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Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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5 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • Small-group tour of the Dutch countryside
  • See picture-perfect landscapes and villages
  • Learn about traditional life and culture
  • Great overview and orientation for first-time visitors

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Must See Tour
James E
, Oct 2019
Apostolis Noutsis has wired this tour to maximize every minute. He exceeded our expectations and the personal touch at every site was phenomenal. You will not regret selecting this tour.
Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you!!! 😁
Small group the best!
, Oct 2019
Our small group was eight people. Tour guide was informative. Wish the tour was longer at Zaanse Schans. We would have enjoyed spending more time in Monnickendam also. We would have paid extra for a little more time. You learn about places when other tourists ask questions, That's part of the fun. Four of the tourists were from the Netherlands so they spoke to the guide in Dutch, I guess. It would have been nice if they had been willing to speak in English or that the guide translated since this was an English speaking tour. Otherwise, great tour. I would do this again.
Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you and I am happy to hear you would do this again. Please let me know next time if you want more time. We could have arranged that immediately. All the best.
A nice historic trip away from the city
, Oct 2019
It was an easy and fun way to check out/experience the free ferry to start the tour . Our guide was very informative and dedicated native of Amsterdam. His love for the country was obvious. Loved getting away from the hustle bustle and seeing the still active windmills, and beautiful historic fishing villages.
Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you, I am happy to have been part of your nice day.
Great tour
, Sep 2019
The tour was made up of 7 people plus our guide Nils. We loved it. While the tour does have a schedule, it is still pretty flexible which was fantastic. So as a group we were able to pick which old villages we wanted to visit. We enjoyed everything about the tour - windmills, cheese/clogs tour, village visit and the Dutch Schnapps tasting. Nils was really knowledgable. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to take a small, customised tour.
What a treat!!
, Sep 2019
I am so happy we found this tour. We arrived a few minutes early and saw that there were other people waiting. We all became quick friends. We ended up leaving about 10 minutes late as there was a party of 7 that didn't show up. I think it was very generous of the tour guide, Tal, to wait for them. We ended up having to depart without them. They really missed out. We were able to see a lot of the local spots and try the local restaurants. Then we did go on to the touristy spots and they were just as amazing. I loved that our guide was very well versed in the history of the country and could answer all of our questions. It was beautiful as well as educational. I would recommend this tour highly!
Best Ever
, Sep 2019
Apostle and Neils were great as guides for the trip. They were informative, good drivers, knowledgeable of the history and insight of the places covered. We highly recommend this tour.
Great tour and value for money
Hayley B
, Sep 2019
I did this tour with my elderly mom and it was just perfect. I would highly recommend the smaller group tour if going with someone who is slower in walking and also its a more personal experience. Jan our guide was awesome and informative and we loved every stop and had time to do things leisurely without rushing because of the smaller group. We had a nice amount of free time too. Highly recommend!
Great Tour
gill b
, Sep 2019
A small group is a perfect size for this type of tour. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Really recommend this trip
Wonderful tour - must do!
, Aug 2019
The entire experience was wonderful. — the windmills, fishing village, cheese and clogs, and the final beautiful town we visited (the name is escaping me). The passion and pride for your culture was absolutely refreshing. We learned a lot and were engaged the whole time. Thank you so much!
Nice, untouristy tour
, Aug 2019
Neil was our driver and was very informative, friendly and accommodating. Took some back ways around and parked at the opposite end of the windmills from the giant busses so we were able to avoid a lot of the crowds. Took us on the ferry across the canal and through the small town instead of having to back track which was very nice. Gave us choices of which small villages to visit and suggestions of what to do at each one. Never felt rushed but also packed a lot into the day. Highly recommend!

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