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Zaanse Schans: 75-Minute Private Luxury Cruise

4.6 / 5

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Zaanse Schans: 75-Minute Private Luxury Cruise

From $162.91 per group up to 12

Explore the Zaanse Schans and its famous windmills on a private luxury boat cruise. Learn about the area from your local guide.

About this activity

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, Croatian
Private group


  • See Zaanse Schans's famous windmills dating back to the 17th century
  • Admire the views of traditional Dutch houses on the waterside
  • Visit the traditional town of Wormerveer
  • See the uniqueness of the Dutch countryside
  • See centuries-old factories and hear how they shaped Dutch history
Full description
Your journey starts at the main dock of Zaanse Schans. After being greeted by your host, you will step aboard the luxury licensed boat to start your adventure. The first stop is the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans. While you sit back and enjoy the comfortable boat, you will be able to admire a panoramic view of the centuries-old windmills. Your local tour guide will tell you everything you need to know about the history of the windmills and the rest of the area. Next, you will see some of the most beautiful houses of the area, which can only be seen properly by boat. You will pass close by these houses and your guide will tell you about their history.  You'll then head through the Dutch countryside to reach the scenic town of Wormerveer. This town has an interesting mix of old architecture and raw industrialism. Both towns are destinations where you can get a real taste of Holland. At the end of the cruise you will return to the starting point.
  • 75-minute cruise with tour guide/skipper
  • All safety equipment and taxes
  • Food and drinks (unless purchased as an add-on in the shopping cart)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please look for the main dock of the Zaanse Schans, where you have a panoramic view of the windmills. Please notice: this is not the private dock from Windmill Cruises, with the big tourist boats. Please walk a bit further from Windmill Cruises towards the water and you will see a bigger dock, where you will only see smaller boats. Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There is a 12-person maximum for the boats. Bigger groups will need to be split into 2 boats
  • This tour will take place rain or shine, since the boats have a roof that can be opened or closed
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4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Very nice and relaxed tour on a beautiful boat. Our guide was very knowledgeable and could tell us all about the region, the history and of course about the mills. All in all, a must if you're on

July 23, 2020

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