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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

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
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Local guide
Round-trip shared transfer
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Prins Hendrikkade 74 , Prins Hendrikkade 74, 1012 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meet your driver in opposite of Amsterdam Central Station at a small square in front of the Saint Nicholas Church and hotel NH Barbizon Palace at our sign. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • As seats on this tour are restricted, all travelers should have a ticket
  • This tour contains a moderate amount of walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zaan Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.

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  • "Wear comfortable shoes” does not cut it for handicapped visitors." See review
  • "Just a short ride from the city and WELL worth it." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great tour. Tour guide was excellent
Julia_M
, Oct 2021
The tour was really interesting. The tour guide was excellent and I would recommend this tour. Was great to escape the center of Amsterdam and learn so much about its history. Beautiful area.
star-5
All in one tour
p_b
, Oct 2021
Was a nice way to experience the area outside Amsterdam. Our guide Ray was knowledgeable and knew her stuff. Nice to be in a small group, so we didn’t get lost in the crowd of a big bus tour. Great easy pickup location.
star-4
Working windmills
Susan_G
, Oct 2021
Enjoyable trip to see this special little village. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable.
star-5
Wonderful morning!
Antonio_F
, Sep 2021
Glorious morning out in Zaanse Schans, with just 7 fellow companions and Callum, our great guide, who was extremely kind, well prepared and so fun to be with! Typical windmills to see and visit, lots of interesting sights and things to learn. Delicious cheese tasting (You can also buy cheese and souvenirs but nobody forces You to do so) and entertaining clog making demonstration. A great way to spend a few hours and it's just a 20-minutes drive from Amsterdam. Great spots for pictures! Very good value for money, as well. Strongly recommended!
star-5
Windmill farm trip
David_A
, Sep 2021
The story of the windmills and the village. Their restoration. Also the cheese factory and shoe maker were great, but make sure you &Irish with a hot chocolate by the pier at the end of the dike. Our guide Burt? Was terrific.
star-5
Little tour to see a little town.
Flora_M
, Sep 2021
Worth to see this little town. Tour leader was friendly and professional. Loved the tour and wind mills.
star-5
Nice experience and a good guide
lodie_N
, Sep 2021
We enjoyed this tour, it was lovely and instructive. Our guide Paul paid attention to our questions and needs. He was very kind. We would have missed something if we had travelled to Amsterdam without going to Zaanse Schans.
star-5
We time traveled!
EricaBrookhart
, Sep 2021
I am beyond happy that we booked this tour! Our guide Bart was the nicest and most accommodating person. His family has been in this region for generations, so he was extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic about Zannse Schans. It was so wonderful to get to see the countryside and the traditional town and windmills. It felt like we time traveled! We loved the cheese and wooden shoes demonstrations, and got to go inside a working windmill. This is truly an experience not to be missed. It’s just a quick jaunt from Amsterdam and very well priced.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect!
OlgaSD
, Sep 2021
Loved this tour! Just the right amount of time. Our tour guide, Rae, was wonderful and the tour was limited to 8 people so it was really like a semi-private tour. Highly recommended.
star-5
Small and Quaint town tour.
Joan_F
, Aug 2021
We enjoyed the entire tour. It was interesting that the windmill is where famous painters bought their pigment. Who knew that was how they created paint!

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