Guided tour

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans 3-Hour Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Zaan Tours

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans 3-Hour Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Zaan Tours
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From US$ 43.02 per person

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Head to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam to learn about clog making, taste some cheese and step into a working windmill.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English

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
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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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

4.8 /5

based on 213 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This tour was the highlight of my trip to Europe. Our guide was very kind and very knowledgeable of the town. She, herself, is a resident there. We got to take a bus from the middle of Amsterdam out to the town. We visited the windmill, the chocolate store, the chocolate store were we got to make our own hot cocoa (and let me tell you I had more than one), and we visited a clog factory. All of these shops had demonstrations and they were done in English since that's what most of the tour spoke. The tour did take all three hours but it wasn't tedious. I will absolutely be visiting that town again. There is a lot of walking so that is the only think to take into account!

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January 11, 2023

Location was easy to find with great sights to see along the way. After a small delay, we headed out to this very beautiful little town- going up the windmills was a childhood bucket list and the sun managed to grace the moment. Wonderful authentic Dutch experience overall- amazing organic truffle cheese. Definitely a must do. It’s only 30min from town! Thank you David and the driver (didn’t get your name. Hilda, Khristine & Ale

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November 12, 2022

Our guide was 20 minutes late because of nowhere to park, but other than that we had a great time, even with the rain. David was very personable and friendly. Zaanse Schans itself is lovely, and well worth doing to help you feel you've seen the Netherlands and not just Amsterdam. We had 2 days in Amsterdam and I did wonder whether it was a good idea to take out half a day for this. It was.

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September 24, 2022

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