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.
Explore an authentic working windmill at the famous windmill village Zaanse Schans. Learn about the history of the windmills and watch how they work…
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…
Step inside The Zaans Museum and enter a world of Holland's past and present. Learn all about Zaanstreek, the very first industrialized region of…
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.
Take the public transport bus 391 from Amsterdam Central Station and go to 'de Zaanse Schans' and other destinations north of Amsterdam like Zaandam.…
Experience all of the typical Dutch icons in 1 day. See the tulips in the Keukenhof Gardens, and encounter cheese and clogs at the windmill village…
Get your entry ticket to the interactive museum, World of Windmills Museum, with greeter included. Be welcomed on arrival before you head off to…
Experience the art of wooden shoe painting for yourself. Choose your preferred wooden shoe variety and let your imagination go wild.
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
We had a wonderful time with Evelyn (our guide) and Jan (our driver). Because of the very low amount of tourists nowadays due to COVID, we ended up having a private tour. The tour is very convenient because the driving times are very short (everything is close by) and we get to spend a significant amount of time exploring each place we stopped.
This is a very nice tour and totally worth doing. Very good and fair price for what you get. This is really a must if you are in Amsterdam and you have the whole day available. The guides, Santiago and Mariane, together with the driver Steve are super nice and kind!! They make you trip even more enjoyable!
I believe, as Steve told us, there are good and excellent tours. And, if you want to have a fantastic experience, you need to go with Private Day Tours 100%. Enough information to not drive yourself tedious or overwhelming, and with a special touch with humour and a great companion. What a legend!
Best Tour! The tour was awesome and the Windmills were a blast. Had the best cheese ever and hot chocolate at the Zaanse! The tour guide and the driver were extremely helpful and welcoming! A big thank you to them and to The Tour Company. Thanks a million, Leo and Pat
Ich hatte so viel Spaß, alles war in Ordnung und pünktlich, bezaubernde Plätze und schöne Orte. Ich wollte mich besonders bei meiner Reiseführerin, Daniela, bedanken, sie war ganz freundlich und liebe und hat alle Mühe gegeben um alles perfekt zu sein