1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Zaanse Schans

From Amsterdam: 3-Hour Small-Group Zaanse Schans Trip

Product ID: 110032
Head to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam to learn about clog making, taste some cheese and step into a working windmill.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a working industrial windmill to learn how it operates
  • Enjoy the stories about the area told to you by your local guide
  • See how wooden clogs are made
  • Taste delicious cheeses at a local cheese farm
  • Be part of a small-group tour for a more personal experience
Full description
Starting from Amsterdam, enjoy a comfortable drive to Zaanse Schans. There, hear your guide tell you about the sights and history of this unique, small village and region.

Visit a wooden shoe workshop to see how the traditional wooden clogs are made. Also, enjoy a trip to a local cheese farm to learn how the Dutch Gouda cheeses are made. There, taste all kinds of delicious cheeses.

After hearing about the magnificent windmills from your guide, enter one to see how these wind-powered industries operate. Get out on the balcony to experience the power of the wind yourself and to enjoy the lovely view of the countryside.

After your guided tour at Zaanse Schans, head back to Amsterdam.
Includes
  • Windmill entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour at Zaanse Schans
  • Demonstration of clog making
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside of hotel NH Barbizon Palace, Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, Amsterdam. Look for the orange umbrella.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers. Due to regulations in the Netherlands babies and children are required to have a seat in the car. As seats are limited on this tour, they need a booking
• This tour operates in all weather conditions
• This tour requires a moderate amount of walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 110 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This was a perfect day trip option, and would be wonderful for any solo travelers. The tour size was small (about 12 people) and it’s a quick can ride each way. Our local guide took us through the historic town and provided us with tons of great information. The pace was relaxed enough to take photos and look around, and you receive time after each stop to shop at the gift shop or look around the area more. I usually like to navigate on my own, but I thought this was great value for the money and was a stress free way to get out of town to see the country for a bit!

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November 25, 2019

10 out of 10, strongly recommend

This tour was fantastic! The windmills are a must see, and they're so cool up close. You get to learn about clogs and see how they're made, which was actually really interesting, and of course you get to taste some cheese! You can climb up one of the windmills, which offers once in a lifetime views. Our guide, Esther, was so nice and extremely knowledgeable, we loved her! It's a small tour, only about 10 or so, so you really get to enjoy the experience.

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October 16, 2019

Excellent day and well worth the money

We took a little risk with this booking as we booked in advance without knowing the area or the company but we are so happy we did. It was a great morning and David, our guide, was better than we could have even hoped. Dutch but speaking perfect English, better than mine a dare say haha, was welcoming and informative and very patient and compassionate with a couple of fussy moaning women in the group. Very professionally handled. The trip there was quick and easy and Zaanse Schans and the working windmill area was beautiful. The clog making was very interesting but the highlight for us was all the cheese!!! Unlimited tasters, that we took full advantage of and we had a very large bag full of numerous items including gifts for the family when we left. So happy we took the time to visit this lovely area, thank you!

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October 16, 2019

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Zaan Tours

Product ID: 110032