Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • 4-hour Zaanse Schan village and Zaandam boat trip from Amsterdam
  • Discover the hamlet of Zaanse Schan, with its trademark green wooden buildings
  • Visit a working windmill, clog workshop and cheese farm
  • View Zaandam's windmills and one-time warehouses on a boat trip on the River Zaan
  • Use some free time to have lunch, shop or visit the Czar Peter House museum
  • Hear about Zaandam's bygone industries and the workings of windmills from an expert guide

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, Jul 2018

Fantastic trip if you want to see some of the countryside of the Netherlands although only 20 mins from Amsterdam and short on time. You're on the move but still get to see a lot. The boat ride back to Zaandam is fantastic. Highly recommended.

, Nov 2017

Very interesting, since the weather was bad we didn't take the boat ride.

, Oct 2017

This was by far the highlight of our trip. Ingrid has more personality than 10 guides, and we learned so much. The boat trip and guide were also amazing. We will go back next year, just for the cheese and cheese dip alone. Amazing day.

, Sep 2017

Tour was small, only 8 people. Tour Guide actually lives in Zaanse Schans and this is only job, owns this small tour company. Knew everything about this area and mock village as a working history of years past.

, Sep 2017

Really enjoyed our tour guide. The main attraction was the cheese factory and the windmills where we got to see the mills where Rembrandt used his colors from. We ended with a boat ride to Zaandam city which was pretty and scenic. Highly recommend this half day tour.

, Aug 2017

Best tour ever, our guide Toast gave us lots of knowledge about Zaanse Schans and was entertaining too all in all our day was great

, Aug 2017

NOT an accurate description; there is NO boat ride from Ams to Zaandam. This was very disappointing because we paid more thinking we'd be on the water, not in a van driving to the location. Tour of town was nice, the guide was knowledgeable and group was small. Just wish we didn't over pay for event

, Jul 2017

Fantastic tour guide and fantastic tour. Got to see so much. Included is a boat and train ride. Thank you. Highly recommended.

, Jun 2017

Very pleasant trip -- well organized, small group, very relaxed. Good way to get a small out-of-Amsterdam experience during an Amsterdam-based vacation.

, May 2017

Our guide was great. Everything went very smoothly enjoyed the tour. We thought the boat ride was a bit too long for what we saw.

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