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The scenic Dutch village of Zaanse Schans is most famous for its windmills, once used to power everything from paint-making to paper production; today, it’s set up like an open-air museum, with five working windmills. Wander the village, view the preserved architecture, and watch the locals at work—in their traditional wooden shoes and Dutch garb, naturally. Green wooden houses, a historic shipyard, and a pewter factory are among the highlights.

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Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a full-day windmill tour departing from Amsterdam. Visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Hear commentary from your audio guide during the coach journey, and enjoy guided tours in each picturesque village.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.80
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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD48.39
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USD48.39
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Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

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Experience three quintessential icons of the Dutch countryside — windmills, cheese and wooden clogs — on this 5.5 hour tour from Amsterdam. Journey to the North Holland towns of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam, where you can view working windmills at an open-air museum on the Zaan River, visit a dairy farm or cheese weighing house, and step inside a clog factory. You’ll travel outside the city aboard a single-decker coach, allowing for a smaller group experience with your professional guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.60
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Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

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Discover the real Netherlands in this amazing tour through Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken – the jewels of the Dutch countryside. The visit starts in Zaanse Schans, where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today. Afterward, we will drive to the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place. Then, near Volendam, we will visit a local cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as we walk by cozy fishermen houses in Marken, the fishing harbor, and the protestant church. Join us for an unforgettable day visiting Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD34.59
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Zaanse Schans Half Day Guided Tour

Zaanse Schans Half Day Guided Tour

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Delve into the rich tapestry of typical Dutch culture on an enriching half-day tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. With a knowledgeable guide, observe traditional cheese making processes; marvel at the interior of a working windmill; try on some authentic wooden clogs for size; and admire the quaint and colorful architecture of Zaanse Schans village before returning to Amsterdam by comfortable coach. Gain fascinating insight into the unique culture of the Netherlands on this educational tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD47.12
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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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Experience an iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills, and craftsmen’s shops on a small-group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside. Visit a series of traditional, restored windmills in Zaanse Schans, and walk the dikes and harbor of Volendam, a pretty port lined with bright houses and sailboats. Sample locally-make cheeses and Dutch schnapps, with time to choose a restaurant for lunch, then enjoy sweeping views of the landscape during the return trip to Amsterdam.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD106.16
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Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Small-Group Day Trip from Amsterdam

Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Small-Group Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Immerse yourself in Dutch culture on this full-day tour through the countryside with round-trip transport from Amsterdam. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, including a traditional clog shop, artisan cheese factory, rural windmills, and the village of Giethoorn. Don’t forget your camera: The day also features a boat ride through Giethoorn’s waterways with rare views of the area.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD133.59
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Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village guided day tour

Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village guided day tour

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A windmill village, a tulip garden, and a clog museum are a few of the stops you make on this quintessential Dutch countryside tour from Amsterdam. Leave the city behind and enjoy a jam-packed full-day itinerary, starting with a visit to the colorful Keukenhof Gardens, home to over 800 varieties of tulips. Next, visit the traditional windmill village of Zaanse Schans and get a feel for life in 19th-century Netherlands. Peek into the wind-powered factories, sample regional cheeses at a local farm shop, then watch a shoemaking demonstration at the clog museum.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD118.09
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Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

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Experience the Holland of old on a private, 3-hour trip to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. Enjoy the beauty of the Zaan region, with its wooden windmills, quaint villages and meadows. Stop at the historical, windmill village of Zaanse Schan and take a guided tour around the pretty lanes and watersides, passing green-painted houses, wooden barns and shops. Watch clogs and cheese being made at craft workshops, and visit a working windmill to learn how they were used to pump water, saw wood and more through the 17th and 18th centuries.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD155.07
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Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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This fun, multifaceted tour touches on everything the Dutch are best known for. Visit a windmill village, a clog museum (where you can watch traditional craftsmen work), a cheese farm (samples included), and take a canal cruise. The “100 Highlights” cruise passes many sites and landmarks, including the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD62.62
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Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour from Amsterdam including Boat Ride to Zaandam

Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour from Amsterdam including Boat Ride to Zaandam

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Explore the windmill village of Zaanse Schans and ride a boat through the Dutch countryside on a 4-hour tour from Amsterdam. Admire the picture-postcard hamlet with its traditional green-painted houses, and visit a clog workshop, cheese farm, working windmill and more. Take a boat trip on the River Zaan, passing windmills and the former warehouses of the Zaandam region as you learn about its industrial past. Plus, enjoy free time to shop, relax or visit the Czar Peter House, where the Russian ruler learnt about Dutch shipbuilding in the 1600s.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD61.26
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Private Tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs Volendam, Marken from Amsterdam

Private Tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs Volendam, Marken from Amsterdam

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Escape the crowded city of Amsterdam on a private trip through Europe’s most charming countryside. Just half an hour from Amsterdam, enjoy traditional Dutch culture at the fishing village of Volendam and the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Eat lunch at a traditional seafood restaurant and take a ferry cruise on the Volendam-Marken Express. A luxury vehicle with a personal guide takes you round trip; no need to navigate trains or crowded buses.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD328.02
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Private Tour: Zaanse Schans and River Zaan Cruise from Amsterdam

Private Tour: Zaanse Schans and River Zaan Cruise from Amsterdam

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Travel to a storybook land of windmills, wooden houses and cheese shops on this private, half-day tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. Visit the traditional Dutch village for a glimpse into the Old World crafts scene and charming atmosphere, and then glide by the many windmills that line the banks of the Zaan River on a private boat trip. Stop for lunch in the town of Zaandam, and hear stories about life on the river from a friendly skipper and guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD255.26
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All-inclusive Zaanse Schans VIP-tour with Kaatje Slagter from Amsterdam

