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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Tour from Amsterdam

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From US$ 80.11
Book and travel by October 28, 2018 and get a free 1-hour canal cruise! This offer is available when booking the 9:45am or 3:15pm departure.
Highlights
  • 5-hour trip to Zaanse Schans and Volendam from Amsterdam
  • Admire Zaanse’s working windmills, wooden shops and neat houses
  • Visit an authentic Dutch Windmill, see its giant cogs, grindstone and spinning sails as well as get a demonstration by a miller
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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Tour from Amsterdam
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Morning TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 9:45am. Special Offer: enjoy a free 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise! Pick up the cruise ticket when check in for your tour. The cruise ticket can be used at any time during your stay.
US$ 80.11
Afternoon Tour 3:15pm
Tour departs at 3:15pm. Special Offer: enjoy a free 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise! Pick up the cruise ticket when check in for your tour. The cruise ticket can be used at any time during your stay.
US$ 80.11
Afternoon Tour 3:30pm
Tour departs at 3:30pm. Special Offer: enjoy a free 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise! Pick up the cruise ticket when check in for your tour. The cruise ticket can be used at any time during your stay.
US$ 80.11
Overview
Get a taste of old-world Holland on this half-day tour from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and Volendam. Step back into the Dutch Golden Age at Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum pieced together using buildings brought from all over the Netherlands to recreate a 17th-century town. Then, continue to the fishing town of Volendam, typified by its pretty waterfront, fish restaurants and weatherboard houses.
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour and then meet your guide in central Amsterdam. Board your air-conditioned minibus, and travel north to Zaanse Schans, a museum village on the Zaan River.

On route, pass Holland’s famous polders — lands reclaimed from water — and dykes, and hear about the country’s permanent battle to stave off the sea. As you look, listen to stories about Zaanse and its historical, still-working wooden windmills.

After roughly 30 minutes on the road, arrive in Zaanse Schans, and admire quaint wooden shops, museums and neat riverfront houses as you walk to one of its large windmills. Head inside and listen as the miller explains the age-old milling operation. Climb the ladder to the first floor to see the huge, wooden cogs that help produce wind energy, and then head out onto the platform to watch the sails whip right past your nose.

Continue to Volendam on the shores of IJselmeer Lake. Hear how Volendam thrived as a fishing port during Holland’s Golden Age due to its position on the bay of Zuider Zee, and learn how the Zuider was later sealed off by a man-made dyke, turning it into IJselmeer.

Stroll along the charming De Dijk waterfront past boats, houses and fish restaurants, and visit Volendam Museum. Explore the exhibits that include traditional Dutch costumes, musical instruments and handicrafts, and trace the town’s history through the old maps and photos.

Afterward, stop at a cheese factory to discover how Holland’s famous cheese is made. Watch a cheese-making demonstration and sample some delicious varieties for yourself.
Lastly, enjoy some free time at the waterfront to have a meal (own expense) or buy souvenirs before rejoining your guide. Your tour ends in central Amsterdam.
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Reviews (34)

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Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful!

It was a spectacular morning tour, Garan provided us with ample and cheerful information. Kept us awake and interested. The windmills were fantastic and the clog factory was very interesting.

Thank iborrachris
Reviewed 6 days ago
Everything I dreamed of!

This was a spectacular, memorable tour. Daniela and Dione were so accommodating, cheerful, energetic and exuberant. The restaurant they chose for lunch was quaint and food delicious. This was a once in a lifetime dream. Everything was perfect.More

Thank Christine M
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Christine, It makes us extremely happy to hear that you were able to fulfil your dream and that we were able to make it a memorable experience. We will make sure your kind words will be forwarded to Daniela and Dione, i am sure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
VIP Zaanse Schans Windmills.

We were a party of four looking for a tour of the windmills, since we didn't know where to start. We had a fantastic time. It was beautiful, informative and very enjoyable. Daniela was so kind and wanted to please and for that we were...More

Thank mariagiraldi83
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mariagiraldi83, Thank you for this positive review. It is honestly a pleasure for us to know you and your party received such an informative and outstanding service from our fantastic colleague Daniella while visiting the beautiful Dutch Countryside. We will make sure your kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good Half Day guided excursion

excellent half day guided excursion to windmills n cheese factory n clog manufacturer to get a flavor of Dutch LancMore

1  Thank manojrakhecha
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear manojrakhecha, Thank you very much for your 5-star review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Countryside & Windmills Tour and appreciated the sights during the trip. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future at one of our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Mr. Pieter, we felt welcomed and with such a friendly atmosphere, we had a fantastic start. the guide and the tour was extremely good and appreciate this🙏 and he deserves a special thanks, we had a great experience.More

Thank Heart A
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lindbergh Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Heart A, First of all, we want to thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are delighted to hear this half-day excursion to the Dutch Countryside met your expectations, inclusing the outstanding service you received from Pieter, we will...More

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We booked this tour on one day for the next day departure. It's based on availability as space is limited. The tour was 5 1/2 hours from start to finish. There are tourist ticket offices throughout the city who all offer... More
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