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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Discover the delights and history of Zaanse Schans and the Dutch countryside on a 3-hour, small-group trip from Amsterdam. With an informative guide, admire the lush, canal-crossed Dutch landscape. Take a tour of pretty Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills and green-painted houses, and visit a cheese farm and clog-making workshop to learn about these traditional crafts. Lastly, visit a working windmill to learn how these waterside factories helped drive the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Numbers are limited on this tour for a small-group experience.
  • 3-hour trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and the surrounding countryside
  • Delight in the pretty countryside, pastures and canals of the Zaans region
  • Explore the picturesque museum village of Zaanse Schans to see its green-painted weatherboard houses
  • Visit a clog-making workshop and cheese farm to learn about these olden crafts
  • Head inside a working windmill to see its spinning sails, stones and cogs
  • Learn about the historical Zaans region, an industrial powerhouse during the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
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Round-trip shared transfer
Entrance fees
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Prins Hendrikkade 74 , Prins Hendrikkade 74, 1012 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meet your driver in opposite of Amsterdam Central Station at a small square in front of the Saint Nicholas Church and hotel NH Barbizon Palace. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • As seats on this tour are restricted, all travelers should have a ticket
  • This tour contains a moderate amount of walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zaan Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam .
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What is the social distancing policy during Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam .

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  • "Wear comfortable shoes” does not cut it for handicapped visitors." See review
  • "Just a short ride from the city and WELL worth it." See review

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star-4
Good trip
Tom
, Aug 2022
Small group was great and personal. Three hours was plenty of time for the experience Bart was a good guide
star-5
A great experience
Jennifer_D
, Aug 2022
This was my favorite part of my trip to Amsterdam and surrounding cities/towns. We had a great tour guide and it was so beautiful and an amazing experience. I would recommend this to anyone.
star-5
Fantastic
John_M
, Jul 2022
David as a fabulous host gracious friendly and fun! Everyone had a great time! Everyone that visit Amsterdam should go
star-5
Perfect afternoon in Zaanse Schans
Susan_B
, Jul 2022
Wonder way to spend an afternoon. Big bang for your buck with the windmills, the cheese shop and the windmill tour. Esther was a wonderful guide and we loved hearing about her experience living in a windmill. Comfortable transportation. Easy and fun for all ages. Highly recommended.
star-5
Windmills 👌
Joan_K
, Jul 2022
I enjoyed the drive through the country side, and learning about the history of the windmills. Seeing them in action and being able to go inside one was great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a lovely snapshot of old Dutch life, led by a local who knows the community well
Donna_H
, Jul 2022
This was a real highlight of our trip. Our total group size was 8 people, which is perfect. We were transported from Amsterdam in a van that was comfortable and safe. Our tour guide once we got there was a real pistol. Her name is "Toas" ("toast" without the "t", as she told us). She knows people in this community and takes great pleasure in introducing visitors to this village. We were able to get a private demonstration in the cheese-making factory, and her knowledge of and connections to this community gave us lots of opportunities we wouldn't have had without her guidance. This was a great way to see a traditional community and learn about the Dutch way of life with a delightful guide.
star-5
Nice taste of Clogs and Cheese.
Kimberli_L
, Jul 2022
Super experience, enough time, not too long and guide was super. It was worth it to see the clogs and cheese experience and the guide was super
star-5
Great short small group tour
Stephanie_M
, Jul 2022
Loved how it was such a short drive from Amsterdam. Beautiful views. Interesting wooden clog making demo and sweet little village. The guide was great, knowledgeable and local. Was a wonderful way to spend the morning.
star-5
Ingrid was wonderful! We...
Erica_R
, Jul 2022
Ingrid was wonderful! We enjoyed her lively narration. We also liked that it was 3 places with one drive.
star-5
Small group walking tour
dad4jc
, Jul 2022
Enjoyed the walking tour in Zaans seeing windmills and also how cheese and clogs are made. Esther was a local millers daughter and very knowledgeable.
star-5
Ingrid was AMAZING! My...
Ila_T
, Jul 2022
Ingrid was AMAZING! My favorite tour on my quick stay in Amsterdam! She was knowledgeable and entertaining.
star-4
A fun city escape
Karen_A
, Jul 2022
This tour was very informative of the small village of Zaans. Our guide was excellent and from the area.. especially enjoyed watching wooden clogs being made. A great excursion for a brief time out of the city.
star-5
Amazing Zaans Schans Tour!
Abdalla_A
, Jul 2022
The guide was a local and knew everything in Zaanse Schans. Very affordable, and in my opinion, it is like a private tour due to the small amount of people. I am not much of a group tour person, but this tour is definitely the exception.
star-5
Thank you for a wonderful...
Lisa_M
, Jul 2022
Thank you for a wonderful personalized experience. The small group made it very enjoyable. We loved learning about our guide’s personal experience with windmills.
star-4
Rae gave us information...
Brenda_W
, Jul 2022
Rae gave us information before each phase of the trip. Very knowledgeable. Seems to love her job. Enjoyed the variety of the tour. Rae was great, she was very helpful to all of us, and proud of her home area.
star-5
Great relaxed vibes for the aftenoon
Melissa_D
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was amazing! She was very chill and had lots of facts being from Zaans herself! Would recco to anyone
star-5
Book this tour!
Rachel_D
, Jul 2022
This tour was an incredible addition to our trip to Amsterdam! Our tour guide Tosh (not sure on the spelling of her name) was so knowledgable and really made the tour so special. It is a full walking tour once the van arrives to the town and there are so many cool things to see and to learn.
star-4
The step down to the boat...
Linda_H
, Jul 2022
The step down to the boat was too large and different. Leaving the boat was also difficult. The captain said that the other boats had better steps into the boats.
star-5
Great tour for sure!
Katie_C
, Jul 2022
This tour was great! Our tour guide was super personable, funny, and knowledgeable. The cheese tasting was fantastic and you got to try so many different kinds (we even took some home). The landscape is just absolutely gorgeous and I recommend doing this tour if you’re getting tired of the bustling city!
star-5
Nice small group tour
Barrie_A
, Jul 2022
It was nice to be in a small group of 8 as it felt more personal. Callum our guide was very knowledgeable and at no point did you feel rushed. The view from the working windmill was spectacular

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