• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

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Book and travel by October 28, 2018 and get a free 1-hour canal cruise! This offer is available when booking the afternoon departure at 3:15pm.

Get a taste of old-world Holland on this half-day tour from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and Volendam. Step back into the Dutch Golden Age at Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum pieced together using buildings brought from all over the Netherlands to recreate a 17th-century town. Then, continue to the fishing town of Volendam, typified by its pretty waterfront, fish restaurants and weatherboard houses.


  • 5-hour trip to Zaanse Schans and Volendam from Amsterdam
  • Admire Zaanse’s working windmills, wooden shops and neat houses
  • Visit an authentic Dutch Windmill, see its giant cogs, grindstone and spinning sails as well as get a demonstration by a miller
  • Explore the pretty fishing town of Volendam with its quaint waterfront
  • Visit a cheese factory to see a cheese-making demonstration and learn about Dutch traditions at Volendam Museum
  • Enjoy an old Dutch bakery visit including syrup waffle tasting and a glass of liquor
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour by mini-bus (maximum of 26 passengers)
  • Professional live guide in English and Spanish

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What You Can Expect

Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Tour from Amsterdam


Customer Reviews

Stella L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Absolutely fantastic had a really good day

Theresa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

ali d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was great! Sean Powers a lot made the tour that much better! Very insightful, friendly, and funny!

Pedro L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Enjoyed it very much. Tour guide was excellent. Just enough time to get away from Amsterdam and back in time for a smooth afternoon in the city. Place recommended for lunch was great.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour despite pouring rain at the windmills. Good to get out of Amsterdam and see some of the country.


4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

Cecilia was funny and entertaining guide. She told us so many interesting facts. Windmill tour was nice, learned about why they use it. Cheese factory and Waffle store was both good. Got to taste some good samples of cheese and waffle and learned how they make it, I recommend it. Seafood at Volendam was very fresh and excellent. It was windy and raining on and off, I wish it was nicer weather. We left that tour and went to Edam which was not really interesting that might be why tour did not take us there.


4 star rating: Recommended July 2017

This was the only trip we took out of Amsterdam during our recent brief visit and it was a great choice. How could you be in the Netherlands and not see windmills and the Zeider Zee!! We accomplished a lot in a short period. The tours were brief and we had plenty of time to explore on our own. The tour guide was informative without being intrusive. Plenty of historic and geographic background. It is not often during such a short excursion that you get to meet the other tourists, but our group had a wonderful time together which made the trip even more enjoyable.


4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

It s gread.tour. I buy hop and hop off tour..your addres (Office) which is noted on map is easy to find.. Is quite enough to take 2 days tour for us. i just enter 2 museum .Actually you want to enter much more museums. You need more longer.. Tq Viator..

Bruce S

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

The tour was very good. The booking agent at Viator messed up the reservation. He emailed me a voucher that had the tour as an afternoon tour, but he booked it with the tour company for a morning tour. Thankfully, the tour company allowed us to take the tour the next day, and avoid a lost cost. I think this type of work from Viator is unacceptable.

Melissa T

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2017

The Windmills are amazing and could easily spend a whole day there. After our demonstration, we only had 30 mins explore the stores and grounds - not enough.

Volendam Museum was a old, weird, creepy. Not sure how it is on the schedule still, it really is so creepy and boring. You could go thru it in 5 mins, but they had us there for over 35 mins. Avoid this!

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