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Zaanse Schans Excursion

  • Traditional Dutch wind mills
  • Guided by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • See traditional crafts

Meet your guide in the center of Amsterdam, in opposite of Amsterdam Central station. In front of hotel NH Barbizon Palace, you will drive together with your local enthusiastic guide to world-famous Zaanse Schans. This village full of green wooden houses, traditional crafts and majestic Dutch wind mills will guarantee an experience you will never forget. During the 25 minute comfortable drive you can enjoy the view of the Dutch countryside.

At Zaanse Schans, your guide will lead you along the beautiful sights while telling you all about its history. Alos, your guide will take you to traditional crafts such as clogs making (wooden shoes), cheese making, a bakery and chocolate making for some demonstrations and explanation of these crafts. Besides making pictures your guide will also invite you to see an operational industrial wind mill from the inside. You will experience the power of the wind and how fine techniques and inventions use this power to process and to produce different kind of products.

After 3 hours full of excitement, your guide will bring you back to the center of Amsterdam. You can also choose to get on a boat at Zaanse Schans to extend your tour along river Zaan towards Zaandam before your guide brings you back to Amsterdam. Another possibility is to have a boat ride along the Zaan and Amsterdam harbours back to Amsterdam city center.


3 hours

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Outdoor - No

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This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

Guide Dogs Only

Toilet facilities


Minimum Age

No minimum age

Important Information

Departure time is daily at 10:00am.
Reservation is required and at least 10 hours in advance of departure time.

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About the provider

Zaan Tours, Zaandam

Prins hendrikkade 59-72,

Zaan Tours, established in 2014, offers visitors of the Zaan region unique ways of discovering this beautiful region, just outside of Amsterdam. Zaan Tours is founded and owned by Bart Sluiter, a local enthusiastic guide with passion for his roots and region, Since 2015, Zaan Tours offers excursions from the center of Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and Zaandam.
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