Private Accessible Tour to the Picturesque Fishing Village of Volendam and Marken
Enjoy a memorable trip from Amsterdam exploring the charming fishing village of Volendam and Marken on this Private Accessible Tour to The Picturesque Fishing Village of Volendam and Marken
Your Private Accessible wheelchair friendly tour begins when you meet your local guide and your driver at your central accessible Amsterdam hotel or cruise dock. Board your private accessible van for a scenic drive to Volendam. Your guide has extensive experience touring with disabled visitors, and is ready to share interesting history and anecdotes with you on this fun and unique tour.
Volendam is a village well known for its colorful wooden houses and the old fishing boats docked in the harbor, which is lined with local seafood vendors. Your visit to Volendam consists of a stroll down De Dijk, the main harbor strip, which remains a lively shopping and residential street. On one side you have the working trawlers and fishing boats, which remain the lifeblood for so many in the area. On the other, you can see the traditional wooden buildings and homes. You can even sample some delicious fresh seafood if you please.
Next, on this accessible tour from Amsterdam , is an accessible boat ride (a 30-minute crossing) to the town of Marken where you will find that the houses look very different from the ones in Volendam. In Marken you will visit the only steam-powered clog factory in the world where clogs are still made as they were 100 years ago. You will see a short demonstration of how clogs are made since the beginning of the 20th century.
After your visit here, you will take the accessible boat back to Volendam (a 30-minute crossing). Back in Volendam, you have the opportunity to have your picture taken in the world-famous traditional Volendam costume. (Printed photo included). Many painters have painted Volendam people in their full costumes on canvas. What a wonderful memory to take with you from the lovely village of Volendam.
If there is time left, you can have some free time to wander around until it is time for your private accessible van to pick you up and escort you back to your accessible central Amsterdam hotel or cruise dock.
The Private Accessible Tour To The Picturesque Fishing Village Of Volendam And Marken features:
- Private accessible transfers and convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (step and curb free and severable accessible toilets along the route).
- Lively commentary by a local, English-speaking experienced tour guide.
- Explore the charming Dutch fishing village, Volendam and Marken, well known for its old colorful wooden houses and old fishing boats in the harbor.
- Scenic drive through the Dutch Country side
- Fishing village Volendam
- Return Boat Ride from Volendam to Marken
- Visit to the only steam-powered clog factory in the world.
- Short clog making demonstration
- Photoshoot in traditional Volendam costume
The Private Accessible Tour To The Picturesque Fishing Village of Volendam and Marken received a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it is entirely step-free, and there is no need to transfer out of your wheelchair. The transportation part of the tour takes place in an accessible van with lift .
Volendam – In Volendam, your guide will lead you using a step-free, flat, and mostly paved route. You may encounter some mild cobblestones in certain areas.
There are three ships that sail between Volendam and Marken. The MS Jan Smit is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has an accessible toilet. The other two ships have a wheelchair lift and not all areas on the ship are accessible. To get to the ships, there is a ramp both in Volendam and Marken. You will be able to purchase coffee, tea, hot chocolate or soft drinks and snacks on board.
The clog factory is accessible.
Tour duration: Approx. 6 hours.
Cost:1 person – €810, 2 people – €810, 3 people – €880, 4 people – €1000, 5 people – €1070. This tour can accommodate a maximum of 5 guests (depending on the size of the mobility equipment).
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: 9:00 AM.
Meet-up place: Your Accessible Centrally Amsterdam Hotel, Central Meeting Point or Cruise Dock.
Dress code: Weather suitable clothing advised
Entrance tickets: Not included but we will pre-purchase them for you. You can expect to pay approx. €27 per person but you will also have to pay for the entrance ticket for the guide.
Cancellation policy: 75% refund with at least 21 days’ notice, 50% refund with at least 14 days’ notice, no refund with less than 14 days’ notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snack/meals and gratuities.
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