Marken & Volendam
Marken and Volendam, beside the former Zuidersea, are two of Holland’s best-loved seaside fishing villages. These charming communities faithfully maintain the traditions of yesteryear.
DurationApproximately 4 hours
From the pier, your air-conditioned motor coach will proceed through Amsterdam and into the lush green countryside to the delightful village community of Marken. Originally surrounded by water, this former island has been connected to the mainland by a dike since 1957. Leaving your motor coach, stroll for approximately half an hour through the narrow streets that lead you to the harbor with its traditional fishing boats. Don’t miss the opportunity to photograph the area’s unique green-painted houses.
As you depart Marken, your motor coach will travel along quaint country roads to a local cheese farm, where the traditions of cheese making will be viewed and the product sampled, prior to the short journey to Volendam. Picture-perfect Volendam is over 600 years old, boasts narrow canals and drawbridges and is one of the most famous fishing ports along the former Zuidersea. Sights of brown-sailed boats bobbing gently in the harbor add a beguiling touch to your journey into Volendam.
All too soon, you will depart this delightful city and return to your Crystal ship.
It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.