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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the delights and history of Zaanse Schans and the Dutch countryside on a 3-hour, small-group trip from Amsterdam. With an informative guide, admire the lush, canal-crossed Dutch landscape. Take a tour of pretty Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills and green-painted houses, and visit a cheese farm and clog-making workshop to learn about these traditional crafts. Lastly, visit a working windmill to learn how these waterside factories helped drive the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Numbers are limited on this tour for a small-group experience.
  • 3-hour trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and the surrounding countryside
  • Delight in the pretty countryside, pastures and canals of the Zaans region
  • Explore the picturesque museum village of Zaanse Schans to see its green-painted weatherboard houses
  • Visit a clog-making workshop and cheese farm to learn about these olden crafts
  • Head inside a working windmill to see its spinning sails, stones and cogs
  • Learn about the historical Zaans region, an industrial powerhouse during the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
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Local guide
Round-trip shared transfer
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Prins Hendrikkade 74, 1012 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meet your driver in opposite of Amsterdam Central Station at a small square in front of the Saint Nicholas Church and hotel NH Barbizon Palace at our sign. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • As seats on this tour are restricted, all travelers should have a ticket
  • This tour contains a moderate amount of walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zaan Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear comfortable shoes” does not cut it for handicapped visitors." See review
  • "Just a short ride from the city and WELL worth it." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing experience
Pedro_V
, Dec 2021
Bart did an amazing job and tour was great! Tour was right on point and I would definitely schedule with the company in the future.
star-5
Great visit in Zaanse Schans
Micha_T
, Nov 2021
This was an excellent tour. Our guide Callum was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. Despite the grey weather, we were able to get a great understanding of the region and learn about some local traditions. Highly recommended.
star-5
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!
deanna_h
, Nov 2021
The windmills were amazing and watching wooden shoes being made was fascinating. There is nothing more to say
star-5
Great tour
Jason_A
, Nov 2021
This tour was great and the guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable adding a personal touch. Lots to see and a great way to get a traditional look at life in Holland years ago.
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Farrah_F
, Nov 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and this is a great tour to learn about and see traditional Dutch things like cheese, windmills and clogs all in one spot. Loved it and in November the weather was perfect. Not too hot or cold.
star-5
Out door walking tour - weather makes a difference!
Haila_V
, Nov 2021
Our tour was on a chilly rainy day! Our guide, Paul, was friendly and accommodating to provide our group with the best experience possible given the inclement weather. A sunny day would have given us a totally different experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour. Tour guide was excellent
Julia_M
, Oct 2021
The tour was really interesting. The tour guide was excellent and I would recommend this tour. Was great to escape the center of Amsterdam and learn so much about its history. Beautiful area.
star-5
All in one tour
p_b
, Oct 2021
Was a nice way to experience the area outside Amsterdam. Our guide Ray was knowledgeable and knew her stuff. Nice to be in a small group, so we didn’t get lost in the crowd of a big bus tour. Great easy pickup location.
star-4
Working windmills
Susan_G
, Oct 2021
Enjoyable trip to see this special little village. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful morning!
Antonio_F
, Sep 2021
Glorious morning out in Zaanse Schans, with just 7 fellow companions and Callum, our great guide, who was extremely kind, well prepared and so fun to be with! Typical windmills to see and visit, lots of interesting sights and things to learn. Delicious cheese tasting (You can also buy cheese and souvenirs but nobody forces You to do so) and entertaining clog making demonstration. A great way to spend a few hours and it's just a 20-minutes drive from Amsterdam. Great spots for pictures! Very good value for money, as well. Strongly recommended!

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