I have experienced tours being cancelled due to lack of bookings, but Bart and Zaan tours are just amazing. I booked for this small group tour, and turns out I'm the only one in it. Bart did not cancel, and he proceeded with the tour. This is the highlight of my Amsterdam trip. This tour is highly recommended, and Bart is more than highly recommended. :
We met our tour guide Bart and his associate Ray in the morning. The group took two vans and we were the only two in Ray's van, he pointed out a lot of interesting things along the way. We arrived at Zaanse Scchans parking lot and met with Bart and the the other group Bart led us on a tour of this Unesco site and provided historical information and insight. He was able to answer any questions that popped up. We weren't aware you could take a boat ride back to Zaandam so we opted to pay a little more and do that. Ray piloted us there and we had lunch in Zaandam then met Bart for the ride back to town. Great tour!
It was a very nice tour considering the limited time limit. If you are a traveler on a tight schedule this is the one for you. Also must mention that Bart our tour guide was excellent in all aspects. Would highly recommend this to anyone.
Fantastic tour with Bart everything we had hoped for. Good size vehicle comfortable ride. Once at the site Bart was very knowledgeable. He knows the different trades people and they seem to come and speak with his group promptly. Really enjoyed our visit and glad we booked this tour.
Zaanse Schans was perhaps the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. Beautiful village and surroundings, loved the cheese factory, clog workshop and being inside a windmill. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Good transport arrangements.
Great tour to enjoy while in Amsterdam Shows how living was in the past
This tour was exactly what we needed. It provided an excellent contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. Maeike, being a local to the area, was able to provide so much information about the village. She shared snacks with us and snapped many photos for us. A half day was just the right amount of time to enjoy this excursion. Do yourself a favor and see a bit of the Netherlands countryside.
Bart, our tour guide was great. He provided interesting information and was very friendly.
Tour was a little hard to find but the guide was a local and very knowledgeable and interesting. Zaans Schans was a picturesque little town (even in the rain). Highly recommend this tour!!
This was a wonderful half day excursion to Zaanse Schans. Bart was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us a great understanding of the area. For those who don't have time for a full day excursion, this tour will give you the highlights and not leave you disappointed. Thanks Bart!
I highly recommend this tour. It was enjoyable though it rained that day. Bart is very knowelgable and funny at the same time. It was interesting to see how a windmill works and the history behind it. It is definitely one of the highlights of our Amsterdam vacation.
Amazing tour!!! Bart our tour guide was really knowledgeable and patient especially when we wanted to take pics. Wasn and #39;t feeling well on the tour but Bart showed care and understanding when I needed to sit down to rest
It was a beautiful tour. The owner of the tour was wonderful. He had a family connection to the area. You could see his love and knowledge of the area was so important and meaningful.
The windmills, scenery and people were spectacular. It was so much fun to watch how shoes and cheese were made. The working mills were so interesting. It was an awe inspiring tour. Definitely a must do.
We really enjoyed this tour with Bart - it was interesting and fun and it was great to have Bart to ourselves so that we could ask questions, take photos and generally take our time to enjoy the area! Thanks Bart for your patience and knowledge.
The tour was amazing. Baart was a great guide ! I totally recommend it!
Really enjoyed going to Zaanse Schans! Very interesting to see the windmills and especially the inside of the windmills and learn how they work. Such a pretty setting, it was everything you think of when you think of Holland! Our guide was good and knowledgable, able to answer all our questions and even take our picture. The cheese and clog factories were also fun. I would have liked to have a little more time to browse afterwards and go back to the stores of my choice.
Had a great time ! Bart made sure we got to see everything and experience all that Zaanse Schans has to offer.
firstly the tour was easy to book and the pick up point easy to find quite important for 2 map reading challenged english ladies - Bart, our tour operator was great - he is a local resident of Zaanse and worked there as a guide before setting up his own tour company - not only is he knowledgable and easy to commmunicate with but he knows all the demonstrators personally and that shows we certainly felt that we got special treatment and that he was respected by the employees of the windmill/ factory and shops we visited.. the tour was interesting without being too long.. would definitely recommend the tour and the tour operator again.
The tour was great! Bart answered all of our questions very patiently. It was nice to be a part of a small group as opposed to the big buses of tourists that were pouring in. It was a very nice experience and I definitely recommend this tour!
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