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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam provided by Zaan Tours

Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam
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About
Head out into the Dutch countryside for a day of exploration with this small-group tour to Zaanse Schans. You'll see typical green wooden houses and real windmills, watch a wooden clog-maker in action, and visit a cheese farm, all with a local guide to provide commentary and enliven your experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
Highlights
  • Round-trip transportation from Amsterdam is included
  • A local guide will lead the way
  • Entry fees into a windmill are included
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Round-trip transportation from Amsterdam is included
  • A local guide will lead the way
  • Entry fees into a windmill are included
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7258P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Molen De Kat
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 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 at our sign. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Molen De Kat
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 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 at our sign. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul 2020
A note from Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam
Only during transportation wearing a face mask is required. Group size is limited to 8 travelers.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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 at our sign. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".
    See address & details
  • 1
    Zaanse Schans
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Zaan Tours
  • 2
    Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Molen De Kat
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Natalie A
15 contributions
Highly recommend!
Oct 2020 • Solo
Fantastic experience! My favorite thing I did while visiting Amsterdam. The guide is from the area near Zaanse Schans and is so knowledgeable about it. You visit a lot of local shops - cheese tasting, clog making demonstration, chocolate production, and inside a windmill. I gained so much more than I would’ve by coming to Zaanse Schans on my own - and honestly, it’s so gorgeous that going there while in the area is a must!
Written 8 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Footprints812755
8 contributions
a MUST DO to really understand the Netherlands windmill history
Aug 2020
A PERFECT way to learn the rich history of the Netherlands. Bart was an amazing Tour Guide with great inside knowledge of long ago traditions and cool stories. He even grew up in a nearby village. The Windmills, Cheese Shop, Clog Shop and the scenery were truly spectacular. PLEASE TAKE THIS TOUR. you will LOVE it !
Written 20 September 2020
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FootprintLux
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1 contribution
Yes, you MUST do this tour 🤗
Aug 2020
My friends said ' oh, just rent a bike and tour around by yourself. You can see the windmills by yourself, save a little money'. WRONG. Booking this tour was the BEST choice I made during my short trip. Bart was an amazing Tour Guide, who happens to live and grew up in this area. His knowledge and passion for this Dutch history is evident. I am so happy there are people like him to share the fun stories and details of the incredible history of the windmills of Holland. I recommend 1000%
Written 27 August 2020
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kyshappells
Henderson, KY93 contributions
Great tour - comfortable bus and great experence.
Sep 2019
Was a great tour - the guide was knowedgable and the busses were comfortable. The Zaanse Schans itself was amazing - the shoes, cheese making, etc. Great Holland exeperiance!
Written 20 August 2020
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LeahB444
Lincoln, RI145 contributions
Must do
We did the 3 hour tour which was perfect, we were in Amsterdam for 2.5 days and this was a perfect fit. So beautiful to get out of the city and see the history of this country. Loved all the information you wouldn’t have gotten just going alone and the small group setting was very intimate. Our guide was a local and knew all the ins and outs! Highly recommend!
Written 26 February 2020
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✌️🌸🌙
2 contributions
Good bang for your buck!
I’ve been backpacking Europe for almost two months now and this might have been my favorite day trip I’ve taken! (Technically “half day”, but you know!) The price was pretty good, plus it was four experiences in one trip: clog-making demonstration, cheese-making demonstration (with samples!), tour of a windmill, and chocolate-making demonstration! So much to see! My tour guide was Callum and he did great at explaining everything and showing us around. I would definitely love to do this tour again!
Written 21 February 2020
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hennups
Saltash, UK84 contributions
Great guide, fun trip
In the middle of a storm, this place was still lovely! Led well and very informative. Transport was comfy and quick. Would highly recommend this tour. Also, although I’d love to see Zaanse in a sunny day, I wouldn’t have liked the crowds, so it was nice today with only a few people braving the weather!
Written 16 February 2020
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Olivia T
2 contributions
Our guide Callum was amazing!!
Feb 2020 • Friends
We lucked out and basically had a private tour as it was only our group of three. Our tour guide Callim was friendly from the first moment and incredible throughout the tour. He treated us like friends he was showing around and made the tour feel personal and relaxed. The village was so close to Amsterdam and made for a wonderful half day. Going up to the top of the windmill was a real highlight. I would recommend this tour to any visitor to Amsterdam and request Callum if you can. He was fantastic!
Written 6 February 2020
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Jo T
Pukekohe, New Zealand12 contributions
Great introduction to the things that make the Dutch famous - windmills, clogs & cheese
Jan 2020 • Family
Friendly, informative guide. Easy pick up and drop off. Quick way to see a lot. Cheese making demo was a bit short of facts but the windmill and clog making demos were was absorbing.
Written 19 January 2020
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Experience781179
2 contributions
Top notch tour guide
Jan 2020 • Family
Our tour guide (Esther) had a personal connection to Zaanse Schans and shared her story growing up as a “miller’s daughter”. This made the experience even more authentic. A great use of our time. Kids enjoyed and stayed engaged.
Written 15 January 2020
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stephaniehayes01
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Stephanie
Esther was an awesome guide! We particularly enjoyed her stories and photos of where she grew up (a farm with a wo
U9923TWdanielh
U9923TWdanielh
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Nice boat ride
I took the supper cruise and it was pleasant to be on the water. The dinner is at a local spot and is nice place wi
carrabinieri
carrabinieri
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Relaxing and informative way. To see the Zaandam windmill historical site
Our tour guide met us at the Amsterdam airport after our overnight plane ride from the US. The tour was 3 hrs long
Ben B
Ben B
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Dinner on the River
what a little gem Bart the skipper/tour guide and owner is a gem very informative and patient ! Picked us up right
Bratters88
Bratters88
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Excellent tour of this site
This tour was excellent, our guide was funny and informative, and only takes small groups so it didn’t feel crowded
KMGOakRidge
KMGOakRidge
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A Wonderful Evening
Last night we did the dinner tour with Zaan Tours. It was an extremely warm day and evening, but once on the boat w
steviebwoy
steviebwoy
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Good value
Our guide made for an engaging day, funny anecdotes mixed in with a bit of history. Highly recommend.
Craigmcglory
Craigmcglory
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Callum turned us around
This was a horror story turned amazing (sparing everyone the details). It was a fun dinner cruise/windmill tour.
ElleN441
ElleN441
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Beautiful and informative ride, friendly guide
Let me get this out of the way first: our tour was not without complications (most of which were not the fault of Z
George W
George W
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Private tour of windmills and tulips. Our tour guide, David, was excellent.
My wife and I enjoyed the private tour for the day...and the day ended with us experiencing the tulips in peak bloo
TCDoodles
TCDoodles
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Booked through Viator: Beautiful garden, interesting windmills, but NOT a private tour
Immensely enjoyed the garden, despite the weather, as well as the lunch and village. Only disappointment was that I
victoriabF6085FW
victoriabF6085FW
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A must when visiting Holland
This tour was fun. We had a great tour guide Paul. If you are going to visit Holland in the spring I would highly r
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Fantastic Day
Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable, funny and sweet. My husband and I really enjoyed this private tour. Paul was
djansen1
djansen1
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Wonderful day!
We were picked up promptly by Collum at our hotel right on time! He is such an asset to Zaan Tours, as he is both e
Tarazine
Tarazine
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Sites were Fantastic, Tour Was a Disorganized Mess
I would love to give an excellent review, because the actual attractions were wonderful! What wasn't wonderful: We
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