Here is a step-by-step guide for your trip to Volendam and Marken!
Volendam village and Marken, a former island in the Zuiderzee, are two popular locations among travellers in the Netherlands. Are you planning to visit them and wondering how to get to Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam?
It’s easy! You can either book a tour, or travel on your own.
Tours to Volendam from Amsterdam
There are different companies offering guided tours from Volendam. We recommend you to consider joining one of the small group tours:
- Countryside & Windmills tour. Daily departures at 08:45 and 14:45 during the summer season, (March 18 – November 3, 2020) and at 09:15 and 12:15 during the winter season (November 4, 2019 – March 17, 2020). Adults € 59,00, kids € 29,50.
Reservation is required. The tours are popular, so we recommend to book the tours online at least 2-3 days in advance. Book now >>
How to get to Volendam from Amsterdam by public transport?
Just take a bus line 316 which departs from Amsterdam/CS IJzijde station. The bus station is located behind Amsterdam Centraal train station. You need to go one level up behind platforms 14 and 15 (there will be signs, so it’s hard to get lost) – and here you are! Check the bus schedule for your trip from Amsterdam to Volendam >>
In 45 minutes the bus will take you directly to Volendam. If you travel with OV-chipcard, a single one-way trip will cost you € 4,39. Alternatively you can buy:
Waterland day ticket for unlimied bus trips between Amsterdam, Edam, Volendam, Marken, Monnickendam, Purmerend and Broek in Waterland during the day. The ticket costs € 10 (and is also available online with 10% discount).
Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1 – 3 days of unlimited travel by bus, tram, metro and train in Amsterdam and surrounding areas (including Volendam, Edam, Marken, Zaanse Schans, Haarlem, Zandvoort and Keukenhof. See the full list of included routes here >>). Prices in 2020:
- 1 day – € 19,50
- 2 days – € 28,00
- 3 days – € 36,50
The ticket is valid from the first time you check in until 04:00 hours after the last valid day.
How to get to Volendam from Amsterdam by car?
Take the A10 ring road direction Zaandam/Zaanstad. Then follow the N247 to Volendam. To get to the centre of Volendam, take the N517 road. Volendam has 5 free parkings, check exact locations at parking.edam-volendam.nl.
How to get from Volendam to Marken?
Probably the nicest way to get from Volendam to Marken is by ferry boat. The Volendam-Marken Express operates a ferry service between Volendam and Marken all year round, except when the lake is frozen.
Tickets are available at the departure points and online:
- Adult – Return – € 13,50
- Adult – One way – € 8,75
- Child (4-11) – Return – € 5,75
- Child (4-11) – One way – € 4,25
- Bike – Single – € 2,00
With I amsterdam City Card you get a free one way ferry trip from Volendam to Marken. Learn more about the benefits of I amstedam City Card.
Alternatively you can get from Volendam from Marken by bus. Get on a bus line 316 (direction Amsterdam) and take a ride to Broek in Waterland, Dorp bus stop. By the way, this little village is also a great place to visit!
In Broek in Waterland you will need to change bus (on the opposite side of the road) to line 315 (direction Marken). Check the bus schedule from Volendam to Marken >>
You can also travel to Marken directly from Amsterdam by bus line 315. Check the bus schedule from Amsterdam to Marken >>
Is it possible to visit Volendam and the Zaanse Schans in one day?
In general, yes. But if you look at the map you can see these two villages are located in the different directions from Amsterdam. You will need to travel via Amsterdam which will take more than an hour. We recommend you to join a bus tour to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken and travel with more comfort.
Update: from March 19, 2020 there is a Hop-on-hop-off bus to Zaanse Schans, Edam & Volendam (€ 28), which is a great option if you want to see the most spectacular Dutch villages in one day.
Enjoy your trip to Volendam and Marken!