden shoe &  clog factory. The next stop is Volendam, one of the most famous fishing villages with its’ typical green wooden houses and locals dressed in their traditional costumes. In Volendam we will also visit one of the very few cheese factories where cheese is still being made in a traditional way, as it has been done  for many centuries. After  visiting the wonderful fishing villages you will take an enjoyable boat ride from Volendam to Marken.  Here the driver/guide will wait for you in Marken.



Tour departs from your hotel or any other location in Amsterdam


At your hotel or any other location in Amsterdam

Things to bring

- Voucher
- Photo camera


Vehicle/ Luxury e Class Mercedes or Mercedes minivan
English speaking driver/guide
Admission to the Cheese Factory in Volendam
Fishtasting in Volendam
Demonstration from a traditional clog maker
Boat trip on the IJsselmeer from Volendam to Marken
Pick up and drop off: Any location in Amsterdam
Parking Fee


  • Cancellations more than a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
  • Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
  • No show: no restitution

Additional Info



On request other languages*
* extra charges may apply

Please note:

To guarantee availability we advise to book at least 48 hours in advance of travel.

Entrance fees that are not mentioned are not included.

To book this tour, please click on the calendar on the right.