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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam
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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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About
Head out into the Dutch countryside for a day of exploration with this small-group tour to Zaanse Schans. You'll see typical green wooden houses and real windmills, watch a wooden clog-maker in action, and visit a cheese farm, all with a local guide to provide commentary and enliven your experience.
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Ages 1-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Round-trip transportation from Amsterdam is included
  • A local guide will lead the way
  • Entry fees into a windmill are included
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate

  • Local guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Molen De Kat
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 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. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7258P4

    • 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
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • 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. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".
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    • Zaan Tours
      539
      Zaandam, The Netherlands
      Joined in May 2014
    • Travel33480356619
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely Spectacular Tour
      The nine (9) hour Keukenhof Tulip Gardens and Zaanse Windmill Tour was spectacular. We spent the morning in Zaanse viewing the windmills and historical village, and visiting a local dairy farm/ cheese and wooden clog manufacturing facility. Each stop provided its own historical interest and photographic opportunities. We then traveled on our private bus to the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. Let me start by saying that we missed the height of the blooming season by several weeks (an early Spring in the Netherlands). That said the gardens are spectacular. It is hard to believe that the gardens are only open 2.5 months each year during the blooming season. Even without the full glory of the tulips the grounds are beautiful. To compensate for an early Spring, the gardens provided hundreds of temporary planters filled with beautiful tulips and daffodils to appease the late flock of tourists. The sculpture and rhododendrons (and other woody flowering bushes) are amazing. We took hundreds of photographs to remember the experience. To top off our experience, we purchased five dozen tulip and daffodil bulbs that will be shipped to my home in October that I will enjoy for years to come. A wonderful day well worth the price.
      Written 23 May 2024
    • Karin U
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Surpassed my high expectations
      Visiting Amsterdam during tulip season was on my bucket list and even though we went at the tail end of the bloom, Keukenhof was amazing. So much color, so many thoughtful and creative vignettes to experience. The bus ride there was easy and relaxing and the ability to take a shuttle back to the city at our leisure made this a perfect day.
      Written 21 May 2024
    • jacqualync2021
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience. Thank you
      KALEM our guide was excellent. He knew everything when we asked questions. We had fun time. He made us feel like he had known us for a long time. He is good at his job.
      Written 16 May 2024
    • johntZ1885OO
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must see tour of the highlights outside of Amsterdam city!
      Great locations with ample time in each. Callum was an amazing guide and the small group size ensured we skipped the lines and received personalized demonstrations and explanations.
      Written 9 May 2024
    • 906billym
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic small group tour
      This small group tour was so enjoyable. We visited an operating windmill and learned about the different uses of windmills. We saw how the wooden shoes were made and how they are made now. We learned about chocolate beans being made into chocolate and how the Netherlands is a major producer. We enjoyed our time at the huge tulip gardens. The tour bus driver was able to drop us off very close to our hotel since it was on his way.
      Written 9 May 2024
    • sdsubiologist
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous tour
      Wonderful day seeing the beautiful tulips and then visiting the windmills. The cheese tasting was delicious and we bought some to take with us.
      Written 29 April 2024
    • kellyeD7104OH
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent!
      The tour guide was very informative and had the best attitude so helpful. The windmills and the tulips were amazing.Highly recommend booking!
      Written 25 April 2024
    • K3524KPkerrim
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun filled day with flowers, windmills, clogs and cheese
      Absolutely breathtaking. Our whole day was amazing. Everything was well-paced and easy accommodations for older adults. The guides were fantastic and friendly. As an American we look at these places in books, online and in magazines and those images pale in comparison to seeing it in person. I can’t recommend this highly enough. Come do this!!!!
      Written 22 April 2024
    • arletteu2024
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tulips and Windmills Amsterdam
      Tour did not let us know they were running late. They eventually responded when I contacted thru Trip Advisor. We started 30 minutes late but duration of tour was not extended to make up for it. Instead the time was cut off of Keukenhof tulips. Never had that happen on any tour before and we have toured extensively. Initially in 2 vans. Part of group wanted loud music and to sing so driver allowed without considering needs of others. At end of tour same driver took 10 of the people back to their hotel but not the remaining 3 of us, even though everyone arrived at tour departure site on their own. No issue with this if they had offered this courtesy to everyone but they did not. Callum, the guide, was knowledgeable and kind.
