Wooden Shoe Workshop of Zaanse Schans

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From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans Windmills Half-Day Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans Windmills Half-Day Tour

Join a guided tour from Amsterdam to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans which is an open-air museum housing working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy live commentary from your guide, a clog workshop and a cheese-making demonstration. Meet your guide and driver at a central meeting point just across from Central Station in Amsterdam. Settle in for a comfortable, air-conditioned ride on a single deck bus that will take you to your destination in just 20 minutes. Upon arrival in the village, follow your guide for an orientation tour of the village. Visit the clog museum for a live wooden shoemaking workshop. Then, taste some Dutch farmer cheese on the cheese farm. Get a sense of Zaanse Schans' prosperity from the 18th and 19th centuries in the windmill village. Alongside windmills and barns, see houses that were originally built as homes for rich windmill owners and merchants. Admire their colorful facades painted in traditional hues of green, beige, and light blue. Finally, it is time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off, take insider tips from your guide and learn about the region's local history and culture. At the end of the tour, hop back on the bus for your return journey to Amsmterdam.

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What people are saying about Wooden Shoe Workshop of Zaanse Schans

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,081 reviews

We had a great time on this tour. I wanted to see the windmills, an iconic symbol of Holland. The tour meeting point was easy to find and don’t be put of by the ferry. It was incredible, always one there, only 3 minutes to cross and free. The staff were friendly and helpful. A lovely tour bus and a small group so very friendly. Our guide was brilliant, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It was like stepping back in time. You get a taste of what it was like years ago, the importance of the Windmills and how they shaped Holland as well as a taste of other industries that were important. I thoroughly enjoyed it and came back a little bit wiser.

Well organized, time available to be on your own, 3 and a half hours sufficient for the tour, adequate price and very good guide.

Super lindo, un pueblito muy pintoresco con sus casitas, el queso sabroso igual a los chocolates, Los molinos espectaculares

Very interesting and informative-our guide was very knowledgeable! The cheese was lovely and the windmills are amazing

A pleasant afternoon with a pleasant service: on-the-spot guide and punctual transfer