1. Windmill Tours, Volendam, Marken & Zaanse Schans

Go back in time with this tour into Volendam, Marken and Zaanse Schans. Experience the history of the Dutch culture with our windmill tours.  Relive the culture of the old fishermen, see their vessels and dress up in their old costumes. This tradition still exists and it is quite fascinating.

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After you have been picked up at the hotel the first stop will be at The Zaanse Schans (located in Zaandam). The Zaanse Schans is one of the highlights of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam. Be part of a vibrant and stunning living and working community that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It’s packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums and built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style, relocated here piece by piece since 1961.

The Zaanse Schans will easily fill half a day – there is so much to see, taste, smell and experience! Take a walk through the stunning buildings and the unique peat meadow landscape. Come and watch traditional crafts such as clog- and cheese-making or visit the windmills and traditional buildings. Take a boat trip, dine in one of the restaurants or explore the shops and boutiques.After visiting The Zaanse Schans we head our way to Volendam. 

Together with a guide we will discover Volendam. Volendam is a small village with small streets and small typical houses. In Volendam you can dress up in traditional costumes. After our walk you will have some sparetime to discover Volendam by yourselves. At the end of the day we will take a boat trip with the Marken Express to the island Marken. With this excursion you discover the traditional Holland from the 18th and 19th centuries.


To mind: all excursions will be perfectly adjusted to your desire to fully accommodate all your wishes.

Departure from hotel:     09.30 AM
Returning at hotel:           03.30 PM


  • Transfer with luxurious touring class coach (incl. air-conditioning, seatbelts, dvd and toilet).

  • Boat trip Volendam-Marken;

  • Entrance- en excursion, parking and other surcharges;

  • English speaking guide (multilingual optional);

  • Free limitless mineral water for all guests (incl. hot water for tea/noodles);


  • Lunch and additional personal expenses.  

There will always be an English speaking guide present during all ZOYO Travel excursions.  

Our guides are specialised in guiding of (individual) excursions throughout the entire country. During the excursions the guide will take all necessary actions to make your ZOYO-experience one to remember. For instance giving A-class guided tours, arranging your entry-tickets, care for your lunch and all other affairs needed to let you enjoy a wonderful experience.  In addition the guide will always adjust to your desire to fully accommodate all your wishes.

Unquestionably will all of our guides speak English and above that it is certainly possible to choose for an (optional) multilingual guide (Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish and many more).