Amsterdam Super Saver: Bruges Day Trip Plus Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken And Volendam Half Day Trip

Discover Amsterdam's scenic surroundings with this 2-day Amsterdam Super Saver, combining two best-selling tours at one discounted price. The first day, cross over into Belgium to visit the captivating city of Bruges, with its many churches, canals, lace shops and, of course, Belgian chocolates. The next day, venture through the idyllic Dutch countryside, where the windmills of Zaanse Schans and the old-fashioned charm of Volendam and Marken await.

Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam (Day 1)Board a coach in central Amsterdam and travel 3.5 hours across the Netherlands'Belgium border to the enchanting city of Bruges. With its cobblestone streets, meandering canals and cute local shops, Bruges overflows with charm. Get an overview of the city from your guide before exploring on your own.
Soak up the atmosphere as you wander along canals and down pedestrian lanes. Walk through the peaceful Beguinage (Begijnhof), run by Benedictine nuns, and visit the intriguing Basilica of the Holy Blood (Heilig-Bloedbasiliek). Perhaps take a look at the medieval art inside the Groeningemuseum, explore the bustling Markt and Burg squares or watch lace-making demonstrations at the Kantcentrum.
Spend four hours discovering Bruges at your leisure, and don't forget to pick up some Belgian chocolates to enjoy on your drive back to Amsterdam!
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam (Day 2)The following day, board a coach in central Amsterdam and venture out into the beautiful Dutch countryside, whose idyllic landscape typifies the Netherlands' fairytale charm. Along the way, learn about the sights you see through your audio guide.
Your first stop is the fishing village of Volendam, where you'll see old fishing boats and visit a cheese factory to watch how Dutch cheese is made. Then, drive or boat to Marken, known for its characteristic wooden houses. Explore this traditional fishing town by foot, and visit a local shoemaker to watch him make clogs.
Continue on the road to Zaanse Schans, a village filled with the traditional Dutch windmills for which the Netherlands is famous. Snap photos of the slew of well-preserved windmills, see the historic shipyard and admire old buildings that evoke Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Return to Amsterdam by coach in the late afternoon.

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