Dutch Highlights
Discover the Zaanse Schans in 2 hours  € 34,503 hrs  BOOK NOW Open productdetails

The highlights of the tour
  • See the wonderful windmills
  • Visit a clog museum
  • Taste some Dutch cheese
  • Discover the Dutch countryside in 2 hours
  • Perfect for all ages and skill levels

 
From our central meeting point, close to central station a short 20 minute bus ride will take you to the windmill village Zaanse Schans. Here you will experience all that is typically Dutch in just a few hours. You will learn about the process of cheese making, you can walk on wooden shoes, see the interior of a working windmill and see the wooden green-painted houses and shops. A professional, experienced and friendly guide will accompany you throughout the village before you get time to further explore on your own.

Meet your guide and driver at our central meeting point just across from Amsterdam Central Station. A comfortable, air-conditioned single deck bus will take you to today’s destination in just 20 minutes.
 
The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 onwards bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.
In its golden age the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills: wooden factories powered by wind. In these small factories many tasks were being executed with the aid of wind energy: wood sawn by machine, grinding spices, oil for food and paint, flower, cocoa powder and many other things.
The prosperity in the 18th and 19th century can be seen in the Zaanse Schans windmill village in several ways.  Alongside windmills, barns and other buildings, you will see  beautiful houses that were originally built as homes to rich windmill owners and merchants. These houses have attractive facades and have been painted in traditional colors such as green, beige and light blue.

On arrival in the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour. You will visit the wooden shoe maker shop and the clog museum annex and at the cheese farm you will get to taste Dutch farm cheese. Then it is time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off to discover the Zaanse Schans on your own, your guide will give you further information on the Zaanse Schans and its unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about what to do and where to go.

 

The highlights of the tour
  • See the wonderful windmills
  • Visit a clog museum
  • Taste some Dutch cheese
  • Discover the Dutch countryside in 2 hours
  • Perfect for all ages and skill levels
Included in the price
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Excluded
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Guide
  • There will be a live guide
Languages
  • English / Spanish and German
Departure address
  • The tour will leave from Victoria Hotel, Prins Hendrikkade 36, Amsterdam. (Nearby Amsterdam Central Station) Please be here 20 minutes before the tour leaves
Important to know
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
Voucher details
  • Please bring your voucher with you
Cancellation
  • In case of a cancellation, please get in touch with us via email info@bestofhollandtours.com or phone 0031 20 261 4890
 
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