      Written 16 April 2024
    • Mobile09959851457
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Windmills and Tulips
      Lovely visit to Zaanse Schan in spring sunshine . Excellent guide took us round the pretty village with stops at clog demo, cheese shop and working windmill. Beautiful location well worth a visit . Subsequently dropped off at Keukenhof gardens for 3 hours to see spectacular Tulip displays in lovely woodland setting . 2-2.5 hrs would have been sufficient as return journey started after 7pm
      Written 15 April 2024
    • ksM3532IS
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Horrible experience
      I do not recommend this tour company. Horrible experience. Guide was not at designated pick up. Finally found her and got on bus. I specifically choose a small group tour for an intimate and personalize experience. Ability to hear information and ask questions, etc. Also larger tours often have delays due to group size (often 50+ppl) and often difficult to hear guide when narrating during tour or answer questions. Our group was 12 to start. No narrative on 40+min ride. Upon arrival we were left at gate w/ticket and map. Given lactation and time for pick up. Told we would eat at next stop but grab a light snack if we wanted. Everyone met on time however no show by guide and bus! Another passenger finally heard back they were running late. 45 min later a different guide showed up with the same bus driver and bus. Again 30min + drive w/no narrative about country or what we were to see. We were now way behind schedule and rushed. 4 of our group had to leave and Uber back at a high price due to other tour obligations. No time to eat (as stated earlier by guide) so many of us were starving. The guide seemed surprised we didn’t have “snacks with us to eat”. No we were told there would be time to have lunch. It was 3:30 and we were to leave at 430. We had rushed demos combo with other groups because our group was late. Missed out on a demo because we had to meet back for bus pick up. However bus AGAIN was late by almost an hour. Mean while we were about to fully walk and see sights because guide was told it would here in 10 -15 min, multiple time (actually being about an hr). The topper was at about 530 pm we are picked up only to have driver and guide swapped out. Then bus stalled. Finally stated and on our way. The beer that was offered as consultation prize for horrible experience was not available (or even water), but wait for it…the bus takes a 10 min detour to drop off the guide to her car!! It was so astonishing and unbelievable. She got off the bus leaving us with the driver to return to our drop off 30+ min away. Whole experience was unbelievable. I would not recommend this company at all. Viator was contacted and informed. I am hopeful for a refund as this was NOT what was advertised.
      Written 15 April 2024
    • Amy V
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Tour🌷
      This was on my sister in law’s bucket list and we were all fortunate to experience this beautiful tour. TheTulip portion of the tour is self guided but so easy to walk around at your leisure. They give you plenty of time before you meet back at the pickup spot. The windmill, cheese and wooden shoe places were fantastic and also had free time to look around before heading back on the bus. If you want to see the beautiful tulips and more don’t hesitate to book this tour. It doesn’t disappoint😊
      Written 14 April 2024
    • mcturners
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good experience.
      Our tour guide with Zaan was very informative. She kept a good pace. The gardens were VERY busy but the tulips were blooming but the tour group was good.
      Written 30 March 2024
    • Steven W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Windmills and clogs
      What a great adventure just a short drive outside of Amsterdam. The history of windmills and clogs along with actual working windmills.
      Written 27 December 2023
    • N3049XJrandyh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent rural Amsterdam tour.
      We did the 3 hour Zaanse Shanse Windmill tour. Extremely interesting seeing sites out of Amsterdam. Maaike was our guide- great conversationalist, knowledgeable and beautiful. Randy and Shelley Canada
      Written 10 October 2023
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    weekak
    Edinburgh, UK1,766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    This tour was one of the highlights of my solo trip to Amsterdam. The meeting place was opposite central station so easy to get to and the tour bus was easy to spot with Zaan tours written in big letters on the side. Mikey was a great tour guide donning clogs and wooly socks for our benefit. She told us some facts on our journey, well at least I think she did, I couldn't hear her so I cant be sure and I'm not sure how to solve this issue. But otherwise she was friendly and informative and gave us time to venture off on our own to do our own thing: get food or take pictures or do a bit shopping whatever we fancied but also showed us the highlights of Zaanse schans and I enjoyed the demonstration of the clog making and the cheese farm and trying loads of different cheese. We also visited a working windmill that grinds pigments and dye to make paint which was interesting and there is an opportunity to climb the windmill for amazing views but I chose not to do this. Food and drink is not included so make sure you bring water on a hot day and a snack but a great tour and well worth the money, I'm glad I did it!
    Written 18 September 2023
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    kwes
    Staffordshire, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great day, even though it was raining all day. Nice minibus ride from Amsterdam (around 25 minutes). We had a lovely guide (Caroline) who was really knowledgeable about the area, made sure we were looked after and gave us plenty of time to see everything. We saw clog making demonstrations, a cheese making talk (and cheese tasting) and a visit inside a windmill. Would really recommend this tour and is a great and easy way of seeing more of the wider area if you are staying in Amsterdam.
