Shore Excursion Details

Volendam & Marken

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Volendam & Marken


  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Limited Accessibility

Enjoy a scenic drive through the distinctive Dutch countryside from Amsterdam to the village of Marken. Follow your guide on a walk through this quaint fishing hamlet on the shores of the former Zuider Zee, an area that dates back to the 13th century when monks constructed dikes for protection from the sea. The characteristic green and white clapboard houses of Marken have remained unchanged for centuries and, many of the l residents still wear colorful ancestral costumes, adding to the special atmosphere of this beautiful place.

Visit the quaint village of Volendam, where your guide introduces you to some of the town's special treasures, some dating back to the 14th century. As you walk through town, you'll find narrow canals, quaint drawbridges; and a charming little harbor.

During your tour, you will also visit a cheese producing dairy farm.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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