• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • 3-hour trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and the surrounding countryside
  • Delight in the pretty countryside, pastures and canals of the Zaans region
  • Explore the picturesque museum village of Zaanse Schans to see its green-painted weatherboard houses
  • Visit a clog-making workshop and cheese farm to learn about these olden crafts
  • Head inside a working windmill to see its spinning sails, stones and cogs
  • Learn about the historical Zaans region, an industrial powerhouse during the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Typical Green houses at Zaanse Schans

Customer Reviews

Joseph D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Very good tour. Very informative and not to long or to short. Learned about the history of the Netherlands, clogs, etc. Worth the time and money.

Pranav D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

If you are taking this tour, please ensure you take the afternoon tour. The guide is one of the most affable people I have met and gave us an incredible tour including taking us all to her house for tea.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Highly recommend if you are visiting Amsterdam! Just a short ride from the city and WELL worth it. Very charming tour with picturesque village, tour of working windmill, cheese sampling, etc.

Esther J United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

I loved everything about this tour.

Yvonne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We had a great trip to Zaanse Schans! Enjoyed both the drive through the countryside and Zaanse Schans itself with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide who was willing to answer all questions!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Interesting to see the clogs, the cheese, the windmills. Good guide through this village where people actually lived in centuries-old houses. Now that I'm further through our trip, I can tell you that they had good prices on souvenirs here, and a very good variety. Very good cheese- I bought some to bring home. A lot of delft and great clog selection. Our tour guide, the "mayor's wife," was very good.

Jacqueline N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This was an amazing tour. The right length of time, more it would have been too long! Not far from the city center, and an completely different world. Worth seeing!

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We loved the tour by the lady who lives in the Mayor's house. The cheese tasting was good too, and ride there and back was simple and with a small group.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We really enjoyed our experience on this tour. The tour guide was excellent and she was very knowledgeable. I would do this tour again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our tour guide was very informative. The cheese making presentation lacked information and they did not actually make cheese while we were there. Clog maker was detailed and showed us every step. Beautiful place.

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