    Written 4 November 2023
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    G9980ZLdianam
    Corona, CA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Solo
    This tour company is top notch. They arrived right on time, checked everyone in and onto the bus and left exactly on time. The bus driver was warm and welcoming and out tour guide Esther was personable, entertaining and as a solo traveler, she made me feel like I was being looked after. The place was crowded and Edther kept us together, made sure to show us all the exhibits and arranged for demonstrations and was clear in here communication about when and where to meet after a few minutes of free time. If you want to see and learn about Zaanse Schans and the windmills…. This is the tour company to use!!
    Written 28 April 2023
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    Dimitrije
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    We had an amazing time during this excursion. The guide was great, giving right amount of information while allowing us time to see things on our own. The pick up was smooth and the weather even though cold and rainy, perfect for the windmills experience.
    Written 6 February 2023
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    Ludwig F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Family
    We were greeted at agreed meeting place at Amsterdam Centraal area by a very friendly tour guide, Mubarak. A few minutes’ drive to location, to a walk at Zaanse Schans. Seen windmills, entered a functioning one, had a presentation on how clogs are made, another one about cheese (done cheese tasting as well). We had some time to buy souvenirs and have seen traditional houses from the outside. Mubarak gave us a detailed overview about the locality, structural properties of traditional building, foot paths, canals / bridges, commercial activities nearby and so on. Very satisfied for a 3hr tour, and our family learned a lot, we have enjoyed the tour. We were accompanied by another family; we were 7 persons in total. Small group tours are the best.
    Written 14 September 2022
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    NancyDPA
    Horsham, PA239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    The half day tour to Zaanse Schans was very interesting and different than we expected. The tour is in a tiny village that has been preserved and where only 40 families still live. Our tour guide was full of knowledge of the area, and gave us a lot of insight into the history. The tour includes a clog factory where wooden shoes are made, and a cheese making shop. The demonstrations of both were very short and obviously intended for tourists, but they were still fun to see. We then went into an actual working windmill. You could climb the ladder to see how the windmill works, but we skipped that part of the tour and would not be for anyone who has mobility issues. The village itself was so beautiful and different from any place we have seen, and we really enjoyed it. My only complaint (which is one I have with all guided tours) is that we didn’t have enough time to spend shopping in some of the cute stores. We did buy some good cheese to bring home though.
    Written 8 September 2022
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    rkjm
    Yeovil, England59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although the weather was less than perfect it did not detract from this tour, led by the amiable and excellent tour guide David. Although most of the tourists arrived at the agreed time at the meeting point, there were some that due to traffic were late. It would have been within the company 's right to set off having waited some additional time, but they kindly waited long enough for our late arrivals to join the tour. This was good customer service and to be commended. Our tour guide David was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed acting as your guide for an area close to his heart. Yes, the weather was drizzly, but it didn't make the trip any less enjoyable. The quaint houses, working windmills, clog and cheese making were very interesting. There are more than enough gift shops with some great gift ideas and sensible prices. We would recommend this tour and thank David for acting as an excellent tour guide.
    Written 21 September 2023
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    Les H
    Pittsburgh, PA40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    Scenic drive to tour site. After arrival, the guide gave us interesting details re the village while taking us to the clog making shop, cheese shop, and inside of a windmill. It was a breezy day, so it was nice to see the windmill spinning so we could see the gearing action and hear the wind acting on the windmill blades and sheets. It was a worthwhile tour. Pickup location was easy to find.
    Written 9 July 2023
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    Sunshine555439
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    One of our favorite tours! Our guide was knowledgeable about the area, we had demonstrations about cheese making and wooden shoes and toured the inside of a working windmill. Don't forget your your Camera...some of the best photos I took on our entire trip. This tour is a must if you have the time to experience the area outside of the city.
    Written 24 May 2023
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    Dandylgarel
    Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    We had a few hours to spare before our evening flight back, and so very much wanted to see the iconic dutch windmills that we grew up reading about in our children's stories.

    Our small group was guided by Toos who took us around the Zaanse village. Aside from a great visit into an actual windmill, we enjoyed the quick demonstrations on clogs-making and cheese. She regaled us with tales from the village that were both informative and humorous. We even had a bonus visit into one of the quaint homes in the village. So thankful that the weather cleared up but do be prepared for strong winds! It was a chilly morning.
    Written 19 February 2023
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