Zaanse Schans: River Cruise

4.5 / 5

13 reviews

Zaanse Schans: River Cruise

From $9.51 per person

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.

About this activity

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  • Admire panoramic views of the iconic Dutch windmills
  • Learn more about Dutch history and its most important figures
  • Unearth the secrets of the windmills and their function
  • Discover how a windmill works inside the Het Jonge Schaap
Full description
Embark on a journey of discovery of The Netherlands' history and its heroic figures as you cruise past the iconic Zaanse Schans windmills in a river boat which allows for optimal viewing of these beautifully-designed wooden mills. Stop at the most popular of the eight windmills, Het Jonge Schaap, where you will have the opportunity to see what a working windmill looks like from the inside. Unearth the secrets behind the mills as well as the Dutch Golden Age heroes with the help of your complimentary audio-guide. You will also learn about the mills' former functions and their current role in the region's economy and society. Finally, admire the beauty of the opposite side of the riverbank, with its iconic green wooden houses and picturesque gardens.
  • Headset with audioguide
  • Food and drinks
  • Live-guide
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Entrance to the windmills
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Departure from the 'De Huisman' windmill

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users.
  • You will have the opportunity to visit one of the windmills during the tour. Tickets may be purchased on board.
  • The Zaanse Schans is easily accessible by train or bus from Amsterdam.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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August 31, 2020

Beautiful view of the windmills and the captain was very knowledgeable of the area.

July 26, 2020

Get on the boat and see the whole area, but without stopping

November 10, 2019

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Product ID: 294095