1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Zaandam
  4. Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans Sightseeing Tour

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Admire the traditional wooden houses of Zaanse Schans on a short walking tour. Visit a clog-making factory and enjoy some time souvenir shopping.
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Duration: 75 minutes
Starting times 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM
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  • See authentic Dutch windmills and traditional wooden houses
  • Learn how real wooden clogs and Dutch cheeses are made
  • Take in the picturesque surroundings of a typical Dutch landscape
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The guide will meet you at the Zaandijk Zaanse Schans train station and you’ll spend 1 hour and 15 minutes on a walking tour of the open-air village. You’ll hear about sites of interest on the 10-minute walk from the station to Zaanse Schans, including a working cocoa factory and authentic windmill.

You’ll see wooden houses dating from the 1700s. Visit a wooden clog factory and enjoy a live demonstration of clog making. There will be time to buy a pair of beautifully decorated clogs or related souvenirs.

Next, visit the cheese makers. Learn about the Dutch cheese-making process and taste and buy some local cheeses if you wish.

You’ll see an authentic windmill, where a local mustard is produced. Zaanse Mosterd and a variety of interesting spices are available for purchase.

The last stop of the tour is the Albert Heijn Museum Shop, where you’ll see how grocery shopping has changed over the last 100 years.

After the tour you’re you free to walk around the village, or your guide will direct you back to the train station.
  • Admission to all the attractions mentioned in the description
  • Walking tour with a personal guide (1 hour and 15 minutes)
What’s Not Included
  • Train fare from Amsterdam's central station

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Meeting point

Zaandijk Zaanse Schans station, on the station platform in front of the coffee kiosk.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Be sure to bring a camera
• The tour operates in small groups, with a maximum of 15 participants
• It is recommended that you bring an umbrella or raincoat in case of rain
• If you are traveling by train, buy a round-trip ticket for Amsterdam Central to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans

From US$ 23.79 per person

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