All-inclusive Zaanse Schans VIP-tour with Kaatje Slagter from Amsterdam

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Be transported back in time and see what life is like in a historic Dutch village. Meet a local resident dressed in traditional 18th century clothing. Your guide gives you a tour through Zaanse Schans, a preserved 18th and 19th century village. Sit down in her home with her for a treat before exploring the village yourself. Immerse yourself in traditional Dutch culture - from wearing wooden shoes, to seeing windmills at work.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD100.74
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Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans guided day Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans guided day Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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Step into a world of blooming tulips, windmills, wooden clogs, and Dutch cheese on a full-day tour from Amsterdam that combines some of the country’s top highlights. From a guided garden walk to an Amsterdam canal cruise, the included experiences feature a mix of culture, history, and tradition. A hands-on cheese workshop offers the chance to learn about and taste classic Dutch cheeses.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD134.19
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Private Sightseeing tour to Keukenhof Gardens and the Windmills from Amsterdam

Private Sightseeing tour to Keukenhof Gardens and the Windmills from Amsterdam

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Discover the natural beauty and traditional heritage of Holland on this sightseeing adventure from Amsterdam. Following a pickup at your hotel, spin through the countryside in comfort by private vehicle to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens—where tulip bulbs bloom into a carpet of seasonal color. Take a treasure hunt or visit the petting zoo and playground, before your second stop—the elegant windmills of Zaanse Schans.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD297.40
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Zaanse Schans 4 hours Private Tour

Zaanse Schans 4 hours Private Tour

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Explore the nearby town of Zaanse Schans, a recreation of a traditional 18th/19th-century Dutch village. Stroll past enormous windmills and green wooden houses, visit a cheese shop, or take a boat ride and admire the scenery from the water. At the Zaans Museum, watch artisans demonstrate age-old crafts like wooden clog carving, pewter casting, and barrel making. Your guide offers insights into Dutch life along the way
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD290.15
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Volendam, Edam and Windmill Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Volendam, Edam and Windmill Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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Enjoy a day away from the capital on a tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Edam, with a complimentary city canal cruise ticket included. Gain insight into rural Holland from on-board commentary as you cruise between attractions with ease via air-conditioned vehicle. Benefit from free time to explore the Dutch countryside at your own pace, then unwind after sightseeing with a calm cruise on UNESCO-listed waterways.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD81.11
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Bus day trip Holland Windmill -Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam from Amsterdam

Bus day trip Holland Windmill -Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam from Amsterdam

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Visit two charming Dutch towns in one day: Volendam and Marken. These are top attractions in the Netherlands that most tourists don’t want to miss. They’re conveniently located near Amsterdam, making this day trip an easy stop. With round-trip shared transport, a city map, and additional recommendations from the guide, you’re all set.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD34.59
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PRIVATE Authentic Zaanse Schans Tour with Chocolate & Cheese Tastings Included

PRIVATE Authentic Zaanse Schans Tour with Chocolate & Cheese Tastings Included

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Zaanse Schans is known for its historic buildings and working windmills, but gaining intimate insight into the traditional region can be difficult on a self-led trip. Explore Zaanse Schans on a private tour from Amsterdam Centraal, and visit a clog workshop, traditional dairy, and chocolate factory for insight into the country’s industrial heritage, learning more about the neighborhood from your local guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD112.12
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Customizable Dutch countryside tour from Amsterdam (AMS)

Customizable Dutch countryside tour from Amsterdam (AMS)

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Escape the city and create your own itinerary on a private full-day custom tour from Amsterdam. With just your guide and private party, explore the Dutch countryside, replete with windmills and waterways, in order to learn of the Netherlands’ history. Opt to discover the picturesque villages of Marken and Volendam; or snap photos of the windmills in Zaanse Schans; or see the 'garden of Europe' at Keukenhof. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.  
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD386.86
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USD386.86
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Semi-Private Tour to Windmills and Countryside Villages from Amsterdam

Semi-Private Tour to Windmills and Countryside Villages from Amsterdam

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Venture away from the busy streets of Amsterdam and take a trip into the Dutch countryside during this half-day tour. Enjoy a peaceful day exploring typical Dutch villages including the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, the fishing village of Volendam, the oldest town in Holland—Monnickendam, and Broek in the Amsterdam “wetlands.” Discover Dutch history and culture as you explore and enjoy your guide’s undivided attention on this small-group tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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USD99.00
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Small-Group Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam

Small-Group Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam

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See the windmills of the River Zaan from the water and enjoy a 3-course dinner on this 4-hour small-group river cruise experience from Amsterdam. Travel to the picturesque region around the city of Zaandam, savor a glass of bubbles, and embark on a leisurely cruise along the Zaan. Pass the enchanting windmill village of Zaanse Schans; and visit three restaurants to enjoy a starter, main course and dessert. As you cruise, admire Zaandam’s wooden warehouses and cottages, and hear about the area’s industrial heritage and working mills from your skipper-guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD134.31
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Zaanse Schans private tour region of Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans private tour region of Amsterdam

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We are going to walk on the Zaanse Schans. I am a certified guide and will give you a lot of information about the highlights. The walk shows you the Albert Heijn museum shop, the wooden shoe factory and the cheese factory, and we will taste cheese and of course to the windmills (entrance not included € 5.00 pp per adult per mill, € 2.50 pp per child per mill ). You can indicate which windmill (s) you want to visit.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD26.84
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Should I book Zaanse Schans tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Zaanse Schans can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Zaanse Schans 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Zaanse Schans costs USD 26.84. Guided Zaanse Schans tours start around USD 26.84 per person.
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