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Holland Windmill Tours from Amsterdam

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Holland Windmill Tours from Amsterdam
Windmills have always been an important part of Dutch culture, forming a unique element in Holland’s landscape. Some still function, while others have been converted into museums. Read on to learn how to visit them on a day trip from Amsterdam.

Half-Day Tours
Leave Amsterdam behind and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. Spend a half-day passing through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, authentic wooden houses, windmills, and fishing villages to witness traditional crafts from days gone by.

Full-Day Tours
If you choose to spend a full day out in the countryside, you’ll be rewarded with visits to a number of historic windmills, charming fishing villages, and picturesque canals. Full-day tours sometimes include lunch and cheese tastings, and in the summer months, some include bike tours through the area.

Things to Know
  • The most popular villages to visit are Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken, Schermerhorn, Edam, and Alkmaar. Zaanse Schans is the most famous and only 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Amsterdam.
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes, as the weather can be unpredictable and you’ll spend a portion of time walking around.
  • The working mills in Zaanse Schans include De Poelenburg, a sawmill built in 1869; De Kat (the cat), built in 1696 to grind paint pigment; and oil mills De Zoeker (the seeker) and De Bonte Hen (the speckled hen).
  • In addition to Zaanse Schans, Kinderdijk is another site well worth visiting.
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Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from AmsterdamDay Trips

Volendam, Marken & 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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  • 7 hours
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Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Daytrip from Amsterdam Day Trips

Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Daytrip 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
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam Day Trips

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

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
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Volendam, Edam and Windmill Tour Day Trips

Volendam, Edam and Windmill 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
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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from AmsterdamHalf-day Tours

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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  • 3 hours
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Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans (Holland Dream Tour)Day Trips

Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans (Holland Dream Tour)

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See more of Holland on a day trip from Amsterdam to the towns of Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans. Known as the "Holland Dream Tour," this itinerary combines popular destinations that show off another side of the country outside the big city. This tour allows you to avoid the hassle of renting a car or finding your own way to these locations so you can relax and enjoy a pre-planned day.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-UpDay Trips

Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-Up

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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
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs and Volendam from AmsterdamDay Trips

Private tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs and Volendam from Amsterdam

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Delve into traditional Dutch culture on a private countryside tour from Amsterdam. Skip the hassle of renting a car and navigating country roads, as a dedicated driver makes it easy to travel from the capital to charming villages like Zaanse Schans, Irene Hoeve, and Volendam. See working windmills, visit a cheese factory, watch how wooden clogs are made, and get tips on the top riverside restaurants for an authentic Dutch lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for AmsterdamSightseeing Passes

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

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Get the most out of your Amsterdam stay — and save money — with the I amsterdam City Card. With this pass, you enjoy unlimited use of public transport, a canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. Plus, gain entry to 44 museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandthuis Museum, Van Gogh Museum (with time slot booking option) and Hermitage Amsterdam. Use your pass to discover this marvelous city at your own pace!
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  • 1 to 4 days
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  • 1 to 4 days
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UNESCO'S Kinderdijk and The Hague Small Group Tour with Museum VisitDay Trips

UNESCO'S Kinderdijk and The Hague Small Group Tour with Museum Visit

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Combine visits to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk and The Hague on this full-day tour from Amsterdam. Choose from three activities to visit while in The Hague: Mauritshuis, home of some of the Dutch Golden Age's best paintings; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, a modern palace filled with art by Monet and Mondrian; or Madurodam, an attraction filled with miniatures of Dutch highlights and heritage. Travel with a small group in a fully-outfitted luxury minivan, ensuring a relaxing and intimate experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Semi private tour to windmills and countryside villagesDay Trips

Semi private tour to windmills and countryside villages

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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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Private Countryside tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from AmsterdamDay Trips

Private Countryside tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

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See the best Holland has to offer in a 7 hour tour which covers the world-famous Zaanse Schans with its windmills. You will also drive through the countryside to the farmers town of Katwoude to visit a cheese farm, the fisherman town of Volendam, visit the former Island of Marken and the idyllic Broek in Waterland. Your personal private guide and driver will tell you everything about these places and its history. At Volendam, a stop is scheduled for a typical Dutch lunch (included). At Zaanse Schans, you will visit a wooden shoe workshop for a demonstration of clog making and a working Industrial windmill (entrance fee included). As this is a private tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Amsterdam or any other for you convenient place in or near Amsterdam.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Zaanse Schans Half Day TourHalf-day Tours

