Enter a famous Zaanse Schans windmill, walk past rows of wooden houses in Volendam, and discover how Dutch cheese is traditionally made with a guide.
Step on board a boat at the Zaanse Schans and enjoy a unique view of the world-famous windmills as you cruise down the River Zaan.
Explore an authentic working windmill at the famous windmill village Zaanse Schans. Learn about the history of the windmills and watch how they work…
Explore the Dutch countryside on a full-day tour. Explore the quaint villages of Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken. Stop at a traditional Dutch…
Go Dutch and visit the pretty village of Zaanse Schans that transports you back to traditional life. Benefit from the Zaanse Schans Card that gets…
Enjoy a typical Dutch pancake or apple pie at a traditional Dutch restaurant while taking in the view of picturesque Zaanse Schans.
Explore the Zaanse Schans and its famous windmills on a private luxury boat cruise. Learn about the area from your local guide.
From the cheese weighing house in Volendam to a delightful walk through Edam, followed by a visit to the churning windmills of the Zaanse Schans,…
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Get a sense of what the Dutch are all about in Zaanse Schans, located right outside of Amsterdam. Take a day trip out to the quaint community that dates back to the 18th century and take in the countryside tulips, fresh cheese, windmills, barns and museums.
These two museums offer a delicious history of the region’s food production with equipment, utensils, clothing and paintings. Bring your sweet tooth, tasting is encouraged!
Find goodies to bring home to your loved ones at an adorable replica of the original Albert Heijn, a Dutch supermarket chain.
You’ll be hearing ticking while trying to fall asleep later that night, but it’s a small price to pay to view this collection of beautiful historic Dutch clocks.
Piet Kempenaar wears a traditional outfit complete with pipe and hat while manning his massive paint mill.
Different from all other working windmills in the city, the sawmill De Gekroonde Poelenburg can turn around on a rig of wooden rollers depending on the direction of the wind.
It’s small enough that walking will do, but you’ll feel like a local with the fresh air rushing by on a bicycle.
It’s all about the food here! Check out the distillery and tasting room, or the traditional pancake house.
- When should I visit?
- From April to November, almost everything is open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- Prices vary depending on your plans and the addition of transportation, tours, and other perks.
- Will I need a guide?
- It's a great idea to experience Zaanse Schans with a guide.
- How to get there
- From Amsterdam Central Station, take the Connexxion bus 391 to Zaanse Schans.
- Additional information
- If you plan on doing more than a day trip, there are many great hotels and B&Bs in the area.
What people are saying about Zaanse Schans
The whole event was great from the beginning to the end. Bart, the owner of the scooters first explained us the possible five routes and gave some recommendations, while having a cup of coffee. Afterwards we had a short "training session" on the yard to make sure that we understood how to operate the scooters and felt safe driving them. When everything was looking good we left off to our tour, which was really nice: We could explore the beautiful landscape in our own pace and pause whenever we wanted. To not get lost we had gotten a map of the route and there were guiding arrow stickers at every lamp post or traffic sign where it makes sense (i.e. when the road reaches a crossroad or you have to leave the current road). After we arrived back we had another cup of coffee and some nice words with Bart, the owner. We can definitely recommend this activity to anyone who would like to explore the beautiful countryside, but does not like to do such a long trip (about 40-50 km) by bike.
We absolutely loved this tour.. it's was awesome to visit the windmills; cheese shop; waffle shop and wooden clog shop.. was great to have the locals share their knowledge regarding their traditions and what they have been doing for many many years.. the actual bus trip was a highlight.. with Steve the singing Driver Dutch Rock and his crew!! They were all amazing and would highly recommend this tour!
We really liked the tour! Comfortable bus, funny and informative guide. The only thing we didn't like was lack of free time in Volendam. 30 minutes are terribly not enough for this charming place! Especially if you want not just to explore the village but also grab some food. And give a try for russian language. There are quite a lot of us visiting your country.
Our knowledgeable and personable guide Steve was very attuned to making the day what we wanted. His extensive knowledge of the area and its history, and his excellent command of English, made listening to his comments and his sharing of the culture of his country fascinating. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR AND THIS GUIDE.
The tour was very well organised. We had enough time in each location to have some rest and buy some souvenirs. The tour guide (Desiree) was very interactive and provided some interesting overview of each place we visited. I can recommend this trip to anyone who is interested to see a little bit of Dutch countryside.