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Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Delve into the rich tapestry of typical Dutch culture on an enriching half-day tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. With a knowledgeable guide, observe traditional cheese making processes; marvel at the interior of a working windmill; try on some authentic wooden clogs for size; and admire the quaint and colorful architecture of Zaanse Schans village before returning to Amsterdam by comfortable coach. Gain fascinating insight into the unique culture of the Netherlands on this educational tour.
  • Half-day trip to Zaanse Schans to experience authentic Dutch cultural traditions
  • Visit the clog museum and a cheese farm to taste Dutch farmer cheese
  • See the interior of a working windmill and the green-painted wooden houses of the village
  • Gain valuable insight into the rich culture of the Netherlands with your expert guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Live commentary on board
Pickup from centrally located meeting point
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour Company B.V.

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour?
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

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

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour?
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 Half Day Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I would recommend visiting Zaanse Schans just do it on your own with a private driver/taxi/Uber so that you can have as much time as you would like to explore." See review
  • "It's only a 20 minute drive to get there from Amsterdam, and was well worth it." See review


99 Reviews
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Nice, quick getaway to the country
, Jan 2020
The tour was quite short - perfect if you have a limited amount of time in the Netherlands. If you have more time, opt for the longer tour. The tour bus guide was friendly. My only complaint is that every thing he said he then translated it into Spanish and Dutch. Therefore, the talking part could have been less and there could have been more time to tour. I suggest maybe Englih only tours or pre-recording the talking points so everyone doesn't have to listen to 3 different languages being spoken.
Nice to see Zaanse Schans
, Nov 2019
It was nice to see the town of Zaanse Schans and ofcourse the Cheese Farm, Clog Museum, and the many other vendors, stalls, and Windmills. Value for money it was quite reasonable and the tour started and ended as described. The only issue was that the actual guide managing the tour essentially vanished after the Clog Museum demonstration had completed! We couldn't find her - or members of our tour group, we were not given any maps or places to meet, after some level of frustration and disappointment we ended up moving around at our own pace on within the area but were always making sure our tour bus and driver wouldn't leave us stranded. The Tour Guide needs to look out for her paying guests to ensure they are not abandoned during tour or at the very least can contact her should there be a split.
Holland trip
Kevin D
, Oct 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the visit but found the cost of entering the windmills whcih for us would have been 20 euros each windmill adding in total to 80 euros is the only reason we have not gifven a top rating for the visit.
Beautiful day in the country
, Oct 2019
The tour is well organized. It was nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the day. The village is beautiful and the demonstrations are very informative.
Half day tour
May P
, Sep 2019
This was great!!! The clog tour and the cheese tour were very quick - maybe 10 minutes each at most but it was very interesting. The rest of the time was free time in the village - very, very interesting...
Great experience!
Kristen G
, Aug 2019
My family of 5 took an afternoon tour. The guide and driver were so great! The shoe making was fun to watch, the cheese making was a little awkward with an older Chinese woman who didn’t speak very clear English. It was disappointing to only have one Free windmill to go into and have to pay $5 (each) to enter all the others. It was pouring rain, we ended up being soaked to the bone, but still had a good time.
overall Good tour
, Jul 2019
tour was okay, really it was a bus to the windmills then left on your own. the guide was nice and gave us good information on bus, then we were taken to see how thy make the clogs (10 minutes). then a small demonstration on how they make the cheese (5 minutes). then we were left to walk around the place, there is a museum but you have to pay to enter, only one windmill was free to enter you had to pay to get into the rest. to be honest you could get a bus there and do your own thing..
Tour of the windmills and cheese farm
, Jun 2019
Excellent day out. Delayed start due to the public transport strike but this did not detract from the wonderful time we had. The coach journey was pleasant and the tour operator looked after everyone during the journey and at the venue. Would def recommend this day out. We went with our children and we all enjoyed it!
Great places require best tours
, Jun 2019
It was so nice the transport was great, meeting point also was very good, Rick was a very good tourist guide I was impressed with everything he wasn’t talking about
Misleading Tour Description
Samuel G
, Apr 2019
Information on the event implied there were three separate venues. Actually it was one stop at a manufactured tourist trap. Our guide, Ava, was late to the party, and her narrative in three languages became boring. Some of the information was interesting and the windmills were beautiful.

Product code: 6926P7

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