Zaanse Schans Half Day 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
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Sightseeing tour to Giethoorn, Zaanse Schans and Volendam from AmsterdamDay Trips

Sightseeing tour to Giethoorn, Zaanse Schans and Volendam from Amsterdam

Skip the crowded group tours and explore some of the Netherlands' most beautiful villages at your own pace. This private guided tour takes you to the tranquil, car-free village of Giethoorn, as well as the windmills of Zaanse Schans, and fishing village of Volendam.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Day Trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Windmills and VolendamDay Trips

Private Day Trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam

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Escape the crowded city of Amsterdam on a private trip through the charming Dutch countryside. Just half an hour from Amsterdam, enjoy traditional Dutch culture at the fishing town and souvenir promenade of Volendam and the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. A luxury vehicle with a personal guide gives you a private tour; no need to navigate trains or crowded buses.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
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4-Day Tour: Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans from ZaandamMulti-day Tours

4-Day Tour: Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans from Zaandam

When traveling in another country, it’s helpful to have a guide give you insider tips and show you where to go and how to get there. On this 4-day trip, you enjoy the historic city of Amsterdam, experience traditional Dutch culture at Zaanse Schans, and visit Europe’s most charming countryside. 3 and 4 star hotels and transportation make your tour comfortable and relaxing.
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  • 4 days
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Full day tour to Giethoorn incl Canal Cruise and Windmills tour from AmsterdamDay Trips

Full day tour to Giethoorn incl Canal Cruise and Windmills tour from Amsterdam

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Discover some of the Netherlands’ most beautiful countryside highlights on this seamless, private tour. Following pickup from your hotel, travel in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes. Your first stop is the charming village of Giethoorn: renowned for its scenic canals, thatched-roof homes, and tranquil pace of living. See the town, and go for a canal cruise. Then, transfer to Zaanse Schans: home to iconic, heritage windmills. Finally, return to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from AmsterdamPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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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Escape the city crowds and dive into the scenic Dutch countryside-privateDay Trips

Escape the city crowds and dive into the scenic Dutch countryside-private

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Escape the city crowds and take a glimpse into the Netherlands’ industrial past at the Zaanse Schans while walking past traditional houses, windmills, old warehouses and visiting a traditional bakery. Enjoy watching cheese bearers and cheese traders at the world-famous Alkmaar cheese market and its vibrant city center. Look inside a historical windmill. You can climb all the way to the top and enjoy the view. Immerse yourself in the authentic scenery of 2 characteristic old fishing villages. Watch a real clog maker, taste local food and wonder through picturesque spots in an atmosphere of history and romance. All this right at Amsterdam’s doorstep. Highlights Enjoy the historical Alkmaar Cheese market (only available fridays 27/03 - 25/09) Look inside a historical windmill (only available on saturday & sunday) Watch the art of making clogs Discover Netherlands's industrial past at the Zaanse Schans Visit an authentic bakery All entrance fees included so no surprises
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs Volendam, Marken from AmsterdamDay Trips

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
  • Taking safety measures
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Grand Holland Private TourDay Trips

Grand Holland Private Tour

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Experience the best of Holland your way on a custom 7-hour sightseeing tour. Convenient and comfortable transportation takes you from your Amsterdam hotel to the country’s most popular and lesser-known points of interest. You decide what to see and set the pace on your private adventure. Visit Durgerdam, Volendam, Edam, and more. Get a closer look at Dutch cultural icons such as windmills, cheese, tulips, and dikes. It's up to you!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bus day trip Holland Windmill -Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam from AmsterdamDay Trips

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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Bus tour to Volendam, Edam and the Windmills incl. 100 Highlights cruiseCultural Tours

Bus tour to Volendam, Edam and the Windmills incl. 100 Highlights cruise

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If you want to leave the tourist traps in Amsterdam behind for the day, hop on this bus for a guided scenic tour of the Dutch countryside. Experience the churning windmills in Zaanse Schans, watch craftspeople at work, the cheese weighing house in Edam, and the seaside village of Volendam. A knowledgeable guide will teach you all about Dutch culture.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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