How to get to Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam?

Volendam village and Marken, a former island in the Zuiderzee, are two popular locations among the travellers in the Netherlands. How to get to Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam by public transport, by car or with an organized tour?

Here is a step-by-step guide for your visit to Volendam and Marken.

Tours to Volendam from Amsterdam

There are different companies offering guided tours from Amsterdam to Volendam. We recommend:

How to get to Volendam from Amsterdam by public transport?

You need to take a bus line 316 which departs from Amsterdam/CS IJzijde station. The bus station is located behind Amsterdam Centraal train station, one level up behind platforms 14 and 15 (there will be signs, so it’s hard to get lost). Check the bus schedule/ departure times for your trip from Amsterdam to Volendam in the Glimble app:

How to get to Volendam from Amsterdam

In 45 minutes the bus will take you directly from Amsterdam to Volendam.

Tickets for the bus from Amsterdam to Volendam:

You can buy your bus ticket via the Glimble app. 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. In 2024 the ticket costs € 12,50 (and is also available online).

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). This ticket offers a great value for the price, especially if you choose a 3-days option.

Amsterdam & Region travel ticket duration Price in 2024 Cost per day
1 day 21,00 € 21,00
2 days € 31,50 € 15,75
3 days € 40,50 € 13,50
Book Amsterdam & Region Travel ticket

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket map in 2024

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket map in 2024. You can find a full-size image at official website. Learn more about ARTT >>

You can also use the Dutch Countryside Card. The Card is a unique combination of:

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 four free parkings:

  • Parkeerterrein Marinapark
  • Parkeerterrein Slobbeland
  • Parkeerterrein Parallelweg
  • Parkeerterrein Hotel Spaander.
How to travel to Volendam, the Netherlands from Amsterdam
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 for when the lake is frozen.

How to get from Volendam to Marken?

The Volendam – Marken ferry 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

Tip! 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.

Volendam Marken ticket online

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!

Broek in Waterland village

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 via the Glimble app:

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. If you travel by public transport, you will need to travel via Amsterdam which will take more than an hour. We recommend to join a bus tour to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken and travel with more comfort.

Enjoy your trip to Volendam and Marken!
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